Upcoming Retreats

With Fall in the air, and WINTER soon on its way, your attention is called to Two NEW RETREATS in Costa Rica, in February and March of 2020
A LOCAL AND GASTRONOMICAL TOUR WITH Mystic-in-Training KEN POLLINGER
in the Southern Pacific Region of Costa Rica
  • February 7-13
A CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING RETREAT:
AWARENESS and Dreamwork at Tierra Sagrada in Costa Rica
  • March 20-28, 2020 with Ken Pollinger, Ph.D.

See below for details about schedules. lodging, food, tuition, transfers, costs, etc.

A LOCAL AND GASTRONOMICAL TOUR WITH MYSTIC-in-Training KEN POLLINGER in the Southern Pacific Region of COSTA RICA
Dates: February 7-13, 2020  (Dining out every night)

Friday: Arrive in San Jose
• Shuttle to Dominical
• DINNER: Tortilla Flats Restaurant in Dominical
• Lift to Tierra Sagrada Retreat Center

Saturday: 6:30 Wake up/sleep in (if tired)
• 7-7:30 OPTIONAL Morning Meditation on Ranchito
• 8-9 Breakfast
• Two to three hour personal Tour of the Property with orientation session, and maps
• Read/Rest/Becoming acquainted
• Noon-1:00 Lunch
• 1-3 Rest/Sun/Walk/Sea water plunge Pool
• DINNER: 4ish: La Parcela Restaurant, situated on an islet between two sides of the Pacific: absolutely beautiful
• Back to Tierra Sagrada

Sunday: 6:30 Wake up
• 7-7:30 Morning Meditation
• 8:00 Full Day at Dominical Beach – Beach chairs/umbrella/swim/walk
• BRUNCH: Cafe Ensueno, with incredible frozen SMOOTHIES
• DINNER:  Exotica Restaurant near Ojochal

Monday: 6:30 Wake up
• 7-7:30 Morning Meditation
• 8 a.m.  Trip to Nauyaca Waterfalls (Horseback riding over mountain, BRUNCH, Swimming hole, Waterfalls)
• 2 p.m.-ish  1/2 day at Dominical Beach
• DINNER: Pescado Loco and/or Mongo Congo Restaurants in Dominical
• Back to Tierra Sagrada

Tuesday: 6:30 Wake up
• 7-7:30  Morning Meditation
• 8-9 Breakfast
• 9:00 Local Explorations: Forest, Farms, Cattle, Hiking to Guabo River, Picnic lunch, or other options
• 4:30 ish: To Dominical to experience SUNSET, possible swim
• DINNER:  Porque No? Restaurant
• Back to Tierra Sagrada

Wednesday:  6:30 Wake up
• 7-7:30  Morning Meditation
• 8:00 Visit near-by village of Uvita for BRUNCH
• Las Ventanas Beach, with great swimming
• DINNER:  Azul Restaurant in Ojochal, with pre-dinner infinity pool swim
• Tierra Sagrada for packing up

Thursday:  6:00 Wake up
• 6:30 To Dominical
• 7 a.m. Depart with MonkeyRide Shuttle to San Jose for airport and your flight.

IF FOR SOME REASON, one comes earlier or later than Shuttle availability, one can stay at Margarita’s BnB Guest House in San Jose (10 minutes away from airport, at $35/nite, with inexpensive lunch and dinner available, and she speaks English very well; details when needed).

