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Courses and Guided Retreats

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Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

21st May 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£43
The Twelve Mysteries - praying with Michael Cook's paintings of the unnamed characters in the Gospels

The Twelve Mysteries - praying with Michael Cook's paintings of the unnamed characters in the Gospels

6th June 2024

“The basic command of religion is not “do this “or “Do not do that” but simply “Look!” 

(Philip Toynbee)


Come and join us for a contemplative retreat of looking and praying with the 12 paintings showing the nameless, marginal characters from the Gospels by Michael Cook, a contemporary British Romantic artist.

£60
Enneagram Introduction Day

Enneagram Introduction Day

15th June 2024

“To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift.” - Wrote Aldous Huxley “Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves


Based on ancient philosophic traditions, the Enneagram is a tool that describes nine different characters. This will help you understand the personality types of yourself and others.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

26th-27th June 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£150
Lets Sing! - A Day Retreat

Lets Sing! - A Day Retreat

29th June 2024

Praise God!
Sing to God a new song

… Let the faithful

exult in glory;

let them sing for joy.”

Psalm 149:1 & 5


Do you enjoy singing? Learning new songs that express something of your faith in God? Giving voice to your spirituality? Tapping your toes, playing a drum or shaking a, well, shaker?! If so, this retreat may be for you.

£60
Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Summer

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Summer

9th July 2024

If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent.  It is the cry of our heartsfor space and time just to be, to listen to the

heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried – the precious gift of hearttime

and soul-space.” - Margaret Silf – patron of The Quiet Garden Movement

£60 per day
Nature Days - Wednesday morning

Nature Days - Wednesday morning

10th July 2024

Time to get creative with our environment especially for children and families


Why spend time with nature?

The research is clear…. connecting with nature is good for our health. It gets our heads away from screens and helps us notice the beautiful world around us… and it makes us feel better too.


Join us for a family-friendly half day of exploration of the wonders of nature, connecting and caring for our world.

£10 (under 5's free)
Journey into Healing Workshop

Journey into Healing Workshop

13th July 2024

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring:

I’ll only stop to rake leaves away

(and wait to watch the water clear, I may):

I sha’nt be gone long. – You come too.


In just a few lines Robert Frost has captured the essence of a Journey into Healing workshop. 


Participants are invited to visit the spring in their lives; to gather leaves that may have accumulated; to find some means to remove the blockage; and to do it together in a group setting. We will invite you to do your work and come together to finish it.

£60
Nature Days  - Saturday Afternoon

Nature Days - Saturday Afternoon

13th July 2024

Time to get creative with our environment especially for children and families


Why spend time with nature?

The research is clear…. connecting with nature is good for our health. It gets our heads away from screens and helps us notice the beautiful world around us… and it makes us feel better too.


Join us for a family-friendly half day of exploration of the wonders of nature, connecting and caring for our world.

£10 (under 5's free)
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

2nd August 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£43
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - August

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - August

20th August 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

Why not join others from the NHS and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield to slow down, relax and unwind?


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
Embodying Joy

Embodying Joy

22nd August 2024

In the Bible, the Greek word for “joy” is related to the Greek word for “grace”. It is a grace given to us by God, even in challenging times, because joy is not based on circumstances. In our Christian faith, joy can be understood as a deep-seated sense of contentment in what God has done and what God is doing.


In this day retreat you will be invited to notice joy and to try some gentle embodied practices and movement that can help awaken joy. There will be opportunities for guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing.

£60
Summer Slow Stitching Day

Summer Slow Stitching Day

27th August 2024

“There is a time for undoing and a time for stitching; a time for keeping quiet and a time for talk” Ecclesiastes 3:7


Come away for a day from your busy life to the Bield and enjoy exploring the art of slow stitching in the comfort of our guest lounge or sitting outside in the walled garden or on the lawns. We will work together on our stitching together in silence or with music playing.

£60
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

3rd - 6th September 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£346
Going Deeper with the Enneagram

Going Deeper with the Enneagram

7th September 2024

“To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift.” - Wrote Aldous Huxley “Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves


“Know yourself”

[Socrates, Greek philosopher 470 BC 399 BC]


To know ourselves is a key to how we see the world and understand how we can relate to others. Based on ancient philosophic traditions, the Enneagram is a tool that describes nine different characters.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Icon Painting Workshop

Icon Painting Workshop

10th-13th September 2024

Join us for a short workshop painting an icon of Saint Colette with a lamb. She was a Franciscan nun closely connected with the values of Saint Francis. She had a close connection with nature and had a lamb pet. This is another story of a love for animals and equality of all beings. The story that says all beings’ matter.

