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Montreat Conference Center

Samhain Bas Sona Retreat

A Caim only retreat exploring Ceile De traditions around death and dying.

Samhain Bas Sona Retreat
Samhain Bas Sona Retreat

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – Nov 03, 2024, 11:00 AM

Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Dr, Montreat, NC 28757, USA

Guests

About the event

Cill a Thulaich, an online Caim composed of members of the southeastern US, will be offering its second annual Samhain Bas Sona Retreat at the Assembly Inn at Montreat Conference Center near Black Mountain, NC, November 1-3, 2024.

Samhain is the perfect time to learn more together about Ceile De traditions around death and dying. Using Sr. Fionn’s online teachings in Eolaire as our reference point, this reverent but non-silent gathering will explore “peaceful death” concepts through collaborative discovery and conversation. Our time together will be shaped by rùn, paidirean, oran turis, and Anam Chairdeas. 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 and schedule of this retreat. (A draft schedule will be sent via email to all who register, along with an invitation to attend a Zoom planning meeting.)  Attending spouses/partners will join us for meals and for the first evening’s Ceilidh, an opportunity to share music, songs, poetry, stories, jokes, etc.  However, only caimeachs will participate in our sacred container of RUN and Sr. Fionn’s online Bas Sona teachings.

The estimated cost of this retreat is $340 for food and lodging for a single person and $420 for a couple sharing a room. 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 autumn vistas, streams, a lake, hiking, and Mission-style architecture https://montreat.org/what-to-expect. Accommodations include both King and Queen rooms with private baths in Assembly Inn.  Please indicate your choice of roommate in the registration comments section.

Payment Information We can accommodate up to 12 caimeachs and 6 spouses/partners for a total of 18.  After that, you can join a waiting list.

Payment by mail:

  1. Register by choosing the "Pay by Check" option. The total amount is due upon registration.
  2. Print out the invoice and mail it with your check 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 "Bas Sona Retreat" in the memo line of your check.
  3. Your payment(s) will be applied to your invoice.
  4. The deadline for registering and paying the full balance is July 15, 2024.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received before July 15 will receive refunds of the amount paid, minus a $50 deposit. No refund will be made for cancellations after July 15 unless we can fill your place. 

Please Note: The registration deadline for this retreat is July 15, and full payment of $340 per person/$420 per couple (includes room and meals) is due upon registration.

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. If you have elderly parents or have contemplated your own end-of-life transition, this is your opportunity to tap our tradition's wisdom on the subject and explore deep questions with your sister/fellow caimeachs.

Register

  • Pay by Check $340 per person

    Sale ends: Jul 15, 11:50 PM

    Your registration fee includes food and lodging and is $340 per person. The full amount is due upon registration before the July 15, 2024 deadline. Please print out this PDF as your invoice and mail it with your check to: Termonn - East Coast Chapter c/o Melinda Gardiner 162 North Mountain Road Copake Falls, NY 12517 Be sure to write "2024 Bas Sona Retreat" in the memo line of your check.

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  • Pay By Check $420 couple

    Sale ends: Jul 15, 11:50 PM

    Your registration fee includes food and lodging and is $420 per couple who share the same room. The full amount is due upon registration before the July 15, 2024 deadline. Please print out this PDF as your invoice and mail it with your check to: Termonn - East Coast Chapter c/o Melinda Gardiner 162 North Mountain Road Copake Falls, NY 12517 Be sure to write "2024 Bas Sona Retreat" in the memo line of your check.

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