Events & Calendar

Please join Angeles for the upcoming 2014 Programs!

Four-Fold Way® 5-Day Foundation Intensive–Spring

May 12-16, 2014: Monday evening from 7-9pm, Tues-Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm
with optional Wilderness Experience, from June 5-8, 2014, Thursday afternoon through Sunday 3pm
Theme: The Four-Fold Way: The Path of the Warrior, Healer, Visionary and Teacher

Location: Angeles’ Teaching Room in Sausalito, CA
This 5-day Intensive retreat program is an immersion experience for exploring each path of the Four-Fold Way in-depth. Individuals gain tools, skills, practices, and experience in the Way of the Warrior, the Way of the Healer, the Way of the Visionary, and the Way of the Teacher. Held in Sausalito in Angeles Teaching Room, the intensive program is beneficial for anyone who desires to be more effective personally and professionally, and is ideal for anyone going through any life transition or anyone who wants to deepen previous Four-Fold Way work. Also, this work is deep preparatory, healing and integrative work for those who wish to continue on in a Four-Fold Way In-Depth yearlong or 12-day Residential program.
This Intensive program also offers an optional three-day, two-night solo wilderness experience June 5 – 8, 2014, in northern California to deepen the learnings and for integration work. Please call 415-331-5050 to pre-register and for more information. Foundation Intensive Cost: $1200. Optional Wilderness Experience cost: $375. Early Bird Discount of $175. If registration is completed and paid in full by April 30! Registration is now open!

Living in Gratitude: Exploring 12 Perennial Wisdoms

Weekend Residential Retreat, June 27 – 29, 2014
Sponsored by Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA

Featuring Angeles Arrien’s latest book, Living in Gratitude and exploring 12 Perennial Wisdom themes, this retreat will explore the universal portals for gratitude, blessings, learnings, mercies and protections recognized worldwide. What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites us to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes our foundation for daily living. Integrating the latest findings from social science with stories, prayers, teachings, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for mastering the art of giving thanks every day. Sponsored by Mount Madonna Retreat Center in Watsonville, CA.For information on cost, rooming, 2014 program schedule or to register, please call 408-846-4064 or visit: Mount Madonna Retreat Center

Four-Fold Way 12-day In-Depth Intensive Program

August 11-22, 2014, Sausalito, CA

After several years the Stillheart Institute retreat center that was used for our residential programs was recently sold. As a result our 5-day and 12-day programs will be held as “Intensives”, held locally here in the Northern Bay Area at a reduced cost until we locate a new home for our residential programs. This year the 12-day Intensive (non-residential) program is a full immersion into the In-Depth work of the Four-Fold Way, with a three-day, three-night wilderness experience mid-way to deepen the first week of learnings, and to enhance the integration work that comes in the following days. This immersion experience brings one into a deeper, more reflective place to integrate the Four-Fold Way In-Depth work. The program is held in northern San Francisco Bay Area of California in Angeles’ Teaching Room. Pre-requisite: Foundation program or equivalent. The fee includes program food, lodging for the Wilderness Experience, held over four days, with other lodging and food during the rest of the program to be arranged at local hotels and restaurants; or for those who live in the Bay Area, you may commute to and from home. Program cost: $2400. Early Bird Discount of $200. if registered and paid in full by June 30th. Please call 415-331-5050 for more information or to pre-register for this program.

The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

Weekend Residential Retreat, Sept. 26-28, 2014
Sponsored by Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA

In every culture, in every age, there is a turning point in life. At this threshold begins the greatest adventure: the second half of life. When you find courage to change at midlife, a miracle happens and you are opened, softened, strengthened, and deepened; prepared to create your legacy – an imprint of your dream for our world that can only come true in the second half of life. In The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, Angeles retrieves the world’s vital wisdom teachings about the mysteries and purposes of midlife. This residential retreat weekend begins Friday evening and finishes mid-day on Sunday. For information on cost, rooming, schedule or to pre-register, please call (408) 846-4064 or visit: Mount Madonna Retreat Center

Four-Fold Way® 5-Day Foundation Intensive–Fall

October 8-12, 2014, Wed-Sun, 9:30a-5:30p
Theme: The Four-Fold Way: The Path of the Warrior, Healer, Visionary and Teacher

Location: Angeles’ Teaching Room in Sausalito, CA
This 5-day Intensive retreat program is an immersion experience for exploring each path of the Four-Fold Way in-depth. Individuals gain tools, skills, practices, and experience in the Way of the Warrior, the Way of the Healer, the Way of the Visionary, and the Way of the Teacher. This program is beneficial for anyone who desires to be more effective personally and professionally, and is ideal for anyone going through any life transition or anyone who wants to deepen previous Four-Fold Way work. This Foundation program is deep preparatory, healing and integrative work for those who wish to continue on in a Four-Fold Way In-Depth yearlong or 12-day Residential program. Note: This Intensive program will not include a Wilderness Experience.Foundation Intensive Cost: $1200. Please call 415-331-5050 to pre-register and for more informationEarly Bird Discount of $175. If registration is completed and paid in full by August 1!

Living in Gratitude: Exploring 12 Perennial Wisdoms
1-Day workshop

December 6, 2014, Saturday, 9:30-4:30pm
Sausalito, CA

Featuring Angeles Arrien’s latest book, Living in Gratitude and exploring 12 Perennial Wisdom themes, this retreat will explore the universal portals for gratitude, blessings, learnings, mercies and protections recognized worldwide. What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites us to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes our foundation for daily living. Integrating the latest findings from social science with stories, prayers, teachings, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for mastering the art of giving thanks every day. Call 415-331-5050 to pre-register! Cost: $125.

Becoming a Wise Elder – a six-week online E-course!

Sponsored by Spirituality & Practice.com

If we each are to live our best second half of life, to embrace these years and flourish in them, we need to consciously shift our perspective. We can no longer ignore the wisdom that is irrevocably lost to future generations when elders are marginalized or rendered invisible. The more challenging our world, the more we need our elders to share the lessons they have learned, to lend us their problem-solving skills, and to enhance our lives by imparting their unique gifts. And as elders ourselves, we need to embrace this role for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Becoming a wise elder demands from us very different attitudes, disciplines, and life skills, many of which have not yet been clearly associated with increased longevity. This new terrain promises to be both daunting and exciting, and we will need to be courageous in the face of our fears and uncertainties. SPECIAL NOTE: In early 2013, this program reached nearly 700 people in all 50 US states and in over a dozen countries. The current on-line E-course is available on Spirituality and Practice.com in a self-directed format, available for anyone who would like to explore Becoming a Wise Elder in their own lives.
Please join Angeles in this six-week online E-course, being sponsored by Spirituality and Practice.com. The course materials will be emailed to you Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays for your reflection and practice sessions, and includes an optional on-line Practice Circle to integrate your learnings. For more details on the course, fees and to register please visit: Becoming a Wise Elder


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