Journey to Spiritual Awakening with Cannabis

About This Event

Free yourself from the burden of ego and open up your mind to what’s real. This deeply immersive experience creates a safe and comfortable container for you to dive deep within your soul. Discover what’s underneath the personal narratives we create to survive in this world and access an authentic place of compassion and love.

Stephen Gray, a published author and experienced spiritual guide, developed a profound interest in spirituality over 50 years ago and has since explored the power of sacramental medicine, specifically cannabis to amplify and deepen the awakening journey. Stephen has been studying the cultural and spiritual roots of marijuana for decades and has been leading exploratory circles with this plant for many years. This coupled with Stephen’s 25 years as a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism creates a unique space for exploration and discovery. 

This all-encompassing  3-day  meditative experience is designed for anyone interested in exploring their own spirituality. Taking a gentle and non-intrusive approach, Stephen aims to safely guide you through the experience and lead you to a freeing space of true awakening, peace and clarity. This experience is perfect if you are curious about how to use cannabis/marijuana in a more conscious and holistic way. You do not need to have any previous experience with this plant teacher. 

What happens when you open up and tune in to the delicate corners of your heart, mind and soul?

Melt into this slow-paced experience that weaves together elements of sound and movement healing, guided visualization, chakra balancing and cleansing, sensory enhancement, journalling, meditative nature walks and sharing sessions.

Spiritual Awakening Schedule 

Friday Evening

Delicious Organic Welcome Dinner

Opening & Grounding circle – Introductions and program instructions, meditation, yoga, etc.

Saturday – Ceremony Day

Sacred Herb Ceremony: Meditation, Live Music, Movement and Yoga, OM chanting, Guided Visualization and Breathwork, Sound Healing, Shamanic Drumming, Meditative Nature Walks, and more.

Sunday –Ceremony Day

Sacred Herb Ceremony: Meditation, Live Music, Movement and Yoga, OM chanting, Guided Visualization and Breathwork, Sound Healing, Shamanic Drumming, Meditative Nature Walks, and more

Monday -Closing Ceremony

Brief Meditation, Yoga, and Dance, sharing, integration guidance

Escape to a magical, meditative backdrop that carries you far away from the chaos, uncertainty and fast-paced rush of everyday life. Located next to the serene shores of Kootenay Lake this beautiful natural environment rejuvenates, invigorates and gives back to your soul.

If you can’t make this date, join us in June for the 2nd Journey to Spiritual Awakening! Info Here

Discover A Place Of Peace And Compassion

 

“I feel fortunate to have journeyed with Stephen through three of his Cannabis & Spirituality Meditations. I am humbled by the power, awed at the depth and refreshed by my mental and emotional clarity days after. A gift of inner spaciousness indeed!” – Jonathan Beals

“These green ceremonies are like mini-meditation retreats: deep dives into elemental and energetic consciousness. You get to appreciate just how your meditation is going and how your senses can be resonant doorways into profoundly alive inner spaces and inspirations. Stephen leads with heart and a soulfully musical touch.”

– Kolin Lymworth, Founder of Banyen Books

“Stephen brings deep knowledge to his work along with a genuine concern to create a safe space to journey. His guidance was always well-paced. I had a sense that I was being led by a wise soul who knew the terrain making it possible for me to focus deeply on the experience.” – Bruce Sanguin, Psychotherapist and Author

 

The retreat centre is warm, the rooms are lovely, the food and staff was great and the setting was soothing

Venue Highlights

The Sentinel is proud to be located on the shores of Kootenay lake with views of the stunning and powerful Purcell mountains. 180 º views from our Maloca a timber frame roundhouse where all our retreats and gatherings are held. We have breakout rooms and bodywork services such as acupuncture, reiki and massage available on site. Onsite gardens serve up the goodness we serve all our guests and the cedar hot tub and sauna are the perfect way to end your day in solitude or with friends.

Accommodations

All our kings and shared twin rooms have stunning views of the lake and mountains like this one! Weather you are in a private luxurious king room or a shared twin, all our accommodation is clean and modern. Your ensuite has heated floors, a rain shower and amenities for your comfort. Fluffy white towels and crisp linens are waiting for you as you check into your room so you can relax and refresh.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

We offer an array of colourful, nourishing and well-balanced meals lovingly made by professional chefs and consciously sourced from our organic, on-property garden.
FARM TO TABLE The Sentinel produces its own organic fruits and vegetables which are supplemented by local organic gardens.
The earth is our foundation for health – we know that the tomato on your plate was planted and nourished to its full potential by us.

LOCALLY SOURCED Meats are free range organic and prepared from our own suppliers, honey is from local bee keepers and vegetables are from our garden and local providers. Experience the connection while walking through our gardens.

MADE WITH LOVE Our most important ingredient is the love of those that have grown and prepared your meal – so your body can be nourished and be able do the work that is needed to be done on the planet.

A TASTE OF OUR MENU

BREAKFAST: Our signature “This is not oatmeal” combinations of nature’s wellness berries including chia and goji berries –sesame seeds and dried fruits. Gluten-free. Farm fresh eggs of the day, served with freshly picked greens and herbs
Organic yogurts and honey & Applesauce muffins & Freshly baked bread every day

LUNCH: Fresh mixed garden salad, Quinoa lasagna with marinara sauce with Russian garlic and truffle oil

DINNER: Chicken Ancho (a specialty from our friends in Mexico) with roasted root vegetables & mixed grain salad OR our signature vegan curry with Sentinel garden pumpkin

TREATS: Peach cobbler

Directions

When you see this sign you have arrived!
We are 50 minutes from Nelson BC and 15 minutes from Ainsworth Hot Spring & 7 minutes from Kaslo.

You can drive here from Vancouver in 9 hours and from Calgary in 8, these drives are beautiful in the summer time and especially if you are coming with a friend! Alternatively we are just a short 1 hour flight from either of these major cities, the closest airport is the Castlegar airport, which is 1.5 hours from our door!

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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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