A Day of Detachment- Meister Eckhart

A Day of Detachment: Being (and Unbeing) in the Modern World

Led by Dr Rebecca Stephens

Saturday 23 November  

10.30 am – 4.00 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20

Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided


Eckhart himself declared that: 'It is my wont to speak about detachment, and of how man should rid himself of self and all things.'  It is so central a theme to his writing that he made it the topic of one of his 'Talks of Instruction', his treatise 'On Detachment' and in many of his sermons.  Yet to our modern ears his emphasis on detachment can seem off putting - confusingly Zen, passive, even nihilistic.


This day-retreat will help us understand and embrace the joy of Eckhartian detachment through talks, reflection and meditation.  We will explore how it impacts on our thinking about suffering and inequality, love and human relationships, pain and death.


Rebecca has spent the past 25 years in dialogue with Meister Eckhart, as a scholar, a teacher and in her daily life.  Vice-Chair of The Eckhart Society, Rebecca is a regular speaker at the Society's annual conference, co-organises and presents Eckhartian One Day Events in York and Cambridge, and is an Associate Editor of the journal, Medieval Mystical Theology.

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November 23rd, 2019 10:30 AM   to   4:00 PM
St Mark's Myddelton Square
The Meditatio Centre
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
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