Relationship as Sacred Practice: The Art of Love and Devotion
With Nadine Keller, MA and Andrew Keller
May 1 - 6, 2020
Join us for an exquisite immersion into the path of awakening through conscious relationship. As living beings, we are in continuous relationship: with self, other, environment, earth, romantic partners, family, friends, community, and the Divine. Approaching all relationships with deeper awareness, sacredness, and intimacy invites us onto a path that is an unfolding process of profound personal and spiritual development.
What Should I Expect?
- This gathering will be a combination of practical skills, tools, practices, and nourishing rituals that will invite us into the embodiment of Love.
- We will engage in healing the collective and individual wounds between the masculine and feminine, noticing how this shows up in our lives and the world.
- We will hold a ceremony of Initiation that ignites the mature Divine Masculine and Feminine within us all, dissolving the illusion of separation.
- We will discover how our relationships can be of service to a world that honors all life as sacred. Our time together will be a living prayer to a world where every being thrives on love, connection, and support.
- We will introduce and explore transformational practices, dedicating our relationships and lovemaking to a higher purpose.
- We will partake in rituals of honoring, caring for and nourishing the body and the stages of our lives.
- Together we will demonstrate a world that honors the Body, Relationships, and All of Life. This is how we bridge Heaven and Earth.
Who Should Attend?
- This gathering is appropriate for individuals and couples. Whether you are grieving from loss or a broken heart, wanting to deepen family connections, longing for more intimacy and passion in a lifelong marriage, wanting to feel more present in your body, or desiring to live more engaged with Divinity, this gathering will support you.
Note: On May 7, the day after this retreat ends, Tara Mandala is hosting Rinchen Trengwa, a special ceremony in honor of the birthday of Machig Labdron, the 11th century Tibetan Yogini’s. If you would like to stay at Tara Mandala for an extra night to join us for this special celebration, please add an extra night or two to your registration for this retreat. You must also register separately for Rinchen Trengwa here.
Suggested Dana Range: $180-$300
What is Dana?
- Dana is a Pali word meaning “generosity.” As one of the six paramitas or “perfections,” the practice of generosity is an integral part of the Buddhist path. Dharma teachings are traditionally offered on the basis of dana which is offered to a teacher in recognition of the precious gift that has been given. Tara Mandala compensates teachers by only covering their travel and room and board while teaching. Tara Mandala suggests a range of dana for each retreat, based on the number of days in which the retreat will take place. There is an opportunity to give dana upon registration directly to the teacher(s) or at the end of each retreat, which is a special time of honoring what has been given and what has been received. For more information about Dana, click here.
Nadine is a Somatic Therapist specializing in intimacy, sexuality and spirituality. She holds a Masters in Somatic Psychology, teaches Hatha Yoga, and is an Ordained Priestess and Minister. She has worked with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. She facilitates workshops and retreats into the mysteries of the…
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Andrew is a husband, father and mentor committed to the upliftment of humanity and bringing back the wisdom and magnanimous heart of the Divine Masculine. Dedicated in his own spiritual practice, working in ceremony and brotherhood, he collaborates with Shamanic Practitioners holding ritual, ceremony and prayer in his community. Andrew…
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