2018 Retreat

Welcome to the 2018 (4-day) RETREAT!

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After doing this work for over 20 years, I am still deeply moved and inspired by those who are interested in exploring their relationship to their consciousness in a bold and powerful way. That authentic quest for freedom, empowerment, Self-Awareness, healing, and ultimately Self-realization, which has driven the course of my life, is what has inspired the creation of this retreat program…

Thank you to all the amazing participants who joined us for the last 4 years, and because of the huge success, transformation and  the continued requests of many, Samjhi and I are continuing the tradition this year with our 2018 ANNUAL RETREAT in the mid west.  This retreat will be full immersion with a comprehensive program that is designed to inspire an awakening of Self-Awareness within you on multiple levels of your being with a lot of different options for attendance.

A total of 40 & 20 participants will be embarking on a holistic and intimate journey to deepen their relationship and experience to their own energy systems, emotions, mind, body and spirit. This retreat will explore practical healing techniques, alchemical tools, experiential exercises, The Universe of You, Self-Awareness, meditative techniques, music, energy and the powerful synergy that is created in a co-creative atmosphere that can completely change your life.

 

We have chosen to keep the attendance at:

 40 people for the 3-Day weekend (Sep 14-16, 2018) 
 20 people for the additional 1-Day intensive (Sep 14-17, 2018)  

in order to create the most intimate, nurturing and attentive environment possible in a contained and safe atmosphere, where you will be free of the life distractions that often pull you away from your own inherent knowing.

Samjhi and I bring our combined experience and years of training from all aspects of healing and Self-investigation together in one forum, meticulously crafted to create the maximum effect to help guide you through this process of Self-transformation. This experience offers powerful insight and practical investigation that can not only change your relationship to your Self and others, but also help you to re-create your life experience.

The picturesque and magical location, the soothing and nurturing environment, the vegetarian cuisine, the committed staff, the powerful program, the team of facilitators, not to mention being surrounded by like-minded seekers on their path for Self-exploration is assured to create an experience of a lifetime.

Accept the invitation and join us for a packed four-day adventure into powerful realms of healing and nurturing.  Please browse around this space and check out all the information about this amazing opportunity. For all inquires about the retreat, please contact our new retreat manager Sharon Rivas:  radicalacceptance2018@gmail.com

To join the retreat, please click the “REGISTER” tab, fill out the registration forms, and make your payment. Further information will be provided upon request…

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We are  looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you…

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Markus & Samjhi

2018 Retreat Schedule & Information:

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For all inquires about the 2018 Retreat please contact The retreat Manager:
Sharon Rivas: radicalacceptance2018@gmail.com

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3-DAY Weekend RETREAT

(Fri, Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – Sun, Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm)AAAA


TUTION FEE:   $1000  
 
DEPOSIT:  $500 Non-refundable deposit to register and reserve your space
(Limited to 40 participants)
 

 

 

 

 

4-DAY Weekend + Intensive 

(Fri, Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – Mon, Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm)


TUTION FEE:   $1500  
 
DEPOSIT:  $500 Non-refundable deposit to register and reserve your space 
(Limited to 20 participants)

 

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The DeKoven Center

600 21st Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403 USA

 

The DeKoven Center has been nestled on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan since 1852. Since its humble beginnings it has served, for many, as a place for study, contemplation, and reflection, and it still maintains that purpose today.

 

 

The Environment…

The retreat center is surrounded by gorgeous grounds, old growth trees, vegetation and lush gardens that are tucked throughout the sweeping property. The morning sunrise is nothing short of breathtaking over the Great Lake, and you are sure to experience the tranquility of the atmosphere.  This magical environment radiates a sense of nurturing  and healing creating the perfect invitation for deep  self-reflection.

There are chapels, churches, meditation gardens and vistas of the lake. Wonderful accommodations completely suit the needs of the retreat. We will be conducting our retreat in Assembly Hall, and the rooms and dining area are located in Taylor Hall. If you get a chance, take a quiet stroll through the grounds, visit the gift shop to learn about the rich history, or browse through the eclectic collections of art at The Spectrum Gallery located adjacent to Assembly Hall.  The surroundings are inviting and serene.

