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Don's Teaching Events

Don is currently leading weekend retreats at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, Tennessee about 90 minutes north of Knoxville. 

In addition to hosting a wide variety of spiritual and wellness groups at Well Being Retreat Center, Don leads weekend retreats monthly.. 

These weekend retreats are conducted in noble silence except for the periods of Q&A. They generally begin late Friday afternoon and end with after lunch on Sunday. Don gives an introductory talk Friday evening. On Saturday morning Don will lead a guided meditation and will present a talk on a themed topic. Several silent sittings will be scheduled throughout the day. In the afternoon, there will be an extended period for Q&A. Sunday morning will be a time for any remaining questions, a silent sitting and sharing.

These retreats are non-denominational experiential investigations into our True Nature.

Schedule of Don Oakley's Upcoming Events

April 23, 2024 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm EDT: An Evening with Don at The Meaningful Life Center in Knoxville

                               (These in-person sessions will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month)

May 7, 2024 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm EDT: Don's Online Satsang - "TBA"

                             (These Zoom sessions are now on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month)

May 10 - 12, 2024: A Weekend in-person retreat: "From Seeking to Finding"

 at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN with Don Oakley and Patty Bottari

"That sense of seeking something more meaningful in life is Life's way of urging us to more fully embrace Life. Life will not give up on us no matter how many times we turn away. There is a distinct possibility of finding our True Nature in this lifetime. It is not distant and nothing is lacking; we need only the courage to look deeply. Once found, life makes sense, the search is over, and we will be at ease in the world and in our own skin."

NOTE: More events will be listed as we approach the dates 

Location of Well Being Retreat Center
557 Narrows Road, Tazewell, TN  37879
Location of The Meaningful Life Center
116 Carr Street, Knoxville, TN 37919
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