Discovering Our Essential Nature
This weekend meditation retreat will be an experiential journey into the essential nature of our own being and will include silent sittings, guided meditations, and several heart-felt and insightful talks by Don Oakley, author of the five-star rated book on Amazon: “It’s Time to Wake Up Now: The Top Ten Myths That Can Hijack Spiritual Awakening,” and Founding Director of the Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, Tennessee. The event is non-denominational and open to all who have a sincere interest in discovering their own essential nature.Don’s fifty-year journey has explored many of life’s apparent avenues for happiness: sports, world travel, ashram living, hippiedom, relationships, professional respect, adventure, creativity, children, wealth, etc. When outward seeking finally ceased to motivate, the “coming home” phase of spirituality began in earnest. Don has studied intensively with Eckhardt Tolle and Adyashanti and now serves on Adya’s Board of Directors. Don’s wife, Patty Bottari, worked closely with both Adyashanti and with Byron Katie and will be assisting with the retreat.