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Shining Dawn Bed & Breakfast Retreat Programs Schedule

Enjoy an unforgettable small group retreat in our magnificent 1902 Queen Anne brownstone located just minutes from Gettysburg, PA

Our Bed and Breakfast Inn features stained glass windows, inlaid oak floors, carved mantels and five comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bath.


March 23 — 25, 2018
April 20 — 22, 2018

  • Gaia
  • The Subtle Worlds — Understanding Consciousness in All Forms
  • Facing the Imbalance — Climate Crisis and the Divine Feminine
  • Working in the Invisible
    • Envisioning the Future
    • Thought Power and Group Work
    • Walking in Beauty and Collaborating with Devas


June 1 — 3, 2018

  • Introduction to Esoteric Psychology
  • Identifying Your Soul and Personality Rays
  • Seven Ray Service Meditation
  • Symbols and Creative Thinking
  • Techniques for Being Who You Truly Are



  • Meditation to Open the Heart
  • Rumi and Hafiz Poetry
  • Grief, Pain, and Fear
  • Heart and Soul
  • Choosing Love
  • Connecting with the Great Heart in All


May 18 — 20, 2018

  • Breathing and Beginning Meditation
  • Walking Meditation
  • Basic Mindfulness and Awareness Practice
  • Music — Deep Listening
  • The Soul
  • Mandala Meditation

General Retreat Information

  • Cost: The retreat cost is the room rate for the room you select, plus a $60 per person program fee.
  • Meals: The room rates include a full breakfast each morning; lunch and dinner are extra
  • Program: The retreat program includes 7—8 hours of instruction spread over the weekend, with ample time in between sessions for relaxation and contemplation. Programs typically start Friday evening at 7:00 pm and finish by noon on Sunday.
  • All programs are facilitated by Helen Paine, co-founder of Shining Dawn B & B Retreat. Helen has over 35 years of experience leading spiritual groups and teaching meditation.
Shining Dawn Stained Glass Window