Deepening Into Grace

3.5 Day New Year’s Spiritual Retreat

Find Peace. Find Joy. Find Your Deepest Self.


“In the silence between your heartbeat bides a summons. Do you hear it? Name it if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there?”
Rumi

 

Are You craving inner stillness and Peace?

The last few years have been challenging for many of us. Has this left you wishing for a deeper spiritual connection?

Are you ready to tend to your heart, spirit, and soul?

Are you longing for more trust, regardless of your external circumstances?

Do you want to start 2022 in a radically different way?

If your response to these questions is a “Yes,” then come join our 3.5 day spiritual retreat.

Why Attend this NEW YEAR’S sPIRITUAL retreat?

Deep within us all, there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center. There, Grace is pressing upon our time and space defined lives, summoning us home unto an unlimited spaciousness, the spaciousness of Being.

Simultaneously, there is a longing within us all to respond to that summons. A longing so strong, it sometimes causes our very souls to ache. We yearn to reconnect to that place of peace and trust that we somehow know is what we are made for.

This time on earth, for many people, can be VERY challenging on all levels: emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and even physically for many of us. It’s been tempting to just tuck away somewhere, glued to a screen, wondering whether we are going to make it. 

What would it be like to let go of that obsessive addictive behavior, and to trust a deeper calling? What if it was absolutely necessary sometimes to do nothing, try nothing, distract ourselves with nothing, and just open to Grace as we are? 

Instead of being pulled in a million different directions at the effect of life, I encourage you to follow that longing of yours to the sound of silence within. To remember that underneath all the loudness of the outer world is a fresh inner spring of hope and renewal.

I’m inviting you to start 2022 in a radically different way!

Detach from all you know, including your favorite tech devices, and go within to where Divine Love is calling, always calling to take you into its mystery. 

In our busy and noisy culture of cyber hyperstimulation, silence is typically seen as “vacant space,” waiting to be filled up with content, any content. We try to cram every “empty” moment until it is full.

Stillness however is not an absence but a presence. It is a “something,” not a nothing. It has substantiality, depth, and width. You can fall into it, and it enfolds you in its sacred embrace. It meets you; it holds you up.

For those feeling weighed down by the responsibilities and difficulties of the world, this is the way to lay all our burdens down. “Something” else is available when we truly hand it all over. But don’t just take my word for it, come and experience it for yourself!

What would it be like if doing nothing could open you effortlessly to everything? 

That is the invitation for this spiritual retreat with plenty of spaciousness and stillness. It is an invitation to substantially connect to the Light Within.

There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there, too… And that is all we can manage these days and also all that really matters: that we safeguard that little piece of Grace in ourselves.” – Etty Hillesum

 

Logistics and details

 

DATES:
January 6-9, 2022

 

TIMES:
Start: Thursday, January 6 – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET
End: Sunday, January 9 – 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET

If you live in the Eastern time zones of the US or Canada, all of these sessions, especially the later evening ones, will be recorded. If you live in Europe, we will make sure to make this work for you too. (Email us for details.)


WHERE
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This retreat is held over Zoom. Meditations and retreat sessions will be held virtually.

 

THIS 3.5 DAY SPIRITUAL SILENT RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • Active morning meditations.
  • Contemplative morning teaching sessions with Britta and/or Lee.
  • Several live silent sitting periods/walking meditations during the day with Britta and/or Lee.
  • Holistic inquiries practiced in a dyad to dive deeper into the teaching of the day.
  • Evening Q & A / individual guidance sessions.
  • Evening Examen Prayer and chanting sessions to complete the day

 

INVESTMENT:
$395 Early Bird – available through December 21
$495 Regular Price

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“What a gift to be in such depth of stillness with a community of people (separately, virtually) and yet be held so beautifully in community, to be fully seen. How incredible to be able to have this experience in my own home, to powerfully encounter the Divine in my own space, in my own mess, and still leave completely transformed. It was terrifying in the best possible way, and I knew I had an incredible group of individuals who were on this journey with me. Britta’s teachings were such wonderful soul nourishment to meditate on during the periods of silence. I have never meditated for that long in my life, and I was thrilled to learn I could be with my monkey mind and receive the gift of silence in my own perfectly imperfect way!”

Meg

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“All I can say is ‘Divine Therapy’. I was not sure going in as to how this would go having only ever heard about these kinds of Spiritual Retreats in person. Yet the fact that it was online actually made it easier to be in my own space, my own world, my own thoughts. I was so grateful for the love, patience and guidance of our facilitator, Britta, and the framework to allow me to be open, curious, compassionate, and forgiving with myself. The world sparkled again after the retreat which I never thought would be possible after such a dark and heavy year. I recommend this 100%.”

Natalie

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“The retreat was exactly what I needed. I enjoyed the active meditations to start-off each day. The content Britta shared definitely helped to set the mood and prepare the mind for meditation and relaxation. I was rejuvenated to a degree that I found myself feeling lighter, free of troubles and a greater sense of peace. In practice, I created new space within my congested thoughts where I once had none at the start of the retreat. I would definitely do this retreat again. Thank you for creating a refuge from busy and very often pointless thoughts.”

Scott

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“Being in this spiritual retreat, the stillness and the deeply-present environment Britta created allowed me to hear my soul speak to me. I was able to do some deep contemplation that set me up powerfully in the new year.”

Brad

 

What is asked if you participate

 

  • We highly recommend you go on a digital detox and block out this whole time period for yourself!
  • If possible (or necessary), book a rental somewhere away from your regular life circumstances.
  • Make sure you have no work or other responsibilities. Think of an ashram or monastery retreat environment!
  • Create a sacred space where you can participate in the retreat without distractions.
  • This is a virtual retreat so you will need access to wifi and Zoom set up on your personal device. 


It’s time to go inward

Join us at Deepening Into Grace

3.5 Day New Year’s Spiritual Retreat

 

Investment:
$395 Early Bird Price – available through December 21
$495 Regular Price

By registering, I acknowledge that if I need to cancel, my payment is non-refundable, but transferable to a future COR offering within 18 months, as long as I cancel more than 1 week before the start of the retreat (By Dec. 30, 2021.) If I cancel after Dec. 30, 2021, my payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to attend the whole weekend?

Yes, please plan to attend the whole weekend; set aside all distractions so you can get the most benefit from the retreat. 

What do the days look like? what will we do?

We will give you the option to make this retreat more or less silent, according to what you need and are drawn to. We’ll start off each morning with an active meditation. Then the day will include a morning teaching session, several live silent sitting periods and walking meditations, an Holistic Inquiry with a partner, evening Q&A/Individual Guidance Sessions, and an evening Examen Prayer and chanting session. You can chose to be in silence for the whole time except for the group processes, if you wish. In fact, we highly recommend that. But we don’t require it. We also highly recommend to stay off all tech devices for the duration of the retreat, including during the breaks and at night, if at all possible, to receive the most benefit from this precious time.

What if I Don’t Have a Meditation Practice?

You are welcome to come as long as you have an interest in turning within and being more quiet, and in opening to Grace. You also need to be comfortable or open to several silent meditation periods of 20+ minutes a day. If you are planning to attend, we highly recommend starting a daily meditations practice now. (You can use Britta’s free Daily Grace Meditations on our COR YouTube channel for this, if you wish.)

I’m interested in financial aid options.  What kind of assistance is available if I cannot afford the Program?

If you feel called to participate in this retreat but truly cannot afford the price, please contact us at Info@corexperience.com. Let us know briefly about your situation and what you can pay, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

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