Rashani, 2001

How can the divine Oneness be seen?
In beautiful forms, breathtaking wonders,
awe-inspiring miracles?
The Tao is not obliged
to present itself in this way.

If you are willing to be lived by it,
you will see it everywhere,
even in the most ordinary things.

-Lao Tzu

Rashani's retreats are an opportunity to cultivate
unconditioned presence and to be "lived by the Tao"
while living simply with the Earth. Rashani shares
what she has gleaned from her teachers as well as from
her own experiences of motherhood, partnership,
solitude, severe illness, personal loss, many years of
gardening and being close to the earth, dreams and the
creative process. She is an alchemist in the truest
sense and is constantly refining her practice. Her
natural curiosity and passion for truth slice through
falsity and illusion, creating a space of open attention
for those ready to meet all parts of themselves.

"Rashani has and is a powerful gift for us.
Through her buoyant strength and grace,
healing happens for body and soul."

-Joanna Macy, Author of World as Lover, World as Self

"Rashani's way is individual, personal and profound.
She invites you to be fully who you are, be that
difficult or easy. Her gift goes beyond healing.
Kipukamaluhia is a place where your soul returns to
rejoicing. The land, the trees, the plants are an
integral part of the experience."

-James Fadiman, PhD. Co-founder of The Institute of
Transpersonal Psychology.

There is a brokenness
out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness
out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow
beyond all grief which leads to joy
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness
we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open to the place inside
which is unbreakable and whole,
while learning to sing.


Between 1974 (during my first pregnancy) and 1988,
six years after my mother's death, several profound
dreams came to me. In three of the most vivid dreams
I experienced unconditioned presence, also referred to
as non-dual awareness. The dream I had in 1988 was
so vibrantly alive that I made a stained glass window
the following day: a white dove descending from the
sky and a black raven ascending from the earth. They
merge in a radiant golden light, then vanish. By
becoming one another they enter the unknowable as
oneness. These koan-like dreams have guided my life
in many ways.

More about Retreats

To learn more about Rashani's retreats, click here

Phone Sessions

As well as offering individual and group retreats throughout the world,
Rashani does many phone sessions with people in several different countries.
Here are what people are saying about Rashani's phone sessions:

"Rashani has an informal, yet very precise, way of focusing into one's (often hidden)
core issues, while beautifully maintaining unconditioned Presence. Her phone
sessions have been a valuable gift during difficult times.

–Michael R, Dharma teacher

“I was going through a remarkably difficult time with life and health stressors
coming from multiple places. The weekly calls with Rashani were my hour of calm
in the storm. I could find peace as well as deeper meaning/learning from my situation.”

–Maureen K, Healing arts

"I found the phone sessions as invaluable as meeting with Rashani in person.
Even though we were many thousands of miles apart, I still felt Rashani's love
and support as if she were sitting directly in front of me."

–Beth S, College teacher

"Rashani encourages others to be real, authentic and honest; to tell the truth.
Her medicine is truth, the medicine of what is--not denying or ignoring anything.
It frees up so much energy to move through the things showing up in our lives and I'm
grateful for what I've learned (and unlearned) through doing these sessions with her."

–Jen S, Student of herbal medicine

If you're interested in a phone session please email rashani at rashanirea@yahoo.com

I've taken again
to wandering in starlight.
Night's calligraphy.
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