An Intimate Weekend with Sharon Callahan, Purusha Ananda
and Very Special Guest Allen Schoen, D.V. M.
September 19th - 22nd

     Join Sharon Callahan, Purusha Ananda, Dr. Allen Schoen and friends for the first in a series of special weekends to experience and deepen our spiritual connection to all life and to explore practical ways to bring that connection into our everyday lives. During these weekends of meditation and sacred dialogue, we will explore ways in which we can enhance our own innermost being, while nurturing and healing the animals in our lives and all of Earth’s creatures. 

     During these weekends of sharing and exploration, we will rediscover our innate ability to engage in sacred dialog with all beings while simultaneously nurturing our own deepest selves. Through a process of meditation, sacred movements, music and intimate sharing, we will gain confidence in our ever present capacity for quiet inner listening and our own unique ability to access information intuitively in order to assist our animal companions and ourselves in a return to balance, health and wholeness.

Topics addressed during these special weekends will include:

  • meditation as a tool for centering

  • music, singing and chanting to still the mind and heal the heart

  • meditation as a tool for communion with animals

  • tapping in to our own unique intuitive abilities 

  • merging with animals to access information about their physical, emotional, mental,and soul qualities 

  • uncovering our animal companion’s divine purpose in our lives 

  • caring for the souls of animals 

  • intuitive selection of appropriate flower essence remedies for ourselves and our animals 

  • how to prepare your own flower essence and how to charge water for healing 

  • assisting an animal in an illumined transition from this life

  • dealing with grief

  • what animals have to teach us about death, dying and beyond

Your Hosts:

     Sharon Callahan, internationally acclaimed animal communicator and creator of Anaflora flower essences for animals. Sharon's book on her pioneering work in the field of flower essence therapy is published by Sacred Spirit and is titled: Healing Animals Naturally With Flower Essences and Intuitive Listening.

     Purusha Ananda, after having a career as an aerospace engineer, spent more than 18 years studying and practicing such spiritual traditions as Yoga, Sufism, and Buddhism. This breadth of experience allows Purusha to teach the art of meditation to all seekers, no matter what their current spiritual path or level of practice, explaining, adapting and suggesting practices that fit both the person and his/her circumstances.

Special Guest:

     Dr. Schoen is an internationally renowned holistic veterinarian, author, professor, and workshop leader. He is the author of Kindred Spirits, recently published by Random House, and Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing, published by Simon & Schuster. He is also the author of a number of veterinary textbooks. Dr. Schoen teaches complementary veterinary medicine at universities and conferences throughout the world. He is an affiliate faculty member at Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and an adjunct professor at Tufts University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  During his twenty-three year veterinary career, Dr. Schoen has also intertwined a personal spiritual journey with his ongoing commitment as a veterinarian.

Music And Sacred Sharing:

Gary and Nicola Applegate are long time students of Yogananda who cherish a spiritual lifestyle. Gary is an artist, writer, musician and craftsman. Nicola plays harp and flute. They will join us throughout the retreat with their beautiful presence and music.



Tom Pincince is a sound wizard and musician who creates sound prayers which he describes as "music from inner space." Tom will execute his wizardry during the retreat so that we may open not only our eyes and hearts, but our ears as well.

Location & Registration Information:

Retreat time will be divided between the temple space that Sharon and Purusha have created at their home and a beautiful dome space, both at the base of Mt. Shasta in Northern California. Mt. Shasta is long renowned for its spiritual and healing energies and is one of the world’s sacred mountains. The village of Mt. Shasta offers a wide range of accommodations from camping to luxury B&Bs as well as many restaurants and 2 good health food stores, most within walking distance of the retreat site.

A suggested donation for a three day weekend is $350.00 with a deposit of $100.00 due by June 1st to hold your space and the balance received by August 1st.

Your registration fee includes 

  • Welcome gathering Thursday evening September 19th

  • Three full days of retreat activities Friday the 20th, Sat. the 21st and Sunday the 22nd 

  • a mid-day meal each day, as well as a light supper and dessert in the evening. 

***Accommodations and breakfast are separate. Arrangements for accommodations can be made with the help of the retreat coordinator. 

For details, and to register, call retreat coordinator Grace Waymire at 530-550-8380 or email . For a listing of Mt. Shasta B&Bs, and motels see  or contact Grace for an information package.

All profits from the retreats will go to the non-profit foundation Planetary Citizens, Inc., a 501 C (3) Non-Profit Corporation. See Planetary Citizens Statement of Purpose for more information.