Event Info

Whilst some Céile Dé gatherings are Caim-only, those that are open to everyone are listed at the bottom of this page. Céile Dé teachings take place regularly in Europe and the USA. If you are thinking about coming to a Céile Dé event you will find the following information useful.

Teaching Retreats

Most of the Céile Dé gatherings listed below are termed ‘Teaching Retreats’, because they are residential, the teaching sessions are supported by frequent contemplative practices, and because a peaceful silence is held at all times between teaching sessions in order to aid absorption of the powerful energies transmitted during teachings and practices. You can read more about the culture of silence at our teaching retreats here.

Unless specifically stated in the retreat information provided below, all teaching retreats include the following as a matter of course:

  • Regular prayer times/meditation practices every day
  • Ancient Gaelic sacred chants
  • Spiritual Teachings from the Céile Dé tradition
  • Spiritual practices for inner transformation
  • Quiet time in Nature; the Face of The Divine.
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Written materials are usually provided in order to aid further study and reflection. 

Introductory Teachings

Geared specifically towards newcomers, introductory teaching events are clearly Identified by their title. If there are no introductory teachings available in your area, you are welcome at any of the gatherings listed below; as there will be frequent reference throughout to what has been taught before.

It is in the nature of this tradition...

...that the teachings make most sense and have the greatest impact on those who have made Céile Dé their path. For this reason our teaching retreats are aimed at committed practitioners and genuinely interested newcomers who are hoping the Céile Dé tradition may turn out to be the spiritual way of life they have been looking for. If you are hoping for something that is offered as a stand-alone workshop, you may be disappointed.

Newcomers will be informed during any of the events listed below of the possibilities available to them, should they wish to take their study of the Céile Dé Tradition further. 

For more information or to make a booking for any of the events below, please use the links provided.

Upcoming Events

26
Jul

"Uniting Heaven and Earth" - An Introductory Teaching Retreat

England - Holland House Retreat Centre, Pershore, Vale of Evesham

July 26 - 28 2024

EVENT DETAILS

A weekend gathering offering newcomers an opportunity to experience some of the teachings and practices of the Céile Dé tradition.

ONGOING COMMUNITY :
Newcomers will have the opportunity for ongoing study, meditation and spiritual practice within an established Céile Dé group, offering a powerful, well-supported container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

28
Jul

Introducing the Céile Dé Tradition

Europe - ON ZOOM

28th July from 19.30 - 21.30 (CEST)

EVENT DETAILS

If you live in Europe and feel called to attend the October 31st Teaching retreat in Germany (listed further down this page) or indeed any future teaching retreat in Europe, you might like to attend this Zoom presentation, in order to hear a little about the Céile Dé tradition.

The presentation will last for roughly one hour, followed by a short break and then time for questions. If you would like to register, or if you have any questions about the event, please complete the short form using the link below and we will get in touch with you.

27
Sep

Céile Dé Annual NE USA Gathering

USA - Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center, Craryville, NY

September 27-October 1, 2024

EVENT DETAILS

An intensive four-day residential retreat, offering spiritual teachings and practices of the Céile Dé tradition to long-term practitioners and newcomers alike.

ONGOING COMMUNITY :
Newcomers will have the opportunity for ongoing study, meditation and spiritual practice within established Céile Dé groups, offering a powerful, well-supported container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

PLEASE NOTE: Our NE USA Céile Dé community has chosen to alternate online and in-person retreats, which means that we will gather in person for the 2024 annual teachings, and the 2025 teachings will take place online. For practical reasons, online teaching retreats are open to Caim (group) members only. Our next in-person retreat after this year will be in 2026.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

04
Oct

Céile Dé Annual California Gathering

USA - Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino, California

October 4-7, 2024

EVENT DETAILS

An intensive three-day residential retreat, offering spiritual teachings and practices of the Céile Dé tradition to long-term practitioners and newcomers alike.

ONGOING COMMUNITY :
Newcomers will have the opportunity for ongoing study, meditation and spiritual practice within established Céile Dé groups, offering a powerful, well-supported container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

Registration is being handled entirely by mail this year, so please use the email address below.

To register, email jackie@theottoclan.com

16
Oct

Céile Dé Annual NW USA Gathering

USA - St Andrew's House, Union, Washington

October 16-20, 2024

EVENT DETAILS

An intensive four-day residential retreat, offering spiritual teachings and practices of the Céile Dé tradition to long-term practitioners and newcomers alike.

ONGOING COMMUNITY :
Newcomers will have the opportunity for ongoing study, meditation and spiritual practice within established Céile Dé groups, offering a powerful, well-supported container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILALBE

31
Oct

"Uniting Heaven and Earth" - An Introductory Teaching Retreat

Germany - Saint Trudpert’s Monastery, Münstertal, near Freiburg im Breisgau.

Oct 31 - Nov 3 2024

EVENT DETAILS

A long weekend residential gathering, offering newcomers an opportunity to experience some of the teachings and practices of the Céile Dé Tradition.

PLEASE NOTE - Your teacher is German, but all teachings will be given in English, so that English speakers from any European country may attend.

––– You might also consider joining the Zoom event on 28th of July to hear about the Céile Dé Tradition. –––

ONGOING COMMUNITY :
Newcomers will have the opportunity for ongoing study, meditation and spiritual practice within an established Céile Dé group, offering a powerful, well-supported container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

05
Mar

Céile Dé Annual SE USA Gathering

USA - St Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC

March 5-9, 2025

EVENT DETAILS

An intensive four-day residential retreat, offering spiritual teachings and practices of the Céile Dé tradition to long-term practitioners and newcomers alike.

ONGOING COMMUNITY :
Newcomers will have the opportunity for ongoing study, meditation and spiritual practice within established Céile Dé groups, offering a powerful, well-supported container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

PLEASE NOTE: Our SE community have chosen to alternate online and in-person retreats, which means that our 2026 annual teachings will be taking place online and will be open only to members of SE Céile Dé groups.

Registration will open in Fall 2024