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Residential Summer School

The Way of Kabbalah

Facilitators: Joanna Lapage-Browne & Kurt Browne
Residential: Hawkwood College, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Tuesday, 30th August – Friday, 2nd September 2022

You are invited to join friends and companions for good conversation and contemplation in the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood College.  After the times of isolation and lockdown, this is a great opportunity to gather together physically and ‘break bread’ in good company, sharing life in the light of the teachings of Kabbalah.

If you are intending to come, could you book as soon as possible as Hawkwood College would be grateful to know how many places to reserve for us. Please note that bursaries are available (see how to apply below). We are aware of the financial strain that many are under so we are offering assistance, when requested.

This course is suitable for both newcomers and those who have been in the School for many years. Just come along – with a receptive, discerning heart and mind, and humor. 

In 2015, Warren asked us if we would carry on with running summer school, and handed over to us. Our intention continues to be, to pass on the teaching of the Toledano Tradition that has been so clearly reformulated by Warren, using the Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder as our guides.

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 solitude, conversation, local trips, or walks in the beautiful grounds and woods.

Format: the pattern for each day

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

Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi publications will be available to purchase during the course.

Kurt Browne & Joanna Lapage-Browne

Kurt and Joanna have studied in the Toledano Tradition School of the Soul, founded by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton), since the early 1970s. They live and work in London and have a son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. They run Kabbalah groups together and have led courses on the tradition for over 30 years in Europe, Africa, the USA, Mexico and Japan.


Hawkwood College

An old English mansion with exceptional views overlooking the countryside, surrounded by woodland and fields. Even the distant mountains of Wales can be seen from there. While the course is intense, it is also a holiday in good company. Here, enduring friendships are forged between people from many lands. This is a characteristic of the Kabbalah Society’s School of the Soul.

Struggling to survive the Pandemic

As with many arts and educational charities, Hawkwood has struggled to survive the pandemic. Consequently, it has suffered considerable financial pressure placing its future under threat, which is testing its resilience. Continuing to rely heavily on the income generated through its courses and events, this situation will undoubtedly impact on summer school course fees in the foreseeable future.

Hawkwood has been a ‘home’ to the Kabbalah Society summer school for more than 30 years. We therefore wish to express our support through these challenging times.

For further information please follow the link below. If you are applying for a bursary, please DO NOT book with Hawkwood College in the first instance.

Please contact Hawkwood College directly if you are not applying for a bursary. Thank you.