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February 2019
Planting Seeds of Joy
An InterPlay Experiental Playshop

InterPlay retreat
Joy is guaranteed to grow whenever we engage all of ourselves in present moment connection. Being fully in the moment is a great gift to give ourselves. It takes time and practice. A retreat is a wonderful way to jump in and begin.
 
In this weekend together, we will begin to come out of Winter's deep den. We will gather the seeds for the season ahead and prepare for the planting. Spring arrives first inside our bodies and our minds as we spend time discovering what it means to cultivate deep listening. We will unlock the wisdom of our bodies, explore new ways to reclaim our joy, creativity, and inner authority.

Through the easily accessible, inclusive forms and practices of InterPlay, we will play deep and wide, begin to till the soil of our beings, and find some rich compost so that we may grow our true authentic expression.

InterPlay, was created by Phil Porter and Cynthia Winton- Henry and is composed of principles and practices that seamlessly unlock the body, open the mind, and heart allowing more ease and flow to arise naturally. Life does not have to be so hard and we do not have to take ourselves so seriously. Play can be a scary word for adults, but we promise it will be so sneaky that you will not even realize you are doing it! You will find yourself, laughing and having fun. You will find yourself digging in the dirt of your life and loving it. You will want to plant new seeds so that your garden will come alive with possibility and promise.
 
Joy is possible here and now. All are welcome in this garden.
 
Our time together will include, ritual, writing, art, movement, song, stillness, and surprise!
 
Kirkridge retreat center in the Pocnono Mountains of Pennsylvania is the perfect place to spend a weekend of play and reflection. We will use nature, stones, and water to complete our full sensory experience.

All of welcome to participate. Please let us know if you have any questions or special needs.  

March 15-17 in Bangor, PA

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Bodhi House Retreat
A Retreat on Your Terms

Retreat Kit home retreat
"I need a retreat now!" Have you ever said this to yourself? Maybe you even had a day or an afternoon free but there was nothing available in your area that was affordable or timely. Have you tried meditating for a day at home, but you find you need the guidance of a structured retreat to help stay focused?

A Bodhi House Retreat may be for you. This retreat kit is designed to provide the core components you need to hold a personal meditation retreat in any setting. It only requires basic technology such as a smartphone, computer, or tablet and time to plan and format your retreat. Add recorded meditations or talks from your favorite teachers, pastors, or speakers to round out your retreat.

This kit is perfect for a vacation retreat, a daylong at home retreat, small groups, and for those times when you really need a retreat but there is nothing close by, affordable, or that meets your schedule. It is not meant to completely replace a residential retreat, but it can help fill in the gaps between retreats for experienced meditators.

Visit our website to learn more about this retreat kit and watch a short video demo of how to put your retreat together. Until the end of February you can save $4 with coupon code "finder". Download today and by tomorrow morning you could be on-retreat. Not ready to buy the kit, then please download our free meditation timers to start off.


Women's Retreat
Have A BAALL in Costa Rica

Women_s Retreat BAALL Process
What if you knew how to deepen the joy in your journey? What if you had a greater connection to the divine magic of life? How might life be different?

Come step into the healing of the blue zone on the Guanacaste Coast of Costa Rica. Settle into a quiet, nourishing space to explore, reflect and recharge.  Delight in the fresh bounty of the region and experience Costa Rican hospitality.

Distractions and technology have taken us further and further away from our innate wisdom and connection. Using the BAALL Process™ (Breathe Ask Allow Listen and Love) you are expertly guided through a process to connect to your inner wisdom and re-establish your inner compass.  The BAALL Process blends physical, spiritual and emotional growth in thoughtful, creative and sometimes downright playful ways.

"I want to keep the glow from the retreat in my heart forever." -Attendee

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Lasting Happiness
A Practical and Experiential Approach

Lasting Happiness Retreat
March 23 - March 30
Santa Cruz Mtns, CA

This retreat will not only provide you with a clear roadmap of how to create healthier mental patterns and overcome negative states of mind, but also the tools necessary to undertake that journey.

The retreat is based on the "Stages of the Path" (lam rim) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and will include lectures, guided meditations, discussion periods, and experiential homework assignments.

The "Stages of the Path" was developed as a synthesis of the main subject matter of all the sutras taught by the Buddha. Subjects to be discussed will include: the nature of mind, death and rebirth, karma, how to overcome suffering, mental quiescence, developing the good heart, the ultimate nature of reality (emptiness), how to relate to the spiritual teacher, and more.

This class will also teach you the theory and practice of Buddhist meditation, and give you the tools you need to begin a daily practice.

Beginners are welcome!

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Allies in Recovery
A Workshop for Sexual Abuse Survivors and their Partners

Sexual Abuse Survivors Workshop
The long-term and often painful process of recovery from sexual abuse has profound effects on relationships. Partners and survivors experience a parallel process of understanding the nature of abuse, its effects on the survivor and the couple, and the requirements of healing. 

