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Kindred Spirits Gathering at JT 2024!

 Kindred Spirits Gathering 2024

Sunday, November 10 - Wednesday, November 13, 2024

This year the Kindred Spirits Gathering will directly follow the Storm Eagle Training. New Graduates will be able to meet their Kindred Spirits Community. The Initiation process will begin in the late afternoon on Sunday, November 10, 2024 with the Initiation Ceremony starting in the evening.

We would love you to welcome them into Kindred Spirits and feel the love, community and power of this sacred community.  Please let me know if you would like to join the apprentices for lunch on Sunday, November 10th.  I will add this to your invoice.

Planning for the Kindred Spirits Gathering begins in February. We know from the survey results, that you would like to participate and contribute in the content development as well as at the event in new ways.

This is our opportunity to make this Kindred Spirits Gathering representative of our collective voices.

Please register for the Kindred Spirits Gathering even if you are not ready to pay at this time. There is a place to list your ideas on the registration form.

Share YOUR Ideas!

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he Institute of Mentalphysics 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA   92252 Located on Highway 62

Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree CA

Dear Kindred Spirits,

We want to provide you with the following information so you can better prepare yourself for the wonderful experience awaiting you!

Location:  

Joshua Tree Retreat Center
The Institute of Mentalphysics
59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA   92252
Located on Highway 62

 

 

 

Event Fee, Lodging & Meals

SINGLE ROOMS LIMITED

  • Single Room: 3 nights lodging, Event Fee and Meal Package is $1368 (One person in a room)
Single Rooms Payment Plan 
  • Payments begin on 3/6/24 and end on 9/6/24. Depending on when you register, the monthly payment will be divided by the number of remaining months left before 9/6/24. 
  • Please note: KSP Level 2 receives a $100 discount of the event fee.

    DOUBLE ROOMS COSTS ARE PER PERSON 

    • Double Room: 3 nights lodging, Event Fee and Meal Package is $1302 per person. (Two people in a room) 

    Double Rooms Payment Plan - Per Person  

    • Payments begin on 3/6/24 and end on 9/6/24. Depending on when you register, the monthly payment will be divided by the number of remaining months left before 9/6/24. 
    • Please note: KSP Level 2 receives a $100 discount on the event fee.

    Rates include, Event Fee, Lodging, and the following Meal Package:

    Includes Dinner on Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Monday and Tuesday, and Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday.

    All Breakfast and Lunch meals will be vegetarian.  If you choose protein, then dinner will contain meat. 

    On your registration form, you will be able to request your meal preference and whether you have any food allergies.

     

