This retreat is designed to accommodate a wide range of people. Basically, anyone willing & able to participate in our group format is welcome.
Here are some patterns that have emerged among past participants:
- Lots of Beginners. Usually people wait until they have some formal meditation experience before they try a week-long retreat, but our easygoing format been manageable for some who wanted to jump into the deep end. See our beginners page for more.
- A Balanced Schedule for Advanced Meditators. By combining formal sitting, solitary nature contemplation and social bonding, this retreat supports deep, genuine spiritual practice.
- Never Too Old. Many of our past participants were in their 60’s and 70’s. Luckily, our schedule is easier on the joints than at many traditional retreats.
- Bring the Spouse. Many avid meditators attend retreats that are too intense for their partners to enjoy. Several such couples have joined us and found a happy medium they can both appreciate.
The main prerequisite is a willingness to participate in our group sitting sessions with a spirit of cooperation and mutual support. That is the key that makes the retreat a success. Retreat leader David Scheuneman will provide guidance to bring everybody together into making a group effort.