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Intimacy: Integrating the Animal
with the Angelic Soul
A Diamond Approach Introduction
With Leah (Leslie) Chyten
April 16 – 17, 2011
This retreat can serve as both as an introduction to the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path of self-realization, and as a way for spiritual seekers of any path to explore their inner lives. Here’s what the teacher, Leah Chyten, has to say about the benefits of attending her program and her perspective on human relationships:
“This weekend we will learn to engage the complexities of relationship in such a way that our ordinary, normal lives can become openings for self-discovery, learning, and growth. We will explore the alchemical and transformative power of relationships to awaken us to ourselves.”
“Our lives begin in relationship with our mothers and care-takers. What we seek and value in relationships necessarily includes our instinctual needs for security, love, and pleasure—our ‘animal soul’. At the same time, relationships are a means to discover and express more of our potential, our higher, or divine self.”
Intimacy, whether with another or with oneself, is an exquisite experience of closeness with what is most essential and personal about us. It is the movement from separation to union.
Intimacy is an instinctual imperative that begins with the need and significance of our early bonding. It is also a spiritual longing for union with our deepest nature.
In this weekend we will explore the interplay of these two imperatives. Using the orientation and methodology of the Diamond Approach, the weekend will consist of meditation, lecture and experiential inquiry and exercises.
This retreat is taught by Leah (Leslie) Chyten, a Diamond Approach teacher who works with groups in Boston, New York, Toronto, and Connecticut. The retreat is open to all and can serve as an introduction to the Diamond Approach. Practitioners of this path will be encouraged to conduct further exploration of this perspective.
Saturday, April 16:
Check-in from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch.
Meeting from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, and meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17:
Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., followed by a meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., ending with lunch.
Pricing is all-inclusive, and covers program tuition, accommodations, and all meals during the retreat.
Single room: $315 per person
Double room: $250 per person
Commuter: $215 per person
Payment in full must accompany registration in order to reserve a space in the program.
Some scholarship assistance will be available for this retreat. For more information, contact Michael@GuestHouseCenter.org.
For more information, and to register:
o Contact Michael Levien, 860-322-5770, extension 157, or