Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 2, 2009-- Return and Retreat

Dearest Ones. May this find you well and filled with the Light of Wisdom and Compassion!

I am indeed back from India and returned to the Annapolis area just yesterday, so I am still unpacking and acclimating which includes arranging for phone service, mail etc... Being "home" has filled me with so much gratitude, especially for those who I love and who love me! The latter part has taken me years to realize and the gifts, the welcome and the support has been incredible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done through packages, through letters, gifts and love and prayers!

Regarding PRIVATE SESSIONS; at this time, I am suspending this as I am traveling much this summer, have 3 retreats scheduled as well as other work which I have subcontracted. I will let you know in the fall how this shapes out!


I can't wait to see you on FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH (7 - 9 p.m.) and SATURDAY, JUNE 13th, ( 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Friday night is the opening and invocation and will include of course, chanting: Yeah.
For Saturday, we'll be eating lunch together (bring your own!) and we'll have water and tea for you. Please keep it light. When doing deep work, you don't want to have your body competing with your mind for attention! As you go in, heavy food brings you out! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a meditation cushion if you'd like. Friends Meeting House is lovely and we do have chairs available for you!

In the Upanishads, and in prayers repeated often by Mahatma Gandhi, it is written: "Lord, lead me from the unreal to the real. From the False to the True. And from Death to Immortality." What do these words really mean? What is real and how does one MOVE from the unreal to the real? This is what we'll explore together simply in our gathering. It will be a simple and deeply contemplative experience and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to join you and to share with you some of the gifts of India related to this theme.

Please note that I can be reached now only through this email address until further notice! That's at nellie.lauth@gmail.com which I will check regularly. Of course I cannot counsel anyone or give advise through the internet and I know that you will honor this and not try to send issues to me that I cannot respond to! Thank you for this consideration.

with Love and Gratitude Always, Nellie