A place to pull back from ordinary worldly activities, slow down, recharge, and refocus.
Built to provide a place for people to spend time in quiet and seclusion. The cabin is situated near the Zen Center, but by itself. Unlike many retreat cabins, it has electricity, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. The size is large enough for walking meditation and exercise. The cabin is insulated, heated, and air conditioned.
Over the past 15 years many people have come to the Center for personal retreats.
It is the perfect place to go to retreat from distractions of a busy life and allow yourself to be with yourself. We don't give ourselves enough time away from distractions to just have quiet and peace of mind. I am so delighted that the Solo Retreat Cabin is being built to accommodate people going into a deeper place in themselves.
Goldens Bridge, NY
I have done group retreats many times before, but I was hoping to do a personal retreat that fit in with the time I had off. I ended up staying at the Zen Center for 5 days and it was a great experience. The facilities provide an ideal environment for deep meditation practice . . . The energy is one of stillness, depth and support.
I spent a weekend at the Vermont Zen Center for a personal retreat a few winters ago and really enjoyed it. I loved having time for myself to read, do yoga, meditate, and walk outdoors. Having the beautiful container of the Zen Center within which to spend this time worked well, and I love the idea of a solo cabin for even more solitude and rest.
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