Stay as a Guest
Guest stays can be a great way to get an introduction to the work of the center in a less formal setting, to engage in a personal retreat, or to simply have some quiet time in the midst of a beautiful natural setting.
Guests may maintain silence during their visit if they wish. The atmosphere is generally quiet, however during staff work hours, guests can expect to hear the sounds of daily life: kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, power tools, conversation, laughter, etc. It is usually possible to find a quiet space in the building.
There is a weekly online meditation schedule in which guests are welcome to participate, including timed quiet sittings, group meetings, private meetings with teachers and retreats accessible online.
During the Quiet Weeks periods, additional structure is offered to support guest stays, such as weekly dialogue groups, and additional effort on the part of staff to maintain a quiet and meditative atmosphere.
The sitting room is available at any time. You may also sit in your room or other areas of the building, as well as on the many benches placed along the trails. Private meetings with teachers can be arranged upon request.