Led by Janet Duke
Extended silence away from the busy-ness and demands of life opens the opportunity for deep listening and inner growth to occur. Being together in the solitude of Silver Wattle we experience the hospitality of both place and kitchen. It is a time for being rather than doing.
This particular retreat will emphasise deepening our experience of what Quakers call “that of God in everyone”; our Inward Teacher.
Quakers believe that our Inward Teacher can be known directly. This Teacher helps guide our discernment of the choices we make in our spiritual journey. This silent retreat offers the space and time to deepen our relationship with our Inward Teacher.
Janet will be available to guide you into, through and out of the experiences which arise in the communal silence. She will offer opportunities to speak with those attending as they are led by the Spirit to ask for. The group will gather together twice a day for Meeting for Worship and at silent communal meal times. This retreat is suitable for anyone called to deepening their faith: Quaker or non-Quaker.
This retreat is open to any Quaker or non-Quaker who feels led to enter for a period of listening deeply to their Inward Teacher.
Janet Duke-Warner has served Victorian Regional Meeting in the care of the children and in leadership roles. As a practicing Obstetrician and Gynaecologist she married David Warner, an Anglican Priest, and had a very busy life with a large step-family, running a Vicarage and a large practice. In 2003 she re-entered spiritual direction and commenced her ecumenical formation as a spiritual director at WellSpring in Melbourne.
Janet has completed a variety of academic studies including a Master of Arts (Spiritual Direction), a Graduate Diploma in Supervision (Spiritual Direction) and is currently a PhD candidate of the University of Divinity working on a thesis entitled "Where do words come from?"
Cost: Six day course $850 (concession $675) includes all meals and accommodation