"To come to terms with the earth is to come to terms with God."
~ Heiaw no Bushi
This 4-day Sangha Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat with Bushii is a powerful opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the energy field of Buddhist Christianity in the presence of a great spiritual Master. The setting and services offered at Stillwater Farms Retreat Center inspire and support genuine introspection and contemplation by allowing you to fully turn your attention inwards without the usual daily demands and distractions.
Bushi introduces the direct path to freedom through self-inquiry and the Invitation, which is proving to be one of the most effective aids for true and lasting Self-discovery. In Foundation, Bushi guides, challenges and responds to questions with wisdom, love, humor and searing honesty. This powerful communication underpins the tone that is maintained throughout the four days. The method takes you deeper into what is being pointed and is an essential part of the retreat. During the retreat Satsang with Bushi will take place twice each day, and these sessions may sometimes be offered as a guided Silent Sitting as feels appropriate to the flow of the retreat.
Through Bushi's presence and direct pointings to Truth, the unfading love, joy and peace that so many are searching for are revealed to be our very nature and Self. Participating in a Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat with Bushi is a compelling invitation to all who are called to discovering this timeless Truth. Welcome!
This Foundation Retreat with Bushi is not for the merely curious, but for those beings who have a sincere and wholehearted commitment to Self-discovery. If you intend to participate in this immersive event it is essential to commit ones self. Each participant is required to abide by the guidelines which are in place to facilitate your awakening.
By attending this event you agree to:
The retreat begins on Thursday, 11 August with a Welcome & Orientation dinner at 6:30 pm. There will be two teachings on each of the four days, which may sometimes take the form of a Silent Sitting with Bushi. The retreat will end on Sunday, September 15th after the morning teachings. Teachings vary in length, typically running for 1.5 – 2 hours, and occasionally longer.
Check-in — Thursday, Sept. 11
Closing Day — Sunday, 15 September
There are two ways to participate in the Sangha Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat. You can come to the North Carolina to be in Bushi's physical presence, or you can join the live Internet broadcast through Thomasville Buddhist Center during the retreat.
Attending physically in the North Carolina, and being in the physical presence of a living Bodhi Christo Master, and fully immersing yourself in the energy field of Bodhi Christo is a rare and blessed opportunity. Bushi's loving and unfathomable presence itself can trigger transformation in one who is ripe for awakening. Please be aware that places are limited so registering in advance is essential.
Watching online via live Internet broadcast If you are unable to attend physically in the North Carolina, joining via live Internet broadcast is an excellent alternative. You will have access to the daily teaching in real-time, as well as to any additional scheduled events such as transmissions and ordinations. For Bushi there is no separation, no distance to those joining online and he sees absolutely no hindrance or disadvantage to your awakening in attending in this way.
Regardless whether you attend physically or online, a Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat is more than just the scheduled events, and it is essential to follow the Guidelines. This may be more of a challenge for those following online who may still need to engage in some daily activities. If this is the case, it is highly recommended that you arrange plenty of quiet, contemplative time and space for yourself. The time you spend prior to and after the retreat is of utmost importance to allow the pointings to settle deeply inside your heart.
4-day Student Sangha Bodhi Christo Foundation Online Retreat
Price includes the recordings of the retreat (streaming and downloadable for 6 months).
The retreat fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as access to an all day tea station. Only vegetarian meals will be offered for this retreat. Predominantly, gluten free, dairy free or vegan dietary options are offered. Please note that these are the only special diet options that can be offered for this retreat. On-site accommodation is in simple shared rooms in the retreat cabin, and main house, or camping on the retreat grounds where you can either pitch your own tent. Please be aware that for this retreat there is no on-site private accommodation, nor shared accommodation for couples.