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Being the change
7 days to change your life and the way you live

A 7 day residential retreat in a place of beauty.

Being the change

If we are Being the Change,

what is the nature of that change?

 

Until I was 33

the substance of my being

was a collection of ever changing thoughts about myself

full of insecurity, ambition,  pleasure seeking and pain

 

1987 the Reciprocal Frame dropped into my awareness

to remind me that the core of my being

was an absence of thought.

That absence revealed itself

as pure awareness

 

Peace, happiness, and an interconnection with all life

reside in the knowing of self as THAT,

Living life .... Being the Change

These 7 days open the gateways

to effortless experience of  THAT...        graham

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The minimum price of a seat
on this retreat is £1500

with anything above that figure very welcome.

This retreat will kick-start the crowdfunding for the

Being the change tour

with the Peacebuildings yurt

And kick-start an pathway of awakening

in those participating.

 

As such it is not for the fainthearted

As these 7 days represent a journey

where we leave behind the familiar

to make approach to that pure awareness

by which the mind can think

the heart feel

the body move

A Journey of no Distance

Graham describes his own inner journey

in these 5 words...

 

"A journey of no distance"

"We are not going anywhere.....  We are arriving."

 

Beyond and within, the endless activity of mind,

and its driver, the separated sense of self,

ever resident, ever present, ever aware,

is pure awareness.

That by which the mind can think,

the heart feel, and the body move.

That which arises and assumes form in conception,

and leaves the body at death.

After many years Graham bears witness to the reality.

Knowing ourselves as nothing other than THAT,

peace and happiness

reside as experience of self,

to form an unshakable foundation,

for life and action in the world.,

A good way to live..... a good way to die.

What's in store

 

The Reciprocal Frame roof structure you see in the photos dropped into Graham's awareness in 1987

to interrupt and radically overturn his life.

It is a powerful architectural mandala

Awakening us to what we are....

The emptiness of its centre, sparked remembrance

that at the core of his being was an absence of thought

an absence that reveals itself

as pure awareness

Graham's  "Journey of no Distance" has been a long one.

It is his pleasure to shorten that journey for others,

by passing on the panoramic understandings, practices and meditations,revealed to him in his 34 year journey with this structure.

This is a week of loving intensity where laughter and tears are never far away...

Be prepared to be everything you are

and more than you know.

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Bernhard Woisetschläger

Bernie is our resident movement guru on our 7 day journey. Bernie has helped Graham recover his aging 70 year old body into some resemblance of good shape and well being.

 

Trained at Graz university with degrees in sports science his own interest took him deeper in movement for strength, mobility and healing.

Bernie is a young and playful master of his art and skilled  craftsman in helping the body remember its powers.

He will offer a wake up session before breakfast and another shorter continuity session before lunch... We are a small group and so he will be able to tailor a program to your appropriate level of mobility, fitness and ambition.

Tina Lamm

 

Tina is a wonderful cook who began her career working for 10 years in Amsterdam before making a return to Graz where she now resides. She is a professional baker and cook providing wonderful cakes to local restaurants, but also specialises in vegetarian and vegan food for yoga retreats as well as sumptuous cuisine for private functions.

The passion Tina exudes for her craft is palpable and you and your body will be blessed by 7 days of her food and her presence.

There will be a couple of sessions woven into the program where Tina will share something of her art and passion that you can take away with you,  and for those interested there will be opportunities to work alongside Tina in the kitchen.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are naturally included. Tina always uses locally grown organic produce. We will take breads from the Bakehouse bakery and cakes and pastries by Tina whose chocolate brownies are a Graz legend.

Please make sure you include any dietary requirements when booking.

Teas and coffee will be available throughout the days

Check out her website  https://tinalamm.at/

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Additional information
Overview

The retreat is structured to provide deep rest and powerful inner journeying,  to go beyond how we normally live and meet ourselves and others in a place of openness and trust where we drop the protections and allow ourselves a nakedness of spirit where truth, playfulness reside.

On Sunday we arrive for 4.00pm for an afternoon orientation and then and meet for dinner at 7.00. This will be followed by an evening gathering around the fire to introduce ourselves and arrive.

There is a planned rhythm to the days between Monday and Friday which can be seen on the program below.... This may be abandoned at any moment to follow the impulse of the day.

Each evening there will be another gathering around the fire if it is cold enough. Usually there will be a mediation between 8.00 and 8.30 guided by Graham but again this is a mystery school and who knows what will arise...

 

Dallas lodge

Dallas lodge is a beautifully decorated and maintained comfortable Scottish home. There is a sumptuous lounge and dining room together with a games room for those wishing to sharped their table tennis skill in down time. The grounds are extensive and well managed as shown in the photo gallery with places aplenty for quietude.

Excursions: 

Dallas Lodge is a wonderful location in itself however we are also within easy striking distance beautiful temples of landscape.

 

Ten minutes away the River Findhorn which makes passage through Randolf's Leap with a power and majesty that is breathtaking. The river also offers wonderful niches of solitude and small sandy beaches for fires, barbecue and a swim in its deep peaty waters.

The old fishing village of Findhorn set upon its tidal bay with its magnificent beach is 20 minutes away with iconic Kimberley Inn, Bakehouse Deli and coffee shop with the Findhorn Foundation just down the road.

We have river walks, hill walks, beach walks, in fact too many walks,  but when we know who we are we will sort out what suits. All of this is weather dependent and dependent upon our relationship to the Scottish Weather

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Travel

It will be your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements to Dallas lodge or the nearest Town of Forres from where we will happily pick you up.

Arrival by air

The closest airport is Inverness being some 25 miles from Forres, with connecting flights from London, Luton and Bristol. It is a 30minute taxi ride to Forres or 40 minute to Dallas Lodge.

Aberdeen airport is 73 miles from Forres. The airport is a 10 minute taxi ride to Dyce railway station from which it is a 2 hour £20 train ride to Forres.

Arrival by rail.

Forres Railway station is your closest option with services provided by Scotrail.

Food

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Cuisine is vegetarian with vegan options freshly prepared in-house by Tina Lamm our own fabulous cook. Tina always uses locally grown organic produce wherever possible. We will take breads from the Bakehouse bakery and cakes and pastries by Tina whose chocolate brownies are a Graz legend.

Teas and coffee will be available throughout the days

Check out her website  https://tinalamm.at/

Accommodation

The house provides accommodation for a maximum of 8 guests.

 

There are 1 double room

3 twin rooms.

There are 4 large bathrooms with 2 showers available.

There is a mystery to room allocation that will become apparent.

Daily Program
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Be the Change
Be the Change
23 Jul 2023, 16:00 BST
Dallas
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