Mon, 11 May|
Bell Valley Retreat at The Toll House
The Call To Temple
Time & Location
11 May 2020, 3:00 pm – 20 May 2020, 3:00 pm
Bell Valley Retreat at The Toll House, 12378 Boonville Rd, Boonville, CA 95415, USA
About The Event
THE CALL TO TEMPLE with Bruce Lyon, Kamala Devi McClure & Dustin DiPerna
“Temple is not just a noun but a verb that requires conscious alive relationship between humans and the earth.”
This is a 10 day soul initiation retreat for modern templars - those called to be living pillars in the temple of a new civilisation. There are many ways ‘to temple’ - co-creating centres or vortex where the energies of earth and cosmos can dance together through awake human beings is one of them.
Temples require a fusion of our spirituality with our sexuality, an integration of our inner and outer, personal and transpersonal. They require a transcendence of ego, gender and all other dualities while at the same time celebrating our unique embodiments and embracing our humanity.
Attendance is by invitation and application only to help us journey with other experienced explorers into the sacred and wild dimensions that can renew the soul of our civilisation. 2020 looks set to be a critical year for the world and particularly America. We will be doing our work in alignment with the greater mysteries of cosmology and an emerging culture of love and freedom more radical than we have known before and that we must discover together.
Some of the principles of soul initiation and the updated teachings of the modern mystery temples will be drawn from the experience of founding the Highden Temple in NZ and the six-week long temple trainings that take place there twice a year. This is a unique opportunity to taste the intimacy and creativity of soul community dedicated to the unfolding of the temple arts in America.
“The temples are not just places of refuge for those fleeing a civilisation in decline or looking for an alternative culture within the prevailing system. They are more radical than that. They are the very breath of the new arriving. They are not a place to retreat but to advance in a new direction; towards the earth. They are landed by free souls who have liberated themselves from the gravity of survival and necessity, yet have come back to kiss the ground, to co-create and listen to that which has been waiting in their own bodies and the earth itself, longing to be met with love and danced in freedom.”
Three highly skilled facilitators will teach, share, inspire, guide and bring light to the darkness in a serene and private retreat location:
Lead Facilitator: Bruce Lyon Facilitator: KamalaDevi McClure Facilitator: Dustin DiPerna Coordinator: Philippe Lewis
All the retreats include 3 delicious, healthy meals per day. Vegetarian and vegan options are included. Please let us know if you have special needs.
For information on training content, venue practicalities and other ground-level logistics please email email@example.com
✨Bell Valley Retreat at the Toll House
Bell Valley Retreat at the Toll House is a center for restoration—for people and land. By gathering in nature, we believe that people can access the sensitivity, courage and vision necessary to live in alignment with the earth and amplify positive social change. We are committed to nurturing communities, organizations, and individuals whose work lies along the spectrum of individual, social and ecological transformation.
We offer Bell Valley as a place for humans to come to listen, to open to themselves, to relate to one another in a mutually respectful way, and be guided by the wisdom inherent in the earth’s living systems.
At Bell Valley Retreat:
- We believe social, cultural, and ecological transformation are inextricably linked with individual transformation - We cultivate and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with nature - We steward the land inspired by the principles of permaculture and other sustainable practices - We actively support equity, justice, and healing - We value openness and authenticity - We encourage learning, reflection, and contemplative practice - We celebrate creativity, and view artists as essential social and cultural visionaries - We honor all change-makers who devote their energy towards having a positive impact on the world - We invite you to experience Bell Valley Retreat at the Toll House, and welcome you to join us for relaxation and restoration in this healing landscape.
"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." — Arundhati Roy
Bell Valley is located within Anderson Valley, an area within the Navarro River Watershed. While a popular resting point for people driving to the coast on Hwy 128 along its beautiful winding country roads, Anderson Valley is also a destination of its own – a pristine, sheltered valley surrounded by verdant rolling hills. The small town of Boonville at the heart of the Valley houses many of its residents and reflects a distinctive culture that, in its food, shops and farming practices, embraces the best that both tradition and innovation have to offer us today.
To reserve your spot, please fill the application: https://forms.gle/zuK9s27dSw8GbxVU8
Tuition for this training is $2,400 US
For registration information or question, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce loves to explore the places where the personal, planetary and cosmic journey meet, and to guide others on their initiatory journey into the life force that lies behind both the esoteric and erotic dimensions of love.
His chosen spiritual path was the TransHimalayan tradition but he has a background in many different pathways and trained with many teachers. In 2000 he co-founded Shamballa School ( www.shamballaschool.com) – and has taught extensively around the world for the last decade. He has degrees in ecology, psychology, astrology, and the esoteric arts and sciences.
For an overview of Bruce’s work, and links to all of his books, articles and poetry – check out: www.brucelyon.com
KamalaDevi is a mystic, a mentor and a muse. Her mission is to awaken herself and others to the ecstatic current that runs between heaven and earth.
She works with artists, healers, and visionaries around the world to become love leaders. When she’s not traveling the world to facilitate retreats for ISTA, she enjoys a rich home life by the beach in San Diego with her husband of over 15 years and their 10 year old son.
She is author of a handful of books including Sacred Sexual Healing: the Shaman Method of Sex Magic with Baba Dez Nichols. Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married & Dating. She also appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic.
KamalaDevi is also founder of Poly-Palooza and San Diego Tantra Theater.
Dustin DiPerna is a visionary leader, meditation teacher, and recognized expert in world religions. He is author of the books - Streams of Wisdom, Evolution's Ally, and Earth is Eden - and co-editor of the books The Coming Waves and Purpose Rising.
Dustin is a senior student of American philosopher Ken Wilber, who has publicly declared that Dustin’s work “fundamentally alters the way in which religion or spirituality can (and should) be taught and practiced.” For the past 12 years, Dustin has practiced and studied Mahamudra and Dzogchen with pioneering meditation teacher Dr. Daniel P. Brown.
Dustin completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Cornell University and Harvard University. He currently teaches in the Wellness Education program at the Stanford School of Medicine.