About Us

Transform Yourself…Transform the World

Who We Are

For the past 40 years, Turiya and Rafia, the Path Retreats founders, have been training in a multitude of spiritual and therapeutic modalities. For a great part of that time they also received personal guidance and life-training from Osho, an enlightened master, which has given them a deep understanding and great sensitivity to the powerful, yet subtle inter-relatedness of psychological issues and the realization of true spiritual nature. The influence of Osho is foundational to the Path of Love 7-Day process, and the first Path of Love was held in 1995 at the Osho International Meditation Resort in India, which today remains one of the foremost meditation centers in the world.

Path Retreats, now a worldwide, life-changing, personal growth and self-development process, reaches people on five continents and in six languages. Thousands of people’s lives have been deeply enriched and enduringly transformed by their participation in this retreat, and Path Retreats continues to grow, with new countries and languages being added each year.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

From our Mission Statement…Loving this Life…to our key values…we integrate this work into every aspect of our lives, both personally and with Path Retreats.

Inclusiveness

Path Retreats aims to contribute to a significant shift in global consciousness through actively pursuing our commitment to foster global appreciation of our diversity as humans. No matter the age of your body, your physical characteristics, your ethnicity, your indigeneity, what religion or spiritual path you follow, gender you identify as, your sexual orientation, political beliefs you hold, cultural or socioeconomic background you originate from, whether you identify with any of these or none of them, or anything else which makes you the unique and beautiful human being that you are, Path Retreats invites you to join our community and welcomes the contribution your difference makes.

Our Venues

Our venues offer meditative settings in beautiful retreat atmospheres.

Broughton Hall Estate, situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is on 3000 acres of beautiful landscape acting as a sanctuary for well-being...

Broughton Hall Estate

Buckland Hall is a magical 4-star country mansion set in the rolling, green hills and spectacular countryside...

Buckland Hall

Set in a region of unique natural beauty, Evolutee Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel providing a relaxed and...

Evolutee Hotel

Set amidst forests and lakes and filled with wildlife, the Gut Helmeringen center of rest and healing offers space to nourish...

Gut Helmeringen

Hotel Trakošćan is set in a wooded, fairytale surrounding, just beside the magical and well-preserved 13th century Castle Trakošćan...

Hotel Trakošćan

Set on 200 acres of beautiful Australian bushland at the foot of the majestic Watgan Mountains...

Hunter Valley

Located in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health...

Kripalu

Medevi Brunn is set in the country of Östergötland, Sweden, on a unique heritage conservation site dating back to...

Medevi Brunn

Created with ecological and holistic vision and built with local earth bricks and an architectural approach of simplicity...

Moa Oasis

One of the most beautiful centers for meditation in Latin America and created for the evolution of consciousness...

Osheanic

OSHO Afroz Meditation Center is located in the astonishingly beautiful landscape of Eressos on the island...

Osho Afroz

Tucked in the quiet Verona, Italy countryside, Osho Campus offers a meditative and creative space...

Osho Campus

Ranked one of the world’s most blissful meditation centers, this lush contemporary 28-acre campus...

Osho International
Meditation Resort

The largest Osho center in Italy, Osho Miasto is an institute for meditation and spiritual research immersed...

Osho Miasto

This luxury resort overlooking the mountainous countryside of São Bento do Sapucaí rests on...

Pousada do Quilombo

Built for the purpose of personal development and spiritual growth...

Quinta El Zopilote

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado, Sunrise Ranch is a 350-acre...

Sunrise Ranch

The beautiful tranquility of Tauhara, together with its fascinating history, people and nature, allows for the perfect...

Tauhara

Meet the Path Retreats Leaders

We have a dedicated team of skilled facilitators and group leaders trained in a wide range of approaches and modalities. They not only teach this work…but integrate it’s principles into their own lives. They each have a passionate longing to wake up to their own potential and to help others to do the same.

Alima has been working in the field of transformation with herself and others for 40 years. She is passionate about awakening...

Alima Cameron

Avinash brings over 35 years of experience as a meditator and facilitator in the spiritual inquiry process. He is the co-founder of the Osho Leela Center...

Avinash Phipps

Halima Hane is Heilpraktikerin for Psychotherapy with a private practice in Frankfurt, and has been working as a practicing therapist...

Halima Hane

Praful shares his love to serve the inner potential and the spiritual growth of human beings with passion, joy, and commitment...

Praful Saracino

Since 1976 Rafia Morgan has been deeply involved with spiritual and personal growth work. After completing his BA in Economics…...

Rafia Morgan

Since 1983, Rupda has produced a broad range of events and gatherings worldwide. She has been with Path of Love since 2000...

Rupda

Sambhavo is a specialized therapist with a Clinical Master and Ph.D. in Psychology. He was a psychology researcher and teacher...

Sambhavo Lombardo

Samved John Dass is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist living and working in the Byron Bay area of New South Wales in Australia...

Samved Dass

Satyarthi Peloquin has been leading training programs for the last 34 years. He is the creator of the internationally known...

