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Thu, Oct 05


Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center

Northeast Teaching Retreat 2023

The annual teaching retreat of the northeast region of the East Coast Chapter

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Northeast Teaching Retreat 2023
Northeast Teaching Retreat 2023

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2023, 4:00 PM – Oct 08, 2023, 12:30 PM

Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center, 1184 Co Rd 11, Craryville, NY 12521, 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. 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 around 9 pm, 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 ‘Teaching Retreat’, because it is residential, the teaching sessions are supported by contemplative practices throughout the day, and 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.

Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center is located 125 miles north of New York City (2-1/2 hours by car), an hour south of Albany, 15 minutes from the Massachusetts border and 150 miles west of Boston (3 hours by car). Address: 1184 Route 11, Craryville NY 12521.

Click HERE for directions.

For more information about the location, environment, accommodations and food at Pumpkin Hollow, click HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: Single Rooms are limited to 12 and available on a first come, first served basis. If they are sold out, you can join a waiting list for a single when you register for a shared room. Almost all bathrooms are shared. 

Ongoing Community  Newcomers will have the opportunity for ongoing study and spiritual practice within existing Céile Dé groups that offer a powerful container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

Before You Register As we learn to live with a pandemic, each one of us is called upon to discern our own way forward, in the light of what feels right for us and our families. This means that there are additional factors that you will need to consider BEFORE you register. Please take the time to read our Terms & Conditions and digest them thoroughly.

Registration & Payment Information Places are limited, and a wait list is currently in operation. If you wish to register for either a single or shared room, please add your name to the wait list for singles, and we will contact you. If available, shared rooms require that both parties name each other as roommates. Your registration fee covers your own accommodations 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 retreatant at the conclusion of the retreat. For more information, please see Deercc: A Spiritual Practice ~ The Ancient Art of Giving.

Payment online: You can register and pay the total amount using a credit or debit card through PayPal by choosing the "Pay Online" option. Complete your registration form online, and then continue registration page.

Payment by mail:

  1. Register by choosing the "Pay Deposit Only" option. You will pay a small deposit online now.
  2. Mail a check for the balance to: Termonn - East Coast Chapter, c/o Melinda Gardiner, 162 North Mountain Road, Copake Falls, NY 12517 Make the check payable to Termonn - East Coast Chapter. Be sure to write "Northeast Teaching Retreat" in the memo line of your check.
  3. Your payment(s) will be applied to your balance.
  4. The full balance is due by September 1.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received before September 1 will receive refunds of the amount paid, minus the $100 deposit. No refund will be made for cancellations after September 1, unless we can fill your place. Please see the Terms & Conditions for more details on the cancellation policy.

Scholarships: Scholarships for retreat registration costs (but not for travel expenses or deercc) are available as Termonn Trust funds allow. Be sure to register and pay your deposit by August 15 and follow the instructions on the Scholarships page on this website.

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

More Information For more information about the retreat, email


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