Retreat Schedule

Inner Peace - Inner Power I

Inner Peace - Inner Power I

  
The first part of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course. 

 

These days, the ability to connect with our true inner peace and the strength to move through life’s challenges seems to be more and more difficult.  As life's demands continually increase, we may even give up hope.

Raja Yoga Meditation is about learning to connect with the peace and power within, an eternal part of our true nature.      

This retreat is for authentic spiritual seekers on the path of self - discovery. You will learn to perceive yourself as a soul, a spiritual being, and to establish a direct connection with the Supreme Source of purest energy and highest consciousness. You will discover 8 spiritual powers that can be applied directly to real life situations.  

The retreat includes directed sessions, group activities, walks, meditation, journaling, and creative activities.

Facilitators: Sandra Budge, Zvika Zur, Reena 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.

Reena Patel is a Raja Yoga Meditation student and teacher in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, and a software developer.

Friday
14April
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Paz Interior - Poder Interior

Paz Interior - Poder Interior

Inner Peace - Inner Power,  in Spanish

Un fin de semana para aquéllos que están en una búsqueda espiritual de un camino para conocerse a si mismo. Aprenderás a ver el ser como un alma, un ser espiritual y a establecer una conexión directa con la Fuente Suprema de la energía más pura y la conciencia más elevada.  Descubrirás tus poderes espirituales y los misterios del karma. Experimentarás con técnicas de meditación que se pueden aplicar directamente a las situaciones de la vida real. El retiro incluye sesiones dirigidas, actividades grupales, caminatas, meditación, mantener un diario y  actividades creativas.

Facilitators: Rona Schweitz, Rosa Dobles Cetlin, Gloria Rodríguez,  Elizabeth Karmooch

Friday
14April
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Hope in Healthcare

Hope in Healthcare

A Retreat for Healthcare Professional to serve the self

Healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to deepen their awareness and understanding of spiritual concepts, such as soul consciousness, connecting with the Supreme Source of spiritual power, meditation, reflective practices and inquiries, and silence.

Participants will also explore ways to more consciously integrate these spiritual concepts into their current healthcare practices, thus enhancing the quality of the human experience in healthcare, both for the recipients of care, as well as for the healthcare practitioners. It’s an opportunity for care givers to nurture themselves, to refresh their spirit, and to create renewed meaning and resolve for their lives and work.

The program will include a therapeutic blend of conversations, story-telling,  talks, reflection, meditation, and quiet time to be silent with nature and the self.    All the team members for this retreat have a spiritual practice and are skilled in integrating spiritual tools in their professional roles, making them excellent clinicians.

Facilitators:

Shvetank Agarwal, MD, Cardiac Anesthesiology and Intensivist, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA. 

Susan Caron, RN-BC, Clinical Leader Surgical Services - St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, MA. Licensed HeartMath® coach.

Heather Czaja, RN, Surgical Services & Somen's Healthcare, St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, MA. Certified reiki master and certified HeartMath® coach. 

Carol Davis, DPT, EdD, Professor Emerita, recent past Vice Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.

Kala Iyengar, MD,   Founding Director of the Point of Life Foundation and Director of Peace Village Learning and Retreat Center.

Kinnari Murthy, MD, Clinical Research Coordinator, Einstein Medical Center, PA. General Physician and Public Health Specialist.

Carmen Palmer, RN, MPH, Program Coordinator, Point of Life Foundation. Practitioner and Teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation.

Celina Pereira, MD, University of RI Health Services. 

Joan Vitello, PhD, RN, Dean of the Graduate School of Nursing, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA. Recipient of the “Living Legend in Massachusetts Nursing” award. Consultant, speaker, author, educator.

Harvey Zarren, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Director of Healing Connection and Healing Your Heart Program, NSMC/Union Hospital, Lynn, MA, and President of the Board of Integrative Medicine Alliance.

Friday
21April
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Journey Into The 11th Step ~ 'Remembering God'

Journey Into The 11th Step ~ 'Remembering God'

 For those participating in 12-step programs. 

