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Kabbalah Society

Summer School Retreat

The Way of Kabbalah

Facilitators: Joanna Lapage-Browne & Kurt Browne
Tuesday 29th August – Friday 1st September 2023
Venue: Ammerdown Retreat Centre, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5SW

You are warmly invited to join friends and companions at a new venue this year in the beautiful surroundings of the Ammerdown Centre.  This is where Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton) ran two of his first summer schools in the 1980s. Our aim is to create a space for contemplation, good conversation and an opportunity to gather together and share life in the light of the teachings of the Toledano Tradition of Kabbalah.

In 2015, Warren asked if we would carry on with the running of summer school, so our aim continues to be to pass on the teaching of the Toledano Tradition that has been so clearly updated by Warren, using the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder.

We shall miss Hawkwood, and wanted to continue to support them, but also felt the course could be more affordable, hence the change of venue. We shall continue to review the situation each year. 

The Course

The course is suitable for both newcomers and those who have been in the school for many years. Just come along with questions and a receptive heart and mind. During the four days, contemplation, slide lectures, guided imagery, meditation, and ritual will assist us in bringing the principles to life through experience and reflection. The afternoon break will allow time for conversation, walks and solitude in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown.

The Pattern of the Day

Breakfast: 8.30 am
Session 1: 9.30–11.00 am
Coffee: 11.00–11.30 am
Session 2: 11.30–12.45 pm
Lunch: 1.00 pm
Afternoon Free
Tea: 4.00 pm
Session 3: 4.30–6.00 pm
Supper: 6.30 pm
Session 4: 8.00–9.15 pm

Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi publications will be available to purchase on the course.

Ammerdown Retreat Centre

“A sanctuary of peace set in the heart of beautiful Somerset countryside, Ammerdown offers space and time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our retreat centre nestles in the grounds of Ammerdown Park, where our guests can relax in the garden or wander further afield through woodland and open countryside.”


Residential Conference Package 

Full Board Ensuite Single Occupancy:  £495

Full Board Ensuite Twin/Double Occupancy:  £465 per person

(There is also accessible accommodation and ample free parking.)

Contact & Booking

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Please contact the for more information or to request a Booking Form and Terms of Contract.



Financial support is available through the Bet El Trust Bursary Award to assist individuals who cannot afford the full course fees.