Retreatants are an integral part of our ministry. Those who have been in contact with our retreatants can feel the devotion they radiate.
Our shared Purpose
The order may vary slightly in each community, but in general, morning and lunch meetings are available to everyone who feels the need to clear thoughts, pray, or meditate, and then we focus on our tasks for the day. We work on all of our projects as a backdrop for healing our minds together, and we support the ministry around the clock. Our projects include updating websites and materials, working on publication and media projects, maintaining and cleaning houses, conducting banking and mailing tasks, making DVDs and CDs, answering e-mails, providing phone counselling, planning tours, and making travel arrangements. Each volunteer is devoted to his or her area. We spontaneously meet each other for meals or discussion about projects, and we usually have movies in the evenings and enjoy time just basking together! Our days are very full. We are highly focused in the projects, and it is our JOY to stay in Purpose! Our devotion and commitment are the key elements to the ministry. Each volunteer has a vital role for the whole. We are so grateful!
We are very considerate and mindful when it comes to feeling out who is guided to be with us as a retreatant, since it is based on relationship. It is a commitment for everyone concerned, so as well as the practical considerations, there is a vibrational feel involved with decisions. The prerequisite to coming and joining in at one of our communities is that you are familiar with the teachings of this ministry. Once we have talked with you and you have told us where you feel guided to be, or how you would like to be involved, a decision regarding placement will be determined through discussion together and through the Guidance received by the community residents.