22-29 September 2019
The Ineffable Stream
~ A retreat for returning Home in connection with our Essence ~
with Susannah Grover
Welcome to a heart-centered community – exploring meditation practices and the art of self-inquiry. The Ineffable Stream teaching integrates spiritual, psychological and somatic wisdom with the aim of supporting awakening into Self-realization.
The goal of the spiritual journey is only to evermore arrive in a place called ‘Here’, in the Heart of an ever expanding ’Now’, and to increasingly discover the profound significance of what this means.
In 2018 there was three experimental, preliminary Ineffable Stream retreats. They all surpassed our vision and we have decided to start the Ineffable Stream group, beginning March 2019.
During the 2018 retreats the teachers introduced teachings on Presence, Inquiry, and living from Center with Grounding and appropriate Boundaries. In the later retreats the teachers also shared psychological teachings on the early Developmental Stages from our childhood, which form the basis of our ego patterns and continues to affect our lives as adults, unconsciously. In the second and third retreats, the group started working with the ever-important teaching on the Inner Critic or Superego, as our inner nemesis, but ultimately secret ally on the inner journey home.
In the 2019 retreats our intention is to bring any and all new people up to date with what was taught previously, so that the group will continue together learning the new material which will be more about aspects of our Essential Spiritual Nature and how our psychological material is related to the spiritual states of Essence, particularly as we continue to deepen individually and as a group into the reality of Presence.
Supporting self-realization & self-actualization
The Ineffable Stream retreats focus on integrating spiritual, psychological, and somatic wisdom within a relational context, with the aim of supporting awakening into the two sides of human fulfillment – Self-Realization and Self-Actualization. This unfolding happens both individually and in connection with one another as a group, where each one’s work becomes a source of nourishment and support for everyone’s work and streaming towards Home.
During the retreats the group explores different practices including Alchemical breath practice, meditation and TaKeTiNa (http://taketina.com), as well as learning to deepen their own work via practicing the art of self-inquiry. Susannah has also invited the assisting teachers and others to enhance the teaching via yoga, movement, bodywork, music and creative expression in order to make the offering more complete. The teachings are both relational and responsive in nature, guided from what is organically emerging from the interactive field of the group participants.
Interview with Susannah Grover
HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS – EXPLORING THE WHOLE SPECTRUMThe second Ineffable Stream retreat 'Deepening in the Doorway of Light' with Susannah Grover and colleagues will take place 25-30 May, at Ängsbacka Kursgård in Sweden. In this retreat we will explore the full spectrum of our consciousness – from the most unfree aspect of our conditioning to the most absolutely free aspect of ourselves. This will involve a teaching on the Superego, also called the Inner Critic, an aspect that can make us feel trapped, unworthy and ashamed. By reversing the power dynamic with the Superego we can free ourselves – turning it into our ally instead of our nemesis.Like in the first retreat we will continue exploring meditation practices and the art of self-inquiry. The Ineffable Stream teaching integrates spiritual, psychological, relational and somatic wisdom with the aim of supporting awakening into Self-Realization and Self-Actualization.
Publicerat av The Ineffable Stream den 10 maj 2018
What is the focus of The Ineffable Stream group?
Integrating spiritual, psychological and somatic wisdom currents allows for the optimization of each unique person’s realization, maturity and life-flow unfolding so that each may come to realize the Reality of Seamless Unity. Exploring meditation practices we have been taught from various traditions as well as developing the art of self-inquiry will be the primary supports for our process.
The Ineffable Stream is another way of naming The Tao. The word ‘Ineffable’ means ‘indescribable, inexpressible, beyond words’, yet, mysteriously, the Ineffable Stream expresses itself everywhere, including in us, ultimately as us. Though this group will not specifically be a Taoist group, the logos or teaching stream of the group is in harmony with the heart or essence of all traditions, including Taoist teachings. We enter the Ineffable Stream to be brought ever more in harmony with the totality of existence.
From ‘The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin’, a Taoist master, he points to the luminous intelligence which is activated by entering and deepening in the Stream when he writes:
At the spoken level, they are sounds.
At the subtle level, they are thoughts.
At the silent level, they are gone.
It is in this silence, from this Silence, that All arises”
The structure of the group
There will be a large group experiential teaching format, as well as small groups and individual sessions offered. Susannah will also invite guest teachers and others to enhance the offering via movement, music and body work. During the retreat week the participants will have some time to take beautiful forest walks, be in silence, rest and contemplate as well as contribute to the venue in working mediation.
