Celebrating 40 years of the NW Reiki Gathering:
The Quest for Community
" We're Always Together and Sometimes We Meet"
with Anneli Twan
Traditionally, on the second weekend in August, Reiki practitioners from around the world gather on the sacred lands of Breitenbush Hot Springs in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon to share Reiki in a lively and diverse international community. For many in the community who return year after year, the Gathering is a joyful homecoming.
Since Breitenbush Hot Springs' extreme loss during the 2020 fires, we've worked tirelessly to find a space for our community to meet in person. While they continue their rebuilding process, there is still limited space available to host our large groups in a way that is accessible to all of our community members. Breitenbush is our home and we look forward to the day when our community can return to the sacred lands there.
Last year we met for the first time 'off property' at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center. Based upon positive feedback from our community we decided to return to Menucha again this year. Due to their schedule, however, we have moved our meeting dates to earlier in the summer. We hope that this will help with heat-related issues and allergies many have experiences over the past few years.
The Weekend program is filled with inspiring talks from our guest speakers, large and small group discussions, group table Reiki and partner Reiki sessions, free time, stories, singing, laughter, hugs, and a few tears when we say goodbye until next year. We are working on still holding our famous dance night to celebrate our journey!
Accommodations are simple. We will again be in the Wright Hall building which has a combination of semi-private rooms and bunk rooms. We have additional lodging options, which will be announced soon.
Bedding will be provided, though if you'd like your own personal affects for greater comfort you are welcome to bring them. There will be a few opportunities for locals to attend as day-commuters, returning home for the night.
Arrival and Departure Times
Arrival time is 5:30 pm Friday, with Registration check-in and moving into cabins, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. The Weekend Gathering ends with lunch on Sunday.
Free Time Activities
Enjoy playing in the outdoor pool, relaxing on the property, or walking the beautiful trails surrounding the property!
It takes many hands and warm hearts to make the Gathering a success. Parking lot greeters welcome participants as they arrive. Cabin Blessing Angels bless the cabins and prepare the space of our cozy home away from home. Room Angels arrange our Gathering space in the lodge, setting up chairs and Reiki tables. And many more opportunities! Please consider lending your talents and select the designated check box on the online registration form if you wish to volunteer, and you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator.
We have a limited number of scholarships available for the Weekend Gathering. If you would like to apply for a scholarship and you were not awarded a scholarship in 2022, please request a Scholarship application by selecting the designated check box when you complete the online registration form, or contact our Registrar.
Scholarship applications are due by March 6, 2023