“Heaven and Earth” a Workshop with author “Ray Reitze”



Workshop Theme: “Heaven and Earth”
Class Length: 2 days (9 AM Saturday morning  – 4 PM Sunday afternoon)
Class Size Limit: 15

Class Dates: May 2-3, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) 

Price: $195
Prerequisites: None
Class Location: 1721 E. Sprague Rd.
Seven Hills, Ohio 44131 (10 miles south of Cleveland)


The foundation of this program is about the deep interconnection between Heaven & Earth and Stillness & Stories. The “Stillness” is the deep presence of peace that lives inside you. The “Stillness” lies in the heart of Creation and is unshakable.  “Stories” show you the pathway the human race has taken from its conception. “Stories” also show you where you are now and can show you a way back to the deep state of peace.

Ray will use open discussion and guided meditations to quiet the mind and awaken awareness. You will spend time investigating questions such as what the roots of our emotions are, how we can act from love instead of fear, and what stops us from living our dreams. Through meditation, observation, discussion and Ray’s humorous stories we come to understand the source of our troubles and why people act as they do. This understanding and awareness helps us to strip away judgment and fear so we may follow our hearts with confidence and peace. Throughout this session we draw upon the wisdom and stillness of nature. Time is spent in quiet contemplation as well as in active pursuits. You will leave this experience with a new found stillness of mind, appreciation for the earth, and clarity of purpose.

Ray Reitze
is a Master Maine Guide, philosophy teacher, author of the bookAnd We Shall Cast Rainbows Upon the Land, and subject of the documentary film “Guided” (produced by Bridget Beshaw).  It is Ray’s calling to teach the “Ways of Wisdom” that he learn from the elders in his life.  He has dedicated his life to the teachings of love and kindness.  In 1988 Ray founded Earthways Guided Canoe Trips & School of Wilderness Living and taught skills and philosophy to numerous organizations.  Ray continues to teach with New Beginnings, his school in Maine.  He encourages us to know who we are and to take the time to be still.  Ray brings to the world a gentle and humble presence that draws all who meet him toward peace, light and love.

Class will begin on Saturday morning at 9 AM and end at 4 PM Sunday afternoon.

Since the class will be held at our home in Seven Hills you are welcome to bring a sleeping bag and grab a piece of floor in our Family Room for your overnight accommodations.  For a little more privacy you can bring a tent and camp out in the back yard if you prefer.  There are a number of local motels/hotels as well as a few Bed and Breakfasts in the area as a third option.  We plan on serving you a light lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.


If you would like a copy of Ray’s Book before the class you can order it here and it will be sent to you

Order my copy of Ray’s Book

Bring it to class and have the author sign it for you!