Journey Toward an Undivided Life A Courage & Renewal® Retreat - ONT Canada
Paris, ON N3L 3E3, Canada
About this event
Are you in the midst of life transitions, feeling at a crossroads in your life, career or relationships?
Do you want to make a difference in the world but find it difficult to sustain your original passion and purpose?
In such challenging times, it’s vital to build your capacity for resilience, to be discerning in your choices, to learn how to engage the questions of your life with impeccable clarity.
This retreat reconnects you with your inner wisdom—and with others—in a way that will refresh and sustain you like nothing else for the important work you do in the world. At this retreat, you will
- Focus, without distraction, on what matters to you, especially your values and vision, challenges and fears
- Learn principles and practices from our Circle of Trust approach that can be applied to your daily life and work.
- Connect with others seeking similar insights, who listen fiercely with “no fixing allowed”, who honor each other’s differences.
What to Expect
Skilled facilitators help create a safe, quiet, and disciplined space—a circle of trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside, where introspection becomes possible. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. Clearness Committees, a high-integrity and strictly confidential process of asking open and honest questions around a difficult issue within a small group, is offered as part of this retreat.
Our retreats take place at beautiful nature-filled venues with limited attendance for small groups, which allow for the intimacy needed to create the Circle of Trust experience. Delicious meals add to the sense of being personally cared for. Meditation and yoga are available to begin each day. See a Sample Agenda (PDF).
WHEN: Begins at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19 and ends after lunch Saturday, September 21, 2013.
WHERE: Five Oaks Center. 1 Bethel Road, RR 3, Paris, Ontario N3L 3E3
About one hour west of Toronto. See the Five Oaks website http://fiveoaks.on.ca
We will send you more information and directions upon acceptance into the program.
Five Oaks Retreat Centre is just outside of Paris, ON, about one hour west of Toronto and north of Buffalo, NY. Ideally situated on 116 acres of Carolinian forest at the confluence of Whiteman’s Creek and the Grand River, Five Oaks offers a peaceful and hospitable, stress-free setting. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, two labyrinths, walking trails, cozy bedrooms, and delicious home cooked meals. Wireless internet access is available.
Standard rate: US $625; Clergy or K-12 educators rate: US $475*
Room and Board (single occupancy): US $280
Room and Board (double occupancy): US $220
Commuter Only (meals only): US $135
* Limited funds are available for partial scholarships based on demonstrated financial need. To apply, contact Robin Gaphni.