Exploring Your Way of Being: A Personal Growth Workshop to Launch 2019

About This Event

This event started as an annual retreat for our meditation group; we look forward to opening up this weekend experience to be shared with new friends. 

This weekend will nourish your emotional self! You will awaken to new parts of you! You will feed your body and soul with a specific self-reflection language for observing your thought/feeling/perception process. There is no need to work on changing or fixing anything. The main invitation is to take the time to simply notice and explore “your way of being” during the weekend.

This workshop is for people who want and need a safe place to explore various issues in a deeply caring listening community. Participants want to grow mentally/emotionally/spiritually and typically "know" there is more to life. Meet participants who are on the same journey of self-discovery. It is a precious opportunity to talk in a confidential setting about what we experience as impediments and growth opportunities in our personal and/or professional lives.

This workshop is influenced through Pat Howley's career experiences with Joyce and John Weir; Carl Rogers; Eugene Gendlin; Ken Wilber; Michael Murphy; George Leonard; Dan Brown; and Junpo Kelly Roshi.


The weekend is designed for space to “be with” yourself in a retreat setting. Five 2-3 hour group meetings with brief presentations are integrated with time to practice meditation, eat meals together, read resources, and/or explore outdoors.


We have negotiated rates for participants to stay on campus in the Farmhouse where our group will meet. The Farmhouse provides beautiful indoor and outdoor space along with meals. Retreat organizers will work with you to make lodging arrangements (if needed). Commuters are welcome.

Tags: discussion emotional growth inner work meditation personal development wellness

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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