Slí An Chroí Centre,
Smithfield, Dublin 7.
The Slí An Chroí Centre
is now in multiple locations in the Smithfield quarter offering
community and training opportunities from suitable
spaces. Ensure that you are aware of the address of the
space advertised for the event(s) that appeal to you.
Recurring Events At
"Moon Mná": The Women's
Circle, meeting every Full Moon. For more information, click
"Fir Le Chéile": The
Men's Circle, meeting last Tuesday of every month.
For more information, click here.
Introduction To Shamanism 1 Day Workshop. For
more information, click here.
"Drum Tuatha-Drum Tribe", normally
a middle Tuesday evening every month. See the schedule below.
“What’s Happening At Slí An
Chroí This Summer 2013”
Trainings – Seasonal
Celebrations – Pilgrimmage
- Drum Tribe – Men/Women Events – Conference – Peru
4th & 5th: Bealtaine Celebration, Gathering At Uisneach Festival
14th: Drum Tuatha-Drum Tribe
26th: One Day Introduction To Shamanism
27th: Moon Mná- Women’s Circle (“Women & Women”)
28th: Fir Le Chéile- Men’s Circle
11th: Drum Tuatha-Drum Tribe
16th: Men Together, Hill Of Uisneach
21st: Summer Solstice Celebration (venue to be announced later)
24th: Moon Mná- Women’s Circle (“Faerie Rites”)
25th: Fir Le Chéile- Men’s Circle
30th: One Day Introduction To Shamanism
7th-16th: Slí Bríde/Brigid’s Way Pilgrimmage
19th-21st: Moon Mná- Awakening The Sacred Feminine Weekend
23rd-26th: Sex & Spirituality Conference
27th: One Day Introduction To Shamanism
28th: Master-Healer Training (“Destiny Retrieval”)
30th: Fir Le Chéile- Men’s Circle
3rd-19th: One Spiritual Adventure
Of A Lifetime, Peru Expedition
BEALTAINE CELEBRATION @ Gathering At Uisneach Festival, Co. Westmeath:
Sat.May 4th & Sun.May 5th, 4pm-11pm both days.
Join us as we once again return to the great sacred site of Uisneach,
the sacred and geographical centre of Ireland and the traditional
Bealtaine celebration there. Many of you will be familiar or
have heard of the Festival Of The Fires, the name given to the
celebration in recent years. In 2013, it has been decided to “rest” the
hill and a scaled down version of the festival will take place
at the rear of The Uisneach Inn. Predominantly a music festival
in 2013, at 9.30pm on both days we will once again lead a communal
fire ritual which perpetuates the first Bealtaine Fire tradition
at Uisneach. (see, www.festivalofthefires.com)
DRUM TUATHA – DRUM TRIBE: Tues. May 11th & Tues. June
11th & July 16th
7pm – 10pm. Donation €12. Venue: Rhiannon Clinic,
Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Drum Tuatha - Drum Tribe is the monthly gathering that embraces
the power of the drumbeat and rhythm to move us, soothe us, transport
us and renew us. No prior technical training is required, as
this is not a skill-based drumming collective. Nor do you have
to have your own drum, as there are several communal ones in
the centre. Many of you will be familiar with the use of the
drum for immrama (journeying) and we will use our drums for this
in traditional and innovative ways. We will play with rhythm
to express those parts of ourselves that cannot be conveyed through
words. Drum Tuatha is all about unselfconscious play, easy-entry
healing states and noisy, pulsating community. Friends, partners,
siblings, offspring (min. age 12) are welcome. If you have a
heartbeat, you have rhythm.
INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM: Sun. May 26th & Sun. June 30th &Sat.
July 27th, 2013. 10.30am – 5.30pm, Investment €75,
(payment plan available, if required). Venue: Slí An Chroí Centre,
Smithfield, Dublin 7.
These very popular one day workshops bring the participant into
gentle and deep connection with natural energies of the Earth.
Gradually, through core shamanic techniques of the Irish tradition,
there is a profound opportunity to achieve a calm centredness
in our bodies, minds and Spirits. Not only is this day a traditional
stepping stone from which many choose to bring stronger self
practice and healing by taking the “Medicine Spiral” later
in the year, it is also a “stand alone” day, in which
participants can find respite and restoration along with new
inner resources of strength & insight to address better current
life issues that may be challenging. It is a day of warm, accepting
community and safe leadership. Many return to this one day gathering
for the uplifting charge that energises the Soul. No previous
formal shamanic experience/training is necessary to attend. For more
information, click here.
MOON MNÁ (Women’s Circle)
@ FULL MOON :
Full Moon: Mon.May 27th & Mon.June 24th, 7-9pm
Donation €13. Venue: Slí An Chroí Centre,
Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Join Karen and other joyous Soul Sisters to celebrate life, love
and all good things. This organic time together has a theme each
month (see www.slianchroi.ie/wcircle.htm). Over the Summer we’ll
be receiving the Faerie Rites outdoors, talking about the relationships
with other womenfolk & swimming skyclad (yes, that IS Naked),
going on Shamanic Journeys and dancing like Goddesses. We’d
love you to join us in circle.
Fri-Sun.July 19th-21st, “Awakening The Sacred Feminine
Weekend”, Mucklagh Lodge, Co. Wicklow.
For a very special residential weekend in July, Karen is joined
by her co-director of their US women’s retreat now in its
4th year, “Awakening The Sacred Feminine”. This will
be an exceptional and rare opportunity to experience the sensitive,
powerful and ground breaking work Karen and co-director Ona Sachs
bring to many women in the US and now they bring their magic
distillation to Ireland for the first time. Earliest advance
booking is recommended, this gathering will book out fast. For more
here. To dowload the Booking Form, click
FIR LE CHÉILE (MEN TOGETHER). Tues May 28th & Tues.
