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It's About Time:
Dispelling the Delusion of Time

A five-day non-residential silent retreat led by Joel
Saturday October 13 to Wednesday October 17, 2018
Center for Sacred Sciences, 5440 Saratoga St., Eugene, Oregon


Time, for most people, is a major source of suffering. Either we have too much of it (e.g., “time to kill”) or not enough (e.g., “out of time”). But whether too much or not enough, always we seem to be time-bound creatures, carried along towards our own inevitable end in death. The Mystics, however, claim that time is a delusion, and that by dispelling this delusion we can discover our True Nature in the Timeless Now of Consciousness Itself. This is why the Buddha advised:

Let go of the past.
Let go of the future.
Let go of the present.
Proceed to the opposite shore with a free mind,
Leaving behind all suffering.

And that is just what we are going to do on this retreat.

Note: In order to be eligible to attend this retreat, you must be a current CSS member and you must have attended at least one prior CSS retreat.

This is a non-residential silent retreat, held at the Center. No meals or lodging will be provided.

A retreat information page includes details of the retreat location, and retreat guidelines. For more information, contact the retreat coordinator, Laura Betty, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Note: Registration only will be accepted from current CSS members who have attended at least one prior CSS retreat. This retreat is not open to the public. If you are interested in attending a CSS retreat, you can learn about joining CSS and becoming one of our member practitioners.

The number of participants for this retreat is limited, and advance registration is required. When you register for this retreat, you are making a commitment to attend every session on every day of the retreat. No partial retreat attendance is permitted.

There is no fee for this non-residential retreat. However, donations are greatly appreciated to support services offered by the Center. Also, to help support practitioners for whom residential retreat fees are a financial burden, please consider making a donation to the CSS Retreat Scholarship Fund.

Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be submitted by the deadline of Monday October 1st, 2018

To register for this retreat,

  1. Open the retreat registration form at the link below.
  2. Read the instructions on the registration form, fill out the form, and click Submit. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
To register now, click here to open the registration form.

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