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2016 James Finley Retreat

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016

James Finley

Dates: Friday May 13th-Sunday May 15th 2016
Location: The Wyndham Hotel, 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

This year Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life is excited to announce that the James Finley retreat will be held at the beautiful Wyndham Hotel with meals catered by Farmer’s Table. A silent meditation room will be available for any guests who wish to remain in contemplative silence during the retreat. The hotel also offers a tearoom, pool, and numerous terrace and lounge areas for guests looking for social spaces during breaks.

Topic:

Thomas Merton: Our Guide in Contemplative Living
This retreat will explore the spiritual teachings of Thomas Merton. An emphasis will be given to Merton’s insights into the contemplative path along which we learn to live in habitual awareness of God’s presence. The retreat will include periods for group meditation, personal reflection and discussion of the themes presented.

The topics covered in the conferences include:

  • A brief biographical sketch of Merton’s life: The guiding principles of his teachings.
  • Developing a contemplative world view: How life looks through awakened eyes
  • Humility as a path of self-transformation
  • The nature and practice of contemplative prayer
  • The journey from the false self to the true self
  • Themes of social justice
  • Dialogue with Zen and other non-Christian contemplative traditions

Suggested Reading

Thomas Merton

  • New Seeds of Contemplation
  • No Man is an Island
  • Disputed Questions
  • The Sign of Jonas
  • Mystics and Zen Masters

James Finley

  • Merton’s Palace of Nowhere

Retreat Schedule

Friday, May 13, 2016

4:00-5:30 pm arrival/registration
5:30-7:00 pm dinner
7:00 pm James Finley opening remarks
8:00 pm James Finley group meditation

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6:30 am-7:00 am (optional) meditation with Barb Schmidt
7-8:30 am breakfast
9:00 am group meditation with James Finley
9:30 am James Finley talk
11:30-1 am lunch
2:00 pm James Finley group meditation
​​2:30 pm James Finley talk ​
4:00 pm Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life workshop
5:00-6:30 pm dinner
7:00 pm James Finley talk
8:00 pm James Finley group meditation

Sunday, May 15, 2016

6:30 am-7:00 am (optional) meditation with Barb Schmidt
7-8:30 am breakfast
9:00 am James Finley group meditation
9:30 am James Finley talk
11:30-1 am lunch
2:00 pm James Finley group meditation
2:30 pm James Finley talk
4:00 pm Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life workshop
5:00 pm End of retreat

Breaks will be incorporated. A swimming pool and silent meditation room are available for retreat participants.

Pricing

This year the James Finley retreat tickets are priced on a sliding scale. Please choose the option below that you can comfortably afford according to your financial situation.

Payment at the regular rate covers the actual cost for us to run this retreat per person. If you would like to donate additional funds to support our scholarship rates for individuals who cannot reasonably afford the regular rate, please do so in the donation box below. We cannot sustain these types of retreats without support from donors. No additional scholarships are available at this time. Any amount paid above the scholarship rates is a tax-deductible donation.

Base Scholarship rate: $250
Mid-level Scholarship rate: $350
Regular rate: $450

For room reservations, please contact the Wyndham Hotel (561/368.5200) and mention that you are with the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Retreat to receive our group rate:
Standard King room: $109 per night
Standard Double room: $109 per night
Pool View King: $129 per night
Pool View Double: $129 per night
Suite: $169 per night

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Cancellations: Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
Transfers: All tickets are transferable for no additional fee. Please give at least two weeks notice, if the transferee would like a different meal option.

Details

Start:
May 13, 2016
End:
May 15, 2016
Website:
http://peacefulmindpeacefullife.org/product/2016-james-finley-retreat/

Venue

The Wyndham Hotel
1950 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431 United States
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Phone:
( 561) 368-5200
Website:
http://www.wyndhamboca.com/
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