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Five Nights Find Your Secret Key Retreat

About Memo

From his early twenties, Memo Ozdogan has had great passion and personal interest in exploring western and eastern spirituality and philosophy in order to see and understand different approaches towards the subject of living. He has delved into the original teachings of the Buddha, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ancient Greek philosophy, Zen, The Tao, ancient forms of spirituality and new age spirituality.

After deeply studying all these various approaches, he tried to find out the original truth in each of these different approaches without becoming a static follower of any of them. He quotes: “life is a very dynamic and living thing which is ever-changing, and therefore no philosophy of the past can be applied directly to life which takes place only in the present moment. Philosophy or teachings might point out an important truth and much can be learned from them but one should never get stuck at any of them since life must be explored from moment to moment and that means one must continue one’s inner journey of discovery at this present moment. This is the only door opening to the path of true happiness and liberation”.

Having lived in Asia for a long time, he has had the unique opportunity to deeply explore eastern philosophies of living such as Zen. Being originally from Turkey where the great poet Rumi lived his life, Memo has had a family tradition of Sufism, and his grandfather was a widely respected Sufi master of his area. After such a long term of study and exploration, recently, naturally and spontaneously he began sharing the outcome of such study with others in a book he authored named as “Letters from Love Cafe”, and by organizing some discussion groups and seminars for the exploration of subjects such as Love, Living in the Present, Meditation, Spiritual path, Fear, Self-Knowledge, Suffering, Loneliness, Happiness, Wisdom, Conscious Living, The Subconscious etc. ; basically subjects about life itself. He also established a platform called ‘Find Your Secret Key’ to serve this purpose, and for the healing of deeply rooted subconscious hurts through guided meditation and spiritual counselling. Memo also has deep knowledge about the subconscious and the subtle ways of its working. Both in Sufism and Zen there are no official certificates of mastery, but with his deep level of understanding and wisdom Memo is a true spiritual master.

Recently, he decided to travel the world to share such knowledge and wisdom, and learn, at the same time, from others as well in the process as he believes one is both the master and the student who studies life in the mirror of relationship.

FIVE NIGHTS FIND YOUR SECRET KEY

SILENT RETREAT

This retreat is for those who
~struggle to let go of the past
~want to release destructive patterns
Conscious yoga classes in the mountain air.
You will leave feeling Healed , Whole & Healthy

Retreats include

  • Hiking on 10 Private Acres and on the 3800 Acre Santa Ysabel Preserve and/or Volcan Mountain
  • Walk a Labyrinth
  • Learn about two Heartmath techniques. Many of the benefits of these Heartmath techniques include:
    Improved emotional well being, improve your emotional resilience and self regulation, Improved memory, Improved creativity, Improved sleep
    Improved decision making, Improved effectiveness and performance
    Improved overall mental health, Improved capacity to deal with stress
    increased ability to think clearly, Improved communication, Improved creativity, Improved outlook in life, Improved health and well being and
    Improved communication
  • Walk the Native Plant Botanical Garden path that goes around the property
  • We’ll enjoy some yoga; usually Hiroshi Motoyama’s exercises which help activate the meridians and create a smooth flow of energy. This prepares the body and mind for healing. Hatha Yoga
  • Crystal Bowl Sound Healing Meditation
  • Individual Meditation and group meditations
  • Find Your Secret Key Group Discussions
  • 45 minutes private Spiritual counseling session with Memo
  • A signed copy of “Letters from Love Cafe: 47 Letters of Love on Living”
    Book by Memo Ozdogan

They’ll include the brand(s) Vive, Suja, Pressed and/or Evolution brand drinks detox juice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each drink is 60 – 130 calories. They recommend guests have a vegan-only diet one to two days before check-in to ease into this transition and also, eat less. Not every guest wants to have just juice (180 calories to 390 calories a day) and so, they provide a refrigerator in which guests can store their food and make meals for themselves. Guests can also bring prepared meals, granola bars, and/or protein powder from a market. They have a kitchen in which guests can use and make a separate meal for themselves. Guests are required to wash their dishes. They include tea (decaf herbal and caffeine) There is no coffee. They do not provide any food.

Retreat Schedule

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First and Second Day

-Day 1 Sunday

16:00 Lobby opens: Welcome! Walk the labyrinth!

17:00 Detox dinner drinks and begin Noble Silence

20:00 Journal, meditate, rest, shower or read

22:00 Lights out. Get a lot of rest everyone!

-Day 2 Monday

6:00 Juice available
Day of Noble Silence
9:00 Noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth.
10:00 – 11:00 AM Group Meditation in silent – no instruction
12:00 Juice Lunchtime and continue noble silence and walk the labyrinth and around the property
17:00 – 17:45 Sound healing meditation without instruction (silent)
18:00 Juice dinner
20:00 Journal, meditate, rest, shower or read
22:00 Lights out. Get a lot of rest everyone!

Day Three and Four

6 AM Juice available
7:00 AM Noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth.
9:00 AM Yoga – Sun salutations (or other) on your own with silence
11:00 – 11:45 Sound Healing Meditation – no instruction – in silence. Take a seat.
12:00 Juice Lunchtime and continue noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth
16:00 End of noble silence
17:30 Sound healing meditation
18:15 Juice dinner
18:30 Journal, meditate, rest, shower or read
22:00 Lights out. noble silence. Get a lot of rest everyone!

Wednesday
6:00 Juice available
*Wake up to Noble silence. Take time to meditate in nature.
*09:00 Yoga with staff
*10:00 Hiking in nature
*12:30 Juice lunch
*13:00 Own your own meditation, relax, walk and individual spiritual counseling sessions
*17:30 pm Sound Healing Meditation and Introduction to Heartmath – Local Guests may join
*18:30 pm Enjoy dinner/beverage with casual spiritual discussions organized by Memo Ozdogan
20:00 Summer Fire Gathering
22:00 Lights out. Noble silence. Get a lot of rest everyone!

Day 5 and Day 6

Thursday
*6:00 Juice available
*Wake up to Noble silence. Take time to meditate in nature.
*09:00 Yoga with staff
*10:00 Individual free-time Thursday
*12:30 Juice lunch
*13:00 Own your own meditation, relax, walk and individual spiritual counseling sessions
*17:30 pm Sound Healing Meditation and Introduction to Heartmath – Local Guests may join
*18:30 pm Enjoy dinner/beverage with casual spiritual discussions organized by Memo Ozdogan
20:00 Summer Fire Gathering
22:00 Lights out. Noble silence. Get a lot of rest everyone!

Friday

6 AM Juice available

Wake up to Noble silence. Take time to meditate in nature.
7:00 a.m. Yoga – Sun salutations (or other) on your own with silence
Feel free to take yourself out on a personal date somewhere in Julian. It is a tourist town and there are many things to do.

A WORD ABOUT YOGA CLASSES

Yoga classes are not always taught by certified instructors, but they are taught by certified instructors 95% of the time. Please call ahead to confirm who the yoga teacher is before booking.

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