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Joshua Tree Retreat Center presents...
Upcoming 2009
including updates to the February 2009 Calendar 


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Villoldo Luminous BodyMovies With Meaning

Healing the Luminous Body

Friday, February 13, 2009
In Friendship Hall,
7pm, $5 Donation

This film unveils the secret of ancient shaman healers. Alberto Villoldo, a frequent teacher at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, teaches that many of our physical and psychological problems stem from faulty blueprints within our luminous energy fields. Dr. Villoldo reveals the nature of this luminous field, how it acts as a blueprint for our physical body and how, by understanding its nature, we can actually heal ourselves and each other. Once the luminous energy body is cleared, physical and emotional healing can begin. Movie hostess is Susan Jordan, our Tai Chi Teacher.

The Movie Scheduled For Friday, February 6,
Has Been Cancelled.

Prayer of the Cosmos ImageThe Prayer    of the Cosmos
Experience Christ's Mystical Message
In His original language - Aramaic

Sundays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22
In The Sanctuary, Noon to 1pm

Sing and dance Christ's original mystical meaning, lost in modern translations. A welcome and surprising departure from the King James translation. Jeshua intended us to honor our inner divinity and receive direct and personal access to God. A practical method to approach any undertaking or to renew Mac and Marcy Grahamone's purpose in life. Translated and interpreted from the original Aramaic language by Neil Douglas-Klotz.

This teaching is facilitated by Mac and Marcy Graham, vagabonds bon vivant, presently in residence for the winter at The Joshua Tree Retreat Center where they are landscaping, building, planting and sharing community.



Upcoming Conferences
at Joshua Tree Retreat Center

Interspiritual Conference 2009
March 12-15 (See Below)

Bhakti Fest 2009
Sept. 11-13
(See Below)

Your attendance is welcome!


Our Mission

... provide a ritual space in which elders of authentic
spiritual traditions share ancestral wisdom about

the creation of living relationships with the Gods and Spirits.
... offer opportunities to profoundly experience the Divine through immersion in teachings, deep personal connections, joyful celebration and the honoring of all spiritual paths.
... plant and nourish seeds of community among people of all traditions.

2009 Speakers

Colin Campbell
Sangoma · Grew up in rural Botswana · Steeped in Tswana culture and spiritual practice · Full time practitioner of traditional African medicine in Cape Town, South Africa · Co-runs a training school and resource center in Botswana for traditional doctors and Sangomas · Teaches indigenous cosmology and African customary law.


Eliot Cowan
Tsaurirrikame · Senior shaman in the Huichol tradition of Mexico · Elder of the Sacred Fire Community · Reintroduced Plant Spirit Medicine to the Western world · Founder and chairman of the Blue Deer Center (Margaretville, NY), a teaching and healing retreat center that promotes balanced relationship with the natural world.

Tasnim Hermila Fernandez
Murshida · Reverend and Senior Sufi Teacher · Head of the Church of All (Burbank, CA) · Foremost leader and mentor of the Dances of Universal Peace · Emphasizes religious unity and taking a broad vision of the world's religions · Has pursued a lifelong immersion in the practices of numerous and diverse mystical traditions.


Curandera espiritu · Healer by Divine spirit · Member of The Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers · Mayan priestess · Keeper of the Plants · Founder and Director of the Institute for Natural and Traditional Knowledge.


Red Earth Woman                                                                           Southern Ute Elder · Raised by her grandfather, a spiritual leader, and taught traditional ways · Native speaker and Sundancer · Pours sweatlodges · Member of the Native American church · Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.Grandmother Bertha Grove


Allyn Lyon
Acharya · Senior teacher in Shambhala Buddhist lineage · Appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2000 · Began meditation and Buddhism study in 1974 as student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche · Has taught in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.


Oren Lyons                                                                                                    Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation of Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy · Distinguished Service Professor of American Studies at SUNY Buffalo · Publisher of Daybreak Magazine · Co-editor of "Exiled in the Land of the Free" and has additional book credits · Recepient of numerous awards.


Lei'ohu Ryder
Hawaiin Kahuna · Singer of Aloha Rising · Channels the voices of wind, rain and sea through the soil of the land she walks · Interweaves music, chanting and dance with her partner Maydeen Iao · Award-winning peace-worker.



Malidoma Somé
Sangoma · Initiated elder and Shaman from the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa · Wisdom keeper and teacher · Visionary · Healer ·

Cowry-shell diviner · Ritual leader · Author · Founder of "Echoes of the Ancestors," a non-profit charitable organization.


David Wiley
Tsaurirrikame · Senior Shaman in the Huichol tradition of Mexico · Trabajador del Tiempo of the Nahuatl Weather Working tradition · Lends his body and voice for the divine Spirit of Fire to speak and offer guidance · Leads numerous types of initiations in Mexico · Elder of the Sacred Fire Community.

Joshua Tree Retreat Center

Cara pondJoshua Tree Retreat Center is a "jewel in the desert." It rests on 420 acres in the foothills of southern California's Mojave Desert and is 32 miles northeast of Palm Springs, CA.
The Center offers a rare fusion of sweeping desert and mountain vistas. You can meditate at the labyrinth, outdoor fire circle, and medicine wheel or along the hiking trails leading to the open desert, which is said to contain 15 vortices. Well-known architect, Lloyd Wright, in collaboration with his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed some Center facilities. You may want to consider arriving a few days early or staying a few days after the Conference to take full advantage of what the area has to offer!
To go to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center web site, click here.

Conference registration is a 2-step process:

1. Register for the conference with the Sacred Fire Community.

2. Arrange for your accommodations with Joshua Tree Retreat Center.

Visit our web site to find out more.

Interspiritual Conference 2009 · 800.560.9167


Ram Dass

Bhakti Fest
Sept. 11-13, 2009


A Devotional Weekend of Kirtan,
Yoga & Discourse

at The Joshua Tree Retreat Center
In Joshua Tree, California

Opening Invocation: Dr. Deepak Chopra
Closing Prayer: Rev. Michael Beckwith
Hosted By Rainbeau Mars

With Special Guests:
Ram Dass (via satellite)
Adam Gainsburg

Bhakti Dancer
16 Yoga Classes, Vegetarian Cuisine, Nightly Pujas, Constant Kirtan, Body Work, Sweat Lodges,
Retreat Accommodations & Camping

Jai Uttal,
Dave Stringer,
Donna Delory,
Wade Morrisette,
Art Kunkun

Wynne Paris,

Lily Diamond,

Jaya Lakshmi,
Vaiyasaki Das,
Geoffrey Gordon,
Vikash & Prabhash,
Temple Bhajan Band,
Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe,
Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits
Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band
Joan White
Kristin Olson,
Sarah Ivanhoe,
Mark Whitwell
Nubia Teixeira,
Saul David Raye

Presented by
Center For Spiritual Studies and Lila Productions

Sponsored by
Whole Life and Common Ground Magazines 

For more details and to register
visit or call
1-866-99BHAKTI (24258)

Bhakti Fest & Retreat Accommodations
Earlybird Tickets $200
Thru May 1, 2009
50% of all proceeds go to charity