Well Being Retreat Center - Event
"Where Silence Is Expressed"
A Peace Beyond Understanding
a Weekend Retreat of Silence & Contemplation
May 21, 2021 - May 23, 2021
Well Being Retreat Center is offering a 2-night mostly silent Weekend Retreat led by Don Oakley, 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.
This event will be held in the open-air Powell River Pavilion on the bank of the scenic Powell River. The weekend event includes lodging in one of our 12 cabins. Each cabin has a kitchenette so that you can store and prepare your meals. We will provide drinks and snacks. The Pavilion allows for seating at at least six feet apart.
"This Event will be devoted to exploring deeply into the Nature of our Existence."
The retreat will begin with check-in on Friday afternoon May 21st and will end mid-day on Sunday May 23rd. All sessions will be held at the open-air Powell River Pavilion with appropriately spaced seating. Well Being will provide drinks and snacks during the retreat. Please plan to bring and prepare food for your meals. All cabins have kitchenettes. Maximum one person cabin except for couples (due to Covid precautions). Shared two bedroom room cabins are available for consenting cabin mates. Cost $125 per person.
About the Retreat
This retreat is a non-denominational opportunity to explore one’s own true nature – free from the everyday distractions and busyness of our lives. The weekend will include silent sittings in the serenity of our riverside Pavilion, guided meditations, inquiry, structured sharing and a guided inquiry talks by Don Oakley.. Closing Sharing Circle will be led by Patty Bottari. All activities during the retreat are voluntary, of course.
Note: Due to our Covid-restricted bed capacity, we ask that you remain fully engaged in the spirit of the retreat for the duration of the event and not simply use the time for a personal vacation. However, if you would like to book a cabin for any non-retreat weekend, the entire 160 acre land is available for R&R.
During the weekend there will be opportunities for quiet walks around our 160 acre property, sitting by the scenic Powell River which surrounds the property for 2 1/2 miles, for exploration of Nature, or simply to rest. You will be staying in one of the comfortable cabins. All event sessions will be at the Powell River Pavilion.
Each period of silent sitting will be an opportunity to simply let everything be as it is – naturally and without effort. You may discover the awake spaciousness that is ever-present – that exists prior to (and during) any effort to control or manipulate our experience.
There is a $125 Fee to register for this event. This fee covers your lodging, housekeeping, drinks and snacks. You will be responsible for your own meals which can be prepared in the cabins, all of which have kitchenettes.
There will be an opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Well Being Foundation while at the retreat or afterwards which will allow us to further this work of offering this venue for future retreats for yourself and others to explore our deepest nature. Your generosity is always greatly appreciated.
We are located in Tazewell, Tennessee about an hour north of Knoxville. Click here for driving directions. Check-in will be between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Friday May 21, 2021. registration will be limited to about 16 people due to pandemic considerations, Cabin occupancy will be one person per cabin except for couples or for consenting cabin mates in two-bedroom cabins.
If any questions, contact or phone at 423-626-9000.
Well Being's COVID policies and Procedures may be found HERE.
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