the power and gifts of love

A Women’s wisdom Retreat
May 16-23, 2020

Led by Karen Wilhelm Buckley and Dianne Morrison
with suki munsell, Ph.d. - on the island of Molokai, Hawaii

Love doesn’t require us to change who we are; it invites us to be who we are. Love connects us with others and elevates our state of being so that the choices we make create the future we most want for ourselves and the community of all life.

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Together we will explore the experience of Being Love as our natural state. Our hearts and minds open, we remember what really matters.

As we step beyond feeling unloved, indifferent or separate, our innate gifts of intelligence, passion, affection, and creativity are powerfully unleashed.

Together we will Strengthen our practice of Being Love:

  • Experience love as “being with” ourselves and others as we suspend judgment, listen without fear, and step outside our stories. 

  • Wake up to when we sacrifice our deepest knowing or express our authentic truth.

  • Find within the embodied experience of Being Love.

  • Discover love as a state of being, a place to come from, not somewhere to go to or get to, a hunger or desire.

  • Activate our wisdom to be instrumental in creating and sustaining a saner, more compassionate world.

Led by Karen Wilhelm Buckley and Dianne Morrison, pioneers in personal transformation, business consulting and executive coaching with Suki Munsell, an expert in somatic exercise and body transformation.

Karen is committed to authentic leaders who generate substantive results while evoking wisdom and love, in themselves and their organizations.
Dianne has clients invent themselves as inspiring leaders who produce breakthrough results while maintaining a work life balance.
Suki works with students worldwide helping them move with greater efficiency and grace.

Building on our shared commitments friendship, we invite you into this transformational journey.

Aloha Nui Loa!  (warm love!)
Karen Wilhelm Buckley & Dianne Morrison & Suki Munsell

Wisdom Retreats are hosted by our sister organization
The Wisdom Connection

This retreat for 18 women will sell out.
Pricing for the May 16-23 Retreat is $2995.00 plus $100 Gratuities and includes:

Hui Ho’Olana - photo by Rikki Cooke

Hui Ho’Olana - photo by Rikki Cooke

A $500 deposit is required to hold your place.

The Hui Ho’olana Retreat Center, a Living Sanctuary, where we will enjoy creative explorations, silence, delicious food, island music, and bubble baths under the sun and stars. In addition to a dynamic movement practice and a robust morning program there will be time for swimming and exploring the island. This Retreat Center is considered by many teachers to be one of the finest small workshop facilities in the world. It is a self-sustaining living sanctuary supporting educational programs and native Hawaiian reforestation projects. Their goal is to provide an environment for inspiration, a safe haven for the growth and nurturing of the creative spirit.

We look forward to sharing this transformative experience with you.

LET’S CONNECT and share more about this magical and inspiring week.
Reach out to Anita Jones, Retreat Coordinator, for more detailed information and what it can mean for you and your life.


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For an early morning peek into the women’s retreat visit my blog on Pre-Dawn Chorus: Wildness and Leadership

Reflections From Past Participants

Gentle self exploration guided by master teachers in a sanctuary of learning, delicious food, and a profoundly deep sense of community.
A magical, healthy week with dynamic women sharing love, laughter and gifts with one another.

I returned with new skills, and a transformed mindset, ready to step up and into my leadership.

Turns down the volume on the critical judgmental and encourages an exploration of inner mind and heart. You have the opportunity for a real breakthrough.

This retreat was a wonderful time to reflect on my direction. With a new perspective, a major shift was possible.
What made my experience at the Hui memorable and worthwhile? Just about everything – Rustic, low-key beauty of the location, the cared-for-ness that permeates each of the locations – the yurt, the pavilion, the lodge – one comfortable, the other two beautifully designed, built with gorgeous wood and clean. Lodge is comfortable and comforting. There is a feeling that Spirit watches over this spot. It is that special. The presence of the garden and the indigenous plants area are statements about how loved this property is. That much care and love is always felt by a guest like me. Lastly, the dedication of the staff is apparent, even when they are not visible.
Sunset Ocean view from the Hui Ho’olana Retreat Center. Photo by Rikki Cooke.

Sunset Ocean view from the Hui Ho’olana Retreat Center. Photo by Rikki Cooke.