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 Morgan. Mindful movement and qigong will be offered by Jen Cai. Join us as we rest in spaciousness, exploring our direct experience of presence. Join us as we rest in the stillness of being.
Buckhorn Springs is a historic retreat center tucked in a hidden valley outside Ashland, Oregon. Nestled in its own valley, it's set against a dramatic backdrop inside the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. It has been run by the Sargent family for decades — they have preserved a piece of Oregon’s history to share with their guests.
The permaculture principles on the land create a more resilient and bountiful landscape and guide the sustainable forestry and organic agriculture. The 120 acre property contains diverse micro-habitats, from moist riparian cedar forest to sun-baked grassy slopes to oak and madrone mosaics.
Chef Leslie Sargent has been preparing meals at Buckhorn for almost 30 years. Creating in the kitchen has always been Leslie’s passion. The dishes are always fresh, with ingredients from seasonal harvests, local farmers and primarily from Buckhorn’s on site organic gardens.
Three registration windows & pricing:
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
Qi Gong mindful movement will be led by Jen Cai for this retreat.
Curious about Qi Gong and mindful movement? Watch this short video with Caverly and Jen discussing more about Jen's approach and what to expect from her offering on this retreat.
Jen co-facilitates mindfulness trainings and teen nights for Peace in Schools and coordinates wellness programs, including mindfulness, at Oregon Health & Sciences University. She is passionate about supporting both youth and adults in starting or deepening their mindfulness practice. She has been deeply nourished by her own qi gong and meditation practices, and is excited to be offering qi gong at the Buckhorn retreat. She has a Master’s in Public Health, is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and has offered qi gong for groups of staff and students at multiple organizations.