Isabella Freedman – Nov 2013

Opening the Heart of Wisdom and Compassion: A Three Night Jewish Meditation Retreat

Location:

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
16 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT 06031

Additional travel information can be found here: http://isabellafreedman.org/guest/directions

Messages may be left for you during your retreat at (800) 398-2630 ext. 320. Messages left at this number are checked between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Arrival Date & Time

Thursday, November 21st
Please arrive for registration between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on the day your retreat begins. To ensure we are ready to greet you, please do not arrive earlier than 3:00 pm. If you will be arriving later than 5:00 pm, please let us know by calling the Registration Office at (800) 398-2630 ext. 4.

Departure Date & Time

Sunday, November 24th
You must be checked out of your room by 9:00 am on the day your retreat ends. Failure to check out of your room by 9:00 am will result in a $50 late charge. Unless otherwise noted, retreats end at 12:00 noon. Depending on the weekly schedule, brunch or lunch will be provided on the last day of your retreat.

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 $475 Single $375 Double

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**Your registration is not complete until we receive payment.

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Deposits and cancellation policy:
A minimum deposit is required to hold your place. The appropriate deposit should be one half of your retreat fee. If you need to make different arrangements for the payment of the deposit and the retreat fee please contact brian@awakenedheartproject.org

The refund policy of The Awakened Heart Project (AHP) is as follows: Any deposit or payment made for a retreat presented by AHP is refundable for any reason prior to ten (10) days before the retreat, less an administrative fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).

Within the period of ten (10) days prior to a retreat presented by AHP, any deposit or payment made for that retreat is refundable only for illness or exceptional circumstances, and at our discretion, less an administrative fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).

Important Additional Information:

What do I need to bring to a retreat?

Computer and Phone Access

We provide free wireless internet access in the main building. Two computer terminals are also available in our lounge. Phone service is provided but calling cards are required for long distance calls. Please come with your own calling card or purchase one in our bookstore.

Scent-free Environment

Because some of our guests have allergies, we kindly request that you avoid the use of perfumes, colognes and scented oils. Please use only unscented body-care products. Some unscented products are available in our bookstore.

Special Dietary Needs

We are able to accommodate a limited range of special dietary needs and food allergies, including wheat-free diets and lactose intolerance. Please call the Registration Office at (800) 398-2630 ext. 4 at least seven days prior to your arrival if you require such accommodations.

Receiving Phone Messages

Messages may be left for you during your retreat at (800) 398-2630 ext. 320. Messages left at this number are checked between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Being Reached in Case of an Emergency during the Day

In case of an emergency in which someone needs to reach you between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 pm, please have them call (800) 398-2630 ext. 320.

Being Reached in Case of an Emergency during the Night

In case of an emergency in which someone needs to reach you between the hours of 10:00 pm and 8:00 am, please have them call (860) 824-3068. Please note that this number is reserved for nighttime emergencies only, and will be answered by the retreat manager on duty. This number is not answered between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Plan on dressing comfortably and informally. You may want to bring special clothes for Shabbat according to your own Shabbat custom. If you plan on using a tallis or tefillin for prayers, which is optional, please bring your own. The retreat center has minimal cushions for sitting on the floor so if you want to do that please bring your own.

The retreat will be conducted in social silence. That means, that once we explain the practice after dinner on Monday we will observe silence at all times, including during meals, walking, and the time spent in your room. There will be periods each day for asking questions in the large group. Each person will also have private or small group time with the teacher, where you can describe your practice and discuss anything that is arising for you as a result of the retreat experience. The basic practice we teach is to pay attention to what is occurring in the present moment throughout the entire time of the retreat. Towards that end we invite you to leave reading materials, ipods, computers etc. at home.