September 29 - October 5, 2019 Retreat on Crete: Timeless Wisdom: The Gifts of Spiritual Eldering

TIMELESS WISDOM:
The Gifts of Spiritual Eldering
Kissamos, CRETE
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2019
with Saki Lee, Ph.D.

Come and join us on the unspoiled beauty of Crete's west coast for a retreat on ageing and spirituality.

This will be sacred time dedicated to highlighting and harvest the wisdom, creativity, guidance and meaningfulness of your life's journey. During our week together, we shall share healing body-mind practices; contemplative reflections and journaling on themes of growing older and wiser; sacred songs and dance; meditation and spiritual practices to connect with your divine nature....and plenty of free time to relax, swim and go on mountain walks every afternoon, either on your own or with others from the group.

This retreat will be limited to a small group of 10 - 12 participants, 50 years on up.  Our past retreats included participants from Holland, Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland, Norway, and Austria.  Besides a daily programme of self healing movement and breath practices (qigong), silent meditation, and spiritual practices from Sufi and Buddhist traditions, there will be contemplative themes and heart-sharing on various subjects related to growing older and wiser.  These may include:

*  Consciously looking at unexamined, self-limiting beliefs, stereotypes and assumptions about ageing; 

*  Practicing self-compassion to cope more effectively with change, worry, and stresses associated with ageing;

*  Recognizing and reflecting on what has given heart and meaning to your life and how this brings inspiration to becoming a wise elder;

*  Enhancing  connection and reducing isolation from others through open hearted sharing

*  Increasing acceptance and decreasing fear in looking at death and dying both for ourselves as well as for our loved ones.

* Exploring and practicing the importance of spirituality and ongoing work with daily practices.

* Creating a new vision for the future.

and much more.

This is a unique opportunity to give time and space to an important phase of life's journey!  Please register as soon as possible while there is still space!  A non-refundable deposit of 250 euros is needed before you are registered and before we reserve your accommodations.  The availability of space is on a first come first served basis. Go to the sidebar and click on Practical Information and Costs.

ABOUT THE GROUP FACILITATOR AND GUIDE

This retreat is guided by Saki Lee, whose purpose and joy are to empower people to embody who they already are. She is has been a retreat and personal guide in the  Inayati Sufi Order International since 1991, and travels extensively giving group as well as individual retreats.  She has been a licensed practitioner in East Asian medicine since 1987, and has been certified as a conscious ageing facilitator through the Institute of Noetic Sciences since 2013. Saki lives in the Netherlands and gives monthly Sufi meditation and online classes.  In her spare time, she works with the refugee community and organizes benefit world music concerts aimed at creating kinship and awareness of inter-connectedness through the creative arts.   

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