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TAT 2014 June Gathering

Friday through Sunday, June 13 - 15

 

Stories of Discovery: Personal Journeys on the Spiritual Path

at Claymont Society, WV

Featuring:

  Ben Rainey – Musician and long-time spiritual practitioner, Ben is a popular presenter at TAT gatherings. Read Gatha and The Scent of Longing for samples of Ben's poetry.

  Francis Bennett is a spiritual teacher in the contemporary, non-dual spiritual tradition. He offers a blend of the Buddhist traditions he deeply studied, the contemplative Christian mystical tradition which he lived during his many years as a Roman Catholic, Trappist monk, as well as the Hindu Advaita-Vedanta teaching of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Francis has worked in ministry in the area of pastoral care in the hospice movement and as a hospital chaplain. He tells the story of his spiritual life, and details his preferred spiritual practices, in his book, "I Am That I Am." Please visit Francis’ site: http://findinggraceatthecenter.com

  Yoga and meditation instructor, Leesa Williams has been a long-time spiritual seeker who has been influenced by TAT, Linda Clair and Adyashanti. She currently teaches conscious relaxation at a local college and runs a self inquiry group in Lynchburg, Va.

  As one of TAT's first members, David Gold worked closely with TAT founder and spiritual teacher Richard Rose and documented those years in his book "After the Absolute". Following that period, Dave helped guide and mentor thousands of young people with the college-based Self Knowledge Symposium in Raleigh. In recent years, Dave worked directly with Spiritual Teacher Andrew Cohen and his EnlightenNext organization. While drawing on his life experience in business and family, Dave promises to engage those present as a lifelong seeker who recently became "an eternal finder." http://davidrgold.com

  Rapport facilitator Michael Gegenheimer is an early student of TAT Founder Richard Rose and has presented at a number of TAT meetings and works with a local group in Columbus, Ohio.

  In his book, Psychology of the Observer, Richard Rose illustrates a retreat from the mind's frailties through Jacob's Ladder. Paul Constant will do a walkthrough of Jacob's Ladder to illustrate Rose's methods of finding our way back to our Source. For a sampling of Paul's writings, visit http://www.searchwithin.org, or read some of his essays in the TAT Forum.

The registration deadline for the June Gathering is Friday, June 6th.

 

Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 13, 2014

Claymont mansion - sketch   5:00 to 7:30 PM - Set-up and arrivals

  7:30 to 9:00 PM - Tao of Running presentation by Ben Rainey
Sharing unexpected discoveries and personal lessons from running the path.

  9:00 to ? - Free time; open discussion

Saturday, June 14, 2014

  7:30 to 8:00 AM - Meditation with Francis Bennett

  8:30 to 10:00 AM - Arrivals and pot luck continental breakfast

  10:00 to 10:15 AM - Welcome and introduction by Charlotte Kramer

  10:15 to 11:15 AM - Finding Grace At The Center by Francis Bennett.

  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Pot luck lunch and open discussion

  1:30 to 2:30 PM - Question & Answer session with Francis Bennett

  2:30 to 3:15 PM - Optional Yoga Session with Leesa Williams

  3:30 to 4:30 PM - Living at the Intersection of Success and Significance presentation by David Gold

  4:30 to 5:00 PM - Free time

  5:00 to 6:30 PM - Pot luck dinner and open discussion

  6:30 to 7:00 PM - A Fresh Look at Confrontation in Group Work Panel discussion by leaders of local groups. Discussion moderated by Michael Whitely

  7:00 to 9:00 PM - Confrontation/Group Inquiry Friendly questioning of beliefs, facilitated by group leaders

  9:00 to ? - Free time; open discussion

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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  7:30 to 8:00 AM - Meditation with Francis Bennett

  8:00 to 9:00 AM - Pot luck continental breakfast and open discussion

  9:00 to 10:00 AM - Rapport Session with Mike Gegenheimer.

  10:00 to 10:30 AM - Break

  10:30 AM to Noon - Richard Rose's Jacob's Ladder by Paul Constant

  Noon to 12:30 PM - Weekend wrap-up Feedback from participants and questions for session leaders. Moderated by Eric Clark.

  12:45 to 3:00 PM - Pot luck lunch and open discussion

  3:00 PM - Adjournment


Location and Facilities

TClaymont retreats he event is being held at the Claymont Society Mansion near Charles Town in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The mansion's historical ambience mixes perfectly with 350 private acres of forests and farmland. Sleeping accommodations include a mixture of single and double beds in 12 rooms and 6 shared bathrooms. Claymont provides towels and bed linens for overnight guests (guests make and strip their own beds). During the registration process, we will do our best to accommodate room preferences, but all mansion guests should expect to share sleeping quarters and bathrooms with other participants. On-site camping is available in the lawn area near the mansion.

The Claymont Society is located near 667 Huyett Road, Charles Town, WV 25414 [GPS coordinates: N39.26740, W77.90390]. Claymont is 50 miles/60 minutes from the Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. Travel directions to Claymont Mansion.

 

Costs

The June Gathering fees per person for TAT members are as follows:

The non-member fees per person are:

Full-time students should contact for information on discounted registration fees.

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Become a TAT member for $40 on or before May 17th and register at the discounted member prices.
Visit our
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Registration Fees*

Please enter your name and email address in the boxes below and select your meal preference from the drop-down list:

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Note: If cost is a serious issue that will make or break your attendance, please let us know. We do not want someone to refrain from attending for reasons of cost.

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* The TAT Foundation hosts four public events each year. Registration fees vary depending on the event location. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, please allow up to 5 business days before receiving confirmation of your payment. See our membership overview or email if you have questions about registration fees.

Space is limited, so registration is required. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 6th. Upon receipt of your registration, a packet containing information on lodging and driving directions will be sent to you. You may cancel your registration on or before Friday, June 6th and receive a refund, minus a $5 handling fee. Cancellations after June 6th will not be refunded. Because ADA-compliant facilities are limited in the mansion, persons with a disability should contact before registering.

 

Meals

Meals are potluck style for Saturday and Sunday continental breakfasts, Saturday and Sunday lunches, and Saturday dinner. As a good rule-of-thumb, we ask that each event participant bring enough food to feed 8 people (about $10). All meals are included for non-members. Sorry, we cannot reduce fees for those who prefer to bring their own food. TAT will provide coffee and tea.

 

Lodging

For those who register using the alternative (off-site) lodging option, the following overnight accommodations are located near the Claymont Society Mansion:

For more information...

email:
phone: (609) 414-3676

For checks (in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank) or money orders (domestic only), payable to the TAT Foundation, mail to:

TAT Foundation
47 Washington Avenue #150
Wheeling, WV  26003


What is the TAT Foundation?

A group encouraging people to think rather than believe. A group determined to help people find ways and means to answer their deepest philosophical questions. A gathering of folks who are not afraid to be honest with one another. An island of hope and sanity (or at least the hope for sanity!). Last, but not least, TAT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization chartered in 1973.

 

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