Designed for those in a 12-Step program who want to deepen the 11th Step of experiencing a connection with one’s Higher Power through meditation and the understanding of spiritual laws that guide us.

Learn to apply the ancient practice of Raja Yoga Meditation, the highest yoga or connection. Understand the spiritual powers and bring them into your life.

 

 

This retreat includes:

  • Breakout  sessions
  • Meditation instruction
  • Plenary sessions
  • Exercise
  • Silent Trail Walk
  • A closed 12 step meeting Saturday night

Facilitators: Dorothy Steinfeld, Indra Lal, Satya Haghighian

Dorothy Steinfeld is Program Director of Peace Village. From the field of education, Dorothy became a successful business entrepreneur.

Indra Lal has a Degree in Computer Programming, and is a student and teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation.

Friday
21April
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Resilience in a Changing World

Resilience in a Changing World

  
A Women's Retreat 

 

 As our world continues to change rapidly, it is
inviting us to be resilient.What does resilience mean to you, and how can we learn to cultivate more of it? Through discussion, journaling, meditation and celebration as women, we will explore the power and possibility ofbeing resilient.

Facilitators: Micheline Tanguay, Megan Mulvenna

Micheline Tanguay is a former assistant manager for a human resources consultation firm. She explored many facets of spirituality for over 15 years and is now dedicated to studying and teaching Raja Yoga Meditation.

Meghan Mulvenna has been practicing meditation for 13 years, and considers it to be her daily medicine. She is trained in behavior psychology and has served in the field of special education and positive behavior change for 20 years.

Friday
28April
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Leading From The Heart ~ A retreat for & about YOU!

Leading From The Heart ~ A retreat for & about YOU!

Leadership from the Inside--Out.

Engage in a learning a process to live life authentically and meaningfully by using practical tools that create positive habits and develop new patterns of action.

Gain access to your rich resources that are at the core of your being, giving the courage to re-awaken one’s spirit to live life fully.

Join us in this unique adventure of identifying the rules by which one experiences life. Let go of the old and destructive by employing one’s feelings to navigate through the roller coaster of life. Bring forward what is most creative, restorative, and powerful. With this deeper understanding of self, a natural leadership will begin to surface.

Please Note: Attending this retreat will allow you to participate in “Leading from the Heart Part II – Keeping An Open Heart No Matter What! Part II will be offered in the Fall and is designed to build on the knowledge covered in Part I - to support the continued engagement of one’s spiritual journey through life.

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..

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date

Friday
12May
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Discover Your Spiritual Powers

Discover Your Spiritual Powers

Easy, free & Light at the Workplace

A true master dances with challenges instead of being defeated by them. In order to do this, we need to know how to use the spiritual powers of the soul. During this retreat, we will explore, discover, and practice how to apply these inherent powers to the situations we face in everyday life.

This retreat will provide the chance to discover the spiritual strength within with   the aim to become easy, free and light at the work place

Facilitators: Rita Cleary, Natasha McIntosh, Elizabeth Aivars, Tyrone Jackson,

Rita Cleary is Founder of The Learning Circle and The Visions of a Better World Foundation. She co-coordinates the Learning Center for Peace in Boston.

Natasha McIntosh’s work focuses on mental health counseling, chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and trauma related illness. 

Elizabeth Aivars is a Public Interest Lawyer for 26 years and a Litigator for 17 years.

Tyrone Jackson is the Activity Specialist on the Special Care Dementia Unit at The Cedars. He also acts as the spiritual advisor for the Cedars and works in support of Hospice service.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date

Friday
12May
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Inner Peace - Inner Power II

Inner Peace - Inner Power II

The second part of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course

Spiritual Knowledge when applied to life brings true happiness and freedomThis practical follow-up to the Inner Peace - Inner Power Part I retreat offers just that.  If you are seeking answers to age old questions, this retreat is for you.  

In this insightful weekend, we will discover 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.

