You provide your openness to heal, raise in vibration, and integrate there.
Bring your own your toilet articles which you, along with your electric shaver, hair clippers, and/or hair dryer (low voltage) if you use one. European and Indian visitors will need adaptors for our 110 voltage.
Each retreat participant has your own towel rack and bathroom storage space.
Local telephone service is available. Bring your own long distance phone card. The Enlightenment Monastery phone has long distance service within the continental United States, but not to Europe, India, or anywhere else on the planet. Charging your personal long distance calls to these other locations is not available. Please do not even ask.
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from The Enlightenment Monastery, and a $5.00 gas contribution if someone from the Ashram gives you a ride or runs a local errand for you while you are here.
Please schedule your arrival to be in agreement with your retreat times you arrange with Lord Grace. Her time and Energy are precious and shared by many.
If you are traveling here from Europe or India, and have not already purchased Homeopathic No-Jet-Lag, please do so and start taking it just before you fly here, during, and after the flight.
Many before have said they are not effected by jet lag, get here, and with the combination of the extra Shakti of being in residence plus jet lag, got knocked out and slept during regular daytime hours, sometime for days or a week, delaying the start of their retreat.
Being physically Conscious while you are here is definitely a plus. Some, even with taking No-Jet-Lag, have taken hours-long spontaneous daily naps for hours for the first two weeks here, which makes for an interesting retreat schedule.
If you are driving, request emailed directions when you register. GPS is not always reliable.
Ace Express Shuttle offers service at $60 US Dollars cash or US check each way, $99 roundtrip provides pre-scheduled door-to-door service seven days weekly leaving the Phoenix airport or a nearby central location between 4 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. (1-928-649-2720).
If your retreat includes meals, simple, healthy organic food and distilled water will be provided. Do not bring snacks or supplemental items unless pre-approved by Lord Grace. Our meals support Consciousness as well as your healthy physical, emotional, and mental bodies.
If you have arranged to provide your own food for your stay, have it with you when you arrive, including any special menu items, distilled drinking water (we provide filtered drinking water), and food to share for at least one meal if you are at The Enlightenment Monastery for the weekly potluck, usually the Sunday early evening meal.
Retreat participants traveling internationally to get here can arrange for a resident to shop for their initial groceries ahead of time as long as the PayPal amount arrives in time.
Each participant providing their own food will have your own kitchen cabinet shelf space, refrigerator and freezer shelves. Please use only the glass or metal storage containers provided. We live in the country, and and these containers do not encourage insects or rodents, whereas cardboard or plastic do not stop them, and plastic out-gases.
Label your own food items if a group is here, to avoid confusion. Freezer tape to do so is provided.
The Enlightenment Monastery has three fully-furnished kitchens with lots of stainless steel and some glass cookware, stainless steelware, dishes, 3 Champion juicers, 3 convection toaster ovens, 3 blenders, 3 electric stoves, five refrigerators, a freezer, a large washer and dryer, and a combination washer/dryer unit for the Sage Suite. Clothes drying racks are also available and their usage is encouraged.
The Enlightenment Monastery has central electric heat and central air conditioning and three supplemental electric mini-split room furnaces in public areas. Many rooms have ceiling fans. The house is on an artesian well and septic system, and has weekly garbage pick-up.
The Enlightenment Monastery is on 2.9 acres at the end of a quiet street, and there is lots of yard for walking contemplation or just to sit. The Ashram is on a 1 acre lot on a quiet street nearby.
The Ashram, ten minutes drive from The Enlightenment Monastery, is a short walk from a private entrance to Oak Creek, where there is also an area to walk or sit down by the water. In warm weather, you can wade, if you bring a bathing suit.
Bring suitable modest clothing, including extra warm socks for meditating, loose, comfortable clothing that is not suggestive and not revealing (not too tight, too short or with low-cut necklines, no holes in revealing places, and no bikinis. The wearing of underwear is required).
Maxi or mid-calf skirts or dresses for women are appreciated for modesty. Slacks that fit reasonably are acceptable. No leggings, please.
Layered options (shirts, sweaters, jackets) work for varying mountain weather, sturdy walking/hiking shoes or boots; a modest knee-length or longer bathrobe, or a raincoat or coat that can double as one. Sweat suits or clean jeans are O.K.
If you are checking internet weather reports before coming here, DO NOT CHECK PHOENIX WEATHER, as the temperatures there are at a very different altitude, and have very different weather and sometimes as much as a 30 degree or more difference. Check for Cornville, Arizona weather.
Also bring pens and paper or a notebook or laptop computer that you can use to record suggestions and your own notes, dreams, insights and awarenesses, and spiritual experiences, etc.
Spare cash, credit cards, and/or checks are useful in case you are moved to buy books, flower remedies, epsom salts, special menu items, order aromatherapy oils, arrange massage or acupuncture or naturopathic appointments nearby or on special occasions, especially at the end of your retreat, to go out to the movies or to dinner or to the Out-of-Africa zoo nearby.
Please do not rearrange furniture without speaking FIRST to Lord Grace or Loving GOD Swami and getting their permission. Our set-up supports your and others retreats, space to support the integrity of each participant, safety, and for ease in cleaning.
Anything you break, you are responsible to repair or replace before you leave. We operate the Ashram on a budget that does not include repairs or replacements that you have caused.
Each room has adequate clothes-hanging and drawer space.
Bring only what you are moved to bring or is needed to make your retreat stay successful. More can be a distraction or a burden to care for. We have no storage for leftover items you bring or purchase here.
ALMIGHTY GOD YAHWEH, BLESS EVERYONE IN THEIR RETREAT HERE, IN PREPARATION FOR IT, AND DURING INTEGRATION FOLLOWING. OM