autumn leaves

The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.
~Stanley Kunitz

In our daily life, we breathe, but we forget that we’re breathing.

We bring our attention to our in-breath and our out-breath.

Suddenly, we bring our body and our mind fully present in the here and now, and we smile.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

Your invitation to follow the breath immediately set the tone for quiet and reflection. I particularly enjoyed listening to the many natural sounds that surround Spirit Mountain and, by stopping and listening, I was able to feel myself a part of it all.
~Paul Zak

 

 

 

 

If you would have balance and order within, do one small thing at the same time each day with gratitude in your heart…
~Renée Miller

 

 

 

 

Courage and contentment are simply manifestations of the divine perfection that already exists with us all.
~Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

 

 

 

 

Try not to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
Lo, the world is changed.
Changed forever.

~Sri Chinmoy

 

 

Men's Retreat

Men’s Retreat held at Spirit Mountain Retreat
April 28, 2012

Fu-Ding Cheng facilitator draws upon Shamanic Wisdom Teachings to bring more wholesome and awakened masculine energies into men’s lives, their relationships and into the world. A great day!

Calendar

There comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. ~Wangari Maathaie

We invite you to participate in our retreats and programs. If you have questions, please contact Spirit Mountain Retreat at 951-659-2523 or by email: .

Online payment for programs and individual retreats is available.
See Online Payment.

Partial scholarships are available. Contact

Spring 2017 - Summer 2017

 

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

MAY 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


What is Love...Really? Rescheduled to June 11th
with Francis Rothluebber


May 7 - Part Two
Other concerns keep arising. What is an authentic love of myself. If I am a cell in the body of the New Humanity, what is my part. As we face the present crisis, do we in the caterpillar-butterfly process, have the undeveloped consciousness power necessary to birth the next stage of human consciousness.

Facilitator: Educator and author, Francis is an experienced facilitator in assisting individuals and groups to discover greater depth in the meaning of living. Her focus is evolutionary spirituality, the meaning and process of becoming a New Human, a participant in the evolution of a New Humanity.

Date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee: $25 per session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Register ASAP - this workshop will fill quickly.

Please bring the gift of your presence and your experience to this gathering. You will need your journal and the book.


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
May 17, 2017

First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
May 17
June 7 & 21
July 5 & 19
August 2 & 16

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted


Thursdays
Discovering Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth
May 18th - Episode 5
May 25th - No movie this week

June 1 - Episode 6
June 8 - Bonus disc with Bill Moyers
June 15 - Sukhavati (the movie)

Join us for video, popcorn, and discussion

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


May 19-21, 2017 Postponed until Fall
Tech Detox Retreat™
Turn Off to Tune In™

Are you feeling overwhelmed by tons of e-mails, constant distractions from phone calls and text messages, and keeping up with social media? Imagine feeling totally free from the stress from the digital world by taking a timeout from technology—a technology detox. Turn off your technology to tune in to your Self, Others, and your Space.

Join us for the Tech Detox™ Retreat held at the beautiful Spirit Mountain Retreat Center in Idyllwild, California. Surrounded by serene forest and fresh mountain air, guests will enjoy:

  • Comfortable, charming accommodations for 2 nights.
  • Delicious fresh, healthy meals and snacks.
  • Relaxing “analog activities” (i.e., non-tech), including nature
    adventures, Yoga, and art.
  • A goodie bag filled with enjoyable wellness gifts.
  • Personal time to explore the beautiful surroundings and more!

Come to stay or just for the day!

Dates: May 19-21, 2017
Fee All Inclusive: $325/person - Includes workshop, meals, and accommodations Friday and Saturday nights
Fee Workshop Only: $200 - Includes workshop (no room & board)
Deposit: $50 due by May 12, 2017
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
For more information about the retreat, please visit www.soulvive.com.


May 23-25, 2017
Sacred Meditative Retreat Trip to Joshua Tree

This will be a joyfully intensive connection with the sacred and powerful Southern California desert. We will stay at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in a 10 bedroom, 6 bath house, enjoy a sound bath at the Integraton in Landers, picnic at Joshua Tree National Park, revel in a drumming circlearound the campfire, and more...