Satyarthi Peloquin

From Brazil, Shubhaa holds a degree in Psychology, from the University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, specializing in Gestalt...

Shubhaa Fisher

Simon is a London based psychotherapist and father of 5 trained in transpersonal and integrative psychotherapy, and in Somatic Experiencing...

Simon Matthews

In the early 80’s, Sudhir worked as German engineer developing cars. But he felt that there was more to life than money and success...

Sudhir Seyboth

From the USA, Talib is an educator and clinical therapist specializing in relational and trauma resolutions. He is a Leader...

Talib Fisher

Turiya Hanover has extensive experience in leading personal development groups and trainings globally since 1973. Turiya has been trained in...

Turiya Hanover

Trained in: Social Science (MA), Encounter therapy, Star Sapphire, Humaniversity Counselor Training, Diploma and Centre Leader...

Veeto Eitel

Frequently Asked Questions:

- What is the Path of Love 7-day Retreat?

The Path of Love 7-day Retreat is a deep and intensive personal development process that has produced life-changing and breakthrough results for thousands of people all over the world.

 

Participants often mark their lives by the distinct change in their experience of life before and after they participated in the Path of Love.

 

This week-long personal growth and development retreat helps a person to recognize and grow out of old and limiting personality structures. Even though these old structures were needed for protection and often for survival in the past, in time they can become hindrances that keep us from a full expression of who we are. When exposed, felt, faced, and brought to awareness we learn to trust ourselves in new ways. This allows us to live the life we long for.

- What sort of love are you referring to?

The Path of Love refers to love in the widest sense…the love that promotes growth, peace, and personal and spiritual unfoldment and which leads to the possibility of harmonious relations between all people.

- What actually happens in the Path of Love?

During this week-long personal growth and development process you will do guided meditations, emotional release work, self-enquiry, writing assignments, and sharing with others in what we call a small group (which is usually from 9 to 12 people). There is a very safe and supportive environment for you to work in absolute confidentiality.

- Is this a spiritually oriented group?

Generally speaking, it is a spiritually oriented (not religiously affiliated) group but we also incorporate a number of psychological modalities, mindfulness practices and healing methods, which are integrated into the retreats.

- I have heard there is a large staff at the group. What are they doing and why is it so large?

We have quite a large volunteer staff that is generally equal to the number of participants. They have all done the retreat themselves, and are there to support the participants and to create an environment of presence, safety, and respect.

 

The positive and powerful personal transformation of the Path of Love 7-Day Retreat affects people in such a way that they often volunteer to help staff future workshops to give back some of what they have received. To be a member of our volunteer staff is a profound and valuable experience, and there is often a waiting list for staff.

- Does the Path of Love 7-Day Retreat have anything to do with sex?

No, not directly. People can share about sexual issues if they feel the need; but the process itself has nothing to do with sex. We honor the boundaries and safety of all who participate, and there is no place for inappropriate touching or sexual intimacy during the retreat.

- Is the Path of Love 7-Day Retreat a confidential process? Will what I share or talk about be private?

The process is 100% confidential. Both a signed and verbal commitment to confidentiality is taken by all participants and staff at the beginning of the process.

- Will I feel any pressure to conform to any particular spiritual world view?

No, absolutely not. We welcome people from all religious faiths and spiritual paths. There is no agenda to influence or change anyone’s religious faith.

- What types of people do the Path of Love 7-Day Retreat and where?

Since our first retreat at the Osho International Meditation Resort in 1995, we have welcomed participants from approximately 115 countries ranging in age from 17 to 84, from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, and have conducted retreats in over 38 countries and in 6 languages.

- Why do people choose to do the Path of Love 7-Day Retreat?

People choose to do this meditation and personal development process for many reasons. In general, people that do this retreat want to expand their horizons, in the sense that they feel they are not living their lives to their fullest potential. Often people come with some sense of dissatisfaction or unhappiness, relationship or family issues, a feeling of resignation, low energy or low creativity, or loss of passion and meaning and a deep longing for change and inspiration.

 

People also come to break addictive, compulsive, habits and patterns and to find answers to deep existential questions about their life. Others are in a transitional phase of life; sometimes having experienced a deep loss and with a longing to come to peace with themselves. For some people, their lives are going really well, yet they feel they are missing some deeper inner meaning. This process addresses the whole range of human problems and issues, and our eternal, underlying quest for meaning.

- What will I get out of attending the group?

Participants often leave this personal growth workshop with a newfound sense of dignity, self-love, joy, relaxed confidence, and trust. A natural emotional intelligence, a sense of belonging, and connection to a global community, along with compassion for yourself and others is a big part of what you receive in this process. Graduates of Path of Love are able to deal with stress in a healthier way, for both body and mind. They have improved relationships and understandings as parents, children, partners, siblings, friends and co-workers. They have a greater sense of meaning in life, and are able to take responsibility and contribute to significant changes in their lives (relationships, work), communities (giving back, volunteering), and the environment (climate change).

- Who are the Leaders and Facilitators?