Experienced team of teachers
The Ineffable Stream group is led by the appreciated teacher Susannah Grover and her experienced Colleagues. Susannah was initiated and invited to teach by her Indian lineage Sufi teacher in the 1970s, and also given guidance to teach by the Oracle of Tibet in the 1990s. Susannah has mostly been known as a teacher of the Diamond Approach, in which she has taught in groups in USA, Australia and Europe from 1995-2016. Susannah resigned from the organization in 2017, and she has since been invited to Ängsbacka to lead a new group – combining the different wisdom currents from her rich experiences from 50 years of deep inner work and training.
During the upcoming March retreat Susannah will once again be accompanied by her husband Paul Grover (aka Prashantananda of the Bihar School of Yoga), Lynne Tarrab-Snooks (long-term student of the Diamond Approach, psychotherapist and Ineffable Stream teacher), Esther Diethelm (certified teacher of TaKeTiNa and Ineffable Stream teacher who also went through the Diamond Approach teacher training) and Joachim Münster (certified teacher of TaKeTiNa and Ineffable Stream teacher, who also went through the Diamond Approach teacher training). We anticipate that other experienced teachers might be invited for future retreats to support the work that we will be doing in the approximately seven years that this group is intended to continue.
“Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine-mountains and the maker of canyons and mountains! All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars. The acid that tests gold is there, and the one who judges jewels. And the music from the strings no one touches, and the Source of all water…”
Who is this for?
Whether one’s orientation is theistic or non-theistic in nature, we anticipate this to be an invocation of an exceptional experience for all as Susannah attunes from the jeweled teachings she has been privileged to receive through the years. She feels this will be a flowering of her life’s trajectory of service, with respect and gratitude for her lineages, teachers and communities, ultimately honoring the benevolent Ineffable Stream, itself.
The invitation is particularly meant for souls who are ready to gently engage the processes of awakening into the two aspects of a fulfilled human life, being Self-realization and Self-actualization. This is what Susannah has been taught in many beautiful ways from all of her teachers, and this is what she now hopes to impart. This group is for any sincere being who has come to realize that doing their inner work is their top priority and who now wish to give their inner work continuous space and support.
By our entering the Ineffable Stream together, may we experience an ever-deepening recognition of this simple Truth: that our very nature and the Joy of Luminous Awareness are One and the same.
It is Susannah’s heart wish that this new endeavor becomes a genuinely beneficial offering to the human collective consciousness field.
The group is open – apply now!
The group is currently open to all sincere beings who might resonate with the opportunity to get to know themselves in a subtler and deeper way than what usually happens in our ordinary daily life.
The March 2019 retreat is when the official group is starting to form and we are very encouraged by how the introductory retreats in 2018 manifested. People are free to attend without needing to have attended the three previous retreats, also without making a commitment to continue in the group, as you and the teachers will determine if this group is right for you at this time. Feel free to join us and see if the offerings resonate with you.
The group will stay open for new participants for some time before closing and no longer accepting new people, which may happen as early as the end of 2019. Keep in mind that this will be the only group Susannah and Colleagues intend to teach and so this opportunity will not be available again once this group closes. For certain people this opportunity will be invaluable, so if you feel you are one of these persons, you need to respond as places are limited.
- Join the FB-page https://www.facebook.com/theineffablestream/
- The retreat will be taught in English.
- Limited to about 64 people, maximum.
- For questions and signup, please contact Lovisa, admin:
- For information about food and lodging, contact Ängsbacka:
Welcome to Ängsbacka in September.
May Love and Auspiciousness find each of you,
Susannah Grover & Friends!
Susannah became a student of Zen in 1969, and later was initiated into Tibetan Buddhism via His Holiness Karmapa XVI in 1977. Her Sufi teacher initiated her as a teacher in the Indian Chishti lineage in 1974.
Susannah was a lay midwife doing home births and at the same time was sitting with the dying as a hospice worker (1974-82). She was appointed to be the California State Psychiatric Patients’ Rights’ Advocate-Ombudsman, where her job was to defend the rights of both psychiatric patients and the elderly in locked facilities (1977-78). She later became a Doctor of Chiropractic, Craniopathy and Homeopathy in 1983 and ran her own alternative healing clinic near San Francisco (1984-2005).
Upon meeting the Oracle of Tibet in 1994, he requested that Susannah start teaching spiritual work. One of her teachers, Moriah St. Clair, who was the founder of Beyond Words and Pathways United, made Susannah her successor (2008).
Susannah was a student in the Diamond Approach (1986-2017), where she also trained as a teacher, and she taught groups in the U.S., Australia and Europe for 21 years, from 1996-2017. She resigned from the organization in 2017.
Susannah loves being at Ängsbacka, where she has also taught (2008-2017) and most recently she presented at the No Mind Festival there (2017). She has also been extensively mentored by a Bodynamics™ psychotherapist, and is currently a faculty member of ZIST Psychotherapy Academy, Germany.
Most of all, perhaps, Susannah experiences herself to be a witness to the Miraculous. ♥ This what she wishes for every participant in the group, as well.
