Kabbalah Society Annual Summer School
Tuesday, 31st August – Friday, 3rd September 2021
THE WAY OF KABBALAH
Facilitators: Joanna Lapage-Browne & Kurt Browne
Residential: Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
The course is suitable for both newcomers and those who have been in the School for many years. Just come along – with a receptive, discerning heart and mind – and humour.
In 2015, Warren asked us if we would carry on with running summer school, and handed over to us.
Our intention continues to be, to pass on the teaching of the Toledano Tradition that has been so clearly reformulated by Warren, using the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder as our guides.
During the four days, contemplation, slide lectures, guided imagery, meditation and ritual will assist us in bringing the principles to life through experience and reflection. The afternoon break will allow time for solitude, conversation, local trips, or walks in the beautiful grounds and woods.
Format: the pattern for each day
Breakfast – 8.30 am
Session 1 – 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Coffee – 11.00 am – 11.30 am
Session 2 – 11.30 am – 12.45 pm
Lunch – 1.00 pm
Tea – 4.00 pm
Session 3 – 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Supper – 6.30 pm
Session 4 – 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm
Books: Kabbalah Society books will be available to purchase during the course.
Joanna Lapage-Browne & Kurt Browne: Kurt and Joanna have studied in the Toledano Tradition School of the Soul, founded by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton), since the early 1970s. They live and work in London and have a son, two daughters and seven grandchildren. They run Kabbalah groups together and have led courses on the tradition for over 30 years in Europe, Africa, the USA, Mexico and Japan.
Hawkwood College: An old English mansion with exceptional views overlooking the countryside, surrounded by woodland and fields. Even the distant mountains of Wales can be seen from there. While the course is intense, it is also a holiday in good company. Here, enduring friendships are forged between people from many lands. This is a characteristic of the Kabbalah Society’s School of the Soul.
Hawkwood College – Struggling to survive the pandemic
As with many arts and educational charities, Hawkwood is struggling to survive the pandemic. It is under considerable financial pressure and its future is constantly under threat which is testing its resilience. The impact of COVID-19 has been significant and Hawkwood relies heavily on the income generated through its courses and events. Understandably, this situation has had an impact on the summer school course fees this year. However, more than ever, Hawkwood needs our help and has been a ‘home’ for the summer school for over 30 years, we wish to support them through these challenging times in whatever way we can.
Bet El Trust Bursary Award
While we understand Summer School course fees may be out of reach for some during these difficult times, the Bet El Trust is willing to offer financial help in particular circumstances, as specified in our Trust Deed to “making grants and awarding bursaries”, its two broad purposes being
“i. the propagation of kabbalistic knowledge through the advancement of the education of the public in such knowledge, and the conduct of research into that said knowledge, and the dissemination to the public of the useful results of that research; and
ii. the relief of aged, sick and poor people especially those who are, or have been, students of kabbalistic knowledge.”
Cancellations – please read carefully: