Journeys of the Spirit® Newsletter October 8th, 2014
WHAT’S NEW? Our Upcoming Adventures and Journeys!
I know the holiday season is upon us and folks are looking for places to travel and so I am dedicating this issue to the trips we have that are running on either side of the New Year.
Blessings and love, Sheri Rosenthal
Awaken your Creative Spirit Through Art, Ceremony & Meditation: Peru
October 15-25th, 2014 – LAST CALL!
Have you felt the call to journey to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Inka? Join this Pachamama celebration, a spiritual journey with Carol Cumes (owner of the Willka T’ika Retreat in the heart of the Sacred Valley), Canadian artist Jill Segal, and talented Quechua friends.
Explore your creative spirit with ART, join in daily yoga, and deepen your Sacred Valley experience while participating in authentic ceremonies with highly respected Andean healers.
This program offers a spiritual and cultural adventure for mind, body and soul. Each morning after personal yoga or meditation, and a relaxed, nutritious buffet breakfast, you will visit an ancient Incan site in the Sacred Valley. Maximize your personal experience at each sacred site with ample time to paint, write, explore, meditate, or hike to your liking through temples and valleys.
Experience this ultimate transformational retreat from your home base at the luxury Willka T’ika Guesthouse in the Sacred Valley. Designed as a modern spiritual and yoga retreat center, Willka T’ika is a true sanctuary, featuring breathtaking gardens and guest cottages built out of earth materials.
Amenities include: indoor meditation rooms, solar-heated floral medicinal baths, healing massage and spa sessions, and a healing room with a crystal bed sent by John of God from Brazil. Willka T’ika is a retreat conceived, built and maintained on sustainable principles, where you will savor gourmet organic vegetarian meals and fully relax in your luxury accommodations.
Trip tuition: $3450 USD per person double occupancy, many meals included.
Kindfulness – a Healing Retreat in the Himalayas: Nepal
Oct 22-31st, 2014 – LAST CALL!
Have you ever imagined traveling to one of the most incredible destinations in the world – the Himalayas, dreamed of exploring the best of the Nepalese and Tibetan cultures or been inspired to experience Himalayan healing and spiritual traditions?
If so – join yoga teacher and pranic healer Sharee James on this beautiful retreat exploring the soul of Nepal – one of the most incredible destinations in the world. This is your chance to slow down, reconnect with your inner self and deeper purpose and re-discover your unlimited potential amidst the powerful sacred energies of the Himalayas.
This retreat is designed to give you a treasure chest full of transformational tools and insights, to bring more peace and joy into your daily life. Even more precious is the opportunity to be inspired in a land where the sacred and mystical is part of everyday life, and where the gentle people remember the importance of a friendly smile and an open heart.
This journey is about “kindfulness,” a term coined by Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm, meaning a state of kind and compassionate awareness. We invite you to extend this compassion and kindness to yourself by allowing yourself the time and space to realign with who you really are – a divine and unlimited being.
Trip tuition: $2795 AUD (approximately $2500 USD) per person double occupancy, most meals and more!
Take Your Power Back Now! Women’s Retreat: Kauai, Hawaii
Nov 9-16th, 2014 – LAST CALL!
Have you excelled at being a mom, climbing the corporate ladder, being a great employee or even running your own business – and you’ve finally reached a point in your life where you’re saying NOW WHAT?
If so, Vanessa and Melissa are excited to share this journey with you to the sacred, fluid, and most feminine place on the planet: Kauai.
You are invited into a container of safety and support, where we will explore the divine goddess through a series of playful, inspired practices, ceremonies and rituals. In our experiential playground, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, closely examining the foundational aspects of feminine leadership.
This retreat is designed to immerse you in 5 star luxury. You’ll have your own private room with a gorgeous view and Jacuzzi.
Trip investment: $5000 USD per person single occupancy in a private room and all meals.
Mastering the Buddha Nature Within, Bhutan
Dec 7-18th, 2014 – LAST CALL!
Not many people have actually heard about Bhutan – The Land of the Thunder Dragon, or even know where it is located. For many years this little country about the size of Switzerland has been off limits of foreigners.
If you look at a map you will find Bhutan to be east of Nepal at the same latitude (as Florida actually), with a tiny piece of India separating the two countries – and the northern edge touches the Himalayas.
Everyone who visits is touched in the most astonishing ways, by the landscape, the heart of the people, and their philosophies. By the time we leave, the experience will have opened your heart in a manner that that is totally unexpected. Author Sheri Rosenthal and Lisa Tully invite you to join them on this magical and sacred pilgrimage.
Through meditation, chanting, prayer and ceremony, and connecting the local people – you will expand your consciousness and practice cultivating the compassion and loving-kindness of the Buddha within (for others, and most importantly – for yourself).
This trip is designed to strengthen your connection to your inner wisdom, love, and compassion. In this challenging world of ours learning to put the Buddha’s teachings into practice (in the most practical of ways!) is the focus of our group time together.
We’ll have the opportunity to spend a day at the Druk Wangyal Festival. Held at the Dochula Pass which is an incredibly scenic location – you’ll have a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range – simply stunning! We’ll also spend time visiting the very rare and endangered Black Necked Cranes in Phobjikha. And as a special gift, a Lama will be preparing a prayer and blessing ceremony just for us.
Trip tuition: $5599 USD per person double occupancy, all meals, and your flight from Bangkok to Paro is included (~$850 USD)!
Unconditional Love in Action: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Cambodia
Jan 21-31st, 2015
Join New Thought Minister Rev. David Ault for a profoundly heart-opening spiritual journey of service to Siem Reap, Cambodia – home of the incredible ancient temples of Angkor Wat. To open oneself deeply, to risk feeling the suffering of others, and to wish to relieve that suffering – is the definition of compassion and the cultivation of the Buddha within us. As Gandhi once said: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Service is often called unconditional love in action – to give totally of yourself is to be free of ego, 100% present, doing what is needed without judgment. In these moments our heart opens and the truth of who we are comes through – our divine presence.
Volunteer travel is a powerful experience – you risk coming home with a clearer vision of what you want in life, a deeper sense of self-realization, and clarity about who you are and your purpose in life!
We’ll have the opportunity to explore the amazing temple complex at Angkor Wat – or at least a part of it (it’s huge!). Our home away from home in Cambodia is the Siddharta Boutique Hotel. It has a large saltwater pool in a tropical garden, and a restaurant with views over the Cambodian countryside to watch unforgettable sunsets.
All breakfasts are included in this itinerary and one dinner, along with tours of the temples, daily Sangha (gathering) with David Ault, a traditional Khmer dinner & show, helping in the schools with the children and in creating new wells, and so much more.
Trip tuition: $1799 USD per person double occupancy.
Want to see our whole line-up for the upcoming year?
Visit our Trips at a Glance page.