Well Being Retreat Center - Event

"Where Silence Is Expressed"

"Coming Home to Yourself"
a Day-Long Meditation & Inquiry Retreat
Saturday June 11, 2022

Photo of Don Oakey, Founding Director of Well Being Retreat Center, Tazewell, TN

Well Being Retreat Center is offering a day-long retreat entitled "Coming Home to Yourself." The retreat will be led by Don Oakley, the Founding Director of Well Being Retreat Center and 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, and by Patty Bottari, a Director of Well Being Foundation and longtime employee and student of both Adyashanti and Byron Katie. A number of Don's talks may be found on his YouTube Channel. His podcasts are also available for download at "Well Being with Don Oakley" on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.

"We can spend a most of our life energy pursuing happiness only to be disappointed eventually by its inability to be ultimately satisfying and for its inherent quality of impermanence. We recognize these characteristics, yet continue our pursuit. This retreat will explore an alternative approach."

Photo of Patty Bottari, a Director of Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN



This in-person Retreat will be from 9:30 am EST until 5:30 pm EST.

Here is the Schedule (all times are EST):

8:30 to 9:30         You are welcome to come a bit early to visit with others or enjoy the land.

9:30 to 9:50         Introductions with Patty Bottari

9:50 to 10:30      Guided Meditation with Don Oakley

10:45 to 12:00       Discourse on "Coming Home to Yourself" by Don 

12:10 to 12:30 pm  Silent Sitting with Patty Bottari

12:30 to 2:30        Break to enjoy the land and the silence


2:30 to 3:00         Silent Sitting with Patty

3:10 to 4:20          Inquiry with Don

4:30 to 5:30         Closing Circle with Patty

Covid Considerations

This event will be help in the open-air Powell River Pavilion. If you're not feeling well or have been exposed to someone within the last 10 days who has Covid or is ill with Covid like symptoms, please do not come and we will refund your registration fee in full. We have sufficient space to maintain the recommended six foot distancing. Since it is an outdoor venue, we are not requiring that masks be worn, but please bring your mask for use in the restroom.



Cost: $50 registration fee to attend this event. 

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