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We have some exciting events coming in the second half of June. This Sunday we have another Take A Breath Open Day with the option of attending the launch event for Edi Bilimoria's new book Unfolding Consciousness: Exploring the Living Universe and Intelligent Powers in Nature and Humans. You can attend either in person or on Zoom.

Then next Tuesday, in her Zoom talk titled Orthodox Iconography – Nativity and Dormition, Dragana Van de moortel-Ilić will show a range of vivid frescoes such as the Nativity of Christ and the Dormition of Mary, Mother of God (Theotokos), and explain the philosophy which underlies them.

In our final Zoom event of June, Christ as the Bread of Life, Reverend Marie-Elsa Roche Bragg will look at ideas from early Christianity, the Reformation and modern theology to explore what they say about our relationship with Christ, God and creation.



Take A Breath Day at Fintry

 
Sunday 12th June, 10.30-17.00

Enjoy a creative and relaxing Summer’s day at Fintry Retreat House. If you are in a time of transition, perhaps just ending your term or going in a new direction, we can give you some time and space to unwind and think about things.

  • Optional taster activities: to be arranged
  • Enjoy a Mindful Drawing session with artist Caroline Homfray
  • Or just enjoy the comfort of the house and gardens quietly on your own
  • You also have the option of attending the launch of Edi Bilimoria’s new work Unfolding Consciousness, which will take place in the Lounge at 2.00 pm.

Book Launch

Unfolding Consciousness: Exploring the Living Universe and Intelligent Powers in Nature and Humans

 
Sunday 12th June, 14-15.30

You are cordially invited to the launch on Zoom of the monumental four-volume magnum opus by Edi Bilimoria, Unfolding Consciousness: Exploring the Living Universe and Intelligent Powers in Nature and Humans.

Coming at an epochal moment during the current predicament of our planet this work is concerned with a spiritual renaissance and restitution of what it means to be truly human, by recourse to the eternal verities of the perennial philosophy. 

This launch will be taking place at Fintry as part of a ‘Take A Breath’ Open Day (to be booked separately), but it is also being offered free of charge on Zoom. 

Details and booking


Orthodox Iconography – Nativity and Dormition

with Dragana Van de moortel-Ilić

Tuesday 14th June, 19.00-20.15

In Christian Orthodox iconography the Nativity of Christ and the Dormition of Mary, Mother of God (Theotokos) are two key frescoes frequently depicted on the walls of churches. They manifest a profound philosophy of life and death, representing a fundamental contrast of scenes. Just as the Sun is ‘born’ each morning in the east, so the Nativity is depicted on the eastern walls; the Dormition (death or ‘falling asleep’) of Mary is to be found in the west, the side of the setting Sun. 

In this session Dragana Van de moortel-Ilić will show a range of such vivid frescoes and explain the philosophy which underlies them. 

Details and booking



Christ as the Bread of Life


with Reverend Marie-Elsa Roche Bragg
 
Saturday 18th June, 18.00-19.30

Receiving bread and wine in the Eucharist is a ritual to commune with Christ that has been used for over two thousand years. During that time, there have been fascinating discussions about what actually happens during those sacred moments. In this talk we will look at ideas from early Christianity, the Reformation and modern theology to explore what they say about our relationship with Christ, God and creation as well as what role ritual can have in our lives. 

Details and booking

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