June 30th & July 31st,
7pm - 10pm. Donation €12. Venue: Slí An Chroí Centre,
Smithfield, Dublin 7.
.A warm, supportive, dynamic gathering of men, for men, by men.
A time for men of all ages to gather beyond any agenda except
to embrace the precious experience of open, non-judgemental sharing
and witnessing, ceremony and ritual dedicated to the development
of the sacred masculine within us all. Our experience of boyhood
and manhood will be powerfully deepened by simple sharing of
our experiences, past and present. From within the group each
month, will be the opportunity to choose a communal expression
(e.g. drumming) of how we are in the world at that time. This
can offer a powerful release of energy that lances stress and
gives voice often to what we find inexpressible about ourselves
on a daily basis. One of the longer term aims of the circle will
be to co-create a superior myth of manhood than the ones predominant
in contemporary culture. As part of that aim comes the challenge
to provide Initiation and Rites Of Passage to and for ourselves.
Mentorship will be also be fostered. Taking place on the last
Tuesday of every month with John. For more information, click
June 16th, 1pm: Men Together @ Hill Of Uisneach
This is a very special event for men of all 32 counties of Ireland.
On the final day of National Men’s Health Week, John is
organising a gathering at the sacred and geographical centre
of the island, the Hill Of Uisneach. Men and boys, fathers and
sons, grandfathers and grandsons, uncles and nephews are invited
to walk to the summit of the hill and hold a circle there in
the ethos of care, solidarity and health of all males of Ireland.
As well as being a unique experience of brotherhood, this gathering
will be of immense symbolic and mythic impact, particularly relevant
in the face of today’s life challenges. To learn more about
this event, click here.
LEATHBLIAIN: SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION:
Fri. June 21st, 7pm-10pm. Cost €12. Venue: (Assemble at
Rhiannon Clinic Car Park).
As the memory of Bealtaine,
the traditional beginning of Summer in early May is still in
our memory, the pinnacle of sunlight in our year occurs today.
June 21st is the day of longest hours of sunlight and shortest
ones of darkness. The sun reaches the highest point on its
northern trajectory today and calls us to celebrate communally
go within ourselves to embrace what is illuminated by this
external solar event. The Solstice is also a turning point and
barely discernable, the duration of darkness begins to increase
in the days following June 21st. How are we guided by this
turning point in our natural world? To what extent as we celebrate
traditional style this evening, can we each in his/her own
life be more present for the positive impact of this turning
Join us for Summer Solstice Celebration, stand with our Ancestors,
let the sunlight breathe into every fibre of your being, be
part of a joyous circle & reach for the personal healing
promised by our ceremony.
WAY PILGRIMMAGE: Sun. July 7th – Tues. July 16th. Investment €25/day.
Faughart (Louth) to Kildare.
Join Karen and Dolores Whelan as they lead the inaugural Brigid’s
Way pilgrimage this July. This is an epic homage to the indigenous
Irish Divine Feminine as epitomised in Brigid, whether you are
called by her as pre Christian goddess or as St.Brigid. You can
walk with them for part of the pilgrimage or for the entire journey.
Visit their website www.brigidsway.ie to receive a beautiful
introduction to the pilgrimage and to book your place.
SEX & SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE: Tues. July 23rd – Fri.
July 26th, 10am-5pm. Cost: to be announced. Venue: The Living
Room, Clarendon St., Dublin 2.
Karen and John will be presenting at this inaugural event that
has been in planning and preparation for many months. Born from
the awareness of leading Spiritual facilitators in the city of
the unproductive, dysfunctional and often absent link between
sex, sexuality and Spirituality in the Irish psyche, a team of
facilitators have collaborated to offer a diverse and stimulating
series of presentations designed to broaden awareness and stimulate
debate on this vital link for our holistic health. (See www.thelivingroomsilence.org)
MASTER – HEALERS’ TRAINING: “DESTINY RETRIEVAL”:
Sun.28th July 12pm-6pm. €65. Venue: Slí An Chroí Clinic,
Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Master-Healers refers to the group of Healers Spiral certified
graduates who are dedicated to continuing education and professional
supervision. Raise your skill set with new technique learning,
sharing with peers and mentoring. This training will bring particpants
into a method of Destiny Retrieval that can be brought to client’s
healing journey. Deeply related to Soul Retrieval, Destiny Retrieval
is an important and powerful technique where the shaman assists
the client “step outside Time” to see and integrate
the subtle knowing of how to live in this lifetime, informed
by the truthful calling of their Soul. Healing can be confined
to clearing only our past to improve our experience of the present.
However, the shaman knows that there comes a sacred time in our
healing journey when our present can be healed from the place
of the future. This is Destiny Retrieval. The technique offered
by John will be a valuable sidebar to Energy Medicine and Shamanic
Counselling you already bring to bear in your healing practice.
PERU: ONE SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME:
July 30th – August
For full information, click here
Thank you for reviewing our Summer offerings & if
you would like to learn more about the events, please visit our
www.slianchroi.ie or www.pathwayoftheheart.ie . We look forward
to extending a warm welcome to you this Summertime. If you
would like to book a place on any of the events, please contact
by e mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (01-670
4905). Booking Forms can be downloaded from the website.
Le brí na taise, (with the energy of
John and Karen.
SEASONAL MALÁ RITUAL
you hold a Mála Naofa or sacred
bundle, you may consider decorating it with early Summer blossoms
to call in the passion, enthusiasm, abundance and creativity of
this beautiful fertile and fecund season into your life