autumn leaves

The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.
~Stanley Kunitz

In our daily life, we breathe, but we forget that we’re breathing.

We bring our attention to our in-breath and our out-breath.

Suddenly, we bring our body and our mind fully present in the here and now, and we smile.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

Your invitation to follow the breath immediately set the tone for quiet and reflection. I particularly enjoyed listening to the many natural sounds that surround Spirit Mountain and, by stopping and listening, I was able to feel myself a part of it all.
~Paul Zak

 

 

 

 

If you would have balance and order within, do one small thing at the same time each day with gratitude in your heart…
~Renée Miller

 

 

 

 

Courage and contentment are simply manifestations of the divine perfection that already exists with us all.
~Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

 

 

 

 

Try not to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
Lo, the world is changed.
Changed forever.

~Sri Chinmoy

 

 

Men's Retreat

Men’s Retreat held at Spirit Mountain Retreat
April 28, 2012

Fu-Ding Cheng facilitator draws upon Shamanic Wisdom Teachings to bring more wholesome and awakened masculine energies into men’s lives, their relationships and into the world. A great day!

Calendar

There comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. ~Wangari Maathaie

We invite you to participate in our retreats and programs. If you have questions, please contact Spirit Mountain Retreat at 951-659-2523 or by email: .

Online payment for programs and individual retreats is available.
See Online Payment.

Partial scholarships are available. Contact

Summer - Fall 2016

 

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

JUNE 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Every Tuesday (in Hill House)
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


June 3-5
Writing Your Way Back Home: A Women’s Writing Retreat for Beginning and Advanced Writers


Dates and Times:
Friday, June 3, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, June, 4, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sunday, June 5, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program and two nights accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program and lunch on Saturday
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Katya Williamson


June 11 & 18
Saturdays,
April 23, May 7 & 21 , June 11 & 18
Discovering Joseph Campbell thru Mythos I
The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition

Series of 5 videos: Psyche and Symbol, The Spirit Land, On Being Human, From Goddesses to God, and The Mystical Life

Join us for video and discussion
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Saturdays, June 11 & June 18
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


June 18
Spiritual Workout Series - How/Why/When to “Tap”
with Steve Morrison

Tapping is the nickname for Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.), which is a combination of ancient acupressure and modern psychotherapy. The idea is that unprocessed material stores in particular meridian points in the body and when we tap on the points while we talk about the “stuff,” energy moves, often on the spot! It’s an easy, fast, incredibly effective tool for relief from anxiety, depression, physical pain, stress, anger, addiction, changing old beliefs, insomnia, PTSD, and so much more. This workshop will show you exactly how you can use this technique in your everyday life.

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $45
RSVP by Thursday before the session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Steven Morrison tell us about himself:
I used to be a psychotherapist and Spiritual Workout® is an outgrowth of that experience. I still work with people on the same kinds of issues that they talk to their therapists and friends about, but the approach is different. I work with 15 concepts, none of which I made up and all of which my clients say they believe in. Then we simply filter the issues/challenges/problems of the day through the concepts that best apply to the situation for full and permanent resolution. It’s an incredibly effective and dynamic process and I look forward to sharing it with you.


June 19
Summer Solstice Celebration in the African Tradition


June 20, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


June 26
4th Sundays
HSP (Highly Sensitive People) Gathering

Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Veda Roubideaux


June 28
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


 

JULY 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Every Tuesday (in Hill House)
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Friday through September
Women’s Writing Group with Katya Williamson

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations only – no RSVP


July 2
Spiritual Workout Series
Making the Law of Attraction Work in Your Life Today
with Steve Morrison

If you have struggled with and/or given up on the idea of “the law of attraction” -- or simply want to see what it's all about -- this workshop is for you. You will learn about how we are always attracting things and people and circumstances into our lives, whether or not we know it and whether or not we want any of it. The opportunity, then, is to do all this on purpose, to attract what we want to be, do, and have, and this workshop will show you, step by step, how to to do it. Once and for all.

Date: Saturday, July 2
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $45
RSVP by Thursday before the session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Steven Morrison tell us about himself:
I used to be a psychotherapist and Spiritual Workout® is an outgrowth of that experience. I still work with people on the same kinds of issues that they talk to their therapists and friends about, but the approach is different. I work with 15 concepts, none of which I made up and all of which my clients say they believe in. Then we simply filter the issues/challenges/problems of the day through the concepts that best apply to the situation for full and permanent resolution. It’s an incredibly effective and dynamic process and I look forward to sharing it with you.


