For the second year, Thay Doji returns to Still Waters for this silent meditation retreat. Thay Doji was a monk in a Rinzai zen monastery in Japan for 10 years before moving to Plum Village in 1993, where he practiced with Thích Nhất Hạnh and trained other monks for 10 years. Since then he has been teaching in France, Spain, the USA, and other countries.
Last year's guests asked for more time to practice, so we extended this retreat to six nights. Please only book if you can stay the entire time. No discounts provided for early departures.
Total retreat cost, $800, a $325 savings off the regular retreat rate.
Includes all lodging, meals, Occupancy and Sales Taxes as required by Connecticut law.
For people who cannot afford the full $800, scholarship funds are available in various denominations, up to $250 per person, depending upon need. You may select the scholarship you require by selecting it in the pull-down menu. Scholarships are made available through the Dojido Association (which is funded by associated sangha members all over the world).
This silent meditation group will have exclusive use of Still Waters Retreat with the exception of staff and owners.
Friday, Sept. 20 – Thursday, Sept 26, 2019
Up to 10 guests in Main House, up to 5 in rustic cottages
Main House, Five bedrooms (accommodations shared):
First Floor: Water Bedroom: Two Twin XL beds
Earth Bedroom: Two Twin XL beds
Accessible full bath with accessible shower plus one half-bath
Second Floor: Sunrise Bedroom: One Queen and one Twin XL bed
Moon Bedroom: Two Twin XL beds
Stars Bedroom: Two Twin XL beds
Two shared full baths
Twin beds in our rustic pond-side cottages or back room of yoga studio. Shared bathrooms. Limited electricity. Spaces are first come, first served.
All beds are made with thoughtfully appointed, comfortable sheets, blankets, and pillow. Each guest is provided with one towel set. Please bring your own eco-friendly toiletries and if you have a favorite pillow, feel free to bring that, too.
This retreat will have use of the Still Waters Art & Yoga Studio as the Meditation Hall.
Arrival Date: Friday, September 20 2019, 4:00 PM Check in
Departure Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1-2 pm Check out
All meals are served family style. We use non-GMO, local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
Breakfast: Veggie-loaded baked eggs, muffins, nut butter & jam, coffee and tea
Lunch: Buddha bowls with salad and grains, delicious dressing, fruit-based dessert
Dinner: Soup and salad, whole-grain bread and butter
Always available: Fresh fruit, coffee and tea
Emergency contact phone is Amy LaBossiere: 860-543-3244.
Reservations, Cancellation and Refund Policy: Reservations are first come, first served. We know that plans can go awry. However, we rely on your Reservation Deposit and a cancellation costs us time and money. We are not a hotel chain that can offer same-day cancellations. When you enter into a Rental Agreement with us, you are informed beforehand that our Refund Policy is as follows: If an advanced cancellation is necessary (60 days or more in advance), your reservation deposit and payments may be returned. After this time frame, there will be no refund. Still Waters will refund your money in full in the advance of any cancellation on the venue's part. Once you arrive at Still Waters, No Refunds will be given due to the weather, your change of plans, or an early departure. We are not responsible for acts of god and nature including power outages.