Asheville Sangha

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The Path of Creativity

Event Details

The Path of Creativity

Time: January 19, 2018 at 4pm to January 21, 2018 at 2pm
Location: Well Being Retreat Center
Street: 376 Well Being Circle (557 Narrows Rd if using GPS)
City/Town: Tazewell, TN 37879
Website or Map: https://www.wellbeingretreatc…
Phone: 423-626-9000 RSVP by Sunday 1/14/18
Event Type: residential, retreat
Organized By: Patty
Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2018

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Event Description

Well Being Retreat Center is offering a two-night Weekend Retreat entitled “The Path of Creativity” 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.

Creativity is not something we control. Instead, it is a state of  receptivity - allowing something to flow through us. Art or music or dance are forms of creativity, but so is any action which arises from our deeper nature when we allow it to be informed by the situation at hand rather than from a preconditioned, formulated response. 

Many of us have been told that we are not creative - as if creativity was determined by our DNA and we just didn't get the right genes. But what it that assumption wasn't true? What if it were possible to discover our Muse? What if Life were allowed to flow through us in ways that delight and surprise us? 

About Retreat

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 “The Path of Creativity.“ . All activities during the weekend are voluntary, of course, and all inquiry will be experientially grounded.

There is no charge for the retreat, but 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.)

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. Your generosity is always greatly appreciated

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