July 2, 2016
Meditation Retreat
with Maureen Hall & Bliss Hippy

1:00 to 4:00

We are excited to welcome Bliss Hippy to share with us its musical Dharma talks and retreat, led by Maureen Hall and supported by Bliss Hippy music. Maureen has led meditation retreats for over a decade in Rollo, MO.

The focus is on mindfulness, from a Buddhist perspective and songs are integrated throughout the talks as a way of emphasizing the principles being presented.

Maureen’s Dharma talks focus on the Four Bramaviharas, Mindfulness and Non-Dualism.

Light dinner included

Please join us!
Date: July 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Appreciated
RSVP: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


July 2, 2016
BLISS HIPPY & JEN HAJJ
Concert in the Spirit Mountain Garden
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

BLISS HIPPY
Americana, folk, rock, songwriter group from Rolla, MO
- a self-described Psychedelic Folk Duo

All are welcome!
Date: July 2, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Donations Appreciated


July 16
Spiritual Workout Series
Spiritual Workout for Artists/Creative Expression
with Steve Morrison

Artists are essential to human life so the degree to which the artist remains clear and confident is the degree to which everyone benefits. Whether you are a professional artist with persistent challenges or someone who struggles to even call yourself an artist or something in between; whether you are a musician, a visual artist, a writer, a crafter or one who simply yearns to unlock creativity of any sort, you will be surprised to learn how the Spiritual Workout concepts can help you transform doubt and/or anxiety and/or feelings of unworthiness into confidence and certainty. Then you can be a clear attractor of and channel for the ideas that are wanting to come to and through you. For the benefit of all of us.

Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $45
RSVP by Thursday before the session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Steven Morrison tell us about himself:
I used to be a psychotherapist and Spiritual Workout® is an outgrowth of that experience. I still work with people on the same kinds of issues that they talk to their therapists and friends about, but the approach is different. I work with 15 concepts, none of which I made up and all of which my clients say they believe in. Then we simply filter the issues/challenges/problems of the day through the concepts that best apply to the situation for full and permanent resolution. It’s an incredibly effective and dynamic process and I look forward to sharing it with you.


July 18, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24 Postponed
Women's Dream Circle
Connecting with our own deep wisdom

Dreams take us on a journey to the most soulful part of ourselves. In our women’s dream circle we will listen deeply and honor our own inner wisdom and guidance. In this workshop we:

  • Uncover the universal language of dreams and discover that dreams come in the service of health and wholeness
  • Learn ways to remember and record our dreams
  • Learn how to work with dreams in groups safely, responsibly, and compassionately A large portion of the workshop will be devoted to exploring the rich world of dreams through group dream work, so please bring your dreams to share.

Dates and Times: Friday, July 22nd - Sunday, July 24th
Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:00-9:30PM
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Fee Residents: $350 (includes private room Friday & Saturday nights at Spirit Mountain Retreat)
Fee Commuters: $175 (includes Saturday meals & Sunday breakfast)
Registration: Please register at Email: or call 951-659-2523

Space is limited to 12 participants, so register early
Deposit: $50 by July 15, 2016

Facilitated by Janet Beach
Janet is a Certified Dream Work Practitioner and trained with Dr. Jeremy Taylor, world-renowned dream work teacher and author. She received certification from Dr. Taylor’s Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work. In addition, Janet holds a BA in Behavioral Science, and an MA in Research & Evaluation. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.


July 25 (Last Mondays in Hill House)
Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon

“City of the Dawn”

(documentary written by Francis Rothluebber about the sacred city of Auroville)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn.

