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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:

Honoring Our Experience Retreat                    Occtober 19 - 21, 2018

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

Honoring Our Bodies, Feeding Our Souls       November 15 - 18, 2018

Saratoga Springs welcomes veteran men's workshop leaders David Townsend and Frank Dunn for a West Coast premiere of this successful workshop for Gay men; Honoring Our Bodies, Feeding Our Souls.  This concentrated workshop for about 20 participants focuses on building a strong container while exploring spiritual practices integrating eros and sexuality. Enrollment is limited.  For more information or to enroll, click here.

Saratoga Springs Holiday Party                      December 24 - 25, 2018

Once again, we are so very pleased to offer this treasured annual tradition of a holiday party at Saratoga Springs.  Hosted, again, by Paul Mueller and Charlie Seltzer, this event portends warm company, mountains of food, a beckoning hot tub and the option of waking up to a snowy white Christmas day.  For more information 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.