Advent Retreat 2021

Advent retreat

Event Date:

December 4, 2021

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:

Mindful Living

Designed and run by Senior Mindfulness Teacher and Theologian, Dee Hennessey, you will be guided in a small group through a quiet day of exploring the theme of presence, hope, and connection through reflections on the Advent story.

Through short inputs and guided reflections on the themes of darkness into light from both nature and the Wisdom traditions, you will be supported to come home to yourself and to the peace that is within you and to be present to the unfolding of what is to come.

Who this is for: people who want to take some time out at years end to reflect, reconnect with what the natural cycles in nature, and the theme of waiting in hope from the wisdom traditions, and in particular from the Christian Advent story.


This day is :

  • Quiet and gentle
  • Practical using a mix of meditations, reflections, and creative activity
  • An opportunity for a day of silence in a supportive group to restore and relax your mind, body, and spirit, and reconnect you with the natural world around us.
  • ​No previous experience of mindfulness or connection with the wisdom traditions including the Christian Advent story  is necessary to participate in this gentle day

You will receive;

  • 4 live guided meditations
  • 1 guided creative activity – mandala making
  • Journaling prompts and individual time and space to reflect
  • Nourishing lunch and snacks
  • Take away reflections on the themes darkness into light, waiting, and hope
  • A day of supported quiet reflection  – coming home to yourself and your place in the world.



10.00             Welcome, Mindful Movement and Sitting Meditation

10.30             Advent – a time of waiting

10.45             Walking meditation

11.00             Journaling    (including coffee)

11.45             Connecting in

12.00             Body Scan

13.00             LUNCH

2.00               Reflections on themes of hope and birth

15.15             COFFEE

15.45             Input on Compassionate Living followed by Loving  Kindness  practise

16.15             Gratitude Practise

17.00             Finish with take away tips resources

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Ticket Type:

5 Left:
Ticket Qty:
Per Ticket Price: 90.00
Quantity: Total

Event Location:

Total Seat: 15 (5 Left:)
  • Mindful Living
  • Turbrid
  • Kilkenny
  • Co Kilkenny
  • Ireland

Event Schedule Details

  • December 4, 2021 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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What can you expect?

During the session, I listen as you share. I may occasionally question, challenge, or support you as appropriate. Ultimately, you will own whatever insights are uncovered, as well as whatever action you might take. We end the session with a short meditation, thanking Wisdom for the sacred space and the support, and asking for continued guidance and blessings in your life.