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Térmonn, Inc.

2018 California Teaching Retreat

  • 10/31/2018
  • 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • 11/04/2018
  • 12:00 PM (PST)
  • St Columba's Retreat House, Inverness, CA
  • 3


  • Covers all meals, facility use, and teacher stipend. Commuters must find their own lodging.
  • Covers room, all meals, facility use, and teacher stipend. Most rooms are shared; room assignments will be made based on health needs listed on registration form, so please be specific.

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The Shape of a Céile Dé Teaching Retreat
Céile Dé annual residential teaching retreats are intensive, deliberately so, in order to create conditions that people are generally unable to manifest by themselves at home and in their everyday lives. They also give people who are following the tradition an opportunity to receive sufficient material to work with until their next annual teaching retreat.

  • Days begin with meditation before breakfast.
  • Generally there are two sessions of around one hour's duration every morning, with a break between for silent reflection. 
  • In the afternoons, we take more time for quiet reflection, either in Nature or indoors, as you wish, and a third teaching session.
  • Before dinner, we return to the circle for meditation and sacred conversation.
  • There is usually some free time after dinner and perhaps a less formal teaching session or an optional session of chanting, giving retreatants the choice to rest a little - or stay intense!
  • Every day ends with a meditation around 9 pm, after which we go straight to bed and hope for rich dreams after a day filled with soul nourishment.
We aim to hold silence at all times outside of teaching sessions. 
Our annual gathering is a ‘Teaching Retreat’ because it is residential, the teaching sessions are supported by frequent contemplative practices, and a peaceful silence is held at all times between teaching sessions in order to aid absorption of the powerful energies transmitted during teachings and practices. You can read more about the culture of silence at our teaching retreats HERE.

St Columba's Retreat House: St Columba's Retreat House, 12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937, is a contemplative ecumenical retreat center administered by St Columba's Episcopal Church, which is in the same building. Most rooms are shared. To get a sense of this unique facility and information about its location, etc., visit

Ongoing Community: Newcomers will have the opportunity to consider further, ongoing teachings and practices within groups that offer a powerful container for those who seek a path that invites commitment and openness to real inner change.

Registration & Payment Information
St Columba's is a former residence with a unique collection of rooms with different configurations. Accordingly, the registration form asks for information to help us prioritize room assignments according to health need. Please be as specific as you feel you need to be; this information will be kept confidential.
Payment by mail:
  1. Register online, and click "Invoice Me." You will receive an invoice by email.
  2. Print out the invoice and mail it with your $100 deposit by June 1, 2018 to:

    Janice Freeman-Bell
    California Chapter of Termonn, Inc.
    P.O. Box 7040
    Halcyon, California 93421

    Please make checks out to "California Chapter of Termonn, Inc.". Be sure to write "2018 Teaching Retreat" in the memo line of your check. Your deposit and any other payments will be applied to your invoice.
  3. Your balance is due by October 12 and can be paid by mail in one or multiple payments or online as a single payment.

Online: When you register, you can click the "Pay Online" button to pay the total amount using a credit or debit card via PayPal. You can also pay your deposit by check and then return to this site to pay off your balance, by October 12, in a single payment. (Alas, you cannot make partial payments via PayPal at this time.) 

Scholarships: Scholarships for retreat registration costs (but not for travel expenses) are available as Termonn Trust funds allow. Be sure to pay your deposit before June 1 and follow the instructions on the Scholarships page on this website. 

Donations to Termonn Trust
If you can afford it, please consider donating to the Termonn Trust to help others in need attend this teaching retreat. 

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