 

Come Stay Awhile… 

Affordable accommodations are offered through the DeKoven center (not included in the retreat fee). Even if you are local, I highly recommend that anyone who is coming to this retreat stay on site to completely immerse themselves in the energy and environment. Lodging is inexpensive and quaint and would be a perfect opportunity to “get away” from it all to go within, free from distractions of your busy every day life. Give yourself the gift of nurturing.

I have been doing retreats, events, workshops and private sessions in this location for almost four years. Every time I walk on the property I am still in awe of the energy and vibration present here. I am looking forward to having an even deeper experience by staying on site for the entire retreat.

 

 

LODGING FEES (Includes food & Lodging):

 

3-day Double: $210 / Single: $230
3-day Commuter: (meals only) $70



4-day Double: $285 / Single: $315
4-day Commuter: (meals only) $100 

 

 

Contact the office of Sarah Bussell to book your accommodations and arrange your customized food plan. She can answer questions about parking check in and other services. Remember, We have reserved a  limited number of rooms so if you are interested be sure to book right away. First come, first serve.

 

DeKoven office: (262) 633-6401
Email:  sbussell@dekovencenter.org

 

 

 

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Menu (to be announced…)

We will be offering a complete vegetarian menu throughout the course of this retreat with some Gluten-free options.  All ingredients  of the food prepared will be available as on this page soon. If you have specific food or allergy concerns please take care of your needs and be informed. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 Flights into Wisconsin…

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If you are flying from out of state for the retreat, you can fly into two major airports that are within driving distance:

  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago (about 90 minutes away)
  • Mitchel International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee (about 30 minutes away)

 

 

What to Bring…

packingComfortable clothes for yoga and other exercises
Meditation scarf, shawl, or blanket
Meditation pillow or cushion and Yoga mat
Journal or notebook
Appropriate outdoor attire for Autumn weather
Crystals, personal talismans or sacred items (to “charge” in the energy) for the altar

You may also want to bring a personal item that is important to you, that represents your journey and what you are “working on” right now… We will be setting up an altar to hold the energy and vision for your personal intention…

 

Sacred Talismans…

Retreat2014-78Every year as part of the Retreat Experience we open the retreat by collectively creating an altar ceremony for sacred items, talismans, crystals, photos, beads, jewelry, stones, letters and personal items that hold personal significance or the vibration of your healing intention. Please feel free to brings these items for the duration of your experience with us.  We will always do our best to maintain the security of these talismans but please remember that you are ultimately responsible for the safety of any these items.

 

 

 

September Weather Conditions in Racine, Wisconsin…

20151030_164310Please consult local weather for the seasonal temperatures of  Racine, Wisconsin for late Sep/early Oct. Expect Autumn conditions. In considering your attire, please note that weather conditions may be cooler and more dramatic because DeKoven Center is on the shores of Lake Michigan… As always with the weather in this area for September/October, expect the unexpected, stay informed, and be prepared. A portion of our program may be outside so prepare with the proper late autumn/early winter attire.

 

 

Being in Silence…

Retreat2014-82Embracing silence is a powerful way to observe and understand the chatter of your mind and deepen into your True nature. So much of our outer engagement in the world promotes the ego programs and systems that ultimately tempt us into unconsciousness… For the course of this retreat, be mindful about your communication with others. Choose to be aware, deliberate and conscious. Avoid chatter. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Our words create our world. How are you choosing to utilize your life-force energy? What are you  creating in every moment? This is an important tool to develop deep Self-Awareness. For this reason, portions of this retreat we will be in silence, and we ask that you honor and be respectful to those in silence around you.

 

 

Please Limit the Use of Devices & other Technology…

shutterstock_77317735Our intention during your Retreat experience is to create a deeply scared and safe space for healing and introspection. We therefore ask that you limit the use your cell phones or technology devices during the retreat and we prohibit the use of any devices during any of the various sessions, exercises or events throughout the course of the retreat in the main retreat gathering areas… There will be space to use your technology if necessary during breaks and in your room.

