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Autumn Newsletter 2024

Mar 10, 2024

Retreat centre

Dear friends of Campfire in the Heart,

Greetings from the Campfire community as we gradually transition to cooler weather and enter into a new season of retreat offerings.

We invite you to join in any upcoming events that might be possible for you, be it one of our residential retreats, local gatherings or online groups.

You will find information about four upcoming contemplative retreats at Campfire, hosted by the WCCM community, covering topics such as the labyrinth, divine beauty, Christian meditation and prayer.

We are really excited about the opportunity these retreats provide for you to come away and immerse in desert spirituality, silence and deep contemplative work and would love for you to join us. There are links with further information and booking forms below.

For Alice Springs locals: Monday meditation, Contemplative Book Club, Wednesday night’s Campfire Reflection and Sunday Silence are open to all, as are our online offerings (meditation and morning prayer) on weekdays, which can be joined by anyone across Australia. You can find more information about these groups here.

Also, Campfire welcomes inquiries from those who would like to come and join the small community here as a volunteer.

You can send an expression of interest using this form:

Fran Pegrem, a recent volunteer has shared her reflections on her experience, which you can read here.

This year there is a also particular opportunity to volunteer as a Meditator-in-Residence. Staying a minimum of 2 months and up to 6 months, the Meditator-in-Residence would be a spiritual presence to work with and complement the offerings of the mangers. They would offer daily times of meditation in the WCCM tradition embodying the Benedictine values of hospitality, generosity and humility for all who visit Campfire.

We are calling for expressions of interest among WCCM meditators at home and internationally. You are welcome to contact us about this.

Finally, we invite you to have a look through our new website. It contains news of events, information about our accommodation and facilities and other interesting things – enjoy!

Peace and blessings,
Judi, Paul and the Campfire Companions (Board)

To read the full newsletter, including upcoming events click here.

Fran Pegrem (left) with Nicola Pitt (right)