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Retreat Recommendations

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Great Vow Monastery

Clatskanie, Oregon

A residential Zen community of lay and ordained people practicing and evolving spiritual community in response to our times. Grounded in our lineage inheritance, with an eye open to perspectives and methods that serve our vow for Awakening, we aspire to create and uphold a dynamic and connected community and practice life. 

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Castle Rock, Washington

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center is a non-sectarian Buddhist center hosting residential retreats year round. Located deep in the forests of southwest Washington, our purpose is to provide opportunities for all individuals to hear and practice Buddhist teachings with qualified and realized teachers in an environment that combines simplicity, integrity, kindness and direct contact with the beauty and energies of the natural world in support of spiritual deepening and realization.

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Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Woodacre, California

Set among 411 acres of serene oak woodlands in the secluded hills of West Marin County, California, Spirit Rock Meditation Center is a refuge from everyday life where it's truly possible to quiet the mind, soften the heart and see life in a new way. Whatever your starting point is, we hope to see you soon at Spirit Rock. In the words of the Buddha, we invite you to "Come and see for yourself" how these practices and teachings can lead to greater contentment and peace of mind.


1440 Multiversity

Scotts Valley, California

Groups and individuals who visit 1440 experience time differently, exploring important global issues that matter to the greater good while surrounded by mountain air and towering ancient redwoods. 1440 Multiversity meticulously curates experiences that connect people while allowing them to discover new approaches for how to live, lead, love, work and wonder.


Omega Institute

Rhinebeck, New York

Omega is a nonprofit, donor-supported, educational organization at the forefront of holistic studies. Located on more than 250 acres in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega offers a wide variety of workshops, retreats, conferences, and professional trainings, in-person and online. Since 1977, more than one million people have come to Omega for reasons big and small—to spark creativity, explore spirituality, improve well-being, and connect to a community of lifelong learners.

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