    Registration Details

    1. Please register for the Kindred Spirits Gathering event right away so that we may plan properly.
    2. I will send you an invoice based on your arrival and departure dates.  
    3. Payment Plans - Payments begin on 3/6/24 and end on 9/6/24. Depending on when you register, the monthly payment will be divided by the number of remaining months left before 9/6/24. 
      • The event includes Event fee, Lodging and "Meal Package".
      • The "Meal Package" Includes Dinner on Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Monday and Tuesday, and Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday.
      • Single Rooms are limited, please book early.
      • Single Room: 3 nights lodging, Event Fee and meal package is $1368
      • Double Room: 3 nights lodging, Event Fee and meal package is $1302 per person.
      • *Please note you can arrive up to 3 days before the event begins.  You will be billed separately for lodging and meals.
      •  We have reserved the Ridge rooms which are closest to the "Food for Thought Café" 
      • On the registration page, If you are sharing a room with someone, please place their name in the field named “Roommate.” If you do not have a roommate, Select I want to share a room, but do not have a roommate, please assign.
      • Please indicate Protein (meat) ok, Vegan, Vegetarian and allergies, i.e., Gluten Free on the registration page.
      • The Chef can accommodate most allergies or requests, i.e., vegetarian, vegan, GF etc. 
      • If you choose protein, you will receive vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch. Dinner will contain the meat dish.
      • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at specific times. The retreat center requires that all participants arrive together at the time the meals are being served. You may stay and visit as long as you like.
      • Check-in time on day of arrival is 1:30 PM. and checkout time on day of departure is 9:00 AM
      • REMINDERFires are not allowed on site. Due to drought conditions in Southern California and the extreme risk of fire, burning of candles or incense ANYWHERE on campus is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply may cause the incurrence of a $500 fine.  Smoking is not permitted in any of the rooms. Please do not light candles, smudge, or use incense in any rooms, including the main meeting room. We suggest battery powered tea lights as an appropriate substitute. 
      • The Joshua Tree Retreat Center requires:
        • Nothing is to be placed on heater in the Lodgings, including, without limitation, oils, incenses, etc.
        • Beds, blankets, and linens provided in the Lodgings are not to be removed. Blankets may not be used for sun bathing. Towels for use at the Pool are available at the Main Office & Bookstore. Failure to comply may cause the incurrence of a $100 fine per item.
        • Please be sure to remove all personal belongings upon departure. A fee of $15, together with shipping, will be charged for items sought to be returned after Check Out. Any personal items not reclaimed within sixty (60) days from Check Out will be donated.
        • Please observe any current guidelines for the Joshua Retreat Center.  Be prepared to wear a mask and observe social distancing of 6 ft if required. 
        • All guests are required to park in designated areas, observe posted speed limits, and mind plants and wildlife while at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
        • Please be aware that other spiritual retreats may be occurring at JTRC simultaneously.  Please do not interfere with such other retreats.  
      • Be sure to fill out the online registration information. Filling out the registration form lets us know you are attending, have received the registration information, and signed off on the event disclaimer for insurance purposes. 
      • When filling out the registration form, there are mandatory fields on the registration page marked with an asterisk*. If you select “submit” at the end of the form and nothing happens, scroll up, using the scroll bar on the right side of the page. Any mandatory field that hasn’t been filled in will be highlighted. Complete each one, and then scroll down to the bottom and select “Submit.” 
      • Refund Policy for Event & Lodging & Meal package: A refund will be issued if request is received by August 12, 2024.  If a cancellation is needed you will receive a refund minus $200.     
      • The event ends at on Wednesday after lunch.
      • Please email Kahndi with any questions at lapregistrar@gmail.com 

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      Travel Information:

      Transportation Options to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center: 

      • *The easiest way to arrive is by car.
      • *Fly into PSP Palm Springs International Airport and rent a car.
      • *Fly into LAX airport, Burbank or Ontario Airports and rent a car 
      • *Public Transit: from LAX take the Flyaway bus to Union Station, then Take the Flexibus to North Palm Springs (direct.) Contact the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (Link Below) for travel to Yucca Valley. 
      • *Most Car rental agencies provide pick-up and drop-off when renting a vehicle.
      • *Super Shuttle will take you from ONT Ontario airport to PSP Palm Spring Airport. 

       *If you’re interested in Ride Shares, as a Driver or Passenger, please let us know.

      https://www.flylax.com/flyaway-bus

      https://metrolinktrains.com/ticketsOverview/ticket-info/price-finder/

      https://metrolinktrains.com/rider-info/general-info/flyaway/

      https://www.flixbus.com/

      https://www.supershuttle.com/

      FlixBus LAX - https://www.flixbus.com/

      https://www.flylax.com/flyaway-bus1 (714) 507-1170  (LAX flyaway.org)

      Morongo Basin Transit Authority - Ticket information - 1 (760) 366-2395

       

      The Venue 

      About Joshua Tree Retreat Center at
      The Institute of Mentalphysics
      59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA   92252
      Located on Highway 62

       

      Lynn Andrews had many a "Joshua Tree" events at this rustic property.  The Kindred Spirits Gathering is a perfect event to have on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center.

      The Joshua Tree Retreat Center is the home of Edwin Dingle’s vision for The Institute of Mental Physics, City of Joy, where his founding belief of inclusive yet autonomous paths to personal truth and wellness, is celebrated and honored.

      The 140-acre desert campus offers serene walking paths and vortex energy locations to explore, an exercise pool and hot tub for relaxation as well as a spiritual book and gift store to find inspiration.

      The Retreat Center buildings were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and son Lloyd Wright. The simple accommodations then and now reflect a place to connect on a deep level with spiritual teachings and the beauty of the desert. For this reason, please note there are no televisions in our rooms.

