Kabbalah Society Summer School Retreat, 29th August through 1st September, 2023

The Way of Kabbalah

Tuesday, 29th August – Friday, 1st September 2023

Facilitators:  Joanna Lapage-Browne & Kurt Browne
Venue: Ammerdown Retreat Centre, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5SW


You are warmly invited to join friends and companions at a new venue this year in the beautiful surroundings of the Ammerdown Centre.  This is where Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton) ran two of his first summer schools in the 1980s. Our aim is to create a space for contemplation, good conversation and an opportunity to gather together and share life in the light of the teachings of the Toledano Tradition of Kabbalah.

In 2015, Warren asked if we would carry on with the running of summer school, so our aim continues to be to pass on the teaching of the Toledano Tradition that has been so clearly updated by Warren, using the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder.We shall miss Hawkwood, and wanted to continue to support them, but also felt the course could be more affordable, hence the change of venue. We shall continue to review the situation each year. 

The Course

The course is suitable for both newcomers and those who have been in the school for many years. Just come along with questions and a receptive heart and mind. 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 conversation, walks and solitude in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown.

The Pattern of the 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
Afternoon free
Tea – 4.00 pm
Session 3 – 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Supper – 6.30 pm
Session 4 – 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm

Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi publications will be available to purchase on the course.

Kurt Browne and Joanna Lapage-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. Kurt is a retired teacher of Religious and Physical Education in London. Joanna grew up in Nigeria and subsequently returned to work there as an Occupational Therapist in the leprosy service and then in mental health work in the UK. They live and work in London where they run Kabbalah groups together, and have led courses on the tradition for over 30 years in Europe, Africa, the USA, Mexico, and Japan. They have children and grandchildren.

More information is available on their website https://pathofintegration.org/

Ammerdown Retreat Centre

“A sanctuary of peace set in the heart of beautiful Somerset countryside, Ammerdown offers space and time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our retreat centre nestles in the grounds of Ammerdown Park, where our guests can relax in the garden or wander further afield through woodland and open countryside.” 


Residential Conference Rates

Full board ensuite single occupancy: £495
Full board ensuite shared occupancy: £465

Course Bookings

Please contact the secretary@kabbalahsociety.org to request a Booking Form and Terms of Contract. 

Financial support is available through the Bet El Trust Bursary Award to assist individuals who cannot afford the full course fees.