Champa Patel has a degree in Microbiology and is also a Raja Yoga Meditation student and teacher in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
19May
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Family And Friends Retreat

Family And Friends Retreat

Fun And Learning for the Whole Family

This retreat is designed to explore and discover the benefits of spirituality and learning to incorporate it into your daily life. Values based activated for children, youth and adult. Children ages 5 and above are welcome.

Facilitators:  Iris Zur,  Diane Tillman.  Zvika Zur,  Raj Sookha,  Indra Lal,  Surekha Sookha

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
07July
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Inner Peace - Inner Power I

Inner Peace - Inner Power I

The first part of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course

These days, the ability to connect with our true inner peace and the strength to move through life’s challenges seems to be more and more difficult.  As life's demands continually increase, we may even give up hope.

Raja Yoga Meditation is about learning to connect with the peace and power within, an eternal part of our true nature.      

This retreat is for authentic spiritual seekers on the path of self - discovery. You will learn to perceive yourself as a soul, a spiritual being, and to establish a direct connection with the Supreme Source of purest energy and highest consciousness.  

The retreat includes directed sessions, group activities, walks, meditation, journaling, and creative activities.

Facilitators: Susan Pollock, Madhavi Patale, Gloria Rodriguez

Madhavi Patale is full of zeal and enthusiasm and lives from the heart of the self. Passionate about serving the community, she offers sessions and insights on meditation and life management skills.

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.

Gloria Rodriguez has a passion of bringing change in the lives of people by teaching them how to attain peace of mind and lead a happy life through the practice of meditation.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
14July
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Living Values Educational Workshop

Living Values Educational Workshop

For those who want to bring values based education to the children they work with.

Educators, counselors and parents are invited to reflect on values and a paradigm and process that builds relationships and resiliency while reversing bullying and violence.

You will learn methods and activities that create peace and respect in young people through a comprehensive values education approach being implemented in more than 60 countries.

 

Facilitators: Diane Tillman, Ed Wondolowski, Natasha Panzer, Stephanie Keer

 

Diane Tillman is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and the primary author of the Living Values Education (LVE) books. She lectures internationally.

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

 

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
14July
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Choose Change And Become

Choose Change And Become

For ages 18-35 

Specially catered for the leaders of not just tomorrow but the leaders of today, this retreat is designed for and by Youth and Young Adults.

Each and every one of us is special, unique and a leader in our own lives. Let us take a weekend and choose to recharge ourselves, bring a profound change within, and become the ones we have been waiting for.

Facilitators: Aarti Pappu, Madhavi Patale, Saurabh Gupta

Aarti Pappu is a Physician Assistant who also helps organize spiritual learning activities and projects for young adults, youth, and children.

Madhavi Patale is full of zeal and enthusiasm and lives from the heart of the self. Passionate about serving the community, she offers sessions and insights on meditation and life management skills .

Saurabh Gupta, Ph.D., Senior Engineer at Cummins Inc., was a post-doctoral fellow at General Motors R&D. His Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering is from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
11August
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Science of the Soul

Science of the Soul

“The Soul is the truth of who we are”. 

Discovering our soul is essentially discovering our true inner being.  Through this discovery, we are able to align with our purpose, our passions and what makes us feel whole.

The idea of being mindful- being present, being more conscious of life as it happens, may seem contradictory to pursuing goals. But cultivating mindfulness helps us achieve our goals and enjoy life more. We are more productive when we are mindful

During this insightful weekend we will:
  • Explore the innate virtues that reside in all of us
  • Discuss steps to connect to our inner self.
  • Understand how virtues and vices impact the soul.
  • Explore how science has contributed to the realization of the soul.
  • Experiment with how to focus on the now.

