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4 Day "Retreat to the Self" in Bowen Island

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YOU HAVE LAST WEEK TO FILL OUT APPLICATION - GET CONFIRMED!!

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Official Application Form :

https://goo.gl/forms/VVUq3uRD8ZmJMkuA2

Retreat Program can be found Below:

http://www.thepowerwith.in/p/retreat-program-2017.html

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Retreat Back to The Self!

A Free 4-Day Retreat in Bowen Island

When:

Arrival - October 8, 3:00pm

Departure - October 12, 1:00pm

Where:

Rivendell Retreat Centre

600 Rivendell Drive

Bowen Island, BC

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Registration is NOW OPEN, to sign up you for the retreat please fill out the application form below: " https://goo.gl/forms/VVUq3uRD8ZmJMkuA2 "

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If you would like to attend this retreat, [YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED] at least one of the meetings before. If you have not attended any of the meetings yet, you are required to do so before signing up for the retreat or provide letter of intent! (Exceptions Only Apply for people outside of the country or Vancouver itself)

For those who would like to sign up for the retreat but have not attended any meetings yet, you still have time to experience what we are doing before putting yourself through the intensive experience of the retreat.

To find out about upcoming meetings click below: http://www.meetup.com/powerwithin

Otherwise you are asked to provide a letter of intent together with the registration form for clarity.

You can email it at [masked]

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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 FOR AVAILABLE BELOW

https://goo.gl/forms/VVUq3uRD8ZmJMkuA2 "

• Accommodation preference will be given to those who can stay for the whole 4 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] (https://www.blogger.com/null), so that we can try to accommodate as much people as possible.

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About the Retreat:

The main goal of the retreat is to guide your attention to a natural space of your being, where your eternal freedom is recognized!
If you come here, you come here to Be Awakened and Be Complete.

Hello everyone, I am addressing this mostly to those who are burning inside with urgency to find their true nature and being, the pure self. Whatever it may be you call it.

I am holding a retreat in Bowen Island, which is free. The reason for it being free is purely because I want to see your own seeing of the freedom which you are, without having to care about any financial obstacles. That is what really matters. However, even though the place where we are staying is welcoming us for free, it is of courtesy from each participant to leave the retreat owners a donation which you personally feel would be appropriate to reciprocate the value from your stay there.

In guidelines they provide a $75 night suggestion.

The beauty of this exchange of energy is such that it doesn't matter whether one has money or not, you are welcomed. But remember, your stay there is made available because someone else stayed there and donated some money for this to continue...

Donations to this group for organizing and holding the activities throughout the retreat are also accepted, although not required. If it feels right for you to contribute, to support these kind of meetings to continue for other beings looking for freedom as well, it will be highly appreciated. This retreat is only happening as well only due to the previous attendance and contributions of other beings.

(I am taking few days off my work to do this retreat and if there is a support from beings who enjoy this type of activities, it is greatly appreciated as it helps me to be able to hold these type of events without compromising my work as well)

Freedom is Free, so let's not put a price tag on it. :]

-Rimvi (http://www.rimvi.com/)
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Accommodations:

It is important for everyone individually to read through the guidelines of the retreat centre it can be found at:
http://www.rivendellretreat.org/guide.php (http://www.rivendellretreat.org/guide.php)

They notify us about the contribution towards the facility which should be kept in mind of each one attending
(Taken from the Rivendell Retreat Centre Guide)

• We continue to give preferential option to disadvantaged and not-for-profit groups. Our principle of accessibility invites each retreatant, whether on group or personal retreat, to simply pay what they can afford for their stay. Income tax receipts are offered for amounts contributed over $75 per person per day.

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 (http://www.rivendellretreat.org/). (https://www.blogger.com/null)

We have 19 spaces available for people to stay in the retreat centre overnight. Out of the 15 rooms are 8 rooms with twin beds, 3 queen bedrooms, 4 single rooms, so they will be shared between participants.

Preferably we would want to have 15 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 (http://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.
As last retreat showed, likely in this retreat will happen the same thing, everyone will get together and all as group cook a meal where we get to share the food and the experience of preparing it together.

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Retreat Program:

The main goal of the retreat is to guide your attention to a natural space of your being, where your eternal freedom is recognized!
If you come here, you come here to Be Awakened and Be Complete.

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...

Updated Program :

http://www.thepowerwith.in/p/retreat-program-2017.html

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For more information please contact me directly at [masked] or visit the website www.thepowerwith.in (http://www.thepowerwith.in/) for more additional details.

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