January 2011 Newsletter
Thank you, Benefactors!
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise the money to completely pay for the “new” truck and plow. It has already been in use a number of times. Larry just loves it, noting how powerful and efficient it is compared to the old one. I love watching the yellow dynamo moving across the white snow. We are so lucky to have people like you, who are devoted to making Light on the Hill continue to be a place of refuge for seekers, who find their way here.
Looking for More Groups
We are seeking to broaden our base of groups coming to use the lodge. According to our guidelines, such groups need to be focused on some kind of inner work–whether spiritual, psychological or healing. We found it works best if there is an already formed group, who may or may not invite LOH subscribers to participate. Sometimes such groups would like to bring in an important teacher to enhance their practice or they may just need space and time to deepen their connection in the work they do. Those doing longer spiritual retreats set up a wonderful energy that sustains those coming just for the weekends. We like having both kinds. There are still openings in May, June and the fall. Available dates are on our website under HOME/Availability. You may email us about possibilities.
The Preparation for Solstice/Christmas event was a reflective, joyful and heart-opening gathering. It was wonderful to see so many people eager to add depth to the holidays.
The 5-day silent retreat with Jeff Collins and Gisela Konrad–a yearly event at LOH–brought many to a deep level of spiritual awareness. The energy generated from this retreat is always a wonderful way for LOH to begin the New Year, putting us on a good trajectory.
Upcoming Events for February
An Evening of Sufi Music, Dance and Whirling with Mahbud Burton & Diane Olden
Saturday, February 19th at 7:30 pm.
Wake Up: It’s Time to Live–A Women’s Retreat with Renee McLain (formerly Beck)
Friday, evening, February 25 to Sunday, February 27