Dates: May 23-25, 2017
Leaving Spirit Mountain Retreat at 10:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and returning about 3:00 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017
Fee: $395/person, includes transportation, all food except one dinner, entry fee to Integraton
Deposit: $100 due by May 12, 2017
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Please register ASAP - numbers may be limited


May 27, 2017
Welcome Garden Reception for S Esther Kennedy

Come say “Hi” to our dear Esther who is visiting California from Adrian, Michigan for a few days.
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (in the Garden)



May 28, 2017
Diversity Works

A celebration of diversity in Idyllwild (booths, art, music, etc.)
At the Town Baker in Mile Hi Plaza
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

JUNE 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


Thursdays
Discovering Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth
June 1 - Episode 6
June 8 - Bonus disc with Bill Moyers
June 15 - Sukhavati (the movie)

Join us for video, popcorn, and discussion

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Empowered by Celtic Imagination and Inspiration
A WOMAN’S WRITING RETREAT
Facilitated by Katya Williamson, MFA

Come experience the warmth and wholeheartedness of the Celtic world through the words of John O'Donohue and David Whyte, poets and writers from the Ireland and England, among others. Learn the "writing-faster-than-you-can-think" technique Katya Williamson, facilitator, has developed over many years that participants have called "the deep tissue work of the soul." Enabling many beginning and more advanced writers to claim their unique voices, this technique allows self-discovery in writing with surprising and unexpected results!

In this technique developed by Katya Williamson, MFA, when she was a writer-in-residence at Yellowstone National Park for three summers that she has now refined for twenty-five years, you will be surprised at the unexpected and transformative results that occur in your writing. Participants have witnessed remarkable transitions and transformation in their writing in her workshops and classes in England, Hawaii and the Western United States. She has also authored a book Bringing the Soul Back Home: Writing in the New Consciousness (published by “O” Books in the U.K.) that features this process, and leads women on writing retreats to sacred sites in England and the United States.

The weekend will include a supportive group format, individual writing and the opportunity to contemplate and write in the beautiful gardens of Spirit Mountain Retreat.

There will be time for meditation, solo writing and enjoying the beautiful nature of this idyllic spiritual setting.

Date and Times: Begins at 7 pm Friday, June 2 and ends at 12:30 pm on Sunday, June 4.
Fee: $275 - Includes program, meals, and accommodations Friday and Saturday nights
Commuters: $160 - Includes program and meals (Partial scholarships may be available)
Deposit: $50 due by May 26, 2017
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Bring: Notebook, item for altar that has a special significance in your life in the present moment
Note: Register early, space is very limited


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
June 7 & 21

July 5 & 19
August 2 & 16

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted


June 11, 2017
What is Love...Really? Part Two
with Francis Rothluebber


Other concerns keep arising. What is an authentic love of myself. If I am a cell in the body of the New Humanity, what is my part. As we face the present crisis, do we in the caterpillar-butterfly process, have the undeveloped consciousness power necessary to birth the next stage of human consciousness.

Facilitator: Educator and author, Francis is an experienced facilitator in assisting individuals and groups to discover greater depth in the meaning of living. Her focus is evolutionary spirituality, the meaning and process of becoming a New Human, a participant in the evolution of a New Humanity.

Date: Sunday, June 11th
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fee: $25 per session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Register ASAP - this workshop will fill quickly.

Please bring the gift of your presence and your experience to this gathering. You will need your journal and the book.


June 17
The 3 Step Waltz - 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3
(I can’t; my higher power can; I think I’ll let it happen)
(For persons in recovery)

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
No Cost (donations gratefully accepted)
Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


June 25, 2017
Spirit Mountain Retreat Center Open House

Come see our facility and meet our facilitators
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Solstice Celebration
Celebrating Diversity

With the beautiful voices of Local Color
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Donations appreciated

Bring finger food to share after the celebration

JULY 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
July 5 & 19

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted


July 7-9, 2017 (also Oct 6-8, Dec 1-3)
Return to Yourself: A Year-Long Adventure in Healing
(Intensive Weekends #1, #2 & #3)

For women veterans with PTSD (diagnosed & undiagnosed)

Date: Friday, July 7-9, 2017
Time: Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm;
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(No cost - scholarships provided by grant funding)
Facilitators: Callie Wight, RN, MA and Mary Morse, SMR Director
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Numbers are limited - please register ASAP
July 28-30, 2017
UNWIND with Sharon Forman (our amazing friend from Montana will facilitate this adventure in inner-directed, self-guided fluid movement. 
Time and location to be determined

