Meditation Practice and Other Events
The spiritual aspect of the Retreat is to encourage interested seekers how to meditate based on the teachings of the Enlightened Ones.
- Daily meditation
- Twice weekly meditation and satsang
- Monthly women’s spiritual book group
- Additional get togethers with visiting practitioners
- Contact us to find out more
Open Day, 9 February 2020
Our Annual Open Day for 2020 focused on Healthy Living for Body, Mind and Soul. Includes a bird walk in Maya site with Raul Manzanilla (10am), Communing with the Forest with Christina Leuteman and Rose Elwell (11:30am), Tai Chi Chih exhibition led by Beverly Miles (1pm), Reiki Sessions with Cheryl Olson and Beth Laseter, Music with Brad, Christina and friends. Refreshments, raffle, sale items. You can see the results in Newsletter 84.
Christmas Singalong, 23 December 2018
This year we had a great turnout to what is now becoming our annual Christmas singalong. We sing traditional Carols like Come All Ye Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels as well as good oldies like Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells.
Open Day, 4 February 2018
We had a wonderful day showing the Retreat to our many visitors. There was a display of Maya dancing, a walk in the forest to see the Maya mounds, music with Brad & Christina & friends, and loads of tea, scones, cake, and drinks. Our thanks to all who helped and participated.
Gateway Retreat attended a fair in Corozal’s Central Park on Valentine’s Day, held for NGOs to promote their activities.
Christmas Singalong, 24th December 2017
We had a very jolly traditional Christmas singsong with a mixtrue of carols and modern day Christmas songs. Everyone enjoyed it and the family feeling it engenders.
Open Day, 29th January 2017
The day began before sunrise with an early morning bird walk on which 50 species were identified by sight and/or sound. It was led by Hugo Sanchez whose youthful eyes, ears and enthusiasm were an inspiration.
Then there was a tour of the Maya site led this year by Andreas Novello who is a neighbour and also a qualified tour guide. He gave a talk on Maya culture to start with and then showed the group the village site on the Retreat which is looking so lovely now it has been further cleared.
Beverley Turner, who made the delicious smoothies brimming with health last year, came with her smoothie making gear and also have a talk on Create your own Health in which she explained the empowering benefits of eating right. It was like a mini-workshop really and people found it fascinating and informative.
Then Christina (of singing fame) led a group on a sort of scavenger hunt in which they used all their senses to experience the garden – sounds and sight obviously but also touch and smell. As one woman, a city girl, a New Yorker said, she will for evermore see and hear the birds in a different way.
And of course we sang, and we ate and I sold my Clothes by Rose, Henry sold literature and talked to people about the Retreat, and folk just hung out enjoying the tranquility that has now become such a feature of the Retreat.