The weekend will provide a variety of healing activities, including the sharing of stories, writing exercises, anger work and other emotional expression, small group discussion, relaxation, creativity, and yes, even fun.  

March 1-3 in Bangor, PA

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Sacred Healing in Columbia 
Heal & Reignite with Plant Medicine 

Ancestral Plant medicine
Are you looking to uncover the REAL reason you feel blocked or why you are NOT having the experience you desire in your life and with your work?
 
Ancestral Plant medicine is a powerful access point into greater clarity and satisfaction in every area of your life. Learn more about this medicine to heal at a cellular DNA level and in a profound SPIRITUAL way.


Ananda Center at Laurelwood
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Gaston, OR
A retreat at Ananda is a wonderful way to combine personal quiet time and spiritual inspiration.  Vegetarian meals, Daily Morning and Mid-day Group Meditation and Yoga classes. Personal services, including: Spiritual counseling, Private Yoga Sessions, Meditation Lessons, Massage and Acupuncture. Also space for groups up to 450.

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Tsegyalgar West
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Mexico: San Jose del Cabo, BCS
The center is the main center for longer retreat of the International Dzogchen Community. Sincere practitioners of any other tradition, Buddhist or no Buddhist are also welcome. Also for groups up to 120.

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Spirit in the Desert
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Carefree, AZ
We can help provide personal retreaters with a Spiritual Director or Masseuse. Beautiful grounds include labyrinth, prayer walking path, 1/5 mile meditation path, and gorgeous sunsets, sunrises. Also groups up to 100.
 
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West Virginia Institute for Spirituality
Personal Retreats 

Charleston, WV
Dedicated to providing space and opportunities for deepening mindfulness, prayer practice, interior peace, and for integrating moral and ethical values. Come and be companioned on your spiritual journey with dedicated Spiritual Directors.

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Sharanam Retreats
Personal Retreats 

Spain: Santanyi, Mallorca
Located next to the sea the retreats include life-coaching by a trained psychologist and daily yoga and meditation sessions. The retreats are all-inlcusive with great vegetarian world food and are for individuals, couples and families at any time during the year. 

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Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Villa Maria, PA
With its woodlands, pond, outdoor shrines, nature paths, herb garden and Labyrinth - provides the perfect setting for contemplation and renewal. A Chapel with daily Eucharist, a library and an indoor pool are available to retreatants. Groups up to 300 also welcome.

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Christine Center
Personal Retreats 

Willard, WI
The Center features a variety of spirituality retreat programs, both East and West, including Intuitive Painting and Mandala Art, Praying with Sacred Sound, Kindness Meditation. Lots of Yoga found here.

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Yoga Holidays in Italy
Personal Retreats 

Italy: casperia Sabina
Our team of certified teachers lead daily classes suitable for all levels. Our guests can do as much or as little as they choose, simply taking yoga and relaxing to your heart's content, or adding activities such as holistic therapies, cookery classes, and swimming.

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Trout Lake Abbey
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Trout Lake, WA
We are open to all faiths.  We have many options from meditation huts to full lodging. Opportunities for Zen practice. Space for groups up to 70.

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Franciscan Renewal Center
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Scottsdale, AZ
The Franciscan Renewal Center (also known as "The Casa") is a spiritual oasis for renewal, rest, and prayer. We provide space for meetings, overnight stays, private and directed retreats, adult education programs, conference rooms for nonprofit groups, and licensed behavioral health counseling. 

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Mount Madonna Center
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Watsonville, CA
Located on 355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest and grassland overlooking Monterey Bay, we are a community designed to nurture the creative arts and the health sciences within a context of personal and spiritual growth. Also space for groups up to 500.

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Marywood Franciscan Spirituality 
Personal Retreats 

Arbor Vitae, WI
Private Directed Retreats can be scheduled at your convenience throughout the year, and for the duration of your choosing, subject to availability of cabins and director. Space available November thru April each year at discounted rates for sabbaticals (2 weeks to 6 months) and 30-day Retreats.

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Christ the King Retreat 
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Syracuse , NY
The quiet, peaceful, contemplative atmosphere provides the perfect environment for private and group retreats. Offering directed retreats, silent preached retreats and a 30 Day Ignatian retreat. Also space for groups up to 80.

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Vista Verde Retreat
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Carson, NM
Vista Verde Retreat promotes creativity as well as emotional, mental, and physical well-being.  A sense of serenity is pervasive as you wind your way through the compound. Also groups up to 25.

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Garrison Institute
Center for Rent

Garrison, NY
Overlooking the Hudson River, our facility includes our spacious, light filled Meditation Hall, smaller session rooms, a large auditorium, our monastic wood beamed dining room, jacuzzis and comfortable lounges. Groups to 300.

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Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute
Center for Rent

Oconomowoc, WI
Just a two-hour drive from Chicago and less than an hour from Milwaukee and Madison. Located on the shores of beautiful Lac La Belle, the OSRUI Retreat Center features 200 scenic acres where you will experience the silent beauty of rural Wisconsin. For groups up to 350.

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