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Meet Arwen Ek, your hostess for Winter Retreat 2019: Coming Home

As many of you know, I am the admin for this website, as well as the Founding Director of The Holistic Homestead. What you may not know, is that before I started the Homestead, I lived as a Buddhist Nun…

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Announcing Winter Retreat 2019: Coming Home

Come home to your true self this February with The Holistic Homestead! Every winter we draw our energy inward, taking advantage of the slow and quiet time of the year to sip our tea and watch the snow fall. Even…

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Last Chance to Register for Winter Retreat 2017: Cultivating Compassion

Our nine-day contemplation/prayer/meditation fest starts TOMORROW…are you registered? Click here to register for a minimum donation of just $1 and get: PDF all about DIY retreat Backstage pass to audio and video teachings and meditation instruction A fresh take on…

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Prayer Requests

One of the most important, and meaningful aspects of our online winter retreat is our Prayer Requests page, which will remain pinned to the homepage for the duration of our nine day retreat (beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10th and running…

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How to prepare for Winter Retreat 2016

February is a time of year when everything slows down or stops completely high in the Colorado Rockies. Snow days mean staying home, pulling out the sleds, drinking hot cocoa, and waiting for the storm to pass before digging out…

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Announcing winter retreat 2016!

The annual online winter retreat is our most popular event of the year. Last year we had almost 50 people participating – meditating, contemplating, praying, and practicing a deeper spiritual commitment. This event is non-denominational, and will feature the guidance…

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Winter Retreat 2015: TRANFORMATION

We are so excited to announce the theme for this year’s winter retreat: TRANSFORMATION. What comes to mind? Caterpillars, dark caves, silence, emptiness, the vast blank canvass of infinite potential. Embracing the darkness to discover the light – challenging work,…

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Welcome 2015! What’s ahead for the Homestead

While 2014 was a year for big transitions, 2015 will be the year for big realizations! Our biggest aspiration for 2015 is to become a full-fledged non-profit with the aim of: expanding our current community services such as recycling and…

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I no longer want a monastery…

“I no longer want a monastery which is too secure. I want a small monastery like the house of a poor workman who is not sure if tomorrow he will find work and bread, who with all his being shares…

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