Facilitators: Antonio Figueroa, Porie Saikia,  Erik Larson


Friday
11August
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Spirituality In Food

Spirituality In Food

Exploring the Connection between our Food habits and our inner world

We all know the phrase "you are what you eat". In this retreat we discuss the subtle impact that food has on our thoughts and emotions. We seek to understand the dynamics between food and the quality of our thoughts and habits. We explore the role food plays in our spiritual life and identify eating strategies that can nourish the whole self – both body and mind. Food can be the missing link that supports our efforts for personal change and provides the necessary foundation for the development and maintenance of a regular meditation practice.

Facilitators: Ann Singh, Merrillyn Hener, Jenny Ramkumar


Friday
18August
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Paz Interior - Poder Interior

Paz Interior - Poder Interior

Innne Peace - Inner Power,  In Spanish

Un fin de semana para aquéllos que están en una búsqueda espiritual de un camino para conocerse a si mismo. Aprenderás a ver el ser como un alma, un ser espiritual y a establecer una conexión directa con la Fuente Suprema de la energía más pura y la conciencia más elevada.  Descubrirás tus poderes espirituales y los misterios del karma. Experimentarás con técnicas de meditación que se pueden aplicar directamente a las situaciones de la vida real. El retiro incluye sesiones dirigidas, actividades grupales, caminatas, meditación, mantener un diario y  actividades creativas.

Facilitators: Elizabeth Aivars, Rosa Dobles Cetlin, Marcella Chavarría, Amarilys Murillo, Santiago Carey, Gloria Rodríguez, Rona Schweitz, Yuritzi Govea, Elizabeth Karmooch, Marjorie Zubiram

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
18August
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Feeling Great - No Matter What!

Feeling Great - No Matter What!

“ To feel good, positive and great, I must realise a better way of life is in my hands.” 

Based on guidebook of classes from Administrative Head Dadi Janki - ​Feeling Great: How to Change Your Life for the Better, ​we see how the Supreme Being and Time are offering us the opportunity to become anything we wish to be; our potential is unlimited.

 

 

 

 

Become aware of 4 habits which stop us from feeling great:
● Forgetfulness
● Game of Substitute
● Disconnection from God
● Busyness

Learn to observe your inner world of thoughts and feelings and gain insights into how you are creating them and how to change them. Experience practical meditation exercises to create personal spiritual power. This enables us to maintain a stable positive attitude and that makes others feel great.

Experience feeling great through presentations, active and passive meditations, interactive group sessions, games, circle dancing, nature walking and journaling.

Facilitators: Chirya Risely, Ed Wondolowski, Tammy Hinkle, Jacinthe Chiasson

Chirya Risely has taught Raja Yoga meditation internationally and conducted Living Values Education in over 65 schools in the Caribbean.

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

Tammy Hinkle is an entrepreneur specializing in custom house building, interior decorating and managing affordable housing.

Jacinthe Chiasson is based in Montreal, and currently focuses on assisting parents with home schooling for their children.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
25August
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Inner Peace -Inner Power II

Inner Peace -Inner Power II

The second part of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course

Spiritual Knowledge when applied to life brings true happiness and freedomThis practical follow-up to the Inner Peace - Inner Power Part I retreat offers just that.  If you are seeking answers to age old questions, this retreat is for you.  

In this insightful weekend, we will discover 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: Susan Pollock, Madhavi Patale, Gloria Rodriguez

Madhavi Patale is full of zeal and enthusiasm and lives from the heart of the self. Passionate about serving the community, she offers sessions and insights on meditation and life management skills.

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.

Gloria Rodriguez has a passion of bringing change in the lives of people by teaching them how to attain peace of mind and lead a happy life through the practice of meditation.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
25August
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Managing Anger

Managing Anger

Understand and Transform your anger

The retreat aims to work from the outside-in, increasing our understanding and our ability to deal with anger in a more effective and positive way. It will be based on the principles of observation, reflection, learning, practicing, and changing.