MINIMUM REQUIRED: 6 (full refund if not met)

Costs:

a) Lodging Options
Two Guest Houses: $40/nite with 3 beds in each
Main House: $50/nite with 5 beds
Tent Structures: $30/individual/$40/couple/nite, 5-6 tents

b) Food:
Breakfast: $7
Lunch: $12
Dinner: Dining out every night at GREAT restaurants (separate checks, of course)

c) Tuition:
$350/person

d) Shuttle transfer:
Round Trip: $110

Make Your Payment to:
PayPal – zenpollinger@gmail.com

Deposit:
• Dec 1, 2019  $250
• 2nd Payment:  Jan 1, 2020  $350
• Balance: Feb 1, 2020 (to be determined once  lodging preference is confirmed)

TOUR GUIDE:

Ken Pollinger, Ph.D.
Ex-Jesuit of 15 years, Kripalu Yoga Trained, University Sociology Professor,  studied and taught in Peru and Mexico, speaks Spanish fluently, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Zen Meditator, Founder of Nyack New Age Center, Point of Infinity Retreat Center in the Catskills, and Tierra Sagrada de Costa Rica Retreat Center, serious student of Pre-History and geopolitics, budding mystic of universal spiritual paths, gourmand not only of food, but all things new age/metaphysical/mystical.

Recommended Reading: History of Mysticism, by S. Abhayananda
(42 Mystics of the Ancient Past; of the Greco-Roman Era; of the Early Middle Ages; of the Late Middle Ages; and, of the Modern Era). Please bring book for reading and discussion.

A CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING RETREAT:
Awareness Circles and Dreamwork at Tierra Sagrada in Costa Rica
  • March 20-28, 2020 with Ken Pollinger, Ph.D.

Friday, March 20

• Arrive in Costa Rica
• San Jose Airport
MonkeyRide Shuttle transfer to Tierra Sagrada
Dinner in Dominical

Saturday

• 7:00 Greet the SUN
• 8:00 Breakfast
8:30-11 Center tour
• 12: Lunch
• 1-4 Free time (rest, read, walk, meet others, sunbathe, relax in pool)
4 Retreat Introduction/Overview
• 5:30 Dinner
• 7 Free time
• 9 Quiet Time

Sunday-Friday

6:00 experience Sunrise
• 6:30 Morning Meditation
• 8:00 Breakfast
• 8:30-9:30 Dreamwork/other options
• 10:30-11:30 Awareness Circles/other options
• 12 Lunch
• 1-3:00 Free Time
• 3:30-5 Deep Relaxation Period: Zen of Deep Relaxation/other options               6:00 Dinner (Some in; some out)
• 7:30 Gentle MindfulnessYoga/Stretching/other options
• 10 Quiet Time

However:
• Some 1/2 day (a.m. or p.m.) excursions

• Horseback Riding to Waterfalls;
• Hiking to the River;
• Viewing local farm

Last day, Friday 

Go to a magnificent hotel with infinity pool and GREAT departure celebration Dinner, about 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 28

• Departure: 6 a.m. for Shuttle and Airport

Costs:

a) Lodging Options:
• Two Guest Houses: $40/nite with 3 beds in each
• Main House: $50/nite with 5 beds
• Tent Structures: $30/individual/$40/couple/nite, 5-6 tents

b) Food:
• Breakfast: $7
• Lunch: $12
• Dinner: $15

c) Tuition:
$350/person

d) Shuttle transfer:
Round Trip: $110

Make Your Payment to:
PayPal – zenpollinger@gmail.com

Deposit:
• $250 by DEC 15, 2019
• $350 by JAN 15, 2020
• Balance: FEB 15, 2020 (Once lodging preference is confirmed and DATE of RETREAT chosen)

MINIMUM REQUIRED:
8 participants
(Full refund if not met, minus $50 Organization Fee)

For more info/questions:
email Ken Pollinger: zenpollinger@gmail.com

About Ken Pollinger, Ph.D.
Ex-Jesuit of 15 years, Kripalu Yoga Trained, University Sociology Professor, Ph.D., studied and taught in Peru and Mexico, speaks Spanish fluently, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Zen Meditator, Founder of Nyack New Age Center, Point of Infinity Retreat Center in the Catskills, and Tierra Sagrada de Costa Rica Retreat Center, serious student of Pre-History and geopolitics, budding mystic of universal spiritual paths, gourmand
not only of food , but all things new age/metaphysical/mystical.

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Come join us for a life changing experience in paradise!

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