Arrival: Monday, September 9
Departure: Friday, September 13, 2013
Accommodation options for the 4 night stay, per person:
Tent - $200
Dorm (4 person) - $260
Cabin (2 person) - $340
Cabin (1 person) - $560
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $380
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $480
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $780
Near-by Mount Shasta Cloud formation
Yoga Farm in the Valley
Yoga Farm at Dusk
A cosmology is the assumption a culture has about the nature of the world and the role of the human within it. In 1543, Copernicus articulated a cosmology - he announced to a startled Europe that the Earth was not stationary, but was sailing rapidly through space as it spun around the Sun. This was difficult news to take in all at once, but over time the Europeans reinvented their entire civilization in light of this strange new fact about the Universe. The fundamental institutions of the medieval world, including the monarchies, the church, the feudal economic system, and the medieval sense of self, melted away as a radically different civilization was constructed.
We live in a similar moment of breakdown and creativity. The cosmological discovery that shatters nearly everything upon which the modern age was built is the discovery that the universe came into existence 13.7 billion years ago and is so complex that life and intelligence are now seen to be a nearly inevitable construction of evolutionary dynamics.
– Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos
During this interfaith dialog retreat, Fr. Joe Mitchell will help us explore the concept that while humans may be a unique dimension of the Earth and universe, we are not separate from it. Learn about the extraordinary shift taking place in our understanding of the world and our place as humans within it.
The recent discovery of the birth and evolution of the universe represents a dramatic change in human self-understanding. We humans are just waking up and beginning to consider what it means to be part of a universe that is alive. In down-to-earth terms, this workshop will examine the shift that is taking place in our understanding of the world, the opportunities it presents to the human community, and the implication it has for people of faith.
6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture on New Cosmology
8.00 light breakfast
8.30-10am Dialog session on New Cosmology
10am Brunch, 11am Karma Yoga, selfless service
12-1.30pm New Cosmology workshop
2-4pm Dialog session on New Cosmology
4-6pm Yoga Class or Free Time and Nature walks
6pm Dinner, 7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture on New Cosmology
The workshops and lectures are open to all staff and guests. The dialog sessions are for those who are registered on the retreat.
The course will begin at 7pm on Monday September 9th with Orientation followed by Satsang, and will end on September 13th.
We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Monday, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form (click 'register' on left).
slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
All books and materials are available in our boutique.
To reserve a place for this course, please register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Then please call to give us your credit card deposit and confirm your reservation. A deposit paying for your first night's stay is required for your reservation. Please note that in case of cancellation, no refund will be given. A credit note for other programs at the Yoga Farm (valid for one year) will be given.