Pumpkin Hollow sponsored program

Living Theosophy Through Compassion and Service with Nancy Secrest - NE Theosophical Federation

May 26-28, 2017 Friday dinner through Sunday lunch

"Living Theosophy Through Compassion and Service" presented by Nancy Secrest
This begins as a talk about altruism, compassion and service. It introduces the topic of self knowledge and our buddhi nature and then teaches and encompasses a Loving-Kindness meditation. Nancy Secrest is a long-time theosophist. She was National Treasurer of the TSA, is currently a Northwest Director on the TSA Board of Directors and is International Secretary of the Theosophical Order of Service.

Program Fee: $100 and is a non-refundable deposit.

The Northeast Federation (TSA) through the generosity of the Sellon Trust and our members will help with the cost of the room and board. Members of TSA in good standing as of 1/1/16 are eligible for this scholarship.

The scholarship will be $130. $75 will be due for balance of retreat.

Singles are an additional $40 for the weekend.

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583

Spring -into- Action-Spring Volunteer Work Weekends

April 21-23, 28-30, 2017 Friday dinner through Sunday lunch

These work weekends offer a special kind of communion with the sanctuary of the Hollow and fellowship with one another. The projects are preparing for the busy season ahead: spring cleaning cabins and painting the cabins, planting the garden, and . We invite all hearty souls to join us for morning meditations, nature walks, reflective evening activities and to share your time and energy in service to the Hollow.

All of these weekends are at no charge. We ask everyone to please bring your own linens/sleeping bag and towels/washcloth.

Facilitator Information: 

work weekends are organized by the Pumpkin Hollow community.

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583

PRIVATE RETREATS in the Fullness of Summer

June through August

Come to the richly nurturing creative surroundings of Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center with your friend, group, family, or solo- with personal project or for reflection and renewal. Stay with us and access the healing and creative energies encapsulated in the beautiful 130 acres of pristine woodlnad, flowing waters and falls.

Abide in the atmosphere of our beautiful Meditation Center by the waterfalls or the solitude and seclusion of the Healer's Sanctuary overlooking the glorious gorge. Stroll meditatively or enjoy the groomed trails for fellowship and conversation.

Seek out signs of spring in our greenhouse or in the woods! Help with the garden planting!

Enjoy the warmth of the farmhouse reading room for study and contemplation.

A variety of accomodations are available for your stay. Both privacy and fellowship are here.

Your personal needs are important to our staff. By individual arrangement private sessions are available: yoga, massage, Therapeutic Touch.

$125 day inclusive/ longer stays negotiable fee

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583

Vegetarian Cooking Workshop: cooking with Paris!

January 15-17, 2016 Friday dinner through Sunday Lunch

Come and join Pumpkin Hollow Chef Paris for a delicious workshop in the quiet winter month of January.

We will talk about:

  • Protein in a vegetarian diet, sources, quality and quantity
  • Fermented foods
  • Mindful eating and weight loss

Practical parts include hands-on preparation of sauerkraut, sourdough bread, kombucha. Also Paris will share her secret recipes for rice pilaf, Asian veggie salads, tofu meatballs, no-beef-stew, vegan "fish". We will learn how to make vegan cakes and a couple of easy gluten-free deserts.

Extra info for program list page: 

Workshop is led by Pumpkin Hollow's Chef Paris Abbasova, author of cookbook VEGGO, while living in Russia, leader of numerous yoga retreat and master-classes on vegetarian cooking

$80

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518-325 3583

"INNER QUIET WITH A SENSE OF FLOW," Meditation, Yoga, and Therapeutic Touch as a Way of Life

January 15-17, 2016 Friday dinner through Sunday Lunch

Yoga, Meditation and Therapeutic Touch are skillful means to nourish new patterns of daily renewal. These practices are integrated, rooted in common spiritual principles.

Hatha Yoga* creates a harmonious balance and integration of our whole being. We cultivate our ability to 'boost and balance' our energy flow, even-out our emotional rhythms and to 'quieten' our mind. Then we can experience a natural 'spaciousness' of being, re-creating radiance from within outwards.

Meditation is a powerful and uplifting practice that can serve as a foundation for our lives. We will discuss Dora Kunz' guidance for letting go of long-term patterns that block our spiritual growth as well as simple and practical ways to re-center and renew our energy flow amidst our daily life.

We will share Therapeutic Touch as a gift of renewal and healing. It can be an opportunity to renew your practice. If you have not studied TT enjoy receiving a treatment.

Join us! The Hollow in winter is immersed in the pristine energies of deep calm and sparkling light which supports our process of inwardness. It is a 'wonder-full' time of renewal.

*This yoga is for everyone! Postures are adapted to each person, the primary focus is on a harmonious energy flow.

**Dora Kunz was a co-founder of Therapeutic Touch, a founder of Pumpkin Hollow, and a teacher of meditation throughout her life.

$80 plus room and board

Facilitator Information: 

Carolyn Kay Wheeler is rooted in Dora's TT teachings and meditations. For 30+ years, Carolyn has integrated her life skills as a TT practitioner and teacher, professional dancer, Hatha Yoga instructor and holistic nurse as she faciliates classes and retreats. Carolyn lives at Pumpkin Hollow.

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518 325 3583

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