Supporting the Awakening of Consciousness in Asheville and Beyond
Time: March 2, 2018 at 4pm to March 4, 2018 at 2pm
Location: Well Being Retreat Center
Street: 376 Well Being Circle (557 Narrows Rducing GPS)
City/Town: Tazewell, TN 37879
Website or Map: https://www.wellbeingretreatc…
Event Type: retreat
Organized By: Patty
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2018
Well Being Retreat Center is offering a two-night Weekend Retreat entitled “Becoming Receptive to Grace” led by Don Oakley, the author of "It's Time to Wake Up Now: The Top Ten Myths that Can Hijack Spiritual Awakening," a five star rated book on Amazon, and by Patty Bottari, a Director of Well Being Foundation and longtime employee and student of both Adyashanti and Byron Katie.
Our task as humans is to make ourselves receptive to Grace. Grace is always available; it is us who are absent. We can't will our way to realization, but by seeing through and clearing out some of the self-made obstacles, we can come into the arena where Grace is waiting. Patiently.
This retreat is a non-denominational opportunity to explore one’s own true nature – free from the everyday distractions and busyness of our lives. The weekend will include silent sittings in the serenity of our meeting room or down by the river, some guided meditation, structured sharing and a guided inquiry talk by Don Oakley on Saturday morning entitled “Becoming Receptive to Grace.“ . All activities during the weekend are voluntary, of course, and all inquiry will be experientially grounded.
We ask that you bring and prepare one meal. Depending on the number of people attending, two or three people may be responsible for a supper or a breakfast, for example. (We expect that 15 – 24 people may attend.) In this way, you will have an opportunity to experience serving and being served. You will also be asked to help with kitchen clean-up for one or two of the meals – usually a 20 or 30 minute endeavor. You may be surprised to find that these “yogi chores” can create a sense of community and surprisingly deep friendships even during a brief weekend retreat.
There is no charge for the retreat or for staying in the comfortable cabins. However, a tax-deductible donation to Well Being Foundation while at the retreat or afterwards will allow us to further this work of offering a venue for exploring our deepest nature. For more information you can go to https://www.wellbeingretreatcenter.org/receptive-to-grace Your generosity is always greatly appreciated.
RSVP to Patty by Sunday February 25th to reserve your space. Some of these retreats have lately filled up, so if you would like to attend, we recommend that you sign up early. or phone at 423-626-9000. Patty will send details of cooking responsibilities by email no later than Monday February 26th.