      Weather in the desert is unpredictable. The forecast might indicate rain, yet the day turns out sunny – and the reverse can happen. Keeping this in mind, bring the right shoes and clothing for the time of year you are joining us

       

      Kindred Spirits Gathering Basic Schedule

      Basic Schedule - Subject to change

      Staff and Initiation Mini Mentors will meet after lunch to prepare for the Initiation Ceremony.

      November 10, 2024, Sunday (Afternoon-Evening)

      Check in starts at 1:30 PM, Pick up your room keys, Event Packet & name badge at the “Noble Hall” building.
      4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Manifestation Wheel Presentation.
      5:30 PM Dinner is served at  "Food for Thought Café" on site. 
      7:15 PM - 9:30 PM Opening Session - Initiation Ceremony if applicable.

      November 11, 2024, Monday  (All Day)

       7:30 AM - Breakfast is served at the "Food for Thought Café".
       9:30 - 11:45 AM - Opening Prayer: Lodges work on Sacred Task.
       12:00 PM Lunch is served at the "Food for Thought Café".
       1:30 PM - Afternoon Session
       3:45 PM Break
       4:00 pm - Afternoon session continues
       5:30 PM - Dinner is served at the "Food for Thought Café". 
       7:30 - 8:30 PM Evening Session
       8:30 - 9:30 pm    Ceremony
       9:30 pm - Closing Prayer
        

      November 12, 2024, Tuesday  (All Day)      

      7:30 AM - Breakfast is served at the "Food for Thought Café".
       9:30 - 11:45 AM - Morning Session
      12:00 PM Lunch is served at the "Food for Thought Café".
       1:30 PM - Afternoon Session
       3:45 PM Break
       4:00 pm - Afternoon session continues
       5:30 PM - Dinner is served at the "Food for Thought Café". 
       7:30 - 8:30 PM Evening Session
       8:30 - 9:30 pm    Ceremony
       9:30 pm - Closing Prayer

      November 13, 2024,  Wednesday  Ends after lunch

        7:30 AM - Breakfast is served at the "Food for Thought Café".
        9:30 - 11:45 Blessing the task, Ceremony, Closing Prayer
      12:00 PM Lunch is served at the "Food for Thought Café".
        Pack up room after Lunch.
                                                                                                                                                    Safe Travels, Everyone Namaste!                             
        

      EVENT INFORMATION

      What To Bring

      We will be working on the land. We suggest you bring the following items:

      • Your personal pipe, tobacco and matches or lighter (remember it can be windy) Not Mandatory.
      • Altar items for your lodge altar (all items will go home with you)
      • Sacred Vision Oracle Cards
      • Drum and/or rattle
      • A talking stick (Each Lodge should have one)
      • Items for creating a sacred craft project: To be determined. Acrylic paints and brushes,  fabric glue, markers, other beads, little charms or trinkets that you may want to add to a box-based project.
      • Large Red cotton cloth to wrap your finished project
      • Notebook and writing tools

      We will be in the desert in November so it will be cold, dry and sunny! Historically, it is in the mid 40’s to mid 60's during the day, and in the mid 40’s at night. Please dress accordingly.

      You should also bring:

      • Sunscreen, and Lip Protector
      • Flashlight; A Compass; Water bottle.
      • Hat, small carrying pack, sunglasses and sunscreen
      • Layered clothing as described above; Enclosed walking shoes and socks
      • A dress or skirt and a shawl with fringe for ceremony, any color; appropriate clothing for men for ceremony.

      Please note: If there are additional items you need to bring, we will let you know by e-mail or through your Lodge Chief as we get closer to the event.

      What Not To Bring

      Pillows are provided by JTRC.

      Please leave valuables at home. No pets are allowed. Please honor Lynn’s wishes not to tape record or photograph any of the sessions or ceremonies of the event. You may take personal photographs outside of the sessions, of course. Fires are not allowed on site without a permit. Smoking is not permitted in any of the rooms. Please refrain from lighting  candles or incense in your room; battery powered tea lights are a nice substitute. You will have to pay air-cleaning of the room if you light materials in your room.

       If you are in Level 2 of the Kindred Spirits program: Please check with your Lodge Chief to see if you need anything specific for your Lodge work and altars.

      We look forward to our time together!

      Safe Travels, and We'll See You Soon!

       

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