What's the daily content like?
When we gather, the range of people's experience in The Work and self-inquiry is far and wide. Knowing this, we approach this work with "beginner's mind".
We may move with one person doing The work while others listen, but our work tends to be quite organic and to meet everyone participating. People will have feedback, questions, and inspired conversation from what is heard and shared.
Some things happen with the format in general that we always include such as: we pair people into small rooms on zoom to do The Work together (at least once a day). The pairings include both Tom and Grace as needed. When people come back from partner pairing, there is sharing and Q&A and sometimes more inquiry.
We also have check-in time at the beginning of sessions, so that if people have paired offline or are mulling over the process, they have the chance to bring up a question or insight (we find more and more questions come as the retreat unfolds generally).
We also offer exercises for identifying beliefs around specific topics that either Tom or Grace have been inspired to offer over the years of working with others, where we offer prompts to see what we truly think and feel about certain issues.
At the beginning of the retreat we ask people to share what draws them to the retreat, and note their focus at hand as there may be content we want to include that addresses that topic.
How many people attend online retreat?
We’ve had anywhere between 20-60 people in online retreats. The normal expectation is about 25-30. Sometimes people sign up with the intention to listen only (video cameras are not required to be on) so we let people join in that way, no participation is required.
We also record each session so people who need to miss who are located in distant time zones can come live to one, then sleep before listening to the recording of the next, then back to live, and stay updated with the pace of what’s happening. There is opportunity for anyone not present live during retreat to send in a question or share.
How long will the recordings be available?
2 months, until February 1st, 2024