Yes, the retreat is over!
It was beautiful, rich with the different 'flavors' and colors of the speakers' unique contributions to it.
I've decided to keep it accessible for those who've only found out about it after it was over, and want to do the retreat on their own, or just watch or listen to some of the sessions. And, of course, it'll also be available for all of you who participated and who missed a session or want to watch or listen to it again.
Freed from Grief
Become the prey of God and be freed from grief
Enter your own being, hurt holds you captive
Know your life throws a veil over your path
Linger with yourself, you'll only grow exhausted.
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey, A Year of Rumi)
Registrations are up to 250 as of Sunday evening!
I'm in awe ...
Thank you to all of you who have registered for your interest, trust, and resonance and affinity with the spirit of this retreat! May it be a healing and awakening occasion for all of us.
I'll be sending the tech details out in the next few days.
Right now I'm researching laptops, as I'm not sure my current one is still reliable enough. This wasn't planned, but here you go.
One step at a time.
Things are unfolding just perfectly, even with all the unforeseen that happens!
I've been doing trial hangouts with the speakers, just to make sure the Google hangouts work for everybody involved.
3 are done, 5 more to go. 3 of those arranged: one with John Prendergast tonight, another one tomorrow morning with Della, the third one with Scott Kiloby on Wednesday. The last two to be arranged for early this week. ...
Another item almost ready to be ticked off my list!
More news soon, stay tuned!
With much love and gratitude,
Registrations for the retreat have passed the 150 mark today, and they're climbing steadily.
It's been exciting to see them come in over the last two weeks. Participants are from the US and Canada, many of the European countries, Australia and New Zealand, South America, and there is one registration from Russia and two from Vietnam.
So one part of my vision for the retreat is already fulfilled: that it bring people together from all over the globe.
Another, even more important part of my vision is that it reach as many people as possible. Several hundred would be quite wonderful and seem definitely feasible at this point. Over a thousand would be awe-inspiring!
Dare I dream?
And you can help make this dream come true by spreading the word. You can
A big thank you for passing it on!
With much love
So the 'retreat technology' is starting to be settled:
You'll be able to watch the whole retreat on video! If you don't want to be on the computer, you will also be able to listen by phone or online, as far as the meditation and sharing sessions are concerned, and possibly for some of the conversations with the speakers.
As far as your own participation and contributions go:
During the meditation and sharing sessions, you'll probably be able to ask questions and share your experience through Google hangouts if you're familiar with that platform. If you're a low tech person, you will be able to listen and call in by phone, or online. During the sessions, you can use the comment section of the YouTube channel on which the sessions will be broadcast.
As all these aspects are coming together, the retreat is starting to be more and more real. I so look forward to sharing it with all of you!
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