Supporting the Awakening of Consciousness in Asheville and Beyond
Time: November 7, 2020 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Well Being Retreat Center
Street: 376 Well Being Cir
Website or Map: https://www.wellbeingretreatc…
Event Type: day, long, silent, retreat
Organized By: Patty
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2020
Well Being Retreat Center is offering a day-long retreat entitled "Let It Be” 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. Many of Don's talks may be found on his YouTube Channel.
"It is a challenging spiritual practice to allow everything to be as it is when we know how things should be, how the other person should act, how my partner should change his/her ways, even how I should be a better person. It seems we feel comfortable granting ourselves omniscience while distrusting how Life Itself is unfolding. This retreat will explore a more functional approach."
With COVID precautions on the minds of most, Patty and Don are offering this in-person retreat in a beautiful open-air setting on the banks of the Powell River. On Saturday November 7th from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm we will be offering a day long retreat of meditation and inquiry. If you wanted to come earlier in the day or stay later to be able to spend some quiet time on the land or to have a chance to talk with folks that you may not have seen for a while, that would be fine. Also, if you would like to rent a cabin for the weekend, there are plenty of single occupancy cabins available all with full bathrooms and kitchenettes.
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. You can find out more information and register here.