A Contemplative Community Gathering

Come spend a week devoted to “practicing presence”, inspired by a community of kindred spirits, and enlivened by the beauty of nature. Our conference makes the most of this ideal island setting, in a retreat format that balances meditation practice, nature encounter and community building, for a week of insight, growth and renewal.

We will spend each morning together in silence, following a formal schedule of sitting and walking meditation sessions. Afternoon will be devoted to solitary nature-contemplation and free time. Evening will be a social time for some, while others may opt to remain silent. We will end the day with a candlelight chapel service and a return to silent contemplation.

This retreat is suitable for beginning to experienced meditators, from a variety of traditions and faith backgrounds. Our silent time together will be compatible with many forms of meditation, such as Buddhist calm-abiding, Christian centering prayer, and many other simple “be here now” styles.

For 2014…

This year we will again be gathering twice.  Come to either or both!

June 14 – 21:  Meditation I, Meditation & Spiritual Direction 
August 23 – 30:  Meditation II, Practicing Presence

See our 2014 Themes page for more.

Meditation II MIGHT BE eligible for a 50% multi-conference discount.  Stay tuned…