The Rebirthing of God: A Retreat in Banff with John Philip Newell

The Rebirthing of God: A Retreat in Banff with  John Philip Newell


Monday, July 27, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015    
All Day


The Juniper Hotel
1 Juniper Way, Banff, AB, T1L 1E1

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John Philip Newell and his wife Alison will be with us at the Juniper Hotel in Banff for a 5 day retreat.

For many years, now the Celtic poet, peacemaker and scholar, John Philip Newell, has been teaching the sacredness of being, the of-Godness that is at the heart of our lives and all life.  In our retreat ‘The Rebirthing of God’, he will ask what it would look like if these true depths were to come forth again in radically new ways.  And, he will challenge us to ask what Christianity’s blessing for the world could be if there were to be fresh birth from deep within.  Through presentations, meditation, conversation and sharing, we will explore the major features of this birthing, especially coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred, reverencing the Wisdom of other religious traditions and living the way of Compassion.  Do we wish to be part of this new holy birth?

John Philip Newell, internationally acclaimed Celtic teacher from Edinburgh, is the celebrated author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality.  In 2011, he received the first-ever Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington, DC for his work as poet, peacemaker and scholar.  He has authored over 15 books, including Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, A New Harmony and his most recent visionary title The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings (Heartbeat Journey).

This event will have time for teaching and spiritual practice in the mornings and evenings and time for hiking in the afternoons.

More information about the type of retreat Dr. Newell leads is available at his website We are so pleased to host his first retreat in Banff.

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada