Supporting the Awakening of Consciousness in Asheville and Beyond
Time: December 7, 2018 at 4pm to December 9, 2018 at 2pm
Location: Well Being Retreat Center
Street: 376 Well Being Cir
Website or Map: https://www.wellbeingretreatc…
Event Type: mostly, silent, retreat
Organized By: Patty
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2018
Well Being Retreat Center is offering a weekend retreat entitled “The Grand Undoing” 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.
Often, the spiritual journey is seen as a process of adopting new concepts, practices and rituals; or perhaps it is imagined as a series of attainments, revelations and visions; or maybe it is tabulated by clocking an impressive number of hours on the meditation cushion. All of which can have some value. But the real spiritual journey begins when you - as you've known yourself - start to be undone. This is where everything starts to get interesting. There begins a stripping away of every notion that holds you separate from the Divine, from Love, from God.
This weekend retreat will begin with supper on Friday December 7th and will end after lunch on Sunday December 9th.
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 several guided inquiry talks by Don Oakleyon on the subject of “The Grand Undoing.“ . All activities during the weekend are voluntary, of course, and all inquiry will be experientially grounded.
There will be a $40 "Housekeeping Fee" for this retreat and we ask that you bring and prepare one meal. There is no charge for housing which will be on a first come first serve basis. 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 18 – 25 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.
Your tax-deductible donation to Well Being Foundation before or at the end of the retreat will allow us to further this work of offering a venue for exploring your deepest nature. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
For more information or to register you can go here.