Sounds of Silence, Music, and Spirit in the Celtic Tradition

Peace Hill at AvilaSounds of Silence, Music, and Spirit in the Celtic Tradition
Friday, June 30th – Saturday, July 1st, 2023
6pm on Friday – 4 pm on Saturday
Avila, 711 Mason Road, Durham, NC

An overnight 24-hour retreat for rest, rejuvenation, and inspiration drawing upon the teachings, practices, and music of the Celtic Tradition

The Sounds of Silence, Music, and Spirit retreat offers participants an opportunity to slow down their pace, gather for thoughtful listening to each other and the natural world, enjoy nutritious communal meals, and restore energy for work in the world. Teaching and practices grounded in the Celtic traditions of spirituality will serve as source material for the retreat.

Avila 2The retreat facilitator will be Terry Allebaugh, a graduate of The Living School Program of the Center for Action and Contemplation and currently a participant in John Philip Newell’s The School of Earth and Soul. Participants might consider reading Listening for the Heartbeat of God; A Celtic Spirituality by Newell prior to the retreat.

Live music along with music videos with footage of Scotland and Ireland will be presented on Friday evening by Bill Leslie, composer and performer of Celtic-inspired songs and former anchor with WRAL.

Avila 3Meals are provided for Friday supper, breakfast, and lunch on Saturday. Fruits, snacks, and beverages will be available.

Overnight lodging options are:

Small single rooms in a 6-person dormitory with two full, shared baths. (12 rooms available).

Larger rooms with a double and a single bed for an individual or a pair. Every two rooms share a full bath. (20 rooms available)

Single room, meals, and retreat: $150
Double room for an individual, meals, and retreat: $200
Double room shared, meals, and retreat: $150

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