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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:

Generate LIght - A Pan Gendered Gathering       August 8 - 14, 2017

Come out of the darkness of our depressing geo-political times!

Generate Light, another in our series of unique gatherings for our especially enLIGHTened pan-gendered, pan-sexual, pan-cultural community.  For those coming for the first time, prepare to commune with each other, naked and explosed in the full light of day.  NOTE: You can leave your clothes on!  Generate gatherings are a place to be yourself, be seen and witness the beuaty of all of us.  This aims to be a safe place free of the oppressions of the hetero-normative world, not dependent on the typical social lubricants and encouraging unfettered authentic expression of all of who we are. 

For those returning for our sixth year of Generate gatherings, welcome back.  Welcome home.  Get ready to shine your light brilliantly!

For more information and to register, click here.

Honoring Our Experience Retreat                      October 6 - 8, 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.