Postponed until later notice
Join us on a three day journey to embrace Kuan Yin
Kuan Yin, through Her 33 aspects or vibrations, teaches us how to bring about healing and growth, both within ourselves and the planet. During our workshop, we shall explore Her 33 emanations and understand the encoded messages held within them.
We shall invoke Her and chant Her praises.
We shall create ceremony and process on the Sacred Land to the Sacred Waters of a pristine lagoon to be reborn into our Compassionate Hearts.
We shall create our Kuan Yin Prayer Beads (Mala) and imbue it with sacred energy of intention for our own transformation, into our heart consciousness.
to be advised
*please arrive no earlier than 5.00pm on Friday 19th
Accommodation & Food
Held in a gorgeous bushland Setting in Whitebridge Newcastle, with a lagoon and stunning birdlife, this retreat is all about HEALING.
Lodging, lunch and dinner are included. just bring your own breakfast and your bed linen. Also included in the price are beads and a Kuan Yin amulet for your Mala.
The Accommodation is dormitory style
All food and beverages (non-alcoholic) APART FROM BREAKFAST are provided.
there are two kitchens available if you wish to have a cooked breakfast.
How to book
Activities & Timetable
Day 1 ~ Connection (Friday)
Our retreat will begin on the Friday, in the afternoon, when you arrive, have a cup of tea, and get to know one another. In the evening, at sunset, we have our Welcome Feast. Afterwards, we will all meet in the Temple where you will be smudged and chanted into our Circle. The purpose of the smudging is to assist you to clear all unwanted energies from your personal space, and the chanting will open your heart and connect you strongly with the Divine.
We will then enact the ancient ritual of Casting the Circle. It will be my honour and pleasure to facilitate this process as High Priestess for the evening. The process is beautiful and heart opening. There will be four altars in place for the Directions and a Centre altar for the Great Mother. I encourage you sisters, to bring something to place on each altar, that you may take home again after the retreat. The item you bring will be imbued with our combined energies of sacred work over the time we are together, and will become the focal piece for altars you will want to create yourself when you go home.
As part of our ritual, you will light a white candle which you will bring with you, and make an affirmation for the time we are to spend together. So start to think about why you are coming, and what you hope to gain from the experience. Please choose a white candle with a good long burning time, and bring it in a glass jar, so that no wax can leak onto the cloth. I would also bring a journal, to record your affirmations.
Day 2 ~ Meeting Kuan Yin (Saturday)
Starting at 10 am on -Saturday – we will begin with Sacred Practice. This process begins with chanting and then prayers and meditation. After this process, our bodies are alive, our minds are calm and sharp, and we are heart open. Then, we will have our first morning Sacred Women’s Circle. I will lead a meditation and discussion about Kuan Yin. I will share information about Her origins and some of Her story. This will be an opportunity for sisters to ask questions, speak their truth, and say whatever they wish to say. We live in such isolation, in our individual house, apartments etc…..
living over-busy lives and having very little social time which is unstructured and devoted to simply sharing what we feel. Imagine what a luxury it is, to simply sit with your sisters, to listen and share……….it never ceases to amaze me what jewels are found in these sessions. And what profound and lasting healing.
After lunch, we shall gather in the Temple for our first teaching in the 33 Teachings of Kuan Yin Part 1
On Saturday evening, after our dinner, we shall enact an ancient and powerful ritual to invite Kuan Yin into our Heart Space/Chakra. This ritual is designed to deepen the trust we have begun to build and allows us to share our new knowledge, dis-covered in our afternoon workshop. We shall have already crafted this ritual together, using time out of mind processes used by women for thousands of years.
Day 3 ~ Honouring (Sunday)
We will again begin with Sacred Practice. This process begins with chanting and then prayers and meditation. Then, we will have our second morning Sacred Women’s Circle. I will lead a discussion about our ritual the night before, and this will be an opportunity for sisters to ask questions, speak their truth, and say whatever they wish to say. A lot will have come up for us after the ritual, and in our Circle of love and trust, we can process.
After lunch, we shall gather in the Temple for our second teaching in the 33 Teachings of Kuan Yin Part 2
During this workshop, we shall continue with the teachings of Kuan Yin with the support of a PowerPoint presentation.
After lunch, we shall create a special sacred space, dedicated to Kuan Yin, and sit in Circle to create or Kuan Yin Mala/Prayer Beads.
At the end of this process, we shall enact an ancient blessing ritual, to energise our beads with our own personal energy field and imbue them with the grace of Kuan Yin.
Then, we shall open the Circle together and say our goodbyes.
This sacred Retreat will conclude by 4.30pm.