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Fri, Oct 04


Holy Spirit Retreat Center

2024 California Teaching Retreat

The annual teaching retreat for California followers of the Céile Dé tradition and interested newcomers

2024 California Teaching Retreat
2024 California Teaching Retreat

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2024, 4:00 PM – Oct 07, 2024, 1:00 PM

Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Rd, Encino, CA 91436, USA

About the event

The Shape of a Céile Dé Teaching Retreat Céile Dé annual in-person teaching retreats are designed to be intense, deliberately so, in order to create conditions that people are generally unable to manifest by themselves at home and in their everyday lives. Our hope is that this environment will foster a greater ability to recognize one's habitual patterns and to absorb and respond to that which is transmitted in and with the teachings -- and that some of those effects will travel home with each retreatant. Each Céile De teaching event is hosted by a teacher who has been trained and ordained to pass on the tradition in its purest form. Typically:

  • Days begin with meditation before breakfast.
  • During the morning and afternoon, several hour-long sessions are devoted to teachings and to sharing insights and experiences related to the teachings, with breaks for silent reflection in between.
  • We try to locate our retreats at venues with extensive grounds and include time in each day's schedule to engage with Nature, God's first scripture.
  • There is another meditation or some other spiritual practice at midday and again before dinner.
  • Usually, there is some free time after dinner, followed by optional evening sessions that give retreatants the choice to rest a little -- or stay engaged.
  • Every day ends with a meditation, after which we go straight to bed, in the Great Silence, and hope for rich dreams after a day filled with soul nourishment.

We aim to hold silence at all times outside of sessions.  Our annual gathering is a Residential Teaching Retreat, and our teaching sessions are supported by frequent, contemplative practices. A peaceful silence is held at all times between teaching sessions in order to aid absorption of the powerful energies transmitted during teachings and practices. You can read more about the culture of silence at our teaching retreats HERE.

Holy Spirit Retreat Center Holy Spirit is an oasis in the middle of busy Los Angeles, located in the Encino neighborhood, with a lake, walking trails, and plentiful outdoor seating. For more information including directions, accommodations, and meals, please visit https:/

Ongoing Community Newcomers are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to consider further, ongoing teachings and practices with Céile Dé circles in the Northern California, Central Coast, and Los Angeles areas. Each group offers a powerful container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

Registration & Costs Your registration fee of $530 for a private room, $440 for a shared room, covers your own accommodations, all meals, and the cost of travel and accommodations for an ordained Céile Dé teacher. A separate offering for the teachings themselves -- called Deercc in the Céile Dé tradition -- is expected from each attendee at the conclusion of the retreat. For more information, please see Deercc: A Spiritual Practice ~ The Ancient Art of Giving.

Registration is being handled entirely by mail this year. For more information and to register, please email Jackie Marston at

Scholarships: Scholarships for retreat registration costs (but not for travel expenses) are available as Térmonn Trust funds allow. Follow the instructions on the Scholarships page on this website.

Donations to Térmonn Trust:

If you can afford it, please consider donating to the Térmonn Trust to help others in need attend this teaching retreat.

More Information: For more information about the retreat, email

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