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A taste of Borgo Basino

At a time when making travel plans is more complex than usual, there is now a way to connect with our retreat programme without leaving home.  Borgo Basino is both a recent retreat venue and one which we hope to revisit next year.  Meanwhile however, facilitators Evan Welkin and Rosie Carnell are offering three sessions online exploring themes of practical social action and spiritual reflection.

The sessions will appeal both to people thinking of joining the retreat next year, or can stand alone, as there’s no obligation to commit to the retreat itself.  Sessions will be held in the evening on Mondays 16th November, 14th December and 11th January and will cost £30 in total.

Contact us for further details and to book.  Places are limited, so early booking is advised!

Borgo Basino preparatory sessions publicity

QVA needs your views!

The Borgo Basino preparatory retreat is our first online event and we look forward to seeing how it goes.

Meanwhile, we’re seeking your views about what other forms of retreat would be meaningful in uncertain times.

Two such possibilities are online retreats and ‘commuting retreats’ – where participants attend an event in their locality, travelling daily from home.

To this end, we’ve published a survey exploring these options and inviting further ideas.  The survey is open online until the end of November.  Alternatively, download a pdf or Word version below.  You can also request a paper copy by contacting us directly.  All responses are welcome and will be treated in strict confidence.  

QVA Alternative Retreats Survey (pdf)

QVA Alternative Retreats Survey (Word)