Fri, May 17|
2024 Ohio Annual Teaching Retreat
Open to newcomers!
Time & Location
May 17, 2024, 9:30 AM – May 19, 2024, 6:00 PM
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 through the teachings -- and that some of those effects will travel home with each retreatant. 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.
- Each day's schedule includes time 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.
A peaceful silence is held at all times between teaching sessions and meals in order to support absorption of the powerful energies transmitted during teachings and practices. Please read about The Gift of Silence at Céile Dé Teaching Retreats.
Newcomers are welcome to attend. Opportunities to go deeper into the Céile Dé tradition will be available for those who want to embark on a path of spiritual transformation within a well-supported container.
The Practical Bits
We will be meeting in a 200-year-old house overlooking Lake Erie in the lakeside community of Mitiwanga, west of Cleveland. This is a non-residential retreat, which means that most retreatants are expected to commute from home or obtain their own lodging nearby.
Your registration fee covers use of the house and adjacent beach and grounds, a hearty catered lunch (vegan) each day, and the cost of 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 retreatant at the conclusion of the retreat. For more on this spiritual practice, please read Deercc ~ The Ancient Art of Giving.
Please note any dietary restrictions on your registration form; we will do our best to accommodate them.
Once you have booked your place, you will receive occasional emails with further information to help you prepare for this gathering.
Registration & Payment
Places at this retreat are limited, so be sure you are able to attend before you register. Your registration will be considered complete once you fill out the registration form and your payment has been received. We accept payment by check only. The ticket you receive at registration will have information on how to make out your check and where to sent it.
Scholarships: Scholarships for retreat registration costs (but not for travel expenses) are available as Térmonn Trust funds allow. Be sure to pay your $70 deposit by mail by April 1 and follow the instructions on the Scholarships page on this website.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by May 7 will receive refunds of the amount paid, minus the deposit. If you cancel after that date, you will receive a refund only if we are able to fill your place.
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 or for help with registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ticket type
Own Lodging-Pay by Check $285Sale ends: May 07, 6:00 PM
May 07, 6:00 PM
Includes lunches for 3 days. You will be commuting from home or another place of your choice. Mail a check for the deposit of $70 or for the full amount of $285 (or your balance due) by May 7 to the address on your ticket. Deercc to teacher to be made separately at the conclusion of the retreat.Price$0.00