Summer 2012, 3-day Residential Retreat,
With Peter Fenner and Radiant Mind Coaches
August 3-5, in Forest Grove, Oregon
Contact: 206 351-6749
Awaken your heart and infuse your wisdom mind with joy, spaciousness and clarity. Discover the richness and joyful play of unconditioned existence.
This 3-day Residential Retreat takes you to the end of the path, to a place that is free of all pressure and obligation. Everything is accomplished without doing anything at all. There, you can finally be who you really are without pride, embarrassment, or artificiality, and discover the experience that is known in Buddhism as the “ultimate medicine.” In this state, you’re totally complete and fulfilled with everything just as it is.
This retreat offers a precious opportunity to taste the experience of unconditioned awareness while being engaged and connected with everyone around you. You discover how to enter and stabilize effortless being so it flows through all your actions: sitting, walking, talking, working, and playing. You return home with a deeply embodied recognition of your own true nature and a greatly enhanced capacity to live from this state in daily life.
Peter Fenner, Ph.D., a leader in the adaption and transmission of Asian nondual wisdom worldwide is your guide as you journey to this place of deep stillness and natural serenity. Through playful yet penetrating dialogue and effortless contemplation, you experience the easy dissolution of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs, and taste the experience of natural contemplation, where meditation happens all by itself.
In this retreat Marie Barincou and a team of Radiant Mind Coaches will facilitate short sessions as well. With them you will explore different entry points into unconditioned awareness and evolve our capacity to share the ultimate state with others. Radiant Mind Coaches are therapists, coaches and trainers who have taken the Radiant Mind Course and/or the Natural Awakening Training and joined the Coaching Lab with Peter Fenner, Ph.D. and Marie Barincou.
Peter himself will teach 4 to 5 hours per day, like he does during non residential workshops.
This Residential Retreat is opened to everyone, beginners and past students.
- Friday 9.30 am to 9.00 pm, several breaks during the day.
- Saturday 9.30 am to 9.00 pm, several breaks during the day.
- Sunday 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Fee for the 3-day Retreat with Accommodation and Meals
- $430 if payment received on or before July 8th ($470, if payment received after July 8th.)
- $300, participants under 26, if payment received on or before July 8th ($330, if payment received after July 8th.)
This price includes the Teaching, 2 nights Accommodation and All Meals during the Retreat: Lunch and Dinner on Friday, August 3rd; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, August 4th; Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday, August 5th. Extra dinner or Breakfasts are not included.
OPTION 1, payment by Check
Please send a a check of the full payment made to Timeless Wisdom accompanied with your first name and family name, contact details and signed confirmation that you read this web page in full and accept the conditions including the refund policy below.
Send it before July 6th to:
c/o R. Rachel Cruz
8068 Meadowdale Sq
Niwot, CO 80503
If there are still seats available, your registration will be confirmed by email within a week. If not, the check will be sent back to you. A detailed information on how to get there will be sent to you by email 3 weeks prior to the Retreat.
OPTION 2, payment by Credit Card
Please send an email to R. Rachel Cruz, before July 6th, confirming that you want to attend the Retreat. Include in this email your first name, family name, contact details and confirmation that you read this web page in full, and accept the conditions including the refund policy below. Rachel will then send you an invoice from which you can pay directly online.
Seats for this Residential Retreat with Peter Fenner are limited to
60 participants, registration will be accepted in the order received, no space will be held without full payment.
A $30 processing fee will be kept if cancellation is made on or before July 8th.
No refund will be awarded if cancellation is made after July 8th.
Pacific University offers apartments, each featuring 4 bedrooms (all beds are extra long twins), 2 baths, a kitchenette and a lounge. There are no dormitories.
Each apartment have china and silverware, one pot, one pan.
10 individual coffeemakers with coffee packets can be rent at the time of check in.
Possibility for a couple to share a twin bedroom, price per person remains the same. We have booked one building for this Retreat, it should be very quiet.
If you have a preference, please tell us which roommates you want to share the apartment with. If you don’t have a preference, men and women will be dispatched in different apartments. Sheets, pillow, blanket, bath towel, and soap are included. Please bring your own shampoo and hair dryer.