Date: Monday, July 25
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donations appreciated


July 26
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


July 30-31
Spiritual Warriorship & the New Male
Applying Psychological Kung Fu to Fulfilling Desire
A workshop for men

Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
($225 with room for 1 night/$160 commuter)

Dates and Times:
Saturday, July 30, 4, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, July 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee Residents: $225 - Includes program and one night accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Fu-Ding Cheng, shaman in the Toltec tradition, artist, author


 

AUGUST 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Every Tuesday (in Hill House)
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Friday through September
Women’s Writing Group with Katya Williamson

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations only – no RSVP


August 6, 2016
Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing

Debbie Hardy is a Certified Crystal Healer and Advanced Crystal Master. She has found a deep connection to crystals and uses them in every part of her life. During this workshop she will describe what crystal healing is all about, and how you can use them to help various physical, mental and spiritual issues you may be facing. She will also go over the seven main Chakras and what problems arise when they are out of balance. During the workshop, you will be working with a certain crystal that will help an area that is specific to your situation. There will also be individual meditation and group meditation times with crystals. Crystals are healing gifts from nature and can be used in so many ways to improve your life.

Date: August 16, 2016
Time: Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (light lunch included)
Fee: $75 (Deposit of $25 or full payment requested by July 29, 2016)
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

From the Retreat Leader: I received my Certified Crystal Healer and Advanced Crystal Master certifications from Hibiscus Moon Academy. I have found a deep connection to working with crystals and I feel everyone can benefit from their healing properties. I am an Angel Therapist practitioner and Reiki Master as well. All therapies may be combined in healing sessions for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual issues. I am also a lifetime member of the World Metaphysical Association. I host workshops and group meditations at my shop in Hemet, CA monthly. I have a BA degree in fine arts, and I find that creating art work is a very spiritual experience, so in the near future I will be hosting angel and/or spirit guided painting workshops as well.

My contact information is 951-436-6724, , Facebook.com/dhardyacm1 and www.dhardyacm.com.


August 12-14
SKYISLAND YogaTrips at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Experience three days + two nights of soul cleansing yoga classes, soothing massage, gourmet meals, lively conversation and lots of fresh mountain air. Calm your mind, relax your body and refresh your spirit. Come breathe Idyllwild’s natural aromatherapy - our mountain forest.

Join us for al fresco yoga classes with views of fantastic mountain vistas, jumbo rocks and trees galore. Every yogi will find the location and instruction informative and inspirational with Professor Luciana LoPresto. All classes are mixed level based in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions.

Gourmet vegan meals and comfortable accommodations will be enjoyed at Spirit Mountain Retreat, near the center of the village. Plenty of time off allows for mountain trail hiking, meandering the contemplative lush gardens of Spirit Mountain, or discovering the many art galleries and unique shops in Idyllwild.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKEND:

  • Two 60-minute yoga classes
  • One 60-minute massage
  • Wine and appetizer reception*
  • Two hearty breakfasts*
  • Boxed picnic lunch *
  • One gourmet vegan dinner with wine pairing*
  • Two nights accommodations

* All meals are organic & gluten free

Date and Time: Friday 4 pm through Sunday noon
Fee: $490 per person per weekend
$100 deposit 30 days in advance guarantees your space
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


August 15, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


August 23
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


August 22 - 25, 2016 (Monday through Thursday)
Spousal Grief and Loss Retreat with Steven Morrison

at Spirit Mountain Retreat

This retreat is for women and men of any age whose spouse/partner died within the last 12 months.

It is for “spiritual” people who are dissatisfied with the quality of support — be it professional and/or from friends and relatives — available to them at this time.

It is for people who are interested in using their loss experience as a vehicle for growth.

It will show you how to live the life you still have while always looking upon the relationship you had with joy and love and peace.

In short, it’s all about how to thrive in the wake of your spouse/partner’s death (even if it feels wrong to do so).

For More Information and Registration
Please visit www.spiritualworkout.com/spousal for much more information about the retreat and how to apply for it.
Location: Spirit Mountain Retreat

Steven Morrison tell us about himself:
I used to be a psychotherapist and Spiritual Workout® is an outgrowth of that experience.  I still work with people on the same kinds of issues that they talk to their therapists and friends about, but the approach is different.  I work with 15 concepts, none of which I made up and all of which my clients say they believe in.  Then we simply filter the issues/challenges/problems of the day through the concepts that best apply to the situation for full and permanent resolution.  It’s an incredibly effective and dynamic process and I look forward to sharing it with you.


August 27 (Moved to December 3)
Trauma and Recovery: A Healing Workshop for Men and Women

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch included)
Fee: $75
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Robyn Winks MFT


 

SEPTEMBER 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Every Tuesday (in Hill House)
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Friday through September
Women’s Writing Group with Katya Williamson

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations only – no RSVP


September 9 - 11
SKYISLAND YogaTrips at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Experience three days + two nights of soul cleansing yoga classes, soothing massage, gourmet meals, lively conversation and lots of fresh mountain air. Calm your mind, relax your body and refresh your spirit. Come breathe Idyllwild’s natural aromatherapy - our mountain forest.

