Simply Divine – A retreat for gay & bisexual men with Urs Mattmann & Ray Andrews
14 – 17 June 2012
This special week of recreation and retreat in wonderful Dorset offers the opportunity to discover where we are as gay and bisexual men on our journey as spiritual beings in this world. We will connect with and re-discover our potential as people who are loved and capable of loving others with a special contribution to make to society. We will also focus on the integration of your sexual identity and your spiritual self. During the retreat we explore together this essential question: What does it mean for gay and bisexual men to live a sacred life?
Group discussions, lectures, guided visualisations, meditations, liturgies and worship services will help our understanding of ourselves, the others, the world and God. Ray and Urs will be working from a gay affirming and open Christian perspective that acknowledges the existence of the divine in each of us, no matter our spiritual beliefs
The retreat will be at the The Othona Community, Coast Road, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4RN UK Tel. 01308 897130
Cost for retreat and full board: £ 260 (Conc. £ 215)
Urs Mattmann, qualified Social worker and a Psychosynthesis therapist with further training in theology and a background in meditation. Living with his partner in London, both are members of a Christian community. Since 1997 leading retreats for gay men and lesbians. Wild Goose Publications has published his book Coming In – Gays and Lesbians reclaiming the spiritual journey. (www.ionaboks.com – www.urs.mattmann.com )
Rev. Ray Andrews, for years member of a monastic Benedictine community , now Anglican priest in a Central London Parish. He also is a qualified Social worker with much experience in Mental Health and Addiction. He has a ministry in Spiritual Direction and conducts retreats. Appeared in BBC documentary “Father Ray Comes Out”.