Retreat Schedule

Dear Friends,

We look forward to welcoming you at Peace Village for a spiritual experience.

Here are a few guidelines to help you as you set out to register for the retreat(s) of your choice.

  • Retreats are open for registration three months prior to the start date.
  • As soon as you have decided which retreat you would like to attend, we recommend that you register immediately since the retreats fill up quickly.
  • When the retreat has reached the maximum number of registrants, you will no longer be able to register. In most cases, we do not have a waiting list.
  • Once you have registered and if for any reason you cannot come to the retreat, please send us a cancellation by return email from the confirmation you would have received from us.
  • If you have registered several times and did not show up or cancel your registration with us, you may not be confirmed for future retreats.
  • Numbers are limited for each retreat. We allow at least three retreats per person per year. If you are not able to attend and you inform us in advance, we will then open that spot for someone else.
  • We also recommend that you connect with your local Brahma Kumaris center to know more about us before your retreat and to sustain your spiritual experiences after your retreat.

Time out - a retreat for lawyers

Time out - a retreat for lawyers

 

A retreat for practicing lawyers seeking time off the “grid” to access their inner peace and tranquility

A retreat for practicing lawyers seeking time off the “grid” to access their inner peace and tranquility and to gain a level of control in their complex and fast-paced professional lives. 

Lawyers play an import role in society to solve or prevent problems. Court deadlines, Rambo litigation styles, emotionally charged divorce and custody cases are stressful and personally damaging to lawyers. This retreat is for lawyers who find themselves wishing for reprieve and solutions leading to their physical and emotional wellbeing. Meditation is one of the ways people under extreme pressure can access their inner peace and tranquility and gain a level of control in this fast-paced and often frenetic World. Walks in silence in the magnificent mountain forest of the Catskills, short guided Raj yoga meditations throughout the day, opportunity to do reflective journaling, interactive exercises which provide small group action (2 or 3 people), nurturing the body with delicious vegetarian food prepared by long-term yogis will create an environment conducive to gaining that wellbeing of mind and body.

This retreat is designed for lawyers only.

Facilitators:

Kala Iyengar, Denise Scotto, Elizabeth Aivars, Errol Ellis

Friday
30November
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Living Life Freely

Living Life Freely

Choosing to be in the box, out of the box - what box!

Sometimes the simplest of questions are the most profound. Who am I? Where was I born? Where is my home? Where am I going? What am I doing? As we think about these questions this weekend, we can be mindful and watch our answers change.

Illusions, Reality, Freedom, and Surrender are all a part of the human experience. What is their relationship to each other and where in their spectrum do you like to hang out? If your search is for reality- be mindful to stay in the moment, for that is the only place it hangs out.

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. Be mindful, seek problems because you need their gifts.

We are asked to play roles that have been cast for us. As we practice playing these fictional roles, they sometimes become more real than the people with bodies and heartbeats.

To help us separate reality from illusions we shall explore our personal toolbox and begin the process of applying these tools in a daily practice designed to grow our comfort zone to encompass inclusiveness in our spiritual growth. Some of the areas to be experienced are:

  • Learning to ride the roller coaster of life
  • Strategic application of “S” curves
  • Subaru/tile stories of a universe wanting to serve you
  • The self as a spiritual being
  • Learning the strategies to “play the game of life” – the impact of your setting boundaries and rules
  • Integrating four subjects in all your actions - learning, yoga, internship, and quality of life (contentment)

Facilitators

Ed Wondolowski is an experienced retreat and workshop facilitator on the Faculty at Peace Village. He is a Professor Emeritus of Management at Bentley University and a CPA by training.

Nicole Menting-Wilson is a spiritual social worker at heart. She earned her Masters in Social Work from the University at Albany where she is currently completing a Ph.D.

Margo Mullein is Founder and Director of the Soup-2-Nuts Theater Co. and a High School Drama Director. She has been a student of Peace Village since the beginning.

Friday
07December
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Inner Peace - Inner Power | Part 3

Inner Peace - Inner Power | Part 3

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 time and how it affects important choices you make in your life. 
  • Learn about the soul's journey through the cycle of time as you begin to understand the depth of karma philosophy.
  • 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 Brahma Kumaris worldwide.
  • Appreciate the benefit merged in the darkness of this ' winter of humanity'.  


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)

Facilitators:

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

Susan Pollock,  a long time Raja Yoga Practitioner,  has journeyed from the field of advertising and promotions and now resides at Peace Village where she shares the spiritual gifts she has gained.  

Friday
07December
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The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

In Silence, there is a solution to all problems.

We all know what it means to be moved by the power of sound while listening to beautiful music, inspirational words, sounds of nature, or engaging in meaningful conversation. 

Too often we forget to leave these much-loved sounds aside and allow ourselves to listen to the subtle sound of our original powerful nature of peace and stillness. To retreat for a weekend in total silence reawakens our inner power of silence -- bringing peace, clarity, happiness, and enthusiasm back in our life. When we take time to look within our inner world, we naturally check and change any thoughts and feelings which and not self-serving.

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, meditations, silent walks, creative activities, and karma yoga.

This is a gadget-free weekend. We invite you to leave technology aside as you explore the beautiful you.

Facilitators:

Micheline Tanguay is dedicated to studying and teaching Raja Yoga Meditation and offers workshops in Canada and US with the aim of a better understanding of human beings and bringing values that will lead to peace in the world.

Dorothy Steinfeld, a previous business entrepreneur and the Program Director of Peace Village, has been practicing Raja Yoga Meditation for 32 years

Susan Pollock,  a long time Raja Yoga Practitioner,  has journeyed from the field of advertising and promotions and now resides at Peace Village where she shares the spiritual gifts she has gained. 

Friday
14December
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