Join us for al fresco yoga classes with views of fantastic mountain vistas, jumbo rocks and trees galore. Every yogi will find the location and instruction informative and inspirational with Professor Luciana LoPresto. All classes are mixed level based in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions.

Gourmet vegan meals and comfortable accommodations will be enjoyed at Spirit Mountain Retreat, near the center of the village. Plenty of time off allows for mountain trail hiking, meandering the contemplative lush gardens of Spirit Mountain, or discovering the many art galleries and unique shops in Idyllwild.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKEND:

  • Two 60-minute yoga classes
  • One 60-minute massage
  • Wine and appetizer reception*
  • Two hearty breakfasts*
  • Boxed picnic lunch *
  • One gourmet vegan dinner with wine pairing*
  • Two nights accommodations

* All meals are organic & gluten free

Date and Time: Friday 4 pm through Sunday noon
Fee: $490 per person per weekend
$100 deposit 30 days in advance guarantees your space
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:



September 19, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director



September 23-25, 2015
Global Voices of Women
A Woman's Writing Retreat

Facilitated by Katya Williamson, MFA

Continuing the development of writing by gathering in supportive circles, this retreat will facilitate women to find the core of their individual lives and unique expression through writing.

Claim this “voice” that many have done before in twenty-four years of Katya Williamson’s guidance that in turn will also help balance the global condition. This unique outpouring of women of creativity is needed even more in these changing times of growing spiritual consciousness.

The retreat will consist of a series of writing exercises that will help women in the evolution of their creative writing styles. Katya has led women in classes, retreats, and workshops in England, the Western United States and Hawaii that brings about surprising and unexpected results. From a participant in the last workshop: “Thank you so much for creating the delightful writing retreat last weekend.  It was well planned and I really enjoyed being part of the group and doing all of the writing experiences.  I think what was especially good for me was that I felt that I could write in a more expansive way than I have done in the past.  Also, for the first time, I felt that I really could say "I am a writer."  Before, I felt that my writing did not really count as something that I could declare since that was not my primary role.  Now, I feel that I can claim being a writer and I will continue to grow and develop my craft.”

The retreat begins at 7 pm Friday, September 23rd and ends at 12:30 pm on Sunday, September 25th. There will be time for meditation, solo writing and enjoying the beautiful nature of this idyllic spiritual setting.

Dates: September 23, 2016 through September 25, 2016
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program, meals, and accommodations Friday and Saturday nights
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program and meals (Partial scholarships available)
Deposit: $50 due by September 16, 2016
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
Note: Register early, space is very limited
Bring: Notebook, item for altar that has a special significance in your life in the present moment


September 25
Autumnal Equinox Celebration

September 27
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


 

OCTOBER 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Every Tuesday (in Hill House)
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Intentionally Preparing for the Final Passage
A Series of 3 Workshops: Oct. 1st , Oct. 22nd , and Nov. 19th

Facilitated by Graceful Passages: Dr. Elaine Millam, Char Sieg, & Phyllis Johnson

Getting Prepared
This 3-workshop journey is facilitated by several people experienced in End of Life practices, dilemmas and trends. They will help participants identify and document the important pieces of their plans for the final passage. They bring rich materials, tools, and stories that will enliven the process by engaging you in articulating your wishes as well as your experiences.

Ready or Not?
Come prepared to explore and discover. Whether you’ve already begun to think and plan for your wishes at the end of life, or whether you haven’t even thought about it, you will receive help and guidance to think through and create a plan that you will look forward to sharing with family and loved ones.

Being at Ease
Each of the workshops is designed to help all to be at ease with the EOL process, celebrating the end with as much excitement and amazement as the life journey itself. You will experience a sense of joy and freedom in the process.