Our Facilitators and Leaders have many traditional and alternative trainings, both in Western psychology and Eastern meditation and mindfulness practices, and experience in various psychological and therapeutic modalities. They are also highly skilled therapists in this particular methodology and an intensive training is required to become a Path of Love Facilitator and Leader.

- How many participants are there in the process?

The normal size of a group is 24 – 44 participants, with 2 Leaders and a dedicated Facilitator and Assistant for every 9 – 12 people. There is also a volunteer staff, generally equal to the number of participants, who come from all over the world to support the participants and the process.

- Can I exercise, meditate, or do yoga practices during the process?

We ask you to devote all your time and attention to the process. During the retreat you will be asked to put all other practices to the side and only follow the meditation exercises that are part of the group. After the retreat, you are encouraged to return to your life-enhancing practices.

- What other restrictions are there during the week?

During the process we ask participants to refrain from alcohol, tobacco, and any intoxicants. The habitual consumption of these are often ways to avoid our feelings, and by not using them, it will help deepen your process.

- What do I tell my employers or my family regarding my absence?

During the week of the retreat, we ask that you arrange things so that you can fully focus on the work at hand (as if you were on a silent meditation retreat). Plan not to make or receive calls. Exceptions can be made (for example, if you need to contact your children). In an emergency, you can be reached through a number which will be provided.

- Is language translation available, or can I bring a translator?

In Australia, Croatia, Greece, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA, the group is only held in English, so you must be able to speak and understand English well to participate. In Brazil, Israel, Mexico and Portugal, the local language is offered together with English. In Germany and Italy, we offer Path of Love workshops only in English, and also in German and Italian.

- Where will I stay and what are the sleeping arrangements?

The sleeping arrangements vary from place to place. Often you have one or two roommates of the same gender in a comfortable room. In some instances, it is possible to book a single room and/or in some instances the sleeping is dormitory style.

- Will I get enough sleep?

Yes. You will get enough sleep and rest every night giving you adequate time to integrate the work.

- What kind of food is provided?

Food is usually vegetarian and of high quality. You get a big breakfast and dinner, and a light lunch. Dietary provisions are provided if possible. It is advisable to bring your own extra snacks with you, for between meals.

- I am handicapped/have a chronic illness. Can I participate?

It depends on the severity of the handicap or illness. During the application process we will look into whether it is advisable for you to participate.

- I am under treatment for a psychiatric disorder. Can I participate?

In general, we don’t accept people that are under psychiatric treatment or on medication for psychiatric reasons, except when they are cleared and recommended for participation by their doctor. If you would like to discuss your readiness with your therapist, and they have questions for us, please direct them to our Therapist Resource Page, where they can request our Guidelines for Professionals manual, or talk directly with one of our Retreat Advisors.

- I have a busy life, and I want to do the process. As I have heard it is strong, do you recommend I go back to work immediately afterwards?

Ideally, it is good to have a few days after the retreat for integration, but many people do return to their work and family lives immediately after the process.

- What are the selection criteria for admission, how does the selection process work, how do I have the best chance to get accepted and is there any preparatory work I can do?

When you apply, you will receive an Application Form, which will ask questions about your health background and your experience in either therapy or meditation. This is usually followed by an on-line interview with one of our staff to determine whether the process is appropriate for you, and if it is the right time for you to participate. It is advisable to have done some inner work, preferably in a group format, but this is not a prerequisite. After you are accepted into the course, you will be asked to complete a medical form and a personal questionnaire, which will help our Facilitators ensure you have the best process possible. There are no other prerequisites or entry requirements to attend the Path of Love.

- Do I need to purchase any course materials, or is everything provided? How many hours of study are there outside of the group?

All course study materials are provided for you as part of your participation. Each evening after the group there is a writing assignment, which can take from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the evening assignment and the depth of your answers. After Path of Love concludes, there is a 5-day integration program of approximately 45 minutes to an hour each day, an 8-week aftercare program which may take from 5 to 30 minutes per week of study, and a suggested reading list to further your inner work. There are also 3-weeks of recommended sessions with a partner of one hour each, and two group sessions of approximately 2 hours each.

- Are your courses accredited? Can any professional qualifications be attained through attending your courses?

Yes, our courses are accredited through S.I.A.F., a board of professional proficiency accreditation based in Florence, Italy. S.I.A.F. is certified UNI EN ISO 9001:2008, a member of Association Professionnel del la Santé Complémentaire, and of Perry Johnson Registrars. Participation in our courses can be used towards accreditation as a Holistic Counsellor or Holistic Operator. The qualifications for this program are in addition to our courses, and more detail can be found by visiting S.I.A.F. at www.siafitalia.it.

- After the Path of Love 7-day Retreat, are there further advanced work or courses? How can I stay involved? Are there local support groups?

Yes, there are follow up groups, retreats, and trainings in the basic principles of this work that will be available to you. Often people go on to do Walking the Path (Step Two to the Path of Love 7-Day Retreat) or stay involved through staffing. In some areas there are local support groups, and meditation evenings. We continue to expand, which allows us to offer more groups, trainings, and events than ever before.

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