Opening to Oneness & Embodying Our Deepest Essence A Multi-Workshop Presence Based Retreat
Oneness is our True Nature which all non-dual teachings of enlightenment are pointing towards. It is a direct experience that is perceivable and knowable because it is our own essential Nature. When all that is known and is separate is let go of, the Formless Awareness-Presence of who we really are can spontaneously begin to reveal itself.
The primary intention and theme of this retreat is built upon the premise that each one of us has the ability to glimpse the Truth of our Being at any moment, regardless of our spiritual background or our personal experience. All that is required is an innocent curiousity and the willingness to open to the possibility that when all striving and seeking is let go of, our deepest Essence can effortlessly shine forth. When this occurs and we experience our Awareness into our natural, unbounded state, we can begin to have access to a sense of uncaused peace, contentment, and a connection with all things.
Many people these days are glimpsing their True Nature and are recognizing their non-separation with all things, yet living from and expressing the recognition of Oneness can be challenging to embody in our daily lives and relationships. Exploring how to embody our deepest Essence in our everyday life will therefore form the second intention and theme of this retreat. The expression of our deepest Essence can occur through silence, but it can also be expressed through speaking, creative expression, and movement. Once we open to the realization of Oneness within ourselves we can begin to express our deepest Nature out into the world. This retreat will offer numerous techniques, experiential exercises, and other opportunities to open both to the experience of Oneness, as well as to express and embody our True Nature while interacting with others and our environment.
The retreat's activities will include 3 unique Presence based workshops per day, silent and guided meditation periods, as well as generous breaks to enjoy walks on the sandy beach, to connect with others, or to simply enjoy the Stillness. There will also be an eclectic Saturday evening program that will include singing, chanting, poetry reading, and a campfire celebration. People are also welcome to stay overnight at the luxurious retreat location at discounted retreat rates. To keep the retreat fees low, meals won't be provided so please bring your own food and snacks for the day. Tea, coffee, and water will be provided throughout the day.
Please see the section below for more information about the retreat and our facilitators. We warmly invite you to share in this intention of awakening to, and embodying our Deepest Essence, and to help co-create a community of Oneness in the Victoria area.
Opening to Oneness & Embodying Our Deepest Essence A Multi-Workshop Presence Based Retreat Dates: Sat May 28 - 9am-6pm (with eclectic evening program from 7-830pm) Sun May 29 - 930-6pm Location: The Lodge at Wier's Beach 5195 William Head Road, Victoria (Click Here for the Lodge's website and a map) Retreat Fee: $100 Contact Eileen at (250)-893-9096 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information. Space is limited so please register early. For those interested in staying at the retreat location at a reduced retreat price, please contact Marg at (250)-478-5000, email info@TheLodgeAtWeirsBeach.com or visit www.TheLodgeAtWeirsBeach.com.
Click HERE or information on the Facilitators: Greg Marian, Chloe Oliver, Angela Tongue, Eileen Keogh, David Bruneau & Judi Trost.