Asheville Sangha

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"Finding Your True Identity" a Day-Long Meditation and Inquiry Retreat

Event Details

"Finding Your True Identity" a Day-Long Meditation and Inquiry Retreat

Time: February 20, 2021 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Well Being Retreat Center
Street: 376 Well Being Circle
City/Town: Tazewell
Website or Map: https://www.wellbeingretreatc…
Phone: 423-626-9000
Event Type: silent, retreat, date
Organized By: Patty Bottari
Latest Activity: Feb 16

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Event Description

"We can live for a long time before it might occur to us to ask, "Who exactly is living this life?" It is a matter of identity. We might respond, "Well, me of course!" But who or what exactly is that?  If we don't know who we are, for whom are we living this life? It is a fundamental question that can transform our time here.

The retreat will be led by Don Oakley, the Founding Director of Well Being Retreat Center and 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. A number of Don's talks may be found on his YouTube Channel. His podcasts are also available for download at "Well Being with Don Oakley" on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.

The Program: Except for lunchtime, the one-day retreat will be held in silence. Don will give a guided meditation and an extemporaneous talk in the morning. There will be an opportunity to ask question in the afternoon and a sharing session to close. There will also be several silent sitting sessions during the day. All sessions are, of course, optional and there will be time after lunch to meet others, sit by the river or walk the land.

Outdoor Meeting Location: The sessions will all be in the open air Powell River Pavilion on the bank of the river. There are overhead fans and plenty of area for socially distanced seating. The outdoor setting was chosen because nearly all COVID infections have been traced to indoor settings. Nonetheless, we will ask everyone to maintain social distancing during the event. We now have electric plug-in stadium blankets and electric foot warmer pads for everyone. 

Cost: We are requesting a $40 registration fee to attend this event. Please pre-register since will restrict the number of people attending. The registration form is below. If the $40 charge poses a financial burden on you that would prevent you from  coming, please let Patty know so we can waive the charge. During this time when all our events have been cancelled or postponed, your financial support of Well Being Retreat Center will be greatly appreciated.

Note: We have cabins available (but not Cabinettes) for occupancy by single persons, couples, or consenting roommates. Cabin reservations are separate from the event registration and you will need to provide your own food. Two night minimum please. Our policy regarding cabin cleaning between cabin occupancies during this time of COVID-19 is HERE.

For more information or to register you can click here.

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