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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:

Finding Community - A Retreat for LGBT Asylees and Refugees October 20 - 22, 2017

Saratoga Springs is very honored to welcome back LGBT refugees, asylees and asylum seekers for a weekend of connection, support and sharing.  We also welcome those in the support networks who are doing so much to help our international LGBT family.  This retreat will be facilitated by Gregg Cassin, no stranger to Saratoga Springs and a gifted leader and facilitator.  Join us for this unique and extraordinary event.  For more information and to register, click here.

Honoring Our Experience Retreat                      December 8 - 10, 2017

This long-standing tradition continues with a beautiful fall 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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