12–16 September 2012
Denmark, ME, USA
A silent retreat for those familiar with The Work of Byron Katie and for candidates in the Institute for The Work Certification program.
Are you tired of the way that fears, both subtle and obvious, pervade your reality and steal away your peace? This workshop will address those fears and offer specific opportunities to
step into them and through them through this powerful process of Inquiry.
Come here to be held in sacred silence, broken only through group and paired exercises. Allow the silence, contemplation and the power found in your answers to The Work’s questions and turnarounds set you free, one fear at a time.
Come to experience:
About the Presenters
- Sacred silence
- Solo, partner and group exercises.
- Unique experiences in nature to support working through fears
- Contemplative time in nature
- The power of The Work in facing and walking through fears
Both Sylvia and Jen are interested in stepping through their own fears to the other side through their committed, personal Inquiry process. They are here to support you and join you in that shared process.
“This retreat exceeded any expectations I had. I loved the amount of free time, the exercises were excellent, the facility was perfect, the food was great, and the leaders were all absolutely wonderful. It’s the first event where I did more of The Work then assigned.
I was hugely affected by the outdoor exercises and would say that I truly found my home there from way back when I was just me…and before that…amazing. That will change the way I live my life.
I recommend this retreat because I saw 9 people from different walks of life all meet their/our fears head-on, live together in love and cooperation, come to trust each other and The Work and thoroughly enjoy themselves.”
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If cancellation is received up to 14 days in advance of the immersion, your tuition will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. After this time tuition deposit is non-refundable. If you do not send advance written notice of your cancellation, if you do not attend or if you leave the immersion early, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Total balances are due the day of arrival. Delayed arrivals and early departures are nonrefundable.
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Sylvia LowryMaine, US
My only sister died when I was 8 years old, and the world was never again to be trusted. I must control my world lest it fall apart. Outwardly, I have lived such a blessed life: loving parents and siblings, good friends, successful student and businesswoman, three wonderful children and a long marriage…..the “good life” on paper. Throughout it all, I tried so hard. I had to be “right”, do it “right”, and look good. So, I was exhausted, lonely and “wrong”. Inside my mind, that was my life. I never truly believed that my husband loved me, nor my children, nor my friends…..maybe my mother, and definitely my dog….but I dared not ever rest, lest they discover that I am unworthy, unlovable. I am a master manipulator, a professional worrier. Nothing is easy. There is no peace.
How is my life different after finding The Work? So easy! I am on the outside what I am on the inside but never knew: loving, grateful, peaceful, compassionate, curious and open. I am not a victim. I don’t compare and criticize you/me/us. I don’t worry. I love whatever is, right now. And I love myself at the very times that I believe otherwise. I speak to this sweet friend and ask her, “Sylvia, is it true?”
I live in this moment. I used to live in the past and project a future. I got depressed when my children grew up and moved away and when I got divorced. I didn’t really like my professional life as an engineer and business owner; now I love and appreciate it. I was really good at keeping you (and me) out, and looking “good” so you would want to be around me. I was thoroughly fearful of being left alone. Today, I love being alone. I love my own company. And when I am with you, I am truly there, with whoever arrives in front of me. There is only love and perfection in this world. And if I forget that, I do The Work, and I find the truth right where it always was: inside.
Facilitating The Work is a great privilege of my life. When someone asks me to do The Work with them, I feel as though my best buddy has asked me to come out and play. It is so exciting! Who knows what we will uncover together? I keep finding that reality is better than any story I tell myself about it. I find only love and gratitude there. Sweet peace. Join me. Join you.