Susannah is accompanied by her husband, Paul, who is also a teacher in his own right, as well as an artist, writer and cook, adding his full support to the operation and holding of the group field.
The Ineffable Stream with Susannah Grover
22-29 September 2019
Arrival & Departure
Arrival day: Sunday 22 September
- Arrival / check-in: 16.30-18.00
- Dinner is served 18.15 – 19.15
- The retreat starts 19.30 Doors open at 19.15, please be on time
Departure day: Sunday 29 September
- The retreat ends after lunch – approximately 13.30
Price & Booking
The tuition for the the seven-day retreat, including the fee for one mandatory individual session, is set on a sliding scale: 550-850 Euro (the equivalent may be paid in SEK).
Note that the retreat requires two payments to different receivers: one payment to the organizer of the retreat (tuition) and one payment to Ängsbacka Kursgård (food, lodging and admin fee).
To participate in this retreat take these steps:
1. Confirm your interest and sign up by contacting the group admin: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You will receive information regarding the registration process and payment details for the actual retreat from group admin.
3. Upon confirmation from the group admin that you have a spot in the retreat, fill in the form below to book and pay for your food and accommodation. First come – first served applies for the available options for accommodation, secure your wished alternative by booking early. It is very helpful for us that we have your request and payment a minimum of 2 weeks before the retreat starts, the sooner the better.
Observe! The payment and refund policy for the the two payments may differ, see information below regarding the food and lodging part (your payment to Ängsbacka).
ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS & TERMS
Your ticket is booked and paid via the online booking system. We accept most credit cards, Swish (within Sweden) and bank transfer as payment methods.
For tickets with a value of 1-10 000 SEK it is required that you as customer pay the total amount directly upon booking.
For group bookings of tickets with a total value above 10 000 SEK you are given the option to pay in steps (minimum first payment is still 10 000 SEK).
Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your booking page online; here you can check what has been booked, view and handle payments and keep track of due dates. The full amount associated with your booking has to be paid at the latest 30 days before the event starts. Remember, only full payment guarantees your booking, make sure to pay any outstanding payments on time – you will receive a reminder via email before due date!
It is possible to cancel your ticket and receive a refund, see details below. For all cancellations we keep a fee of minimum 400 SEK per adult and 200 SEK per participant 0-17 years of age. You contact booking @ angsbacka.se for all issues related to cancellation and refunds.
• Until 30 days prior the event: contact booking @ angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 400 SEK per adult ticket and 200 SEK per child/youth ticket.
• Until 14 days prior the event: contact booking @ angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket – minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth tickets.
• When cancelling your ticket less than 14 days before the event starts, a doctor’s confirmation of your inability to participate is required to receive a refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket – minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth tickets.
• Refunds will not be made if you cancel after the event has started.
• If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded (including the cancellation fee).
PLEASE NOTE: It may take up to one month before you have the refunded amount on your account.
PERSONAL DATA POLICY
When booking an event with us you give consent to our Personal Data Policy (as follows):
It is important for us that you as customer feel safe around how Ängsbacka handles your personal data. Our focus is to give all customers the best service possible; this requires that we have access to the following information about you: name, address, date of birth, phone number and an email-address.
We are relying on this information to be able to correctly process your requested service.
In addition to this, due to the type of events we offer, we will also ask you to specify a gender (some events have a limited amount of tickets offered within a certain gender-group).
We handle all data in compliance with Swedish law and GDPR. We have chosen to cooperate with Transitor AB (the supplier of our booking system) and in that cooperation we have secured full ownership of the customer data-base and that it is handled in line with this policy. We do not share data with any other party than what is required for the delivery of the service to you. You always have the full right to take part of the data we have collected from you, as well to revise and correct them as needed.
Once we have delivered our service to you (the event is fully paid and completed) you can actively reach out to us with any wish to be removed from our system. We will systematically remove data related to customers that have not requested our services within the past 7 years.
Unless you actively ask to be excluded from this part of our communication with our previous and current customers, you can expect us to get in touch with you who have participated in our events to share:
* Thank you letters and evaluation surveys.
* Offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest.
* Information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.
We also share a monthly newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events etc. You can opt in and out of our newsletter at any time. Information on how to register or opt out you find in the newsletter itself or on our website www.angsbacka.se
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY – ZERO TOLERANCE
All operations on Ängsbacka are based on a drug and alcohol free environment. The aim is to create a safe atmosphere that favors authentic meetings, personal development and spiritual practice. This means that guests and residents must not consume or be under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the whole area of Ängsbacka.
A person on the area of Ängsbacka under the obvious influence of alcohol or drugs can be asked to leave immediately.
If you have questions regarding the booking, payment, cancellation, our policies etc, please contact us:
Phone: +46-553-100 35 (Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm)