Journey of Joy 2 • March 3-10, 2019
The sun rises in the mist over the loch at the Liss Ard Estate in County Cork, Ireland. Mornings are tranquil as I pad downstairs to brew the morning coffee. Every window holds magical views of gardens, trees and pathways, all nature’s creations. One by one you come into the kitchen. Hugs are the first order of the day. The kitchen is lively as we share our dreams and insights on waking.
Energized by the crisp morning air and delicious conversations, we move into the gathering room by the fire to begin our guided meditation, journaling and to discuss the day’s plans. The 163-acre grounds of Liss Ard, are filled with miles of paths, vistas and reflective spots to sit and commune with nature. This afternoon’s lunch is potato leek soup with soda bread and a mixed green salad with vine ripe tomatoes.
The town, just a mile down the road, abounds with quaint shops, pubs and friendly locals. You may choose to work on that manuscript you’ve brought or find a comfortable place in the sun room to read, nap or paint.
In addition to intimate dinners at the Lake House, we’ll enjoy two dinners at the Main House prepared by Liss Ard’s award-winning chef. On a clear night, James Turrell’s Sky garden offers a spectacular view the heavens. Mid-week, the Cona Berra Peninsula holds a special surprise. Good company, a glass of wine and conversations by the fire close each day.
The week flows effortlessly. Your private reading with Kate adds clarity to your goals and dreams. Pack your favorite journal and pen, a warm jacket, good walking shoes and a sense of adventure. This restorative trip is your ticket to renew your spirit, revitalize your soul and reimagine your future.
Journey of Joy 2 video link: https://vimeo.com/281187976/781686271b