Spirit Mountain Retreat
Nestled among the fragrant western cedar, pine, and oak forest of Idyllwild, California, is Spirit Mountain Retreat, a special place for people seeking to awaken to the deepest sense of who they are and the Great Work of our time.
Spirit Mountain Retreat is open year round for individual, couple, and small group retreats, programs, and sabbaticals. The Center has six private bedrooms. The meeting space, adjoining the Hill House, accommodates up to 15 individuals for a one day retreat program.
Spirit Mountain Retreat, a non-denominational spirituality/meditation center is located in Idyllwild, Ca. Our center is nestled in the majestic San Jacinto Mountains within the San Bernardino National Forest. This area is sacred land to the Cahuilla People who once lived here and it continues to carry this energy today.
Our mission is to create a space for you to enter into quiet reflection, awaken to your inner story and attune to your life energy.See more events in this venue
At Spirit Mountain Retreat on
Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
in the great stone circle, we will create a Day of the Dead Community Altar honoring all those whom we love and who have died. The tradition of building altars remembering the deceased, using photos, flowers, candles, skulls, marigolds, favorite foods as gifts of love and gratitude is ancient and precious. Come and bring your photos, stories, images, food and share in the joy of creating our Community Altar of Remembrance.
The Ritual Prayer will be from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The origin of the Days of the Dead reach into the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures. Celebrated mainly by people of Mexican heritage and others, it is a time to honor death, the fall harvest and the New Year.
Day of the Dead occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November and is connected with All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day of the Catholic tradition – and this all occurs at the time of our Halloween –All Hallow’s Eve!
Come for as long as you can…
Come and bring your photos, stories, images, food and share in the joy of creating our Community Altar of Remembrance.
Mary Morse, Spirit Mountain Retreat Director
Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Human Development with an emphasis in the Creative Arts Therapies. Her Graduate work is in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling with an emphasis in Parenting Education and also in Holistic Theology with an emphasis in Alternative Spiritualities.
She has offered spiritual counseling and direction since 1988, primarily using the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon, and Codependents Anonymous. She has also served as the President of the Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions for the last thirteen years, working with hundreds of individuals and groups (of many different religious/spiritual beliefs, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, racial identities, gender, sexual identities, social class, educational level or political belief) in learning the art of positive human relations. Mary has served as the Director of Spirit Mountain Retreat since July 2014.
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