Opening to Boundless Love
Drop the search for love.
Open more substantially to love's transforming presence.
Live into the unending fullness of your vast heart.
Love is way more than a commodity we get or give, it is who we truly are minus our personality. It has the power to melt our personal and collective suffering at the root, if we are willing to bring our defenses, fears and subtle closure to the light of unconditional awareness. Love's presence melts our armor, resolves the spiritual poverty of lack, and ushers us into the very heart of Reality.
These 5 days at Christmount Retreat Center provide a safe container to dive deep within, and let our personal, relational and collective struggles unwind in the ground of Grace. Together, we will journey through and beyond the emotional heart into the unending ocean of real love, kindness, compassion, courage, fulfillment and joy. Taking our seat in the Boundless Love of our true identity, we will explore what it takes to relate to one another and live in the world from that depth of heart.
Through holistic self inquiry, meditation and devotion we will:
• Open into direct experience of Boundless Love
• Unwind subtle defenses, judgment and closure
• Liberate unworthiness and the fear of receiving
• Rest in the fulfillment of the vast heart
• Live AS Love in these complex times
The format is experiential and powerfully transformative. Miranda will share new practices to help you function in daily life from inner guidance rather than conditioned patterns of mind. She will guide you on how to surrender, ask and listen, and give expanded teachings on the practice of meditation, devotion, prayer and self-inquiry.
The retreat center is located in Black Mountain, North Carolina (20 minutes East of Asheville) at Christmount Retreat Center, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Christmount is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains with beautiful grounds, lovely hiking trails, healthy food, and a comfortable group room and accommodations. Christmount offers an inclusive, nurturing, and affordable container for an intimate group retreat. All meals, lodging and tuition are included in total fee. * See Costs section, below.
What to Bring:
Bring a flashlight, Bring a journal; Bring snacks that you might want between meals. The dining hall is a short walking distance separate from the main building, you may want rain gear just in case.
It should be Spring Time lovely in the Great Smoky Mountains!
Miranda Macpherson is a contemporary spiritual teacher, counselor, and author of The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation and Boundless Love,Meditations on Boundless Love (an audiobook). She has been teaching internationally since 1995 and is known for her depth of presence and refined capacity to guide people into direct experience of the sacred. Miranda’s work is a synthesis of self-inquiry, spiritual psychology, devotion, and meditation practice offered with feminine grace that embraces the totality of our human experience as a gateway into the depths of our true nature.
Registration: 11:30 am--1 pm (Eat lunch before arriving)
Miranda's Retreat Session begins promptly at 2 pm, Thursday afternoon, May 28.
Retreat ends at noon Sunday, May 31 and does not include lunch.
**Our daily schedule will vary slightly but expect to begin by 9:30 am and conclude at approximately 9 pm.
There will be free time after lunch.
Total Cost - If unable to have a Retreat, all monies will be refunded.
EARLY BIRD RATES below include lodging, meals and tuition.
(Payment plans are available)
*Rates go up an additional $35 March 10th
$532- Double occupancy
$696 - Private room
$375 - Commuter
$455 - RV Camping
A deposit of $125 is due upon signing up. See below for preferred payment schedule:
1st Payment: $125 Deposit upon Registering - All payments will be refunded if we are unable to gather at Black Mountain.
2nd Payment: $250, by March 1, 2020
3rd Payment: $150 by April 1, 2020 (or remainder of cost-)
Final Payment by May 15, 2020 prior to Retreat beginning.
Mail Checks to: Women and Wisdom Foundation • 610 Magnolia Street. • Greensboro, N.C. 27401
If you have special needs or would like to set up a different plan, please call us at 336-808-5811.
Donations to Women and Wisdom Foundation are tax deductible.
(*Checks are preferred as we must pay almost a 3% fee to Paypal for each transaction.)
Christmount Retreat Center is located in beautiful, Black Mountain, North Carolina. There are hiking trails all around, so be sure to bring some comfy shoes.
All Air Conditioned guest rooms have two queen sized beds, a private bath with shower, microwave, and mini-refrigerator. All linens are provided.
There is also an RV park on the property. All spaces have full hook-ups.
We will be glad to advise anyone traveling from out of state about routes and connections.
For more information email Wendy Nethersole.
Travel by Air: Flights to Asheville (AVL), are the most direct, though arrival could also be at Greenville, S.C. about an hour away, and Charlotte is an hour and a half drive to Black Mountain. We could recommend rides with participants from airports to Black Mountain.
Ready to sign up for the retreat? Great! Just fill out the electronic registration form and you will be directed to a payment page where you can choose your payment method.
Want to print your registration form and send it to us instead? (Preferred method) Click the link below, fill it out and mail it along with your deposit to the address provided:
Please check back for updates. Retreat flyer will be posted soon!
Have more questions or prefer to sign up by phone? Give us a call!
Call 336-808-5811 for more information or to reserve your place by phone.