Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Sunday, September 20, 2020 All Day
Kings’s Fold Retreat Centre
72049 Highway 40 North
T4C 1A8, Canada
Please plan on joining us as we welcome back Pip Nicholls of New Zealand for a silent contemplative retreat. More details to come closer to the date.
Pip Nicholls lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Her contemplative seeking led her to Buddhism in the 70’s and she spent a year in a Thai Buddhist Monastery in 1979. In the 90’s, through her studies with Tessa Bielecki and the Carmelite Spiritual Life Institute, she returned to her Catholic roots. Pip became a Spiritual Director in 2006 and has since studied with many spiritual teachers including Thich Nat Hanh, Br David Stendhl-Rast and Cynthia Bourgeault. Pip is creative in providing her spiritual gifts to both individuals and groups in a country where people are spread out, being willing to use current technology such as Skype and traveling throughout New Zealand as well as Australia.
Cynthia Bourgeault describes Pip saying:
“Pip Nichols is one of the wisest, warmest and most spiritually grounded AMMAs I have ever met. She has worked extensively with spiritual masters in both the Christian contemplative and Buddhist traditions and has also been deeply formed in the Maori traditions of her native New Zealand. She combines wisdom, generosity, common sense and compassion in equal measures. A highly respected spiritual mentor and guide, she is the founder of the New Zealand Contemplative Network. …She is truly a contemplative of and for the entire world, deeply rooted in her own Christian lineage but with her wings spreading to greet the spiritual unity of the entire human family.”