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Fri, Oct 27


Montreat Conference Center

Samhain Bas Sona Retreat

Learn about Ceile De traditions around death and dying

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Samhain Bas Sona Retreat
Samhain Bas Sona Retreat

Time & Location

Oct 27, 4:00 PM – Oct 30, 1:00 PM

Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

About the event

Cill a Thulaich, an online Caim composed of members of the southeastern US, will be offering a Samhain Bas Sona Retreat at the Assembly Inn at Montreat Conference Center near Black Mountain, NC this fall, October 27-29, 2023.

We thought Samhain would be an appropriate time to learn more together about Ceile De traditions around death and dying. Using Sr. Fionn’s Eolaire online teachings as our reference point, this reverent but non-silent gathering will explore these “peaceful death” concepts through collaborative discovery and conversation. Our time together will be shaped by rùn, paidirean, oran turis, and the Psalms. Some of us are harpists and will bring our collective talent as music ministry and resource. Our vision is that those of us who attend will help plan the final shape of this retreat, but a draft schedule is attached to fire your imaginations!

The estimated cost of this retreat is $200 per person for food and lodging, depending on numbers. Those who fly in from a distance will come to us via shuttle from the Asheville Regional Airport (cost of Airport shuttle is not included). The conference center is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain wilderness with vibrant autumn vistas, streams, a lake, hiking, and Mission-style architecture Accommodations include both single and double rooms w private baths in Assembly Inn.

Please Note: The registration deadline for this retreat is July 10, and full payment of $200 (includes room and meals) per person is due by then. 

Please consider joining us at Montreat this Samhain! We believe it will be a special time to think intentionally and build community around an important life passage that awaits us all.

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