Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation in the vipassana tradition led by Tuere Sala, SIMS Guiding Teacher, and Caverly Morgan, Founder & Lead Teacher of Peace in Schools, hosted by the Seattle Insight Meditation Center.
Practice for this event will be accessible to all experience levels and teens are encouraged to participate.
Resting As The Stillness of Being
A Seven Day Silent Retreat Led By Caverly Morgan
June 16-22, 2018
Buckhorn Springs | Ashland, Oregon
In the refuge of this serene natural setting, together we’ll practice the ‘non-practice’ of simply being. The backdrop of silence will allow presence to shine at the forefront of experience. The group sessions will allow us to bring consciousness to what sometimes gets in the way. The retreat will consist of sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, group sessions, and private guidance with Caverly. Join us as we rest in spaciousness, exploring our direct experience of presence. Join us as we rest in the stillness of being.
Three registration windows & pricing:
Super Early Bird through April 16th: Double: $1,135; Single: $1,345
Early Bird: April 17th-May 17th: Double: $1,160; Single: $1,370
Regular Registration: May 18th-June 12th: Double: $1,185; Single: $1,395
- Registration includes: single or shared accommodations; three daily meals, tea, & teachings.
- Visit www.buckhornsprings.org to learn more about the location & accommodations.
- We will be working to arrange carpooling and potential paid shuttles from the Portland metro area to this southern Oregon location.
- Please note: we will be accepting donations at the end of retreat. We keep our costs low in part to allow for these donations to be given. Please keep this in mind when registering and preparing to attend retreats.
Daily retreat schedule (subject to minor changes):
7:00am Mindful Movement (optional)
7:30am Sitting Meditation
10:00am-12:00pm Morning group
2:30pm Short teaching on group requested topics (mindful eating, etc.)
3:00pm Afternoon group/Sit-Walk-Sit
4:30pm Bio Break
4:45-6:00pm Mindful Movement
7:15pm Evening group
What do we want more than happiness? We all long for it. It's the desire underneath all of our searching.
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The Bridge to Happiness program involves a five-step process:
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Learn how to direct the attention, recognize processes of the conditioned mind such as self-talk, and explore a unique approach to self-compassion.
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- Guided imagery
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Registration info coming soon.
Stay tuned for finalized date and plan to join Caverly Morgan a fall for a non-residential urban retreat in Portland, OR.
The weekend will include meditations and self-reflective explorations, relational mindfulness exercises, and conscious, compassionate communication skills. We’ll also be exploring mindful movement.
- Friday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
- No experience required. All welcome.
We are deeply committed to being an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. Please let us know how we can fully support your retreat experience.
This retreat isn’t about making resolutions, though it is about intention. It’s about realizing your deepest heart’s desire. It’s about embracing change out of love and passion, not obligation and fear.
Through awareness practice, we remember who we authentically are. We remember what we authentically are. When moving through the world from that recognition, intention manifests differently than when our attention is aligned with the feeling of separation.
From separation, awareness practice is distorted into a self-improvement plan and resolutions are a familiar and painful by-product. This retreat focuses on the alternative.
Join us for an inspiring and empowering journey of self-inquiry on this silent retreat. The retreat takes place from December 28-January 2 at Still Meadow Retreat Center in the tranquil Oregon countryside 30 minutes from Portland. See photos of Still Meadow Retreat Center.
Activities include meditation, group discussions and private guidance sessions with Caverly, as well as mindful movement, guided imagery, journaling, and mindful walking — all within the backdrop of silence.
Caverly Morgan is a meditation teacher, nonprofit leader, and visionary. Caverly trained in a silent Zen monastery for eight years, and has been teaching meditation since 2001. She leads meditation retreats, workshops, and classes around the United States and is dedicated to actualizing possibility, serving love and embodying the truth of interconnection.
No experience required. All are welcome.
We are committed to being an open and inclusive community. We accept and support diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. Please let us know how we can fully support your retreat experience.