While we require participants to join the 3-day teaching, you have the choice of staying:
- 2 nights, all meals included: Lunch and Dinner on Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday = $430/participant if payment received on or before July 8th ($470 if payment received after July 8th.)
- 2 nights, no breakfast: Lunch and Dinner on Friday, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Lunch on Sunday = $415/participant if payment received on or before July 8th ($440 if payment received after July 8th.)
- 3 nights, including Lunch and Dinner on Friday, August 3rd, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, August 4th, Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday, August 5th = $465/participant if payment received on or before July 8th ($500 if payment received after July 8th.)
Please indicate which extra night you will be staying—either Thursday or Sunday night.
There are many restaurants around the campus for extra dinners and breakfasts, no extra dinner will be served on Thursday and Sunday night, no extra breakfast on Friday and Monday morning.
- 4 nights, including Lunch and Dinner on Friday, August 3rd, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, August 4th, Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday, August 5th: $500/participant if payment received on or before July 8th ($540 if payment received after July 8th.)
There are many restaurants around the campus for extra dinners and breakfasts, no extra dinner will be served on Thursday nor Sunday night, no extra breakfast on Friday nor Monday morning.
It is possible to arrive on Thursday, August 2 after 4.00 pm and live on Monday, August 6 before 11.00 am.
Forest Grove is located 27 miles West of Portland, OR. If you don’t have a car or are traveling from outside Oregon, you can use public transportation to get to the campus.
Forest Grove is part of the Portland Metro area and is served by Tri-Met. Light rail trains (MAX) run from the airport to Hillsboro (about 6 miles from campus.) Bus then comes to Forest grove – there is also a bus service from downtown Portland.
To find your way, please go to www.trimet.org, put in your start and end locations and it will provide a ‘trip-tic’ of how to go along with times. It is very helpful.
Members of the Portland community offered to organize a carpool with people coming from Hillsboro on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning -by reservation only. Contact Ron Stewart to check what’s possible.
2043 College Way, A-144
Forest Grove, OR 97116
A map of the Campus with detailed information will be sent to registered participants,
3 weeks before the Retreat.
For more information call Marie Barincou: 206 351-6749.
Peter Fenner, Ph.D. is a spiritual leader in the adaption and transmission of Asian nondual wisdom. Pioneer in the development of nondual therapy, he created the Radiant Mind Course® and the Natural Awakening: Advanced Nondual Training. Peter runs courses, trainings, retreats and satsang telecalls and offers individual coaching sessions. His students and clients include Buddhist psychotherapists, psychologists, coaches, Zen masters, Sufi masters, Vipassana and Mindfulness teachers, Yoga teachers, psychiatrists, medical doctors, hospice workers, students of Tibetan Buddhism, followers of Advaita, artists and spiritual seekers worldwide.
Peter was a celibate monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for 9 years and has a Ph.D. in the philosophical psychology of Mahayana Buddhism. Over a period of 40 years Peter Fenner has distilled the essence of traditions like Zen, Dzogchen and the Buddhist Middle Way, and adapted them to suit creatively our post-modern culture. He is the Director of Education of Timeless Wisdom.
The Radiant Mind Course (www.radiantmind.net) is taught in North America, Australia, and Europe, as well as the Natural Awakening Training, (www.nondualtraining.com.) Peter also offers retreats on 5 continents. He has presented his work at leading universities and institutions including Columbia, Stanford, CIIS and Naropa.
Peter Fenner has written extensively on Buddhist nondual traditions. His books and CDs include:
- “Radiant Mind: Awakening Unconditional Awareness” (Sounds True, 2007) translated in French: “L’Esprit Lumineux” (Almora, 2010) and in German: “Reines Gewahrsein”;
- “The Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy” (ed. with John Prendergast and Sheila Krystal, 2003).
- “The Edge of Certainty: Dilemmas on the Buddhist Path” (2002) translated in French: “Le Fil de la Certitude, Dilemmes de la voie bouddhiste” (du Relié, 2001).
Stay in touch with Timeless Wisdom activities
- Subscribe to Timeless Wisdom newsletter (in English mainly)