 

 

 

 

Photography, Audio Recording or Video…

4254493400_e5573cc57c_zTo preserve the safety of the space we ask that you refrain from taking personal photos, video or recording any audio of any of the sessions, workshops or exercises in the retreat spaces. This protects the each member of the group as they journey through their different healing processes… By all means, feel free to wander around and snap photos of the gorgeous grounds, but please respect the participants and the sacred space we are creating. We will have an assigned photographer who will also be a member of our retreat and will discretely and respectfully take photos for promotional purposes. Thank you so much for your cooperation 

Markus William Kasunich

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Markus Bio (for Book)download-crop-for-web1Markus William Kasunich has been studying, practicing and refining holistic healing techniques for over 20 years. He has been trained in a wealth of different healing modalities, all augmenting his own natural gifts and intuitive abilities.

He spent two years studying Psychology and Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, Ontario, two years at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and three years at Natural Health Consultants, a college of alternative medicine in Montreal, Quebec. He is proficient in Cranial Sacral Therapy, massage, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, emotional release work, pressure point therapies, kinesiology, transpersonal psychology, Shamanism,  as well as in other techniques relating to the subtle, energetic and inter-dimensional fields.  His ancestry is Canadian Algonquin Native and he is also an ordained Minister.

He has also studied and mentored with Masters, spiritual teachers, shamans, mystics, healers, counselors, ministers, priests, kinesiologists and psychologists  from South America, Mexico, England, Europe, Australia, India, Canada, and the U.S.A. He spent 11 years living in an ashram and spiritual community serving there as the Personal Assistant to the spiritual teacher while assisting with the management of the non-profit organization.

Markus is deeply devoted to his continued personal training, exploration and deepening of his own consciousness.  Self-purification and Self-realization are a way of life. Through the course of his exploration, studies, spiritual discipline (sadhna) and service (Seva) alongside his spiritual teachers, he has had the privilege of immersing himself in the peoples and cultures of more than 18 different countries, as he traveled the world, assisting in facilitating spiritual retreats, pilgrimages, leading workshops, classes, lectures and private sessions which have inspired profound healing in the lives of thousands.

This intensive and deeply-personal journey  of Self-realization continues to inspire, refine, and expand Markus’ own gift of healing, offering him a rare and profound experience and intimate understanding of Universal Laws & Metaphysics, Awareness & Consciousness, human psychology, the world of Spirit and the transformational power of Unconditional Love.

Markus weaves his diverse background, his presence and his consciousness, along with his unique understanding of energy dynamics and various healing techniques, into a multi-dimensional and Holistic experience of “practical spirituality” (mind, body, and spirit), specifically tailored to the individual needs of each client. The sacred space and nurturing atmosphere that he creates allows individuals to surrender into powerful realms of purification, transformation and profound personal healing.

 

Samantha Samjhi Avenaim

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Samjhi is deeply committed to her spiritual path and has been practicing various forms of meditation and yoga for over 13 years. She is certified in countless energetic techniques, modalities and systems of healing, including being a Usui Reiki Master Teacher where she taught and held group events for over ten years.

Samjhi describes her path as a calling to truth which has led her to study under many teachers, ultimately finding her Guru (Spiritual Teacher) in 2012 where her focus was guided intensely inward in a disciplined Sadhana which continues today.

Having direct experience of the ups and down and pitfalls one can go through after initial awakening and also through the energetics of Kundalini awakening, she shares her wisdom from the path.

She feels that whatever path you are intuitively drawn to is instinctually the right one, as we are always learning.  “True neutrality is awakened, not learned.”  For her, the intention of all healing/spiritual paths is simple: to bring all facets of the being back to its natural state, one of complete wholeness and balance within the Self.

Each student or client is a unique being with a unique process.  As a teacher, she mentors her students with dauntless devotion, care, and wisdom on their individual paths to assist them to rediscover their own potential. She is passionate about taking her students through their process.  She will continually invite your remembrance energetically to the inner core of who you are allowing you to become aware of and release what no longer serves you and shed light on your true nature allowing you to consciously create your life.

 

 

 

Together, Markus and Samjhi have been facilitating events for over four years and continue to bring a profound sense of healing, clarity, and nurturing to any group they facilitate together.

As they are both deeply dedicated to their paths, each other, their family and their life work, their combined energy, devotion, commitment and synergy offers a powerful invitation into Self-love, Self-Awareness and inner-transformation on every level of your consciousness. 

