Rudolf Steiner House

Autumn / Winter Events

September - December 2017

Spirit in Action

This is a course of eight evenings aimed at people interest in Spirituality. Each evening will be a blend of teaching and activities based in Anthroposophy, a contemporary, non-monastic spiritual path created by Rudolf Steiner for people who want both to develop themselves spiritually, and to help the world.

You are welcome to attend all the evenings or your own selection.

Establishing a Consistent Meditation Practice - Aims, Obstacles & Skills
With Simon Reakes

5th October 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

Establishing a Consistent Meditation Practice - Aims, Obstacles & Skills

Attempting to develop and maintain a regular meditation practice can be a challenging activity. In this presentation we will explore the fundamental characteristics of anthroposophical meditation and its terrain, as well as looking concretely at aims, obstacles and skills for setting up a meditation practice.

The evening will focus on the establishing of a meditation practice from the ground up. The following themes and questions will be addressed, and there will be time for discussion and sharing.

Where to meditate? what are the most appropriate ambient and surroundings and conditions for meditation? When to mediate? what time of day is best for meditation? Why meditate? what is my motivation for meditating? am I free in this motivation? How to meditate? what posture should I choose? what do I with distractions? what should I do when I get to sleepy? what are the stages of meditative deepening? how are these stages navigated? What to meditate on? what subject matter do I choose to meditate on? do I choose an image, a word, a verse, or something else? Who is meditating? the integration of the self on the meditative path

The Power of 21st Century Storytelling
With Roi Gal-Or

12th October 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

The Power of 21st Century Storytelling

An interactive evening in which Roi will share some of his experiences of how storytelling can help the birthing of the new paradigm so much needed in our times.

Long before television was ever imagined storytellers and bards, prophets and poets were called upon to tell their visions and, through a live encounter, provide images that could direct, entertain, provoke, heal and reconcile the communities in which they lived and worked. Even in this day and age, we are, in fact, made of stories, some of which serve our individual and collective endeavours, others binding us to outmoded images. Imagination, therefore, is our key to the invisible realm from which all stories and everything new and possible can be born. Coupled with clear intention this essential human faculty can help us connect with creative forces which are ever available to us. The future is shaped, for good or ill, by the stories we believe and follow.

Sacred Geometry - Engage with the Cosmic Harmony

Sacred Geometry - Engage with the Cosmic Harmony
With Daniel Docherty

19th October 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

A visual presentation and workshop

Both mankind and nature are created according to Spiritual laws, though modern life tends to separate us from this underlying harmony. Sacred Geometry is a reflection of the Divine on Earth, and its practice helps us to re-establish our connection with the natural and Spiritual worlds.

Different Times, Different Temples - The Evolution of Spiritual Centres

Different Times, Different Temples - The Evolution of Spiritual Centres
With Richard Coleman

26th October 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

As mankind's consciousness evolves, so the spiritual needs of the time find their reflection in the sacred architectural mirror. Architecture becomes the expression of the time through polarities such as: dark and light, above and below, community and individual, the spiritual world and the earth, the mystical and the enlightenment and others. The workshop, led by Richard Coleman, will reflect on the architectural forms of different eras and participants will have the opportunity to take part in forming these using clay.

Ghosts in the Machine - The Spiritual Effects of Technology
With Frank Burdich

2nd November 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

Ghosts in the Machine - The Spiritual Effects of Technology

Many people feel that their car/computer/lawnmower has a personality; the deeper truth of this is that they each have their elemental being with whom the user, usually unconsciously, has a relationship. Frank will discuss how these relationships can be recognised and formed more consciously, as well as looking at the spiritual effects of mobile phones and wifi routers. Frank Burdich is a former Steiner School teacher who through Anthroposophical methods became able to see up to 14 non-physical levels. Currently he is a director of a company researching the spiritual aspects of plant remedies, food and technological devices.

Working wisely with Love and Power

Working wisely with Love and Power
With Deborah Ravetz

9th November 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

Wherever we work and wherever we interact with people, we are subject to heart - breaking conflict. Adam Kahane has worked with resolving conflict internationally. I will present a talk describing new ways of meeting conflict using tools that provide the chance to break through old patterns and blocks and find ways to work together by overcoming differences. In order to do this we will explore the role of power and love and their interdependence as we find the language of understanding and resolution.

Seven Life Stages: Meeting the Challenges of your 20s and 30s

Seven Life Stages: Meeting the Challenges of your 20s and 30s
With Jane Chase

16th November 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

Everyone has a story but what does it mean? Questions arise about who am I, what am I doing and why? How do my questions become relevant to the world I’m in? This evening will give an overview of the different life phases and reflect on the challenge of living a life of purpose and meaning. The evening will comprise of an introduction to Biography Work alongside exercises and conversation.

Karma – Streams Woven through Time

Karma – Streams Woven through Time
With Alex Wright

23rd November 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
£7 (£5 concessions)

The actions of one lifetime can resonate throughout future existences for good or bad, affecting our preferences, relationships and health. Karma determining processes take place between lives where the actions of one life inform the circumstances of the next. In this workshop we will look at these processes and participate in exercises designed to help us to avoid incurring karmic debts, and to pay off those we have.