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Experienced Students Vipassana Retreat, with Heather Martin and Kate Dresher

Date(s) - Thu, Mar 10, 2016 - Sat, Mar 19, 2016
10:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stowel Lake Farm

This special retreat is offered for those with some experience in practicing meditation.
We require you to have sat a minimum of 4 week-long residential retreats in this tradition.
Your practice should be established, and relatively self-supporting. The schedule is more flexible than on most retreats, allowing for self-direction over lengths of practice periods of sitting and walking. There will be less basic instruction, while there will be the exploration of more nuanced and in depth exploration of some aspects of these profoundly liberating teachings.
Due to the maturity of the practitioners, this retreat is usually very settled, intimate and a great opportunity for developing concentration (Samadhi) as well as insight (Vipassana).

The particular theme of this retreat will be outlined at a later date.

Bio:  Kate Dresher


The Spring retreat at Stowel Lake Farm was a wonderful opportunity for steadying my practice. SLF meditation hall, accommodation and food arrangements are beautiful and supportive of kind and diligent practice. The calm and confidence of the teachers and the group of experienced practitioners created a continuing mood of quiet encouragement for which I am very grateful. I consistently find this quality of positive support at SSVS retreat at SLF. Thank you so much. Val E.

The Spring retreat at Stowel Lake Farm is a very special retreat for me. It was my third time at this particular one. Because it is for experienced practitioners I could let myself deepen in my practice and feel very relaxed and at home by the end of the first day. The feeling of intimacy and appreciation for each other, gratitude for the opportunity to practice with experienced meditators, feeling nourished by the farm-to-table organic food, being encouraged by experienced teachers in this very special setting was palpable. It is one of my most favorite retreats. Sheri S.

Meals are provided.  No refunds are granted less than 30 days before the beginning of the retreat, unless a replacement can be found. For more information on retreats and policies, see this page.


Bookings are closed for this event.