(SEPT 10-17, Salt Spring Island)The Practice of Return: Cultivating a Community of Kindness with Susan Chapman and Elesa Commerse

TO REGISTER, please read the “Registrations” section in the description.

  • Daily dharma talks with Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman and Elesa Commerse
  • Daily inquiries for contemplation, journaling and sharing
  • Daily rounds of sitting and walking meditation, often in the glorious outdoors
  • Delicious meals joyfully prepared with just-picked organic fruits, vegetables and herbs
  • Forest Bathing, a profoundly healing and restorative nature therapy
  • Daily guided movement classes
  • Free time for rest, play, aimless wandering and bodywork
  • Soulful, heartfelt companionship from loving, kindred spirits

Description

REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE. Please read the “Reservations” section at the bottom of this page.

  • Daily dharma talks with Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman and Elesa Commerse
  • Daily inquiries for contemplation, journaling and sharing
  • Daily rounds of sitting and walking meditation, often in the glorious outdoors
  • Delicious meals joyfully prepared with just-picked organic fruits, vegetables and herbs
  • Forest Bathing, a profoundly healing and restorative nature therapy
  • Daily guided movement classes
  • Free time for rest, play, aimless wandering and bodywork
  • Soulful, heartfelt companionship from loving, kindred spirits

What students say about studying with Susan and Elesa

  • “Invaluable.”
  • “I feel better oriented to myself and the world.”
  • “I had an opportunity to spend time in a space where I was reminded of my goodness. I felt somehow I could examine everything.”
  • “The experience was beyond my expectations. It was deeply personal and helpful with practices that will live in me.”
  • “I am overjoyed with the richness of both facilitators, the ease with which we can become a community and find path within self.”
  • “Opened my heart. Reminded me of the importance of training my mind. Elesa and Susan are a wonderful team.”
  • “Helped me understand the nature of suffering and what I can do to stop the chain.”

No prior meditation experience necessary. Acupuncture and massage are available on-site for purchase.

Susan Gillis Chapman and Elesa Commerse at a 2017 retreat in Holland.

Early Bird Special

Register by January 31, 2020 – Save $200 – Space is Limited

JAN 31 ‘EARLY BIRD’ DISCOUNTED FEES

  • Double Room and all meals and teachings: $2,590 US
    (Regular $2,790 US)
  • Double Yurt and all meals and teachings: $2,450 US
    (Regular $2,650 US)
  • Single Room and all meals and teachings: $3,090 US
    (Regular $3,290 US)
    If paying with Canadian dollars, the CDN exchange rate will be applied at the time of registration.
The meditation hall at Stowe Lake Farm

Reservations

For more information and to reserve your place, please contact:

Monica Stevens (email): monistevens@gmail.com
Please put “Salt Spring Island 2020 Retreat” in the subject line

To learn more about our amazing retreat location, please visit: www.stowellakefarm.com

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