Sept. 5 – 12, 2021

A Sky Mind Retreat

Cost: $650 – $850 (sliding scale)
Retreat Teacher: Susie Harrington
Cook: Jenn Knochel
Guide: Lawrence Schuessler

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

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Canoe under cliffs and blue sky

Meditating on the River: This trip provides a unique opportunity to explore the power of a silent meditation retreat while immersed in the beauty and wildness of Utah’s canyon country. Through our enhanced openness and quiet, we have the opportunity to explore deeply the truth of our own nature. This retreat will offer a variety of sitting, paddling, and walking meditation practices and an opportunity for deeper exploration through through dharma reflections, small group discussions, and individual meditation instruction. This is a Buddhist meditation retreat and will be held in Noble Silence and requires a commitment by each participant to this practice. Keeping noble silence for eight days in the wilderness is in itself a powerful practice.

This retreat will take place in the spectacular canyon country of southeast Utah. We will be shuttled with our canoes and equipment to put on the Green River at Ruby Ranch and we will float through beautiful Labyrinth Canyon to Mineral Bottom. From there we will be shuttled up an amazing road out of the canyon back to Moab. The trip will begin and end in Moab. Participants will need to arrive in Moab in order to meet at 4pm on Saturday September 4th for our group orientation. We will leave early the next morning for the river put-in. We will finish on Sunday September 12th at approximately 4pm. Those coming from out-of-town will be encouraged to carpool and we will send out information before the retreat.