Saturday, October 1st, 9-12:30
Starting the Process
This half day workshop will focus not only on preparing legal documents, articulating wishes, and sharing important words with loved ones, but will also identify the path forward.
Fee: $45
RSVP: September 28th

Saturday, October 22nd , 9-12:30
Having the Conversations

This half day workshop will focus on identifying who, how, and when you will have the conversations with those who need to know and be involved. There will even be practice time for how it will be delivered.
Fee: $45
RSVP: October 19th

Saturday, November 19th, 9am-4pm
Celebrations, Ceremonies and Rituals

This full day workshop will focus on learning about specific rituals, practices, ceremonies, and celebrations that bring joy and completion to the end of life.
Fee: $75
RSVP: November 16th

Sessions will held at Idyllwild’s Spirit Mountain Retreat Center.
For more information call 760-512-0142.


October 7-9
Way of the Woman Warrior: Awaken to Your Authentic Self
Renew* Refresh* Remember*

Dates and Times:
Friday, October 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 8, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 9, until 11:00 am
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program and 2 nights accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Judith Way


October 15-16, 2016
Mastering Extraordinary
Activating Your Enlightment Codes
with Jan Phillips

True spiritual practice springs from, not toward, enlightenment. Our practice does not lead to unity consciousness--it is unity consciousness.
-- Jiddu Krishnamurti

The mystic Meister Eckhart said, "The process of enlightenment is a process of subtraction, not addition." We do not have to learn more to become enlightened. We have to let go of our ideas about enlightenment. We have to lose our illusions. We have to abandon our notions that there is some place to get to, another state to arrive at, more information to acquire.

The only thing that keeps any of us from enlightenment is our own thoughts. Believing is seeing. In this workshp, we delve deeply into our own mental landscape and explore it like pioneers. We examine what we think, why we think it, and discern if we want to keep thinking it. We liberate ourselves from cultural and religious conditioning. We practice orignal thinking. We learn how to speak from our core.

In this work, we use poetry, video, music and story to keep our brains and hearts connected. We learn practices that keep us connected to the Infinite. We begin a journey to mastery that will change the course of our lives if we are true to our commitments.

  • discover the difference between original thinking and conditioned thinking
  • learn the skill of transcending duality
  • experience the power of being connected to your own wisdom

Dates and Times:
Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch provided on Saturday)
Sunday, October 9, 9:00 to Noon
Fee Residents: $175 for the workshop (Add $90 for one overnight; add $175 for two overnights)
Fee Commuters: $175 for the workshop
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Scholarships available: Register ASAP or by October 1, 2016

Facilitator: Jan Phillips is a writer, musician, photographer and activist. Her life has been informed by a two year experience in a Catholic convent, a year long peace pilgrimage around the world, and a lifetime of being a misfit.

Jan has written ten award-winning books, created three CDs of original music, and develped a youtube channel of videos that connect the dots between creativity, spirituality, and social change. Her workshops provoke thought, evoke spirit and inspire action.

Visit www.janphillips.com


October 17, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


October 25
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


NOVEMBER 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.

Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Every Tuesday (in Hill House)
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Intentionally Preparing for the Final Passage
A Series of 3 Workshops:
Oct. 1st , Oct. 22nd , and Nov. 19th
Facilitated by Graceful Passages: Dr. Elaine Millam, Char Sieg, & Phyllis Johnson

Getting Prepared
This 3-workshop journey is facilitated by several people experienced in End of Life practices, dilemmas and trends. They will help participants identify and document the important pieces of their plans for the final passage. They bring rich materials, tools, and stories that will enliven the process by engaging you in articulating your wishes as well as your experiences.

Ready or Not?
Come prepared to explore and discover. Whether you’ve already begun to think and plan for your wishes at the end of life, or whether you haven’t even thought about it, you will receive help and guidance to think through and create a plan that you will look forward to sharing with family and loved ones.

Being at Ease
Each of the workshops is designed to help all to be at ease with the EOL process, celebrating the end with as much excitement and amazement as the life journey itself. You will experience a sense of joy and freedom in the process.

Saturday, November 19th, 9am-4pm
Celebrations, Ceremonies and Rituals

This full day workshop will focus on learning about specific rituals, practices, ceremonies, and celebrations that bring joy and completion to the end of life.
Fee: $75
RSVP: November 16th

Session will held at Idyllwild’s Spirit Mountain Retreat Center.
For more information call 760-512-0142.

 


DECEMBER 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.

Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Every Tuesday (in Hill House)
Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


December 3
Trauma and Recovery: A Healing Workshop for Men and Women

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch included)
Fee: $75
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Robyn Winks MFT


 

 

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