Listening with Love Retreat at Samish Island, Washington $275 per person

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Listening with Love Retreat at Samish Island, Washington $275 per person

In this weekend retreat of deep reflective listening, we'll explore how to listen in a way that integrates body, mind, and heart.

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11633 Scott Rd 11633 Scott Road Bow, WA 98232

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Nurturing Silence Retreat: Listening With Love

'Listening with Love' in-person retreat October 21-23.

$275 per person

Follow this link to register

https://nurturingspirit.corsizio.com/c/62f6a2bb5440bb594bad0e33

* You must register through the link above to reserve your spot*

Listening With Love

A Nurturing Silence Retreat

October 21 - 23, 2022In person, Samish Island, WA

In this weekend retreat of deep reflective listening, we'll explore how to listen in a way that integrates body, mind, and heart, into a loving and compassionate whole. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean and Samish Island, we'll slow our momentum, cultivating a silent space to receive the healing balm of contemplative practices:

sitting and walking meditation

gentle yoga, breath, and embodied awareness

mindful eating (nourishing plant-based meals)

deep rest and relaxation

This retreat calls upon diverse wisdom traditions and is open to all levels of experience.

Our special guests will be Jonathan Prescott and Vickie MacArthur.

Jonathan Prescott, BCC BCCC BCPC is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. As a long time ordained student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Jonathan’s practice is to support people experiencing illness and end of life, foster effective caregiving and reconnect people with their innate wisdom and compassion. Jonathan has also studied with Dharmacharya Eileen Kiera and Jack Duffy Roshi at The Mountain Lamp Community and with Frank Ostaseski of the Metta Institute and Zen Hospice Project.

Jonathan offers workshops and retreats to help caregivers become more openhearted, effective, and joyful. He has served as Chaplain in hospice, cancer care, and hospital settings. During Jonathan’s 40-year spiritual practice, he’s led and served many organizations in the Buddhist, Quaker and non-profit realms.

He is the founder of Radiant Light Zen, Morning Light Sangha, The Anacortes Mindfulness Community, and The Island Sangha. Together with his teaching partner, Michael Melancon, they support Zen students with daily meditation, retreats, and individual practice guidance.

At home in the San Juan Islands of Washington, Jonathan relishes the peaceful solitude of his small farm.

Jonathan is the author of The Road To Freedom: Learning To Drive With Joy And Kindness.

Vickie MacArthur. Vickie describes herself as “a lifetime pilgrim on the spiritual path of everyday life.” As a minister, spiritual director, yoga and meditation teacher, she walks an inter-spiritual path that honors the depth of her Christian, Buddhist, and yogic traditions. Living into her spiritual name, “Divine Oneness of the Heart”, Vickie is passionate about building bridges between traditions, and creating new kinds of spiritual communities, beyond the confines of religion.

Vickie’s writing and teaching integrates embodied awareness, breath and spirituality to help bring a sense of healing and wholeness to all aspects of life. In her classes and retreats, Vickie teaches the “art of slowing down and listening deeply” to ourselves, to each other, to our planet, and to the Great Mystery that holds us all. She offers smaller, personalized yoga and meditation classes to help deal with stress and anxiety, and to manage chronic pain and other health challenges. She also offers private spiritual companioning for those who want to explore the deeper questions and complexities of life in an open and inclusive way.

For more info, or to book an appointment, go to www.spiritinmotionyoga.com.

Watch for Vickie’s upcoming spiritual memoir A Lotus On Fire: How A Buddhist Monk Ignited My Heart. More info at www.vickiemacarthur.com.

We look forward to spending time with you at Samish Island retreat centre.

Our E cabins have a shared bathroom and shower room with a personal sink and mirror in each cabin. Our rustic cabins have access to one of two bathhouses, with showers, toilets and sinks. E cabins will be given to those with special needs first and following that, on a first come first requested basis.

Follow this link to register and see our full schedule

https://nurturingspirit.corsizio.com/c/62f6a2bb5440bb594bad0e33

Nurturing Silence Retreat: Listening With Love in-person retreat October 21-23.

* You must register through the link above to reserve your spot*

$275 per person

per person

COVID-19 safety measures

Event will be indoors

We will follow all Covid protocols. Please watch for updates. Masks are recommended indoors, but not mandatory.

What to bring

Bedding or sleeping bag and pillow

Toiletries and towels

Water bottle and/or travel mug

Rain Gear for outdoor activities – optional- check the weather before arriving

Walking shoes or boots for the forest and beach

Slippers for inside the dining hall for comfort if you wish, and so we don't track dirt into our spaces

Flashlight

For classes:

Comfortable clothing

Water bottle

Yoga mat, strap, sash, or belt

Blanket or quilt – can be your sleeping blanket

Pillow – can be your sleep pillow

A personal journal

Extra yoga mat if you're able

An open heart and an open mind

A few extra yoga mats will be available – please advise us if you will need one.

Chairs will be provided for those not comfortable on the floor.

Let us know if you have any food allergies when you register

Schedule

Friday October 21st

4pm Arrive

5:00 Tour of Samish and Facilities

6:00 Supper

7:30 Gathering/Welcoming/Introduction

8:30 Yoga Nidra/Meditation

9:00 Bed

Saturday October 22nd

6:30 Rise

7:00 Meditation

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Session 1: Settling Into Silence

11:00 Outdoor Walking Meditation

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Rest

2:30 Session 2: Listening With our Minds, Hearts, and Bodies

4:00 Dharma Circle sharing

5:30 Supper

7:00 Singing into silence

9:00 Bed

Sunday October 23

6:30 Rise

7:00 Meditation

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Session 3: Listening with Love

11:30 Closing Circle

12:00 Pack up and clean Cabins

1:00 Retreat Ends

Email: CreatingConnectionBC@gmail.com

Follow this link to register

https://nurturingspirit.corsizio.com/c/62f6a2bb5440bb594bad0e33

Nurturing Silence Retreat: Listening With Love in-person retreat October 21-23.

* You must register through the link above to reserve your spot*

$275 per person

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