Peaceful Heart Center – Visitor Guidelines

Welcome! Thank you for your willingness to come and join with us in healing our minds. The Peaceful Heart Center offers a place for training the mind to hear and follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance. We use our time together to learn how to truly communicate with each other. Our general guidelines are: no private thoughts, and no people pleasing.  As we join together and develop trust in one another, we naturally lay down our `masks’ and expose our hidden beliefs. This allows the Holy Spirit to heal our minds and lead us to the awareness of Truth. At PHC we are learning to hear the One Voice together.

All visits should be prearranged with PHC Visitor Coordinator (Deb) – each visitor and each visit must be prearranged.

If you are willing & able to carpool (provide a ride or need a ride) from any city to us,  please communicate that to PHC Visitor Coordinator.

In the spirit of limiting distractions, please communicate in advance to friends and family your intention to be on spiritual retreat and the duration of your stay.

What to bring? – Bring all essential toiletries (shampoo, soap, shaving cream, razors). Bring your own towel. Sunhat, insect repellent and sunscreen may be useful items. Bed linens are provided. Please bring casual, comfortable clothing. Laundry facilities are generally not available for visitors coming for a week or less, therefore bring adequate clothing. Limit luggage to one carry-on size bag.

Food donations are welcome depending on the event. Please communicate about any food donations in advance with the PHC Visitor Coordinator. Refrigerator space is finite.

What not to bring? – Please leave your pets at home. Please leave any distraction devices (e.g. newspapers, magazines, etc.) at home. No illegal drugs permitted on the property.

What is asked of you during your stay?

Purpose – The sole purpose of our coming together is to heal the mind. Projects & tasks play a important role in the healing process because they offer us an opportunity to focus our mind and provide a backdrop for mind training. There are a variety of projects & tasks available if you feel inspired to participate. The projects & tasks are completely voluntary and offer us an opportunity to extend Love through service.

Meditation – Please feel free to take some time here to relax and enjoy the experience of quiet time. It is a blessing to use this time to go within. Quiet time is encouraged. We are living in community; please be attentive to other guests and their need for quiet.

General Requests

• Please be willing to look at all areas of your mind

• The atmosphere here is quiet & devotional; please be mindful of purposeless chatter.

• Please be mindful with use of electronic devices such as cell phones, PDA;s, Laptop computers, mp3 players, etc.

• Please be willing to look at and relax your personal preferences around food, sleeping quarters, community bathroom, etc.

•Please be attentive to keeping your bedroom area neat. You are probably going to be sharing a bedroom space.

• Bathrooms/showers are a shared area. Please be attentive to cleaning up after use. Please also be mindful of sharing the limited space for toiletries, towels,etc. in the bathroom/shower area.

• You are responsible for all items you bring here, please be attentive to taking them with you when you leave.

• Our food is generally shared. Please feel free to help yourself to anything that is available in our community kitchen. If you have any food preferences you will have to provide for them. Our preparation of meals is very spontaneous. If you feel guided to cook a meal for the group, by all means do so. We will be grateful for it. Usually someone volunteers to cook for the group. If no one does, however, feel free to prepare yourself something to eat. Please clean up after yourself after using the community kitchen.

• Please smoke in designated smoking areas only.

As for the rest -

Donations – The suggested daily rate is $40. This includes the cost of food, lodging, and any activities that take place during your stay. These may include counseling sessions, healing sessions, and movie gatherings. Monthly rates are also available. No one will be turned away due to the inability to pay. Please make all checks payable to: Peaceful Heart Center. We are non-profit 501c3 Church for your tax purposes.

We are very grateful that you are here and we are certain that the Holy Spirit has brought you here for our own healing and to maintain our only real Relationship with Him.  Thank you!