Aug. 24 – 31, 2020

A Sky Mind Retreat
Cost: $600 – $430 (sliding scale)
Scholarships available.
Retreat Teachers: Susie Harrington & Dawn Scott
Cook and Manager: Jenn Knochel

Fee is for food, group equipment, and other expenses. Teaching of the retreat is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Teacher & Staff Support.

Please read detailed information pdf about the retreat before registering, to make sure this retreat is right for you.

At this time this retreat is full. Please complete the Online Registration Form to reserve your space on the waitlist. Cancellations happen every year and at least some applicants on the waitlist are admitted.

At this point, the one week retreat is completely full and the two-week option has been on a waitlist since early December. Changes happen every year and often they happen at the last minute. If you can be available with very short notice, we invite you to complete the Online Registration Form to reserve your space on the waitlist. No deposit is required at this point. The July Lost Coast Women’s retreat still has space. Please also make sure to sign up for our newsletter where we announce our planned retreats. The July Lost Coast Women's Retreat still has space.

  • Walking across Big Flat
  • meditation circle by the ocean
  • vulture contemplates the surf
  • deer eating during the sit
  • cobbles and fog
  • interview with the teacher

The Lost Coast is the longest, wildest stretch of the California Coast. The King Range National Conservation Area rises dramatically from the ocean to 4,000' King's Peak. The coast is full of life - sea lions, seals, elephant seals and birds, and a plethora of land mammals often being sighted in the rich seashore ecosystem.

We walk nine miles along the seashore - the walk is on a mix of sand, pebbles and boulders. Our food, one small bag of heavy gear per person (including clothing, tents, and sleeping bags) will be flown in for us. At the homestead, both camping and indoor sleeping are available. While it is remote and simple, hot showers and a complete kitchen with fresh food contribute to making it an inviting and nurturing place to be.

This retreat is set in a place that naturally inspires our sense of awe and appreciation. We have done this retreat annually, and each year we feel we are stepping into the most sacred and ancient of temples. We choose this time of year for its fabulous weather (no guarantees of course), and ideal outdoor practice conditions. If an outdoor retreat appeals to you, far from people, without the challenges of backpacking, this may be a retreat for you!