AUGUST 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
August 2 & 16

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted

SEPTEMBER 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


Sunday, September 17
The Gift of Forgiveness

Dear Wise Friends,
There is nothing like the connection we have with others after a particularly profound shared experience; I cherish the love that has come from having learned together with so many of you. Indeed we are soaring in the second half of our lives! Thank you for making the world a better place by your intention to grow the inner life. We hold the promise of a generation ready to reclaim the mantle of spiritual leadership traditionally worn by those who have lived longest.

Based on the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the introductory workshop Embracing Wisdom gives an overview of the work of the sage. Many of you have asked for more time and more depth of the material we introduced. In response we’ve decided to offer a series of one day workshops here in Idyllwild throughout the year. The first intensive will take place on Sunday, 17 September. The High Holidays, with the themes of soul inventory and renewal, is a good time to get the cosmic miner’s lantern and shine it in the places we avoid. The Sage knows that it is forgiveness we need to feel that we’ve completed our lives well. If you’re waiting for someone to forgive you, if you have a nagging sense that you owe someone an apology and just cannot do it, or you wonder if all must be forgiven, please consider spending an intense and pleasant day that may give you a fresh way to forgive and be forgiven. 
Peace and Love,
Rabbi Malka Drucker

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $100 includes materials, light breakfast and healthy gourmet lunch.
Deposit: $25 deposit ASAP
Register with your deposit of $25 ASAP - this workshop will fill quickly.
Facilitator: Rabbi Malka Drucker
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Limited to 25 students. No prerequisite required,
only a curiosity about how to grow wisdom as we age.


September 23
2017 and Beyond -- Trends, Forecasts and the Rise in Power of Women

Discover How Invisible Guidance is Directing Our Times

Join us for a fascinating look at what is ahead of us during the next 8 years and beyond. This workshop will teach you how to understand the upheavals and dramatic changes in our lives. It will include an in-depth look at how women will play a key role in influencing the world’s progress for the next 1,000 years.

Discover:

  • The overall mood of the Universal Years 2017—2024
  • What the chaos in the world really represents and when/if it will calm down
  • The significance of the Aquarian Age and the end of the Piscean Age
  • What areas will do well over the next 5 years?
  • How are women preparing for big future power years? The importance of their leadership!
  • When does the corporate/political structure start to diminish? What can we expect?
  • What is the significance of the rise in cancer, mental illness, distractive attention span etc.?

Gail Minogue, author of Divine Design - How You Created the Life You Are Living, is a Los Angeles professional in the symbolic relationship of numbers to our life experience. Her specialty is integrating “real world” experience with holistic inner teachings. She is a licensed commodities broker and has followed the ancient science of numbers and patterns for 30 years. In addition to media appearances on CNN, ABC and Charter Communications, she has produced the DVD, “The New World Renaissance”.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fee: $95 - lunch included
Deposit: $25 deposit by September 15th
Facilitator: Gail Minogue - author, international numerologist and trends specialist
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


September 29th - October 1st
The Gathering
"The Way Of The Woman Warrior"
Join Judith Way CPT, LMT, Author / Teresa Mansfield assistant

Awaken to your authentic self...
Claiming the Woman You Are Destined to Be...

This gathering of women will help you come home to your authentic self in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, Ca. We will focus on "self". Healing past hurts, renewing new ideas in self care, and celebrating everything! Praising our successes and honoring our defeats and seeing a gift in every situation while enjoying a little hiking, gentle yoga, CranioSacral Therapy, making your own prayer beads and enjoying wonderful meals. But most important~ the gathering of women who come together for a short time together to heal and rejuvenate and 'come home to SELF'.

Date: September 29th - October 1st, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm Friday to 12:00 noon on Sunday
Fee: $275 with room and meals included
Fee Commuter: $160 workshop only
Facilitator: Judith Way CPT, LMT, Author / Teresa Mansfield assistant
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Please reserve your spot by September 18, 2017 with a $50 deposit

 

 

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Awaken to your inner story...attune to your life energy...ground awareness and commitment...enter into quiet reflection