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There is a transcendent awareness, a Big Mind, A Big Heart, present and readily accessible to each and every one of us...

—Zen Master Genpo Roshi
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Retreat Center Mission

Retreats & Events 

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center is pleased to be offering the following events and retreats:

Saratoga Springs Holiday Party                December 24 - 25, 2016

For the last two decades, Saratoga Springs has been offering a holiday party to our extended family whether they live down the street or a 6 hour flight away.  We are delighted to invite all our Saratoga Springs guests who have attended any one of the many different groups staying at Saratoga Springs over the past year.  Join us for plenty of turkey, stuffing, fresh vegetables and the cornucopia of delectable dishes prepared by our guests.  Don't forget to stay for the copious amounts of desserts!  This year, we are pleased to say that Charlie Seltzer, a local Billy, musician, actor, singer, dancer, farmer and supporter of Saratoga Springs has volunteered to be our host for the evening.  Come for dinner, stay the night if you wish!  For more information or to RSVP, click here!

Authentic Eros - Begin the Journey!               March 16 - 19, 2017

Saratoga Springs is very excited to announce the return of this very popular workshop led by Kai Ehrhardt.  Kai's extensive experience facilitating Gay men's groups including a year long training program focused on building the life, sexuality and relationships you want.  Authentic Eros is an introductory program that includes touch and exploration of self and others in a guided format.  Kai effectively inspires confidence while challenging our self imposed boundaries.  This workshop is likely to fill up quickly and discounted early registration is available.  For more information and to register, click here.

Exploring Sacred Intimacy                                March 19 - 21, 2017

From the people who bring Men In Touch Workshops to the Pacific Northwest, a second-level workshop is being offered at Saratoga Springs immediately following Authentic Eros.  This workshop, intended for people who have previously attending a Men in Touch workshop or other workshop involving emotinoal and erotic intimacy between men, allows participants to further explore their capacity for deeper levels of connection.  This hands-on workshop provides an opportunity for participants under the guidance of two long-time facilitators to stretch themselves and experience new levels of intimate connection.

For more information click here.

 

Honoring Our Experience Retreat                       May 12 - 14, 2017

This long-standing tradition continues with a beautiful spring retreat.  Designed for all those impacted by the AIDS crisis, the retreat allows participants to safely express those deeply felt emotions and experience new forms of release.  Participants find common ground and commaraderie with a diverse community of people.  Expertly facilitated by Gregg Cassin, the workshop is part healing group, part greiving, part revival and part celebration. 

For more informaiton and to register, click here

Hikes and Walks

Walking the Labyrinth: A labyrinth provides the walker with an opportunity to connect to the wholeness of being and to experience spiritual and intuitive renewal. As a meditation, the circuitous path becomes a metaphor for our lives and in walking it, be find resources within ourselves that we may not be aware of. For guidelines on how to walk the labyrinth please contact the office.

Hike to the Mineral Springs: Take a self guided hike to the origin of the mineral springs renowned for is healing water or sign up for a guided tour where your guide will teach you about the ancient site and the many different healing waters coming from the springs and how they were used.

Contact the office for hiking maps or to schedule a guided tour.

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