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Retreat Back to The Self! Free 3-Day Retreat in Bowen Island

Retreat Back to The Self! 
A Free 3-Day Retreat in Bowen Island 

When: 
Arrival - September 5, 3:00pm 
Departure - September 8, 1:00pm 

Where: 
Rivendell Retreat Centre 
600 Rivendell Drive 
Bowen Island, BC 

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*!!* 1 MORE SPOT AVAILABLE, MUST BE TAKEN QUICKLY: sign up here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HiLkPgCe4LtcPo1f9koFjU9dn-dawx5Z0inIXZ3EnGI/viewform

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If you would like to attend this retreat, [DURING DAYTIME ONLY] please fill out the following form to secure your spot: 
Retreat Application Form

IMPORTANT:

• RSVP-ing to this event does not secure you a spot in this retreat. Those who are interested and can commit to attending this retreat must fill out the Retreat Application Form 

• If you cannot stay over night for the retreat, you are still welcome to join us in the retreat centre during the day. Please fill out the Retreat Application Form to let us know that you will be joining. 

• Accommodation preference will be given to those who can stay for the whole 3 days of the retreat. However, there are no limits to those who may not be able to attend from the first day, but may attend only from the second or third. 

• Please keep us informed in case of any changes in regards to your attendance by sending an email to [masked]

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Accommodations: 

The retreat will be held and accommodated in Rivendell Retreat Centre. Despite being a Christian Retreat Centre, the place and community behind it itself is very open to all. It itself is an amazingly beautiful place worth experiencing. It certainly carries a peaceful, tranquil, spiritual quality which adds to the energy of our retreat. To find more information about the retreat centre, you can visit their website at www.rivendellretreat.org 

We have 9 rooms available for people to stay in the retreat centre overnight. Out of the 9 rooms are 6 rooms with twin beds, so they will be shared between participants.

Preferably we would want to have 9 individual people in each separate rooms for the stay, however, if there are more interested attendees, we would like to accommodate them by having 2 people share one room. Please indicate in the email if you would be willing to share an accommodation (gender-segregated). 

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Getting to the Retreat Centre:




By Public Transportation:



1. Take TransLink buses 250 or 257 (Express) to Horseshoe Bay.- Take the ferry at Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island (The ferry ticket price is around $12). For details on fares and schedules, please refer to 

www.bcferries.com



2. When you leave the ferry, walk up through the village to the first crossroads. Miller Road goes right and Dorman Road goes left. Take Dorman Road left. 



3. Within a short block you will see the “Village Baker” on the right. Take the road to the right which is Village Drive and follow this road through a series of switchbacks until you come to a stop sign at a T junction. A Rivendell sign here points to the right. 



4. Turn right and follow this road to the large iron gates to Rivendell. 




By Car:



1. Take Trans Canada Highway to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver. 



2. Follow the Highway signs to the Bowen Island Ticket kiosk. 



3. When you leave the ferry, drive up through the village to the first crossroads. Miller Road goes right and Dorman Road goes left. Take Dorman Road left. 



4. Within a short block you will see the “Village Baker” on the right. Take the road to the right which is Village Drive and follow this road through a series of switchbacks until you come to a stop sign at a T junction. A Rivendell sign here points to the right. 



5. Turn right and follow this road to the large iron gates to Rivendell. At the top of this driveway is ample parking. 




Additional Information:



Unfortunately there is no taxi service on the island and Rivendell does not provide taxi service. The island bus does not regularly service Rivendell at this time. However, they do try to accommodate Rivendell guests when possible. Please call them at 

(604)[masked]

 to discuss your schedule. 



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Food:

Since this retreat is by donation, it is given to understand that things such as food and other needs will be your own responsibility. There is a small kitchen available for us to use. 

We suggest to bring fresh plant-based food which is full of energy, although there is nothing against anything else you would like to eat as long as it keeps your consciousness clear. Fruits, vegetables and other fresh, live foods are great for that. 

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Retreat Program:

Once we have gathered in the retreat centre, we will look over the guidelines to follow throughout the retreat. Most of the stay will be in silence, unless it is the designated time for discussion. We will get together for around two to three times a day to share experiences. If you are coming here, there is no need for small useless talks. We encourage you to focus your full energy and attention to the Self because you came for this purpose, so there is no need to let your attention wonder to other places.

Throughout the retreat, we will experience various ways to keep your full attention to the self. There will be methods given for expanding consciousness to practice throughout the day, both personal and general.

We have access to nature around us through different pathways which we may use to have conscious walking sessions, or may be used personally throughout the retreat.

We also have access to the 'labyrinth', an ancient prayer tool which is great for expanding our consciousness. You will be guided during the group experience of it and you may also use it as for your own pleasure during any given time of the stay.

Throughout the whole time in the retreat, it is advised to fully gather your attention to the self and to what is being shared. Since your total involvement will bring you great benefits, it is not worth to waste your time with other things than the Self while staying here...

No actual religious or other spiritual practices are promoted during your time in the retreat. We are in no support of any movement or any identified practice. We are all about the Self, and Self has no religion or special way of spiritual being, it just simply is...

* This page will soon be updated with the detailed retreat program. * 

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For more information on our meetings and The Power With.in, you can visit www.thepowerwith.in where there is previous content and footage for you to view. 

For any questions or inquiries, please send us an email at [masked]

If you would like to attend this retreat, [DURING DAYTIME ONLY] please fill out the following form to secure your spot: 
Retreat Application Form

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  • Rimvi

    Hello everyone,

    There has been so, that a spot opened up the last minute and we can accommodate 1 more person for the whole overnight stay.
    However there is only one catch. Because the rooms are gender segregated, we can give this spot only to a Female.
    So if you are interested to come, it is your time to act on it now.

    Call me as soon as possible to confirm, it will be given to the first one who will express their interest in this spot.

    My number is[masked]

    Thank you, and see you all soon at the retreat :]

    Rimvi

    September 5, 2013

  • Rimvi

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    *!!* 1 MORE SPOT AVAILABLE, MUST BE TAKEN QUICKLY: sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HiLkPgCe4LtcPo1f9koFjU9dn-dawx5Z0inIXZ3EnGI/viewform

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    August 26, 2013

  • August 8, 2013

  • bunnie

    do we meet at bowen or go there together?

    August 7, 2013

    • Rimvi

      it depends how people will approach it. It can be either way. I know some people may not make it the same time as others so they perhaps would come themselves, but if there is a group which would go the same time, we could go together as well..

      August 7, 2013

  • Lucia

    I'm not able to get away for a retreat but just wanted to say what a great idea and I love how you view money. I would like to see more people exchange money in the same way.

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Rimvi

      Thank you :]

      August 7, 2013

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