♣ Session 1: The Erupting Volcano (looks at the anger process)

♣ Session 2: Looking Beneath the Surface (looks at the power of thoughts in creating and resolving anger)

♣ Session 3: Into the Depths of the Volcano (looks at the sub-conscious aspects of anger)

Facilitators:  Sandhya Kanthan, Erik Larson, Dorothy Steinfeld

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
08September
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Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

 

Peace is an Inside Job

In a world that has become increasingly stressful and chaotic, real peace is one of the most sought after commodities. But it has also become one of the most elusive. This retreat is an opportunity to explore and experience the spiritual truths that can awaken, empower, and sustain that peace which is in fact a fundamental quality innate to every human soul.

Along with the essential tools of silence and meditation, a live drama interwoven throughout the retreat aids our understanding of how to apply these spiritual truths and obtain true peace and self-mastery on the 'battlefield of life.' Join us and discover how peace truly is 'an inside job.'

Facilitators: Tanya Rich, Erik Larson, Judi Rich, Mahadeo Shivraj

Tanya Rich Following a career in live theater, Tanya currently enjoys exploring spirituality as a mind-body movement specialist.

Erik Larson has a Degree in Civil Engineering and is a technical consultant.

Judi Rich is a graphic designer in the field of communications.

Mahadeo Shivraj is a professional actor in New York.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
15September
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Love and Forgiveness

Love and Forgiveness

 

A Deeper Understanding of Love and Forgiveness

Understand how to Love without experiencing sorrow, and how to make Forgiveness final. Participants will receive practical information to help them begin the process of letting go of pain that comes from holding on to the past, and use the virtue of love to facilitate the process of forgiveness.

Facilitators: Marianne Weiss, Sonia Bhasin

 

Marianne Weiss has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and has worked in the field of children and family therapy as a Clinical Therapist.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
15September
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The Energy of Wealth

The Energy of Wealth

 
Insights into a Wealth Mindset

Is your definition of wealth and success realistic? Does it stand the test of time? Is there something like inner richness, and could that influence external factors of abundance? Are there more refined forms of joy that transcend physical experiences?

Welcome to a reflective retreat to re-evaluate the realities and the myths of abundance and success.

 

Facilitators:  Elizabeth Aivars, Rona Schweitz,     

  

Elizabeth Aivars is a Public Interest Lawyer for 26 years and a Litigator for 17 years.

Rona Schweitz is a lecturer and author, with a background in medicine, fully dedicated to helping people explore spiritual wisdom and offering practical methods for achieving spiritual experience.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
22September
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Freedom in Relationships

Freedom in Relationships

Clear through your bondages and experience true happiness

Our relationships are meant to be a source of joy and comfort, but too often they bring us pain and sorrow.  This retreat takes you into an understanding of the ways that our mistaken beliefs about relationships and patterns of connecting with others entangle and limit us. Using spiritual principles and real world examples we will demystify these inner workings and show how, as the prophet Kahil Gibran said, there can be spaces in our togetherness and we can love one another and not make a bond of love. 

During this retreat there will be talks, small group dialogue, meditation, time for silent reflection in nature and time for celebration

Facilitators:  Sandhya Kanthan,  Judy Rodgers, Luciana Rossi

Sandhya Kanthan  enjoys creating workshops and retreats in which spiritual principles are applied to worldly knowledge.

Judy Rodgers  has spent 20 years as a communications consultant and coach.  She has a sustained interest in the ways that spiritual practice transforms communication and relationships.
 
Luciana Rossi, has come from the field of business and is now committed to a full-time spiritual life, its practices and teachings. 
 
Friday
29September
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Inner Peace - Inner Power I

Inner Peace - Inner Power I

The first part of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course

These days, the ability to connect with our true inner peace and the strength to move through life’s challenges seems to be more and more difficult.  As life's demands continually increase, we may even give up hope.

Raja Yoga Meditation is about learning to connect with the peace and power within, an eternal part of our true nature.      

This retreat is for authentic spiritual seekers on the path of self - discovery. You will learn to perceive yourself as a soul, a spiritual being, and to establish a direct connection with the Supreme Source of purest energy and highest consciousness.  

The retreat includes directed sessions, group activities, walks, meditation, journaling, and creative activities.

