Going Deep: A Retreat for Exploring Authenticity, Purpose and Interbeing

Taught by Joseph Bailey

July 26 - 28, 2024 | Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-1pm

@ the Marigold Center: 648 SW 2nd Street Corvallis, OR 97333 | Please use our shared entrance with Wild Yeast on SW B Ave.

Sliding Scale - Choose Your Contribution: $100, $150 or $200

*We have up to 3 50% scholarships for OSU undergraduate students, and 3 50% scholarships for graduate students (apply here)!



An Exploration into Soul, Meaning, and the Spiritual Path 

Are you curious about your current life purpose? Are you at a crossroad or feeling stuck? Have you asked yourself, what is the relationship between spiritual practice, soul’s calling, and everyday life? Do you have an urge to live a fulfilling life and to be of service in the world? This retreat invites you to carve out time and space to look within and ahead with clarity and inspiration using specific contemplative practices to address these types of questions (and more!).



“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” 

E.E. Cummings


Over three days we will spend time exploring the questions above through meditation, movement, mindful conversation, metacognitive activities, and creativity. During this retreat, you will explore the interstitial spaces between spirit, soul, ego, relationships, and body. We will also spend time in quiet practices that have been refined over centuries to explore the world where the personal, collective, and transcendental "interbe." We are not on this journey alone and, at the same time, each of us has a unique blend of passion, profession, calling, and purpose to claim as our operating identity.


At the end of this retreat you will have crafted a map for your authentic journey at this moment in your life.

Fri, July 26 9am-5:30pm at Marigold
Sat, July 27 9am-12pm group meeting in nature (location TBD - Corvallis); 1pm-5pm at Marigold; 7-8:30pm Imaginal Movement practice at Marigold (optional)
Sun, July 28 9am-1pm at Marigold

For questions about registration or ability-related accommodations, please contact ContemplativeStudies@oregonstate.edu or leave a voicemail at 541-737-4785 with a text/call-back number. This program is limited to 14 attendees. Refunds allowable before Thursday, July 23 at 5pm. This program is not refundable after this time.

Lunch will not be provided, but there will be a midday break on Friday and Saturday. Please bring a yoga mat, journal, colored pencils, and other portable art supplies. Please wear comfortable layers. More instructions will be provided to registrants.


About Joseph Bailey 

Joseph Bailey’s wisdom traditions inquiry spans over 50 years. It began in the early 1960’s as a child living in Japan as a secular Christian within a military culture. Retreats in India in the early 80’s deepened his practice. The last 30 years’ primary focus has been in the Buddhist tantric and dzogchen traditions (Tibetan and Indian). He completed a variety of foundational practices and long individual retreats within the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma and Dzogchen paths.

Somatically his path includes a variety of hatha yoga, pranayama and other Indian and contemporary movement practices. The mid-80s found him teaching hatha yoga in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions. He has been a student of a variety of somatic practices and lately with Continuum and Imaginal and Ecstatic Movement. Through the 80s and 90s he was a mountain, river, and wilderness guide. Over the last 5 years he has studied nada yoga (sound practice within the Tibetan and Indian traditions). Currently he is interested in the tantric and dzogchen wisdom traditions, ancient and contemporary somatic and sounding practices, and mythopoetic inquiries that help people thrive in concert with the more-than-human-world.