Fri 21 Sep 2018, 19:00 - Wed 26 Sep 2018, 12:00
You are invited to a great befriending….
THE GREAT BEFRIENDING
A Five Day Journey of Self-Love, Deep Rest… and Coming Alive.
With JEFF FOSTER & MATT LICATA, PhD
Plus special guest body-based mindfulness trainer KELLY BOYS
SEPTEMBER 21st-26th in LOVELAND, COLORADO
“Out beyond ideas of right and wrong
there is a Field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
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Come sit with two authentic, playful, provocative and compassionate teachers Matt Licata (author of The Path is Everywhere) and Jeff Foster (author of The Way of Rest and The Deepest Acceptance), as they guide you into the warmth and aliveness of the present moment.
Come join an open-hearted group of like-minded people in the vast holding field of the Rocky Mountains.
Come let a longing heart and a weary body-mind rest, unwind and receive love in a safe, empathic, dogma-free field of presence, a place where you no longer need to fix yourself or be fixed, where you are embraced exactly as you are, and where your doubts, fears, sorrows and joys are deeply sacred, and held in the arms of Life Itself.
Come explore the creative and messy place where spirituality and therapy meet, the place where our hearts can break open to receive life’s gifts, the place where we are always, already are…
The Present Moment. Our True Home.
“Perhaps everything that frightens us is,
in its deepest essence,
that wants our love.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
“Stop trying to fix yourself. You were never broken…”
During the course of the day, you will rest in nondual spaciousness and presence with international author and spiritual teacher Jeff Foster, who will help you drop out of the mind and connect with the present moment in his own unique, heartfelt, authentic way, using words and silences, guided meditations, stories and meditative dialogues. You will also explore the alchemy of psychological and emotional integration with experienced psychotherapist and author Matt Licata, PhD, who will guide you into the mysteries of the heart with playfulness and compassion. Prior to the evening session, you will enjoy body-based mindfulness practices with author and mindfuless trainer, Kelly Boys, who will help you connect with your body in a light-hearted and gentle yet profound way.
In the evening there will usually be a dialogue on stage between Matt and Jeff, where they will explore the ground of a loving, embodied, nondual presence – the place where spirituality and therapy meet, the Home we never left – and how the divine expresses itself in the chaotic, sweet, glorious, sacred mess of our ordinary lives!
With humour, lightness, insight, and compassion, Jeff and Matt will make spirituality simple, reachable, and human again, questioning and exposing outdated myths of spiritual enlightenment and the journey of healing along the way! You will be invited to a place of deep inner stillness… and a deep embrace of your vulnerable humanness.
“Your pain, your sorrow, your doubts, your longings, your fearful thoughts: they are not mistakes, and they aren’t asking to be ‘healed’. They are asking to be held. Here, now, lightly, in the loving, healing arms of present awareness…” – Jeff Foster
In the space between meetings, you are free to walk, rest and play in the holding field of the Rocky Mountains, and enjoy delicious and nourishing food prepared by expert chefs, using ingredients grown locally using sustainable methods… and served with love! You may spend time alone and in silence, or connect and share with your community of fellow retreatants… however your heart guides you. And there will be music, poetry, dance, and much laughter, friendship, silence and tears along the way….
With over five hours of teaching, support, and guidance each day, this retreat is open to anyone who is ready to discover their true nature and explore how this realization might infuse their daily life. From beginners to advanced meditators, from therapists to artists, businesspeople, healers and everyone in-between, if you have an interest in spirituality and healing, mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion, or you just long to live a life of rest, presence, grace, and creativity, we would love to meet you, here in the Heart.
“The aliveness we long for will never be found by eliminating the unwanted, but in embodied attunement to the love and information it carries.”
– Matt Licata
is the place
where the Light enters you.”
|Contact:||Book via Eventbrite|
|Address:||100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, Colorado|