"The Heart of Devotion" Retreat
A 5-Day Portland, Oregon Retreat
Wed. Oct. 24 - Sun. Oct. 28, 2012
Beyond the surface of our everyday encounters, there exists a reality of divine union that celebrates itself throughout all moments in time. The discovery of divine union that equally transcends and fills all space and time is known as the heart of devotion. When this realization of truth has yet to be discovered, or is not yet fully embodied, life can often be experienced as an endless cycle of insufferable circumstances. Usually that is because we have imagined our circumstances and relationships in everyday life as mechanisms of personal validation, instead of seeing the sacred nature of every relationship as a living celebration of life's eternal source.
Join spiritual teacher and intuitive healer, Matt Kahn, and yoga teacher and sound healer, Julie Dittmar, to deeply explore the heart of devotion. This is an opportunity to be immersed in the radiant joy, everlasting love, and ever-present peace of divine union, so you may rekindle the spark within your own soul and transform the way life moves as you.
This life-changing retreat is an opportunity to:
This retreat is ideal for all sincere, heart-centered Truth seekers and lightworkers who are:
Our time together will also include:
Retreat Package Pricing Includes:
All instruction and activities, lodging, meals, and general use of the all facilities and grounds. Whether you are staying on site, or are a commuter, your meals are included from Wed. night's dinner through lunch on Sunday.
Three delicious, healthy meals are provided per day. Feel free to bring your own snacks, if you wish. Coffee is served only at breakfast, and tea is provided all day. Please plan to be present at all the meals, as they are an important part of the program and community-building. Meals can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and wheat-free options, and may include chicken or fish, unless otherwise requested. There is an additional fee of $5 a day for a gluten-free option ($20 total extra). For extra special dietary needs, there is a nearby "New Seasons" market a few minutes away in Happy Valley, OR, and some of the houses have their own kitchens with stoves and refrigerators. Retreat pricing varies based on your choice of accommodations.
Arrival & Departure
For our friends flying in from other states and countries, if you are coming to the Portland area the day before the retreat starts, the Comfort Suites in Clackamas (6.7 miles, 15 mins. from the retreat) is an option. The hotel's number is (503) 723-3450. The retreat center has special rates with them. There is also the Clackamas River House B & B just 2.6 miles away, about 6 mins. Their number is (503) 502-8478. Also, if you are flying or driving out on Monday, please make arrangements for that Sunday night at either the Comfort Suites, or with other local retreat participants, and Still Meadow is not able to accommodate a Sunday stay-over.
Other payment options: If you wish to pay a $375 (non-refundable) deposit to hold your space and then pay the remaining balance prior to Sept. 1, please either call our office, or go to our Store page, and scroll to the bottom to the "Donate" button to enter $375 for the deposit. Please make a note to let us know it's for the October retreat, and what accommodations you wish to reserve. Also, if do you not wish to pay online, or if you would like to request to pay the tuition in installments, please call our office at (253) 639-0770 to make arrangements. Your registration must be paid in full prior to the retreat.
We are sometimes asked if we offer a referral program for the retreat. Yes, we do! After you register for the retreat, you will receive $50 for every friend or family member who also signs up to join you. So, for example, if you bring 14-17 people, your tuition would then be covered in full - depending on which lodging option you choose. Whether one friend or many come with you, this is a great way to reduce your tuition, and a beautiful way to grow in community and support one another.
We are also asked if we have any scholarships available. We do not currently have scholarships available at this time due to the food, housing, and space rental fees for an event of this type. However, whether or not you are attending the retreat, if you wish to scholarship someone else and "pay it forward" please contact our office to make a full or partial payment on behalf of someone who will thank you very much: (253) 639-0770.
This is a video from our previous retreat, and a preview of this one:
"Dearest Matt and Julie --You are the icing in a world of endless cake! Thanks for blasting open my heart. You pole-shifted my life, and everything feels right-side up now. Your generosity is out of this world, literally! Thank you for your MANY incredible gifts to us all during The Heart of Surrender Retreat. It was far more then I could have EVER imagined! It was such an honor to be a part of everything we experienced together, everything we witnessed and held loving space for...the miracles and transformation were unspeakably moving to witness, feel, and experience. My love and respect for you as people, as teachers, as healers, as angelic beings in human form - just went through the roof and into a new dimension. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I LOOOOOOVE YOU!" - Christian Wood
"I graciously happened across True Divine Nature on You Tube. After viewing the videos and finding how uplifted I was afterwards, I felt compelled to sign up for their retreat. I had not previously met or spoken to Matt or Julie or participated in any such event. Upon arriving at the retreat center, I was greeted so openly that within moments, I felt an unconditional acceptance and healing. I knew I had made a great choice for myself. We were given tools to help us that I still benefit from and incorporate every day. I would describe the retreat as a co-creation of healing love, where Matt and Julie embraced each of us with their gifts to lead us through the open door of Universal Joy and reality of living in Effortless Freedom. I can say with confidence, that not one participant left the retreat wanting to go...we all would have gladly stayed longer, but left as new friends--forever transformed." - Cathy Scarazzo Dean
"The past few days was the most transformational and profound experience of my life--hands down. I feel limitless. Matt gave me the most profound healing and shift of my life as did all the blessed beings at that retreat. I feel a richness and abundance in my life that I've never felt before. It was always there, now I know it. I'm confident this was the most abundant outflow of grace, love, peace, and beauty this form has ever experienced. Love, love and more love!" - Ian Ferguson
"Matt and Julie - Many blessings to you both on the contribution you have made to my lovely life here! I love you! I have attended the very best retreat ever as it has brought me back to the self I have not paid attention to for a very long time. My life is RICH, SWEET, and my heart is full of GRATITUDE." - Fran Scott
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your retreat participation before Sept. 1, we will refund all of your payment minus a $375 deposit. For cancellations after Sept. 1, there is no refund; however you could transfer your registration to a friend or family member. If we cancel the retreat, you will receive 2 weeks' notice, and a full refund. Please check with your airline about its cancellation policy. We will not be responsible for the cost of your travel cancellation fees in the event the retreat is cancelled.
Our Meeting Space
For this retreat, we have chosen the Still Meadow Retreat Center, just outside of Portland, OR. It is a beautifully peaceful, meditative space with forests, meadows, a creek, and a large labyrinth. We will be meeting in the large Sanctuary Meeting Room. It is bright, clear, comfortable, temperature controlled space. There are plenty of chairs and backjacks for everyone. Feel free to bring your favorite pillow, cushion, or blanket.
We are staying in a rural setting with dirt trails and fields that may be challenging terrain for those with wheelchairs or physical challenges. Some of the bedrooms are upstairs, and some are ground level. We will do our very best to accommodate your needs, please contact us to discuss accommodation choices and accessibility (253) 639-0770.
Rides to & from the Airport
The retreat center is only 21.4 miles and 35 mins. from the Portland International Airport. It's an easy drive through "Happy Valley" to get to Damascus. Please coordinate your rides to and from the airport with Lisa Strasburg at (503) 866-0100 or email@example.com or the Broadway Cab service at: (503) 227-1234.
We so look forward to this very special, transformative, healing time together. We are excited to be with you soon!