£500
Journey into Healing Workshop

Journey into Healing Workshop

21st September 2024

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring:

I’ll only stop to rake leaves away

(and wait to watch the water clear, I may):

I sha’nt be gone long. – You come too.


In just a few lines Robert Frost has captured the essence of a Journey into Healing workshop. 


Participants are invited to visit the spring in their lives; to gather leaves that may have accumulated; to find some means to remove the blockage; and to do it together in a group setting. We will invite you to do your work and come together to finish it.

£60
A Line made by Walking

A Line made by Walking

25th September 2024

A day exploring our sense of time and space with reference to the work of Artist Richard Long


The material world can be linked with the spiritual realm by the restructuring of our sense of time and place, in order to reveal something of the reality of our own situation.


Walking, observing and decision making are fundamental to the core of our spirit and origins. On this retreat, you will be invited to experience nature slowly and deliberately, documenting and intervening in the landscape.


It is perhaps everything around us that gives us our sense of reality. By taking reference from the physicality of our world, we as beings dwelling on earth are given a context to enable us to understand our place in that world. Long describes his work as


“a fluid mix of time, stones, space, movement, water, images and language.”

£60
Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Autumn

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Autumn

1st October 2024

If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent.  It is the cry of our heartsfor space and time just to be, to listen to the

heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried – the precious gift of hearttime

and soul-space.” - Margaret Silf – patron of The Quiet Garden Movement

£60 per day
Enneagram Introduction Day

Enneagram Introduction Day

5th October 2024

“To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift.” - Wrote Aldous Huxley “Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves


Based on ancient philosophic traditions, the Enneagram is a tool that describes nine different characters. This will help you understand the personality types of yourself and others.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - October

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - October

18th October 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

Why not join others from the NHS and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield to slow down, relax and unwind?


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

19th October 2024

The practices help transform stress and pain deriving from illness, violence, and the stresses of daily life and open the individual up towards greater wholeness and wellbeing. As individuals get in touch

with their own source of healing and wisdom they can help others.

£20
Going Deeper with the Enneagram

Going Deeper with the Enneagram

2nd November 2024

“To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift.” - Wrote Aldous Huxley “Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves


“Know yourself”

[Socrates, Greek philosopher 470 BC 399 BC]


To know ourselves is a key to how we see the world and understand how we can relate to others. Based on ancient philosophic traditions, the Enneagram is a tool that describes nine different characters.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Slow Stitching Day

Slow Stitching Day

6th November 2024

“There is a time for undoing and a time for stitching;

a time for keeping quiet and a time for talk”

Ecclesiastes 3:7


Come away for a day from your busy life to the Bield and enjoy exploring the art of slow stitching in the comfort of our guest lounge, sitting beside the log burning stove and working on our stitching together in silence or with music playing.


Slow stitching is the practice of hand sewing with intention and thoughtfulness. There are no rules to slow stitching, the main thing is to have fun with arranging the fabrics and to enjoy the contemplative process of hand stitching.


The focus is not on what you create as this is not The Great British Sewing Bee but rather on the thoughts that arise as you pull the needle through the fabric slowly and calmly. It can provide a space in which to process and ponder on whatever thoughts and images arise as you work slowly.

£57
HerBeauty

HerBeauty

15th-17th Novemeber 2024

This weekend retreat for women is an invitation to reflect on our beauty and goodness as those who embody the image of God.


Too often women hear messages telling them their beauty is about how they look or is valued by how they conform to society’s expectations. In this retreat we will be countering that message by celebrating with the God who declared, with a heart bursting full of love, “Women, I have created you in my image and likeness and you are good!”


A HerSpace Event.

£265
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - November

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - November

26th November 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

Why not join others from the NHS and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield to slow down, relax and unwind?


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
Journey into Healing Workshop

Journey into Healing Workshop

30th November 2024

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring:

I’ll only stop to rake leaves away

(and wait to watch the water clear, I may):

I sha’nt be gone long. – You come too.


In just a few lines Robert Frost has captured the essence of a Journey into Healing workshop. 


Participants are invited to visit the spring in their lives; to gather leaves that may have accumulated; to find some means to remove the blockage; and to do it together in a group setting. We will invite you to do your work and come together to finish it.

£60
Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - winter

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - winter

3rd December 2024

If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent.  It is the cry of our heartsfor space and time just to be, to listen to the

heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried – the precious gift of hearttime

and soul-space.” - Margaret Silf – patron of The Quiet Garden Movement

£60 per day
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