August 04, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Guayaki Retreat


December 27, 2016 - January 01, 2017

Annual Vipassana New Year’s retreat with Heather Martin


November 16, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Embodying the Dream- a woman’s retreat with Toko-pa


April 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017

Zen retreat with Eihei Peter Levitt


September 02, 2016 - September 04, 2016

GRATITUDE- a 5Rhythms Retreat with Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley


October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016

ProHealth Yoga with Nikita Vizniak


Retreat Details

Guayaki Retreat

August 04, 2017 - August 13, 2017

This is a private retreat for the Guayaki Yerba Mate Family.

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Annual Vipassana New Year’s retreat with Heather Martin

December 27, 2016 - January 01, 2017

This is the perfect time of year for retreating: after the stimulation of the holiday season, gathering to re-connect with our inner lives, and to reflect on the season.

This period of intensive practice is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners, and – as with all our retreats – will include systematic meditation instructions, guided Loving Kindness practices, Dharma Talks, individual practice discussions and a daily period of mindful yoga.

We will celebrate New Year’s Eve with late evening sitting, together with a ceremony fitting the turning of the year, with the option of staying up till midnight. More info here.

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Embodying the Dream- a woman’s retreat with Toko-pa

November 16, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Last year, women came from all over the world to this magical island in the sea with the shared intention of dreaming together in council. It was such a meaningful experience for us, that I vowed to make this an annual retreat. Embodying the Dream is a place of reunion for those of us who crave community with other women dreamers. Whether meeting for the first time or weaving in deeper, we practice at belonging together through embodied dreamwork.

To give you a sense of how a retreat day unfolds, the mornings are magic as we tend to our dream journals and sacred altar in shared silence, while the mottled sky bathes us in diffuse light. After a yummy organic breakfast, we dive right into dreamsharing. Throughout the day, we dance, grieve, laugh and play with our dreams! We feast under Stowel Lake Farm’s vaulted roofs and luxuriate in the land’s many other generosities. And in the evenings we gather for ceremony around the sacred fire, singing and drumming our longing into the smoke until we collapse again into the dreaming.

more information here http://toko-pa.com/2016/04/06/2016-retreat/

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Zen retreat with Eihei Peter Levitt

April 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017

The Salt Spring Zen Circle offers annual, traditional retreats called sesshin, at Stowel Lake Farm. Sesshin means “to touch the heart/mind”. Retreats are led by poet and founding teacher of the Salt Spring Zen Circle, Eihei Peter Levitt (saltspringzencircle.org/teacher/). The Salt Spring Zen Circle practices in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Beginning and experienced meditators are most welcome to attend. Instruction will be provided. Participants can maximize the benefit of these retreats by staying at the farm, or alternatively requesting a billet with members of the Sangha. To enquire please call either of the contacts below.

For fall sesshin, please contact Judith at
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GRATITUDE- a 5Rhythms Retreat with Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley

September 02, 2016 - September 04, 2016

Please visit here for more information about this 5Rhythms retreat.

And here for this retreat’s Facebook page

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ProHealth Yoga with Nikita Vizniak

October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016

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