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Hans Christian (The Musician of the Heart) 

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Throughout his life as a composer, performer, and producer, Hans Christian has been inspired to explore music that induces relaxation and introspection, soul meditation and melancholic passion.  The cello has served perfectly as his voice of expression and it has spoken in so many different ways. Hans’ versatility, at every stage of the creative process from composing to performing to producing for over three decades has created a legacy of concerts and recordings that have touched people’s hearts around the world.

Originally from Germany, Hans started his professional career in Los Angeles in the 1980s as a sought after musician (Robbie Robertson, Gene Clark, Sparks, members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Victoria Williams, many others) and developed his array of skills in some of the finest recording studios. A persistent creative exploration eventually catapulted him into the echelon of eclectic artists that defy easy categorization as he started to compose and perform his own music.

As a co-founder of the renowned World Music group RASA he developed a devoted fan base and his affiliation with Wisdom University as artist-in-residence has garnered him rare access to the Cathedral in Chartres, France for repeated performance and recording opportunities. His recent concert schedule included national and international concert tours with Spring Groove, Satyaa & Pari, the GuruGanesha Band, Harry Manx, Mirabai Ceiba, and Tina Malia, as well as extensive solo tours.

In his powerfully ethereal, and transcendental concert expereinces, his unmistakable cello playing moves the listener with a haunting beauty, and his use of live looping and various ethnic string instruments expresses a universal musical language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and generations.
 

The Soundscape “Sonic Immersion” Experience… 

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In this immersive experience, Hans Christian explores the non-dualist nautre and resonance of gongs and Tibetan bowls. Titled “Sonic Immersion”, these soundscape will be performed live without electronics or amplification. Christian calls this type of performance Source Music – music that emerges from randomness into structure.”

“Gongs and tibetan bowls have been in my sonic arsenal for a long time but it has been a dream of mine for a while now to plunge into the sonic depths of these amazing instruments for a whole concert.”

The main gong used for this concert is a 40” Atlantis gong that weighs over 50 pounds and has an incredible dynamic range. Augmenting this magnificent instrument is a smaller 22” Atlantis gong, a 28” Chinese wind gong, and two Tibetan bowls. By using different types of mallets to strike, rub, and mute the gongs, a wide variety of tonal expressions can be generated.

“A gong concert is a complete immersion into sound. The listener should be in a very comfortable position, either lying down or leaning back, to absorb the vibrations of the performance. This is a deep listening experience of the highest order, and I can’t wait to share this extraordinary experience with an audience.”

 

Additional information can be found at www.hanschristianmusic.com

See Hans live in action at https://www.hanschristianmusic.com/youtube.html

 

 

EMBARK ON A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY….

Join us for a transformational Retreat designed to Embrace the Wholeness of You

 

 

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THE 3-DAY WEEKEND RETREAT  

Sep 14 – 16, 2018 

Access true empowerment by allowing more awareness, acknowledgment, forgiveness and a ‘radical acceptance’ of all the unrealized light and shadow aspects of your being. Explore our holistic approach which weaves practical tools, exercises and self-investigation with breath, tantra, kundalini yoga, meditation and sound. Experience powerful personal purification, healing and transformation in your unfolding journey into wholeness and realize more of your unlimited potential. (limited to 40 participants)

 

 

 

THE 4-DAY WEEKEND + INTENSIVE  

Sep 14 – 17, 2018 

(Completion of the 3-Day required) This silent, introspective and exclusive additional One-Day intensive deeply delves into advanced Sadhana (spiritual practices), self-inquiry, meditation and powerful alchemic techniques from ancient mystery schools. Experience advanced kriya practices, personal hands-on energetic healing and a one-of-a-kind Crystal Pranayantra Journey. (limited to 20 participants)

 

 

 

 

 

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EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE OF YOU…

The objective of this Retreat Series is to holistically explore the many facets of healing in order to create the MOST EFFECTIVE change in your life. Each of the two levels of the Retreat Series are specifically designed to help you to explore, understand and purify different areas of the Universe of You to create the most powerful inspiration for change within your consciousness and in your life…

A truly, comprehensive  HOLISTIC APPROACH to healing inspires the fastest growth, exploring healing along with powerful practical tools that effectively purify and transform each of the different levels of consciousness. Each level of consciousness requires its own specific form of healing and this is often why many seekers become frustrated when they feel like they are stuck and are not making progress. By targeting each of the different aspects of the Universe of You with specific and powerful tools and techniques change can occur at an astounding rate… 

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DSC09432Commune with your inner core, the SEA OF SELF  from where the depths of your Spiritual consciousness radiates in your life..

