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.
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…