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Breitenbush Retreat: November 16-19, 2017

Overview
Registration
Location
Retreat Fee
Schedule
Confirmation
Housing & Meals
Cancellation Policy

 
OVERVIEW
Music, Meditation and Mindfulness
at Breitenbush Hot Springs
November 16th-19th, 2017

“I am thrilled to be offering this weekend retreat at one of my favorite places on the planet, Breitenbush Hot Springs, up in the old growth forest outside of Detroit, OR. I used to live at this retreat center, and it was where I experienced the most profound spiritual awakening of my life. Thus to bring a group here, to dive deeply into the blissful stillness within through meditation, to chant our heart open into effortless communion with Love, to deepen in mindfulness practice and soak in the incredibly healing waters bubbling up from the heart of mother earth, this will be a profoundly transforming weekend.

“Breitenbush has cozy cabins, numerous beautiful natural hot springs, an incredible redwood sauna built right over lithium springs, a gorgeous meeting space (we'll be in the beautiful forest shelter), a beautiful river right through the property, and delicious homemade meals three times a day (included). You won't want to leave!”

 
What people are saying...

“Attending Kathy's 2016 Heart Opening Retreat at Mount Shasta changed my life. I am so much more at peace with myself and the world. I see miracles everywhere, and it is so much easier to view things through the eyes of love. Kathy creates such a loving, safe environment for her retreats. It is like being magically transported to an oasis of peace. Her beautiful music touches my soul deeply, especially when I am in her presence. I am looking forward to experiencing Kathy's magical oasis over and over again in the future. Thank you, Kathy, with all my heart.”
• • •   Amazawa
2016 Mt. Shasta Retreat    

 
LOCATION
Breitenbush Retreat and Conference Center is a worker-owned cooperative and intentional community on 154 acres of wildlife sanctuary in the Willamette National Forest of the Oregon Cascades. Surrounded by timeless natural beauty including abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains, you will discover a vast and personal connection with the natural world in any season.

 
What people are saying...

“Your retreats, your presence and your music is a lovely combination. You are a gift to all.”
• • •   J. Pinckney
2014 Maui Retreat    

 
HOUSING & MEALS
A variety of housing options are available. Cozy, rustic, year-round cabins (some with bathrooms) and camping in Summer give many options for your stay. Men's and women's bathhouses serve the needs of campers and those in cabins without bathrooms. Check-in begins at 3pm on Friday.

Meals are included with the housing. You will enjoy bountiful organic vegetarian meals served buffet-style for dinner on Friday (6pm), three meals on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday (1pm). Breitenbush honors requests for egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free meals (some dishes may contain trace amounts of gluten).

 
What people are saying...

“Kathy's music and message radiate from a very loving, pure and authentic place. Her music is like listening to a lullaby...except instead of being lulled to sleep it stirs the heart to awakening and home. She gently and lovingly facilitated deeper reflection in her workshop exercises. She is an inspiration!”
• • •   G. Leopold
2014 Mt. Shasta Retreat    

 
REGISTRATION
Register for Kathy's Retreat by calling Breitenbush at 503.854.3320. Refer to information about Kathy's Retreat on the Breitenbush website:

 
What people are saying...

“The combination of music, meditation, yoga and nature moved me to a much deeper sense of mindfulness and discipline. We all need encouragement in changing old behavior patterns, and this retreat allowed changes to happen for me and for that, Kathy, I am deeply grateful.”
• • •   G. Livingston
2012 Maui Retreat    

 
RETREAT FEE
The retreat fee is $340 before October 26, 2017. After October 26, the retreat fee is $370. Housing (including meals) is an additional cost. Non-peak housing rates and details for different housing options are described on the Breitenbush website:

 
What people are saying...

“My heart broke open with Kathy’s music, group chanting, sharing, hugs and fun. I felt such peace in my mind, body and spirit. The person who left the retreat was transformed from the one who first arrived. I felt supported and embraced in love throughout the entire retreat.”
• • •   M. Peters
2010 Mt. Shasta Retreat    

 
CONFIRMATION
Breitenbush will confirm your registration upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit. The deposit for this retreat is the full lodging amount.

This retreat begins on Thursday with dinner at 6pm and ends with lunch at 1pm on Sunday. Check-in begins at 3pm on Thursday.

 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Breitenbush's Cancellation Policy will be used for this retreat.

“A non-refundable deposit is required for all reservations. The deposit for those attending a workshop is the full lodging amount. Deposits are non-refundable. With cancellation notice of at least 7 days we will issue a credit voucher (good for one year) for the amount of your deposit less a $20 processing fee. If you cancel less than 7 days in advance, your deposit is forfeited. Your balance is due upon arrival. We accept MasterCard, Visa, cash and personal check with ID.”

Contact Breitenbush directly for clarification and updates to their cancellation policy at 503.854.3320.
 


 

 
“The great state of yoga is experienced in that mind which has ceased to identify itself with its fluctuating waves of perception. When this happens, the seer is revealed resting in its own essential nature and one realizes the true self.”
· · ·
Patanjali
 


 
“Develop a mind that is vast like the water, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle, or harm. Rest in a mind like vast water.”
· · ·
Buddha
 


 
“We can make flowers out of arrows. Every time you smile away your irritation and anger, you achieve a victory for yourself and for humanity.”
· · ·
Tich Nhat Hanh
 


 
“If you let go a little, you have a little happiness; if you let go a lot, you have a lot of happiness; if you let go completely, you will be free.”
· · ·
Ajahn Chah
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