Explore and enhance your relationship to the world of the ENERGY BODY within and around you…

Develop a true awareness of  your EMOTIONAL BODY and empower your life choices…

Utilize your MENTAL BODY as tool of powerful intention to enhance your life…

Explore exercises for the PHYSICAL BODY to understand how to alter your experience…

Change the relationship & choices in your OUTER WORLD  and engage in manifesting in your life…

Explore how to direct your LIFE FORCE ENERGY through intention, Intuition & creativity…

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Life is a journey of exploration into Self with the Universe of You offering countless  invitations in every conceivable and inconceivable manner for you to go within and to remember your Self as inherent divine potential.  Be Aware; be a conscious part of your process; and be accountable for your life creation. You are much more powerful than you have ever dreamed possible. Allow us to help AWAKEN that Awareness and empower your experience of RADICAL ACCEPATNCE in all facets of our life!

 

This retreat is a journey designed to open the doors of perception, awaken the spirit within you and to empower you to continue your journey into Self long after this experience:aaa

 

We offer the intention of empowerment through love and devotion.
We offer a nurturing, respectful, and safe space free from judgment to explore the many aspect of you. 
We offer the benefit of our collective years of experiences in the many realms of healing.
We offer practical tools, guidance, techniques, and experiences  to empower that journey.
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e offer healthy, nurturing and well-prepared meals to feed your body during this process.

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Some of the techniques and tools that we will be using are:

Ancient Yogic & Kriya Techniques
Sacred Mantra and Chanting 
Bhakti meditation
Self- Inquiry and Exploration
Guided Meditation and Visualizations
Awareness-building techniques
Sacred Ceremonies
Advanced Core Issue Techniques
Alchemical metaphysical and energetic healing
The Pranayantra Breathing Journey

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All healing is beautiful, but it can, at times also be intense, confronting and uncomfortable… It is during those occasions that we strive to be the nurturing support for your process… 

We are looking forward to seeing you there… 

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The 3-Day Weekend Retreat has availability up to 40 participants and the 4-Day Weekend Retreat including the 1-Day intensive has availability for 20 participants, after which time your name will be placed on waiting list. The attendance is first come first serve, and your non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. All Deposits are non-refundable
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The 2018 Weekend Retreat & Intensive (Sep 14 – 17)

Friday, Sep 14  (12:00 pm)  to Monday , Sep 17 (6:00 pm)

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The DeKoven Center, Assembly Hall  (600 21st Street – Racine, WI 53403)

(Includes all snacks & Retreat programs) Accommodations & Food not included – See below for more info

**Final payments must be made by Sep 1st, 2018**

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THE 2018 WEEKEND (3-Day) RETREAT (Sep 14-16)

TOTAL RETREAT COST:  $1000  

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ADD TO CART$1000 (Due Sep 1st)

ADD TO CART$500 (Non-Refundable Deposit)

ADD TO CART$500 (Final Payment due  Sep 1st) 

 

 

 

 

THE 2018 WEEKEND (4-Day) RETREAT (Sep 14-17)

TOTAL RETREAT COST:  $1500 

 

ADD TO CART$1500 (Due Sep 1st)

 ADD TO CART$500 (Non-Refundable Deposit)

 ADD TO CART$1000 (Final Payment due Sep 1st) 

 


Send Check or money order to:
Markus Kasunich,  4222 Troost Ave, Unit 21, Studio City, CA 91604

 

On site accommodation has been reserved at The DeKoven Center (Taylor Hall) for participants of the 2018 Retreat. Contact the office of Sarah Bussell to book your accommodations and arrange your customized food plan.
She can also answer questions about parking, check in times and other services. Remember, We have reserved a  limited number of rooms so if you are interested be sure to book right away. First come, first serve.

Sarah Bussell
DeKoven office: (262) 633-6401
Email:  sbussell@dekovencenter.org

  
 
 
 

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