Weekend Retreat at The World Peace Sanctuary-Wassaic, NY – USA

July 30th – 31st, 2022

Theme: “An opportunity to get to know ourselves better through communing with others.”

In this unique, 2-day retreat, the attendees also served as the facilitators.

In the act of “giving and receiving” everyone quickly realized, we were also serving the whole, collectively—simply through the exchange of energy. 

The program was complete in the exercise of the soul, mind and body!

We engaged in movement and activities to include; a sunrise walk and sound meditation, Qigong and watched evening documentaries, had discussions, and of course  prepared and shared home cooked meals. We opened the weekend with a World Peace Prayer Ceremony and closed with remarks of gratitude. 

Sunday Morning walk with Michael Mager.

Everyone agreed, it was a beautiful enriching experience.                                    
May Peace Prevail On Earth. 


Cristina Reyes–Shyly 
-provided an introduction to the Enneagram 
-facilitated sound meditation
-led a Qigong exercise
-shared great documentaries to view, such as: Transhumanism and Damanhur- followed by a group discussion

Michael Mager-introduced the concept of Lateral thinking
-gave an explanation on the Vedic culture- seeing and understanding ourselves through the Vedic perspective
-led a Sunday-sunrise walk up through the meadow, and down through the Sacred Grove

Gigi Oppenheimer
-read and explained the excerpts from the book she authored, Moving by Faith
-guided us in a handful of gentle interactive practices to nurture knowing ourselves better with each other

Respectfully submitted by:
Ann Marie Robustelli, 
Director of Programs & Activities 
at The World Peace Sanctuary
MPPOEI,  headquarters-USA