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Resting the Mind into the Heart - A Five-Day Retreat with Caverly and Suniti | Jul 26, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

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How often is the heart forgotten as we move through the world? In this retreat, we will remember the heart of awareness. We will remember who we truly are.

We invite you to join us at our 2016 summer retreat with Caverly Morgan and Suniti Dernovsek from July 26-31 in the redwoods near Santa Cruz, CA. We will be staying at the beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha center. Click here to see some pictures from the center and the surrounding area. We’re excited to announce that this year’s retreat has been extended by an additional day!

No experience required. All are welcome. Given our deep commitment to being an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity, please let us know how we can fully support your retreat experience.

The backdrop of this five-day retreat is silence. There will be opportunities for relating mindfully with the teachers and fellow retreat participants during workshop periods but please be aware that this is a silent retreat.

 

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This retreat will include:

  • Silence
  • Sitting and Walking Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Healthy Vegetarian Meals
  • Time in Nature
  • Guidance and Workshop Sessions with Caverly Morgan
  • Yoga & Movement with Suniti Dernovsek
  • Qigong with Vivienne Verdon-Roe

 

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Your Teachers
Zen teacher and former monk Caverly Morgan is known for her insight, humor, and real-world perspective. She is the founding teacher at One House of Peace and holds workshops and retreats nationally. Caverly is also the executive director of Peace in Schools, which brings mindfulness to young people in schools and social service agencies in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Vivienne Verdon-Roe teaches a powerful form of qigong she used to heal herself from a 20 year struggle with chronic Lyme disease. The practice connects us to Source, the qi field, harmonizing our energy. The result is past conditioning releases, we relax, feel healthier and happier and at peace with ourselves and the world. Visit her site at www.embodyinglove.us.

 

Suniti
Suniti Dernovsek is a choreographer, performer and movement educator living in Portland.  She has been a student of dance, yoga and Buddhism for 20 years. She teaches a warm and generous style of movement that is influenced by her interest in contemporary and classical dance forms, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga and mindfulness.  She brings her love of movement, fondness of detail and her own understanding of practice into her teaching.

 

“The power of retreat with Caverly is that you are guided to design and practice a ‘tool kit’ to recognize and intercept the internal negative talk and feelings we each have. This happens through the mentoring of a skillful teacher, intimate dialogue with other workshop members, and the repeated practice of exercises that connect with the breath, calm the mind, and energize the whole system. Over the several days of a retreat, your ability to practice gets deeper, no matter what level you start at, and stays with you longer in your post-retreat ‘daily life.’” — James, Arts Administrator

Accommodation Fees
Accommodations are getting close to being filled up! Contact info@onehouseofpeace.org to discuss available options.

A Note about Dana:
At One House of Peace, we endeavor to keep the cost of all our retreats low, so that our offerings are accessible to as many people as possible. We also keep our costs low to allow for dana to be given at the end of retreat. Dana is the Pali word for generosity and is a spontaneous expression of the heart in appreciation for the benefits received through the hearing and practice of the teachings at retreat. The encouragement is to find the place that allows you to experience generosity as an expression of gratitude for what is received, while not creating undue financial hardship for yourself. Offering dana is an opportunity to find the middle way. In the spirit of accessibility, dana is a suggestion, not a requirement. Suggested dana for the entire retreat experience is between $30 and $100 per day.

The Details

  • Retreat will begin at 5:00pm on July 26th and end at 1:00pm on July 31st.
  • Financial assistance is available. Please email info@onehouseofpeace.org.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 5 weeks or more before retreat begins will be refunded in full minus a $50 admin fee. Cancellations 3-5 weeks before retreat begins will be refunded 50%. Cancellations less than three weeks before retreat begins (including signups within those three weeks) will not be refunded.

 

Fall Urban Retreat | Oct 7, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

Join Caverly Morgan this Fall for a non-residential urban weekend retreat at The Little Church in Portland, OR. Stay tuned for details and pricing!

The retreat will include meditations and self-reflective explorations; relational mindfulness exercises; and conscious, compassionate, communication skills.

No experience required. All welcome. Given our deep commitment to being an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity, please let us know how we can fully support your retreat experience.

 

Awakening to the New Year - A Five-Day Retreat with Caverly | Dec 28, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

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This retreat isn’t about making resolutions, though it is about intention. It’s about realizing your deepest hearts desire. It’s about embracing change out of love and passion, not obligation and fear. Through awareness practice, we remember who we authentically are. We remember what we authentically are. When moving through the world from that recognition, intention manifests differently than when our attention is aligned with the feeling of separation. From separation, awareness practice is distorted into a self-improvement plan and resolutions are a familiar and painful by-product. This retreat focuses on the alternative.

Join us for an inspiring and empowering journey of self-inquiry on this silent retreat. The retreat takes place from December 28-January 2 at Still Meadow Retreat Center in the tranquil Oregon countryside 30 minutes from Portland. Click to see photos of Still Meadow Retreat Center. Stay tuned for details and pricing!

No experience required. All are welcome. Given our deep commitment to being an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity, please let us know how we can fully support your retreat experience.

Activities include meditation, group discussions and private guidance sessions with Caverly, guided imagery, journaling, and mindful walking — all within the backdrop of silence.

Your Teachers
Zen teacher and former monk Caverly Morgan is known for her insight, humor, and real-world perspective. She is the founding teacher at One House of Peace and holds workshops and retreats nationally. Caverly is also the executive director of Peace in Schools, which brings mindfulness to young people in schools and social service agencies in Portland, Oregon.