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Be the source of modern wisdom and join the Fountainhead Wisdom Service for Cascade Retreat 2: a pioneering 7 day learning experience where each student is guaranteed personal and in-depth training with an awakened trainee wisdom counsellor - on average between 9-12 hours a day - in an intensive and intimate group of no more than 9 students! This ideal ratio of 9 students to 1 wisdom counsellor is maintained even with a maximum overall retreat group of 90 participants. In addition, the Cascade format allows for each individual and group to share in the teaching experience with the founder of the Service, Alan Chapman

In keeping with the objectives of Fountainhead, the Cascade Retreat will take place in the award winning and aptly named WISE building at the stunning Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.

Here's a gallery for fans of both beauty and architecture:


7 day retreat.

Monday March 6th 2016, Arrive: 5.00pm - Sunday March 12th 2016, Depart: 2pm. 


For a shared twin room in the WISE Building, full board plus 9-12 hours of intensive training: £890


8am-10am Breakfast - Informal Discussion

Wake up to home-grown organic food produced by CAT for breakfast while enjoying informal discussion with fellow students, mentors and the founder of Fountainhead, Alan Chapman.

The Sheppard Theatre, WISE Building

The Sheppard Theatre, WISE Building

10am - 11am - Esoteric Contemplation Cascade Group + Discussion

All Cascade Retreat participants will converge in the beautiful Sheppard Theatre (opposite) for discussion and esoteric contemplation with Alan Chapman.

11am - 1pm - Dialectic Contemplation Pool Group 

The Cascade group separates into Pool groups of 1 awakened mentor to a max. of 9 students for in-depth and personal practice of dialectic contemplation, to resolve problems and understand spiritual experience as it unfolds.

1pm Lunch

Reap the delicious benefits of home-grown, organic seasonal food -  and be spoilt for choice at lunchtime!

2pm-4pm - Dialectic Contemplation Pool Group 

The 2nd Pool group session of the day. Tea and cake anyone? Maybe Alan will pop in too as he moves between the Pool groups over the course of the day.

4pm - 6pm - Esoteric Contemplation Cascade Group + Discussion 

The 2nd Cascade group session in the theatre, with more time for discussing the day's work and participant's experiences with Alan Chapman.

6pm Dinner

Eat and be merry! Especially during the feast at the end of the retreat...

8pm - 10pm - Options: Informal Discussion (social)/Pool/Cascade

Maybe Pool groups meet to finish the day's work, perhaps everyone should meet once more in the Sheppard Theatre. Then again, the bar opens to tempt everyone to a lazy end to the day with friends and fellow students...


Be the source of modern wisdom and join us on Cascade Retreat 2!

Tickets for students are limited to 40 places.

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