Well Being Retreat Center - Event

"Where Silence Is Expressed"

Retreat At Home 

with Don Oakley

Tuesday Evening October 27th at 6:30 pm EDT on Zoom

"Emptiness & Unity"

During this time of relative self-isolation and uncertainty, Don Oakley will be presenting a series of online talks (with an opportunity for questions) via www.Zoom.com every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm EDT for the foreseeable future. We have the opportunity to explore our deeper Nature during this time rather than dwelling entirely in fear and anxiety. We must, of course, take care of our bodies and be prudent to the extent we must venture out in the world, but that still leaves considerable space to venture into the mystery of our own being. With impermanence staring us in the face, motivation may be heightened to find the timeless, the unchanging, that place where fear has no foothold. 


Don Oakley is the author of "It's Time to Wake Up Now: The Top Ten Myths that Can Hijack Spiritual Awakening," a five star rated book on Amazon, Founding Director of Well Being Foundation and Director of Adyashanti's Open Gate Sangha non-profit organization. Samples of Don's teachings may be found on his YouTube Channel.

"When eastern religions talk about emptiness and no-self, we may get the impression these teachings claim that nothing at all exists, but that would be to miss the entire point. Emptiness refers to nothing existing as a separate entity, neither phenomena nor persons. The distinction is subtle, but essential to a recognition of Unity.”

Schedule & Format

These online discourses will be every Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm EDT. They will be online using zoom.com. This is free to access and will be explained below. There will typically be a brief guided inquiry to start, then a spontaneous presentation by Don and an opportunity to ask questions or suggest a topic to explore.

The presentation will be non-denominational and non-dogmatic. It will be a direct inquiry into our deepest Nature. The presentations will not be sequential so you may join on any Tuesday. All are welcome.

Dana (generosity/donation) for the teachings

Your tax-deductible donation to Well Being Foundation helps to support the work of Well Being Retreat Center. One hundred percent of all donations is used for activities of the retreat center. Don & Patty volunteer their time and receive no salary for their work on behalf of the Foundation. Thank you for your consideration.

"At Home Retreat" with Don Oakley

Time: October 27, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada)


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However, if you log into your Zoom account first, then you will need to use this meeting number:

Meeting #: 914-241-526, and

Meeting Passcode: 064265

New to Zoom? It is best to join via computer. If you have never used Zoom before, please view the following video about how to download the software and join the meeting:       https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ

Downloading Zoom software to your computer usually only takes a few minutes, but it would be best to open the meeting link early (~ 6:15) so that any unanticipated problems can be solved.

Zoom has also created a "test meeting" site so you can get used to the platform. Here's the YouTube link.

However, again, from your computer, it is not necessary to download the Zoom software. You can go straight to the meeting without a password with this linkhttps://zoom.us/j/914241526?pwd=K1JpUHdSR0dBZW9HODB2d2VwcGxRUT09

Tablet or Smart Phone Users: If you do not have access to a computer, you can join and participate over your smart phone or tablet. To use smart devices, you will first need to download the free app Zoom Cloud Meetings on the device you will be using.


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