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Upcoming Events

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We offer a varied programme of Taizé Prayers, Yoga, Taiji Qigong, Labyrinth Workshops, Spirit Dance, Healing Drum Circles, Angel Channelling and much else. Please see under Regular Events

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MEDITATIVE MUSIC FOR PEACE AND HEALING
from Greece, Eastern Europe and the Middle East
with
Kostantis Kourmadias and Laura Shannon 
Saturday 16th March at 7pm

An evening of meditative songs from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions, emphasising shared musical and spiritual links between East and West, to invoke peace and healing for our bodies and souls. www.laurashannon.net Donations on a sliding scale from £10 - £25 – please support Laura’s work as generously as you can and pay in cash on the day - essential to book with lizziehopthrow@gmail.com   - refreshments will be served afterwards.
Kostantis Kourmadias – Saz, voice
Playing saz with virtuosity and deep emotion, Kostantis specializes in the oldest forms of traditional music, particularly island music and the Greek music of Asia Minor, where his grandparents were born. He teaches Byzantine music at the Pallini Music High School in Athens, and is also a master of the violin. Kostantis and Laura perform regularly at concerts and seminars in Greece, Europe, and the USA.
Laura Shannon – Dajre, bendir, doumberleki, spoons, voice For over 35 years, Laura has dedicated her life to researching and teaching dance and music of the Balkans, particularly women’s ritual dances. Trained in Intercultural Studies and Dance Movement Therapy, she is one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the worldwide Sacred Circle Dance movement, offering inspiring seminars in twenty countries. Laura divides her time between Canterbury, Findhorn, and Greece. 

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MEDITATION IN THE BUDDHIST TRADITION

with experienced teacher

RICHARD STORY

Thursday 20th June 2024 10am - 11.30am

 

Free guided meditation for all levels of practice and for all faith. Richard has been taught in Chinese Zen practice. There will be instruction, guided and silent meditation sessions, questions and a discussion. Some cushions and chairs are provided but bring a favourite cushion and/or blanket as needed. Donations on the day to the Quiet View welcomed. - please book or register your interest with Richard rsltory@outlook.com

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Sacred Sisterhood Spring and Summer 2024 Spiral
Witnessing, healing, holding in Sacred Space for Women.

 Sundays: 25th February, 28th April, 19th May, 30th June, 11th August
10am – 5:30pm
Exchange on sliding scale

Enjoy various healing practices, ceremony, meditative and inner journeying, sacred sound, embodied movement, breathwork, womb dragons and womb journeying, sacred songs and the voice to gain altered states, self insight, joy, relaxation and a deep sense of community.

Includes: Soundbaths, crafting, journaling, body prayers, celebratory and ceremonial drumming, sacred mantras, sacred songs, sacred dance and movement, chakra healing, clay art, sacred ceremonies, ecstatic practices, women’s shamanic work, voice therapy tools and movement to explore and express safely.

Offering the opportunity to take time out once a month for self care, nurture and relaxation, connecting more deeply to yourself and a wonderful group of women.

Set in a beautiful yurt near Canterbury with a cosy woodburning stove in a large peaceful tranquil and beautiful garden.

Each day includes plenty of time for reflecting and sharing. Witnessed and held in safe and sacred circle.

Small group to hold safe space and receive maximum attention: 7 women

Lunch snacks and all materials provided.
The financial exchange is offered as sliding scale with monthly payment plan available

£222 per spiral for those on low incomes
£244 for those on mid incomes
£277 for those on secure incomes
3 full days, lunch, snacks and all materials included

One part energetic exchange available place per spiral

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One Day Silent Retreat for those working in Health and Social Care on Saturday 27th April 10.30am - 4pm

 

Take the opportunity to spend time with yourself, and to spiritually recharge together. The day will be led by Dr Julia Ronder, exploring the theme. 'Blessing our own lives and the journey ahead'

Please use the link for more information and to book

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Further Silent Retreats will be on 15th June and 19th October

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SACRED EARTH CHANTS
WITH
NAOMY RAVEN

Sundays 23rd June and 4th August 
2pm - 5pm

Celebrating the elements and our beautiful Mother Earth with simple sacred songs and chants; sending out healing with our voices, reconnecting us to deeper parts of ourselves and All Our Relations. With tea and sncks  and time in the garden in weather permits. For more information  contact Naomy. Booking essential

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Past Events

Some examples of what's been happening at the Quiet View.

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RELEASE AND RECEIVE
Saturday 16th April 10.30am - 3.30pm

 A Yoga Nidra and Labyrinth Retreat with Bernie Barry and Lizzie Hopthrow

Another restoring and inspiring day – book early as these are very popular and places are strictly limited!  Refreshments served throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch   £45 - £25 deposit secures a place. Please book with Lizzie – lizziehopthrow@gmail.com

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Sound and Silence day retreat with Giles Mountain -Sunday11th June 10.30 am- 16.00 pm

Giles is hosting this retreat with his wife Katrin, an artist and shamanic practitioner. We will use sound and silence to help tap into the stillness at the heart of our being. and will be a day for re-energising and re-invigorating our body, mind and spirit whilst spending time in the beautiful Kent countryside.

There will be -

-Mantra chanting
-Shamanic journeying
-Honouring our names through song
-Offerings of healing sounds and tones to oursleves and the global community
-A labyrinth walk
-Finishing with a sound bath.

The day will be interspersed with periods of silent contemplation.
Snacks will be provided for during the day as well and as a nourishing vegetarian lunch.

Cost:  £75 or £60 if booked early (contact Giles)

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Divine Presence

 Saturday 28th May 2022


A day for coming home to ourselves and the Divine Presence within all of us

Led by Karalyne and Haya Kalechman​

Energy Exchange:  £45 for the day, including food.

“I go about me with the fragrance of divine presence”

We'll arrive at a place of peace and become still to connect with 

Divine Presence. We will recharge our energies and tap into the source within us.  

With guidance from the divine feminine and the divine masculine, we learn a way of being that aligns us with perfect health, mindset, wealth and relationships.  This will be done through prayer, meditation and the healing and creative arts.

Divine presence food and refreshments will be provided.  Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own blankets and cushions if you wish.  These are also available at the Quiet View.

This day is open to all faiths and all forms of diversity are welcome here.  

Expect a day of open-heartedness, connection, solitude and creation, in company or alone. The day is yours.

For booking and payment: https://paypal.me/divinepresence11

Or contact divinepresencelove@gmail.com  07725589935


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Build a Labyrinth on the Beach

Saturday 14th May 6.30pm 2022

We gather around a Ukrainian Flag and we’ll make the labyrinth in the sand while the tide is out – have a picnic supper and walk the labyrinth by candle light. If you are interested please let us know asap Donations to the UN Ukrainian Refugee Fund

Photo is one we made earlier....on Caldey Island!

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