Transfiguration Retreat 2013


Transfiguration Retreat 2013

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, Jun 30, 2013, 9:00 AM (All times are local to the event.)

Institute of Awakened Mutuality
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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The Institute of Awakened Mutuality is excited to announce the 2013 Transfiguration Retreat. Together with an extraordinary gathering of Waking Down in Mutuality practitioners, mentors, and teachers, we will create an intensely powerful transmission field and sacred container for individual and group awakening.

Special offering for this year’s retreat

Morning journey to Mt Tam with Saniel:

  • on Mt. Tamalpais, there is a particular spot with breathtaking views of the Bay Area that Saniel Bonder, the founder of Waking Down in Mutuality, considers the primary sacred site of his Heart-transmission and work. He will bring interested TR participants to this “serene, magnificent place, where Mother Earth is all Heart and gives you a blessing transmission you will never forget.” 
  • additional special offerings to be announced.

In the early mornings, you can choose from special optional group offerings, such as silent meditation, body movement, and explorations in conscious embodiment. Mid-morning, we’ll divide into several larger sittings for gazing meditation and conversation about your awakening process. After lunch, small group meetings will be held. In each of these groups, one or two teachers, joined by a mentor assistant, will facilitate 6 students in deeper individual work and mutuality in an intimate, highly personalized setting. The afternoon closes with an optional gathering called nectar, a non-verbal space to allow the day’s insights to settle and integrate. You can sleep, rest, or sit silently, absorbing the nectar of this peaceful time. On many evenings, we offer special optional events, including a wonderful creative expression night, presentations, and a party. Thursday is our day off to integrate and relax in our own ways. You might arrange an outing alone or with others to explore the spectacular Bay Area, or you might simply choose to stay on the beautiful grounds and rest. Meals will be provided for those staying on site.

The retreat begins on Sunday, June 23 with dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, followed by the opening meeting from 6:45 to 8:45 pm. It ends the following Saturday night, June 29 with a party. You are welcome to stay through breakfast on Sunday, June 30. Staying over Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning are already included in your course fee.

Because Transfiguration Retreats are such powerful events, we require all participants to have previous experience with Waking Down in Mutuality, through both direct contact with teachers and also basic conceptual knowledge from reading. Prerequisites for those attending for the first time include a minimum of 5 sessions by phone with a Waking Down teacher, and/or attending at least 5 Waking Down sittings in person. If you have not met these prerequisites, and would like to attend the TR next summer, please contact Juliet at or 503-252-6620 as soon as possible. We will arrange a 5-session telephone tutorial with a qualified Waking Down teacher to prepare you for the event. We will also send you links to reading material so you will be prepared to make the very best use of your experience.

If you pay by January 15, the special early price is $2050, which covers room, board, and all regular and optional sessions mentioned above. If paid after January 15 but before March 15, you will receive a discounted price of $2150. After March 15, you will pay the full price of $2295.

Once we receive your deposit, we will contact you with specifics about travel plans, what to bring, and other particulars. Below please find payment details and our cancellation policy.

Monthly payments: For those of you who prefer to pay in monthly installments rather than paying one large amount, you can pay in 5 monthly installments of $460 (from January through May 15) and your total cost will be $2300.

Single Room fee: If you pay in full, you can reserve a single room if one is available when you register. The additional cost is $250.

Contact Juliet at or 503-252-6620.

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