The One-Step Path Retreat with Roy Dopson, Non-Dual Teacher & Presence Yoga with Chery Owens
Second Annual ~ June 4-8, 2015
"The One-Step Path" is the final step in your journey to Self-Realization. It is the direct and immediate transcendence of all questions, all questing. It is the shifting from who and what You think You are, directly into Self (also known as "sat chit ananda”; "being"; "consciousness"; “bliss"; "pure contentment.) What is Satsang?
is a Sanskrit word that means "gathering together for the truth" or,
more simply, "being with the truth." Truth is what is real, what
exists. So all there is, is Truth. Whenever something increases your experience
of the Truth, it opens your Heart and quiets your mind. Conversely, whenever
something, such as a thought, fear, or judgment, limits or narrows your
experience of the Truth, the Heart contracts and the mind gets busier. We are
all equally endowed with this capacity to discriminate the Truth. Thus, the
true teacher, or sat guru, is
within you, and Satsang, or being with the Truth, is endless. You have always
been here in the embrace of your true nature as aware, loving space. You have
always been in Satsang.
Truth is too simple for words
before thought gets tangled up in nouns and verbs
there is a wordless sound
a deep breathless sigh
of overwhelming relief
to find the end of fiction
in this ordinary
yet extraordinary moment
when words are recognized
and truth is recognized
as everything else
with No Giver, by Nirmala.)
What is the Dharma Talk?
Dharma Talk is Roy’s discourse on The One
Step Path. A Dharma talk must always
be appropriate in two ways: it must accord perfectly with the spirit of the
Dharma and it must also respond perfectly to the situation in which it is
What to expect at this retreat...
This retreat is four days of meditation, satsang, dharma talks, yoga, and spending time in nature. The path toward the essential self will be directly ( through presence) and verbally (through teaching) transmitted. The atmosphere will be informal, relaxed, and single-pointedly directed toward Self-Realization. Roy will lead silent meditations, engage in discussion and answer questions. Chery will begin the mornings and end the afternoons with gentle Presence Yoga and lead nature hikes.Three delicious, healthy meals will be served daily.
Thursday, June 4 - Registration begins at 4:00 pm followed by dinner and an opening circle where we surrender our technology for the next 3 1/2 days and meet our new friends. The journey begins!
Friday, - We begin with gentle yoga with Cheryat 6:00 amfollowed by breakfast and personal time. At 9:00 am we join Roy for two hours of meditation and Satsangfollowed by a three hour break.
Lunch is between two one-hour personal times.
Afternoon will includetwo hours with Roy and gentle yoga with Chery followed by personal time. Dinner will be followed by Roy’s evening Dharma Talk. Saturday - We begin the day with breakfast and a guided hike into the beautiful wild nature that surrounds Mountain Valley Retreat.
Afternoon will include two hours with Roy and gentle yoga with Chery followed by personal time.
Dinner will be followed by a Special Program in the yurt. Sunday- We follow the same schedule as Friday. Monday, June 8- We will have breakfast and a closing circle. The retreat ends at 10:30 a.m.
Invitations for "personal time" include reflection and meditation,
journal writing or drawing, walks, sitting in nature, gardening,
yoga practice, naps in the hammocks, quiet time... As we move out through the gates of Mountain Valley Retreat and back into the flow of life we experience deeper grounding, healthier boundaries, greater access to support, greater understanding of creation reality, a more open heart and a deeper understanding of our personal path to self-realization and the experience of pure contentment.
Roy Dopson is simply someone who has realized his true nature.
Through strict adherence to the One-Step Path, gradually, inexorably, Roy Dopson has realized his true nature." To learn more about the One-Step Path, visit Roy's website: www.onesteppath.com
"When Roy came to our Mountain Valley Retreat to lead his meditation retreat called The One Step Path, I, for the first time, had a glimpse into the feeling that is created when I step behind my thoughts into the perception of the one who is thinking. If ever there is a paradox, it is speaking the unspeakable and teaching the unteachable. Roy did a masterful job. ...Chery Owens
FOUR DAY RETREAT.......................................................................................................................$395.
(FOUR DAY RETREAT BEGINS AT 4:00 PM on Thursday and ENDS AT 10:30 AM on Monday)
(ONE DAY RETREAT BEGINS AT 9:00 AM AND ENDS AT 5:00 PM AND INCLUDES LUNCH)
Dana Service Option: If you would like to be with us for the full retreat and $395. is not affordable please speak to Chery about offering your services as a partial energy exchange. This retreat has limited availability. Please check with Chery before you register/pay online.
REGISTRATION: Click on Four Day or One Day Retreat. QUESTIONS: Call Chery at 760-782-9907
THIS VERY SPECIAL RETREAT HAS A LIMITED ENROLLMENT SO REGISTER EARLY!
Presence Yoga with Chery
Yoga and meditation are the foundation of my life and healing practice. Over the years my yoga practice evolved into what I call Presence Yoga, a meditative yoga practice that encourages grounding and centering in the body while developing a deeper understanding of the Self. "As I practice techniques which bring me into the present moment, I learn to befriend my body, relating as an ally rather than striving to control, judge or manipulate." This is the essence of the practice I bring to my yoga studio and my treatment room. When you get on my treatment table or a mat in my yoga studio, you are showing up for yourself in a unique way. With my helpful support, the opportunity arises for you to meet your Essential Self.