The purpose of this Retreat is to transcend limitations of
the mind/body idea and to embody open awareness on all levels,
intellectually, physically, and emotionally.
A quiet mind is dependent on an empty peaceful non-gripping body.
We will explore concepts held as true
Identify one’s main belief pattern about life
Touch the emotional holding of the past
Meet pre-verbal survival impulses on the cellular level
While the person is striving for the truth and well-being,
many with much success, there is also a reservoir of tightly held
dark states that hold the physical body as a solid identity.
The person is very familiar with the recurring patterns of pain
and the stories of repetitive suffering that this can cause.
I am referring to repressed mixtures of insecurity, doubt, fear,
pain confusion, hatred, betral, denial, trauma, abandonment,
manipulation and abuse.
Pure observing awareness is the natural result
of a non-holding form.
When: The five-day retreat begins on the evening of Friday, August 9 at 7PM and ends on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 14.
Where: The BARN, Wakefield, Quebec, Canada (30 minutes from Ottawa)
COST: Tuition, Accommodation & Meals $840
Accommodation is in spacious dorm-style rooms with shared bath. Some doubles are available for couples. Included are delicious vegetarian lunches & dinners prepared daily by The Barn’s gourmet cook, Tanya Wodicka, as well as breakfast served by the Barn staff.
Retreat seva (karma yoga) will include helping serve meals or cleaning up after meals.
What to Bring: If you drive, please bring your own pillowcase, sheets, and towels. Blankets and pillows are provided.
To register and secure your place, send a deposit of $150 , which is non-refundable except for extenuating circumstances. Make cheques out to Paula Selmayr and send to Paula Selmayr; 207-1585 Field Rd., Sechelt, B.C. V0N 3A1, Canada. As space is limited we recommend you get your deposit in as soon as possible. The balance is due upon arrival at the Barn.