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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

  • We include detox juice for lunch and dinner. We recommend guests to have a vegan only diet one to two days before check-in to ease into this transition. Not every guest wants to have just juice and so, we provide a refrigerator which guests can store their food in and make meals for themselves. Guests can also bring prepared meals from a market. One Guest wrote: “The juices provided were organic, local, and very filling! I actually didn’t even need extra food.”
  • We have a kitchen in which guests can use and make a separate meal for themselves. The kitchen is your kitchen and we provide many of the essential oils, vinegar, and spices so you don’t have to bring those things! You have options here!

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
*21:30 Journal, meditate, or read
*22:00 Lights out. Get a lot of rest everyone!

-Day 2 Monday
Day of Noble Silence except for possible Personal counseling sessions
Wake up to Noble silence. Take time to meditate in nature.
*10:00 Noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth.
*12: 00 Juice Lunchtime and continue noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth
*17:00 Juice dinner
*17:45  Rest, read, shower, and relax

Day Three and Four

Day 3 -Tuesday

Wake up to Noble silence. Take time to meditate in nature.
*10:00 Noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth.
*12: 00 Juice Lunchtime and continue noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth

*17:30 Detox dinner drinks and spiritual discussion led by Memo Ozdogan

*20:15 Free time!

*21:30 Journal, meditate, or read

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

 

-Day 4 Wednesday

-Wake up to Noble silence until 9:00 A.M.  Take time to meditate in nature.

*09:00 Yoga

*10:00 Noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth

*15:45 Nature walk

*17:45  Rest, read, shower, and relax

*18:15 Juice dinner

*19: 00 Spiritual discussions with Memo

*20:00 Sit by the fire (if weather permits)

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

Day 5 and Day 6

-Day 5 Thursday

Wake up to Noble silence. Take time to meditate in nature.

*09:00 Yoga

*10:00 Noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth.

*12: 00 Juice Lunchtime and continue noble silence and free time to walk the nature path or the labyrinth.

*17:45  Rest, read, shower, and relax

*16:30 Juice dinner

*20:00 Sit by the fire (if weather permits)

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

 

-Day 6 Friday

Wake up to Noble silence. Take time to meditate in nature.

9 a.m. Yoga

*10:00 End of Noble Silence and Group photo

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.

*On Wednesday and Thursday there may also be casual and optional activities such as nature walk or going to the falls we will let you know about.

Empowering others to take their own steps to truly heal