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Cannabis a Journey to Spiritual Awakening

August 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - August 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Free yourself from the burden of past limitations and open yourself to a deepening sense of unconditional love and inner peace. Discover what’s underneath the personal narratives we create to survive and access the authentic self we all inwardly yearn for. This immersive retreat facilitated by Stephen Gray creates a safe container for you to dive deep within your soul. Stephen will be joined by Conscious Dance Master Bernice Raabis, who will augment the journey with movement practices.

This all-encompassing 3-day meditative experience is designed for anyone interested in exploring their own healing and spiritual awakening. People are often very surprised at the potential of cannabis when encountered in this way. The safe and skillful container Stephen creates will allow you to go as deep as you want to with this beautiful medicine that is uniquely powerful and gentle at the same time. This experience is perfect if you want to learn how to use cannabis in a more conscious, intentional way. People at all levels of experience with this plant teacher will find great benefit in this retreat.

Using thoroughly “field-tested” organic inhaled and (mild) edible cannabis, your guides for the weekend will weave together guided and silent meditations; sound and movement healing; visualization and breathwork practices; sensory enhancement; simple chanting; meditative nature walks; and sharing sessions—all designed skillfully and specifically for deep self-care and rejuvenation.

COVIDConditions of Entry and Public Safety Standards are in place at The Sentinel. Physical distancing, gloves, and masks are a part of our daily operating procedures. Guests and participants agree to comply with our COVID requirements. 

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Spiritual Awakening Schedule 

Friday Evening- Welcome
Delicious organic welcome dinner
Opening & grounding circle — introductions and program instructions, meditation, a gentle movement practice.

Saturday — Ceremony Day (approx. 10am-5pm with optional evening activities)
Sacred herb ceremony: meditation, live music, movement and dance, OM chanting, guided visualization and breathwork, sound healing, shamanic drumming, meditative Nature walks, and more.

Sunday — Ceremony Day (approx. 10am-5pm with optional evening Dance Journey with Bernice)
Sacred herb ceremony: meditation, live music, movement and dance, OM chanting, guided visualization and breathwork, sound healing, shamanic drumming, meditative Nature walks, and more.

Monday — Integration Ceremony
Brief meditation, movement and dance, sharing, integration guidance.

Escape to a magical, meditative backdrop that carries you far away from the chaos, uncertainty and fast-paced rush of everyday life. Located next to the serene shores of Kootenay Lake, this beautiful natural environment rejuvenates, invigorates and gives back to your soul.

Stephen Gray, published author/editor (Returning to Sacred World, Cannabis and Spirituality) and experienced spiritual guide, developed a profound interest in spirituality over 50 years ago and has since explored the power of sacramental medicines to amplify and deepen the awakening journey. Stephen has been studying the cultural and spiritual roots of cannabis for decades and has been leading exploratory circles with this plant for many years. Stephen’s broad background also includes 25 years as a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and immersion in several sacramental medicine traditions and practices. StephenGray Vision on Facebook and Instagram.

Bernice Raabis, the founder of Dance the Medicine and Ecstatic Dance International, has spent over 15 years facilitating Conscious Dance.  Weaving together various movement, art, relational, and somatic therapeutic models, she is able to create safe and generative journeys in a truly unique manner.

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Stephen Gray & Bernice Raabis
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The Sentinel – Retreat and Wellness Centre
5278 Amundsen Rd
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0 Canada
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