Workshops and Retreats

Introduction to the 5 Jewels

Saturday, May 14, 2016

with Don DeMercurio
Mercy Spirituality Center, Rochester, NY

A one day retreat exploring the 5 immutable universal qualities that are always at play in the unfolding of our lives.

silent meditation retreat

September 12 – 14, 2014

with Don DeMercurio
Mercy Prayer Center, Rochester, NY

Everything that exists in form arises out of silence and returns to silence. Join us for a deeply nourishing weekend in which we open to silence as one of the faces of Love.

conscious relationship as a path of awakening

5 Part Workshop Series – Come to one or come to all.

Five Saturdays:
2014 – October 4th & December 6th
2015 – February 7th, April 11th & June 6th

with Nina Miller and Don DeMercurio
Essence Institute, 2 Church Street, Burlington, VT

This is a 5 part workshop series for couples. You can come to any or all of the one day workshops, each of which explores a particular theme. In each of these 5 workshops we will create a safe, fun-filled and dynamic form for learning skills and principles that bring more vitality, love and hopefulness into our daily connection. We will teach simple, grounded skills for talking with your partner about the themes that we are working on.

5 Part Workshop Series: $950/couple
Individual Workshops: $250/couple

Pre-registration required.

five jewels of transformation

Five Sundays:
2014 – October 5th & December 7th
2015 – February 8th, April 12th & June 7th

with Don DeMercurio & Nina Miller
Essence Institute, 2 Church Street, Burlington, VT

There are five radiant and beautiful universal qualities that are innate to the make-up of our Soul: Joy, Strength, Will, Compassion & Peace. Each of the 5 jewels is a part of our human experience and engenders capacities that are essential to a healthy and fulfilling life.

This is a 5 part series open to all. You can attend any or all of the workshops, each of which explores a particular theme.

5 Part Workshop Series: $550/person
Individual Workshops: $125/person

Pre-registration required.


Recent Workshops

September 2013 – May 2014

The 9 Holy Ideas
with Don DeMercurio
Mercy Prayer Center, Rochester, NY

In this series of 5 one day retreats we will explore the Enneagram of Holy Ideas, 9 ways of seeing and experiencing reality when we are seeing life clearly and without the veils of the personality/ego. In each of these Don will guide us into one of the qualities of Essence necessary for living life will fullness and depth.

June 7-9, 2013
Mantras, Movement & the Dynamism of Presence
with Don DeMercurio and Nina Miller
Priory Retreat House, Chestertown, NY

In this weekend retreat we will awaken to the innate intelligence of our deepest nature through the exploration of ecstatic postures and authentic movement.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Healing as Presence
During this day you will be invited to share in several different forms of embodied practice that will increase your sensitivity to the subtle energies that infuse our soul with it’s capacity to heal and transform.

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Reclaiming the Soul Child
The Soul Child is a name given to one of the most problematic and simultaneously precious structures in our personality. It’s a part of our consciousness that was arrested in its development when we were very young and consequently feels like a young child.The integration of the soul child is what brings a sense of heartfulness to all that we do.

Saturday, November 12, 2012
Taming the Inner Critic
The Inner Critic is a powerful inner structure that monitors how we and others think, feel and act in the world. It judges, evaluates and assesses our thoughts, feelings and behaviors based on a set of standards and ideals of what it believes will make us okay or not okay.
Participants will be empowered to reclaim the presence, power and strength that is inherent in life itself and find practical methods for dealing with Inner Critic attacks that come from within and without.