Supporting the Awakening of Consciousness in Asheville and Beyond
Time: September 7, 2018 at 5pm to September 9, 2018 at 2pm
Location: Well Being Retreat Center
Street: 376 Well Being Circle
City/Town: Tazewell, TN 37879
Website or Map: https://www.wellbeingretreatc…
Event Type: retreat
Organized By: Patty
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2018
Well Being Retreat Center is offering a weekend retreat entitled “The End of Seeking” 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.
Spiritual awakening is often spoken of as the finish line - the end goal of the journey. It is true that it's the end of seeking (because you will have found what you've been looking for). But it's also the beginning of a new, truly spiritual journey. It's not the last step - it's the first. Until we find out who we are - not as a philosophy, but as our own self-discovery - we are often plagued by a nagging sense of phoniness. Life can often feel difficult. And then...one day...if we've been diligent and open and honest and sincere, Springtime arrives. Ahhhhh, the relief!
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 retreat 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 talks by Don Oakley on Saturday morning entitled “The End of Seeking.“ . All activities during the weekend are voluntary, of course, and all inquiry will be experientially grounded.
There is $40 Housekeeping Fee for the retreat and we ask that you bring and prepare one meal for the group attending. Depending on the number of people, 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.
A tax-deductible donation to Well Being Foundation before the retreat, while at the retreat or afterwards will allow us to further this work of offering a venue for exploring our deepest nature. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Please sign up using the Registration Form here by Sunday September 2nd to reserve your space. Some of these retreats fill 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 September 3rd.