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We will gather at Harbin Hotsprings in Northern California. Here among the redwoods and natural hotsprings, we will be surrounded by beauty, and treated to sumptuous vegetarian cuisine, caring staff, soaks in the rejuvenating tubs, and a joyful coming together of like-minded spiritual family. We will spend our time balanced between diving deep into exploration of consciousness through powerful guided meditations, participating in group activities to open us up even more to surrendering to awareness, and sharing our experiences with each other through discussions and question and answer sessions. You will have time for just relaxing, soaking it all in, enjoying the natural environment, the tubs, the food, and each other.
Interspersed will be lots of laughter, play, and fun. On Saturday evening, we will have a graduation ceremony for UMS graduates and a music jam and celebration. If you’re a musician, bring your instruments! On Sunday, you are welcome to stay late enjoying the Harbin Hotsprings grounds and hot tubs; there will be free time after the retreat from 3-10 pm. Come and join us for this annual event, as we explore what it means to be realizing our awakened self at this time on the planet, and how we can support ourselves, each other, and all beings on this blessed journey.
If you have been curious to meet Christine Breese, you do not have to be a student to participate in this event. This is open to all and is not based on UMS courses or curriculum. This is a chance for you to meet her personally and ask questions. Christine’s retreats are separate from UMS and you will get a lot out of retreats with her even if you are not a UMS student.
Harbin Hotsprings offers indoor and outdoor camping to retreat participants. UMS will be offering our retreat in the conference center at Harbin, where we will have exclusive use of the building, which includes 2 private tubs, bathrooms, and a large indoor sleeping space. This room facilitates indoor camping, so you would bring a mat and bedding and share slumber party style with other participants. Alternatively, you could choose outdoor camping, and bring your own tent and bedding.
If you prefer a private room, please contact Harbin Hotsprings as soon as possible to reserve a room in their hotel. These rooms do book several months in advance, so if this is your preference, make sure you call them by March, April at the latest. A second option for a private room is also a hotel about 10 minutes away from Harbin at Middletown called Eagle & Rose Inn, which can be found at http://www.eagleandroseinn.com. All meals, including snacks and beverages anytime, are included in the price of the retreat, so you do not have to make special arrangements for food. Please note that Harbin public tubs are clothing optional, but the tubs in the conference center will not be clothing optional; tubbers in the conference area must wear suits in consideration for everyone’s comfort. For those who would enjoy the clothing optional tubs, you are welcome to use the other tubs anywhere on the grounds. For more information on Harbin Hotsprings, or to book a room, visit their website at: www.Harbin.org
The cost for this retreat, including all food and camping, is $325.00, with a $30 discount for students of UMS, $295.00. If you are reserving a private room, you must book accommodations through Harbin, and it is only 275.00 for the retreat itself (245.00 for students), which includes all meals. To reserve your space, please send a deposit of $195.00 ($150.00 for students), along with a completed registration form. The rest of the retreat fees will be due two weeks before June 13, 2008.
We look forward to joining with you in retreat!
Arrival and Registration: 4 pm
Breakfast: 8 - 9 am
Breakfast: 8 – 9 am
We must vacate the conference hall by 3 pm, but you are welcome to enjoy the hot springs until 10 pm. If you are camping indoors you can leave your things in the main sleeping area until 7 pm. If there are up to 35 people who decide they want to stay Monday night in the indoor camping room, there is a discounted rate if you would like to stay! We cannot guarantee this will be available, but it is inexpensive if you do want to stay one more night at Harbin, and you would arrange that directly with Harbin Hotsprings staff.
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