• Buckhorn Springs (map)
  • 2200 Buckhorn Springs Road
  • Ashland, OR, 97520
  • United States

Resting As The Stillness of Being

A seven-day silent retreat led by Caverly Morgan, Vivienne Verdon-Roe & Latifa Till

July 27-August 2, 2019
Buckhorn Springs | Ashland, Oregon

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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 Vivienne Verdon-Roe, and Latifa Till will lead Sufi practices. 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.


Pricing & Discounts:

Early Bird Tuition (good through June 27th):
Use code EARLYBIRD when registering

  • Single : $1,295 (private)

  • Double : $1,085 (shared)

Regular Tuition (June 28th-July 20th):

  • Single : $1,395 (private)

  • Double : $1,185 (shared)

  • New! Bring a Friend Discount: If you register with a friend who has never attended a retreat with Caverly before, we want to offer you both a special discount upon registration! Email alyssa@presencecollective.org for more information. (Referral discount offered for retreaters who have not previously attended a Peace in Schools or Presence Collective retreat.)

  • New! Returning Participant Discount
    Have you attended a previous retreat with Caverly before? If so, we want to offer you a discount to say thanks for being part of our community! Before you register, email alyssa@presencecollective.org for your discount code. (May not be combined with Early Bird discount).

More information:

  • 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 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
8:00am Breakfast
10:00am-12:00pm Morning group
12:30pm Lunch

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
6:00pm Dinner
7:15pm Evening group



Caverly Morgan is a meditation teacher, nonprofit leader, and visionary. She is the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Presence Collective, dedicated to igniting personal transformation and collective awakening. She is also the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Peace in Schools — a nonprofit which created the nation’s first for-credit mindfulness class in public high schools. Caverly blends the original spirit of Zen with a modern nondual approach. Her practice began in 1995 and has included eight years of training in a silent Zen monastery. She has been teaching contemplative practice since 2001. Caverly leads meditation retreats, workshops, and online classes internationally. She has been a visiting teacher at Open Circle, the Science and Nonduality Conference, Insight Meditation of Seattle and Charlottesville, MNDFL, the Mind and Life Conference, Esalen, and the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care. She has also been interviewed on Buddha at the Gaspump.


Vivienne Verdon-Roe came to qigong after a lifetime of activism, the highlight of which was winning an Academy Award for a film about women and peace.  For twenty years, she’d suffered from chronic Lyme Disease and finally couldn’t work anymore.  She was introduced to a very powerful form of qigong that healed her Lyme and brought her back to life.  And has given her so much more.

Vivienne is known for her ability to activate a tangible unified healing qifield, experienced as an ocean of unconditional love.  With her guidance, the separate self relaxes its hold, old conditioning dissolves and a big “yes” to life is awakened.  

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Latifa Till considers herself a student of the human heart. She believes that ease, joy and love are our natural state, and it’s useful to notice, and be kind with, what gets in the way of these. Her spiritual path is reflected in the Rumi quote, “Your task is not to seek for love, but rather to seek for and find all the barriers you have built within yourself against it.” She believes our work as individuals, and in community, is to open the heart, search for and try to speak truth, explore the mysteries of union, and celebrate the glories and sorrows of being in a human incarnation. She studies Japanese Tea Ceremony, and is a senior Dance Leader with the Dances of Universal Peace and a Sheikha with the Sufi Ruhaniat International.


Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 30 or more days prior to the event start date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).

  • If you cancel between 29 days and 1 day prior to the event start date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee and any non-cancelable charges levied by the venue, such as room and board), will be held for one year from the date of issue. The credit can be applied to any Presence Collective event.

  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the event start date, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.

  • If Presence Collective cancels: on rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, we may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.