Facilitators: Susan Pollock, Madhavi Patale, Gloria Rodriguez

Madhavi Patale is full of zeal and enthusiasm and lives from the heart of the self. Passionate about serving the community, she offers sessions and insights on meditation and life management skills.

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.

Gloria Rodriguez has a passion of bringing change in the lives of people by teaching them how to attain peace of mind and lead a happy life through the practice of meditation.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date

Friday
29September
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Paz Interior - Poder Interior

Paz Interior - Poder Interior

Innne Peace - Inner Power,  In Spanish

Un fin de semana para aquéllos que están en una búsqueda espiritual de un camino para conocerse a si mismo. Aprenderás a ver el ser como un alma, un ser espiritual y a establecer una conexión directa con la Fuente Suprema de la energía más pura y la conciencia más elevada.  Descubrirás tus poderes espirituales y los misterios del karma. Experimentarás con técnicas de meditación que se pueden aplicar directamente a las situaciones de la vida real. El retiro incluye sesiones dirigidas, actividades grupales, caminatas, meditación, mantener un diario y  actividades creativas.

Facilitators: Elizabeth Aivars, Rosa Dobles Cetlin, Marcella Chavarría, Amarilys Murillo, Santiago Carey, Gloria Rodríguez, Rona Schweitz, Yuritzi Govea, Elizabeth Karmooch, Marjorie Zubiram

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date

Friday
06October
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Goodness and Happiness

Goodness and Happiness

Goodness Returns

This retreat will bring an understanding of how the soft power of Goodness generates enormous energy of zeal and enthusiasm and starts a chain reaction of goodness and happiness. It is a simple and natural phenomenon that starts as a small act of goodness and shows its wonders by producing a domino effect of goodness and happiness that can demolish the mountain of sorrow in the world. 

The participants will understand that an act of goodness is what we perform above and beyond our duty, obligation, or expectations. It can be towards the self, family, co-workers, animals, and nature. In the retreat, we will begin the process of experiencing joy through sharing our personal experiences of goodness and happiness, understand the deeper meaning of goodness through a scientific approach, and create a working plan of spreading the goodness to the 7 billion people of the world.

Facilitators:  Ram Singal, Saurabh Gupta, Ed Wondolowski

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
13October
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The Message of Pain

The Message of Pain

Grasp the Wisdom of Nature

This retreat is aimed at helping people understand the broader message of pain and illness. To show the connection between inner health as a building block for (future) physical health, or for a more resilient attitude toward pain and illness.

This retreat will include insights on the inner being and Supreme Power, Practice of Meditation, interactive workshops, walks, and stretches.

Facilitators:  Rona Schweitz, Kinnari Murthy

Rona Schweitz is a lecturer and author, with a background in medicine, fully dedicated to helping people explore spiritual wisdom and offering practical methods for achieving spiritual experience.

Kinnari Murthy is a clinical research coordinator for cardiology at Einstein Medical Center, PA.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
13October
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Inner Peace - Inner Power II

Inner Peace - Inner Power II

The second part of the Raja Yoga Meditation Course

Spiritual Knowledge when applied to life brings true happiness and freedomThis practical follow-up to the Inner Peace - Inner Power Part I retreat offers just that.  If you are seeking answers to age old questions, this retreat is for you.  

In this insightful weekend, we will discover 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.

Champa Patel has a degree in Microbiology and is also a Raja Yoga Meditation student and teacher in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
27October
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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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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.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


Friday
10November
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Spirituality In Moton

Spirituality In Moton

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.

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date

 


Friday
17November
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Philosophy of Karma

Philosophy of Karma

a whole weekend to focus on Karma

This retreat will use a combination of talks, readings, dialogue, journaling and meditation to explore the mysteries of karma.  We will spend a half-day in silence and of course experiment with karma yoga.

 

Facilitators:  Judy Rodgers, Kala Iyengar


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..

Registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat date


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


Friday
01December
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