Retreat Schedule

Science of Meditation

Science of Meditation

Discover New Ways to Empower Yourself

We have been conditioned to believe that the world outside of us is more real than the world inside us and that our external world determines our internal world. Therefore, the ever-changing external world creates a perpetual state of stress in us as we make futile attempts to keep up with the changes around, with very little understanding that we actually subconsciously create our own reality all the time! But what really is reality?

Is it what we see or what we perceive? During this weekend, we will try to understand the most amazing entity in the entire universe, the human mind, in the light of a potpourri of modern scientific concepts and cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology and human biology as well as quantum physics. Interestingly, the human mind, despite its complexities, cannot distinguish between what it sees and what it imagines! 

Join us to explore ways to harness this imaginative capacity of the mind and to consciously create new paradigms of change and parallel realities.

Facilitators:   Shvetank Agarwal, Mary Friedland , Kanishtha Agarwal

Friday
27October
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Inner Peace - Inner Power I and II

Inner Peace - Inner Power I and II

 

 Parts I and II of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course

Spiritual Knowledge when applied to life brings true happiness and freedom. If you are seeking answers to age old questions, this retreat is for you. In this insightful weekend, we will discover our true identity, our Spiritual Parent and the secrets of karma which give us the formula to create happiness in our lives and freedom from bondage in relationships. We will also explore the 8 spiritual powers and how to apply them to real life situations.  These powers include the ability to go within, to control the mind, to make decisions, and face all that life brings with confidence.  

  • Learn how to express at your highest potential and to exchange the energy of love with those around you.
  • Develop a strategy of working with the self and relating to others using the spiritual powers accumulated from meditation.
  • Enjoy time for silent reflection, creative activities, group discussions, and guided walks.

Facilitators: Sandra Budge, Zvika Zur, Champa Patel

Sandra Budge, CPA is a Raja Yoga Meditation student and teacher at Peace Village and an accountant by profession.

Zvika Zur is a Raja Yoga Meditation student and teacher in Boston, Massachusetts and a software engineer.

Terry Dhangel-Garcha, D. C., Doctor of Chiropractic from Albany, NY. Incorporates many healing tools and meditation in her practice. 

Friday
27October
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Creating a Life of Purpose

Creating a Life of Purpose

A Deep and Creative Retreat

In facing the demands of a world marked by rapid change and upheaval, we can so easily lose our sense of ‘being’ in the survival strategies of ‘doing’. In order to create inner stability, it is absolutely essential at this time to know the self and our intrinsic value. We are not glorified machines, but wondrous and unique beings capable of immense beauty and goodness.

Through the teachings of Raja Yoga, discover a way to honor yourself and others by staying real and royal while facing the challenges of day-to-day situations and interactions. Recommended for those who are interested in deepening their understanding of how they can truly fulfill their spiritual purpose.

Join us and explore the spiritual art of applying peace and happiness to the canvas of your life.

Facilitators:  Tanya Rich, Judy Rich, Line Johnson

Tanya RIch is a former live theater performer, and a certified Pilates instructor specializing in mind-body movement

Judi Rich is a graphic designer in the field of communications, and certified fitness instructor. 

Line Johnson is a retired administrative assistant for the Quebec Arts Council, former massage therapist, and trained classical singer, who currently enjoys being a grandmother.

Friday
10November
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Spirituality In Motion

Spirituality In Motion

Before ‘doing’ there is ‘being’.

It is often perceived as extremely challenging to integrate spirituality into everyday life. By applying spiritual principles to movement, it becomes easier to ‘see’ and appreciate the soul’s innate beauty and power, as well as the impact of these in all areas of ones life. This unique retreat explores the teachings of Raja Yoga Meditation in conjunction with various movement disciplines, allowing participants to deepen their understanding experientially, of what it is to be a soul in a body.

Facilitators:  Tanya Rich, Judi Rich, Liz Karmooch

Tanya Rich us a former live theater performer, and a certified Pilates instructor specializing in mind-body movement.

Judi Rich is a graphic designer in the field of communications, and certified fitness instructor.

Liz Karmooch is a professional dancer and certified Pilates instructor living in New York City.

Friday
17November
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Leading From the Heart - Part II

Leading From the Heart - Part II

Keeping An Open Heart No Matter What!

This retreat is a follow-up to Leading from the Heart Part I and therefore will be open only to individuals who have participated in Part I either in the year 2016 or this spring of 2017 – no exceptions will be considered.

This retreat will build on the knowledge presented in Part I and will serve to sustain and engage the further development of the process. Additional tools will be introduced to reinforce one’s leadership qualities to keep an open heart no matter what. Time will be allotted for the group to continue to build a powerful supportive learning community for their exploration of self–leadership, providing the courage to engage one’s spirit to live life fully, creatively, and authentically.

 

Facilitators: Ed Wondolowski , Micheline Tanguay

Ed Wondolowski is Professor Emeritus of Management at Bentley University in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a Director of Living Values Educational Program, Inc.

Micheline Tanguay has come from the field of Human Resources, and is now dedicated to studying and teaching spiritualithy with love and gentleness..

Friday
01December
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Inner Peace - Inner Power III

Inner Peace - Inner Power III

The Third Part of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course

Meditation stills the mind and empowers the intellect to achieve insight and understanding which sustain harmony and can bring natural renewal at all levels of life.

Part III is a retreat for those who search for deeper spiritual meaning.

 

  • Gain a broader understanding of what is happening in the world at this timeand how it affects you as you begin to understand the depth of karma philosophy and the soul’s journey through the cycle of time.
  • Develop a more expansive picture of the world religions and the feeling of brotherhood as you explore the human world tree.
  • Learn about the history of Raja Yoga Meditation. Discover the benefits of leading a spiritual lifestyle.
  • Gain an introduction of the daily spiritual knowledge studied by the BrahmaKumaris worldwide.

IMPORTANT PRE-REQUISITE: Inner Peace – Inner Power Part II at Peace Village and / or completion of the Raja Yoga Foundation Course at a Brahma Kumaris Center. (Must have completed the lessons on soul, Supreme Soul and Karma)

Please note your pre-requisite in the comments area upon registration (Your registration will not be confirmed without this)

Facilitators:  Sandra Budge, Susan Pollock

Sandra Budge is a Raja Yoga Meditation student and teacher at Peace Village and an accountant by profession.

Susan Pollock has journeyed from the field of promotions and advertising sales to the staff of Peace Village where she now resides and shares the spiritual gifts she has gained.

Friday
01December
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Silence Nurtures

Silence Nurtures

Our first language upon entering birth is Silence

Our last language when we exit is Silence. It is our Original and Eternal language of the soul. 

Silence is not an idle act but an entry point to one’s own Spiritual Power; it’s here that inner strength and healing take place. Explore being in your silence, and comfortably with others, discover the inner secrets and wonder of the spiritual power that lies therein.

During the retreat there will be a brief class each morning guiding you into the depth of silence so you can experience the most benefit. There are also group activities in silence, silent walks, mandalas, and karma yoga. Explore silence and explore the beautiful you.

 

Looking for extra silence time?

Please Note:  We are offering an extra day for those who want to go deeper into silence for a longer period of time.  There are only two departure times ;  Sunday at 11am or Monday at 11am.  Please indicate your correct departure date when registering and if you plan to stay till Monday mention this in the comment section.  

Facilitators:  Dorothy Steinfeld,  Sandra Budge, Meghan Mulvenna, Susan Pollock

Friday
08December
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