OCTOBER RETREAT ANNOUNCEMENT 2023
This retreat will commence on October 18 for the five-day guests and on October 20 for the three-day guests. Check-in time begins at 4pm and orientation and practice will begin at 7pm.
Commuters with advance registration are also welcome. The commuter rate is $20/person/day.
The single occupancy rate is $60/night, and the double occupancy rate is $45/person/night.
Pets are allowed in the cabins subject to prior approval, a $10 pet fee, and a refundable $50 pet deposit.
Several meal plans are available at cost and guests are welcome to BYO meals with access to the large, fully stocked GRC kitchen. Meal plan arrangements must be made in advance.
Newcomers to mindfulness meditation are welcome and basic instructions will be provided.
Generally, there will be four group practices each full day beginning at 7am, 10:30am, 2pm, 6:30pm. At all other times the meditation hall will be available for continuous meditation and yoga. Silence is encouraged at all other times. No computer or cell phone usage is permitted in the common areas.
Dan Smith, founder and director of the Gainesville Retreat Center, will host each group sit. He is a long-time meditation practitioner and he will present a variety of meditation methods and leading meditation teachers (via YouTube) commensurate with the interests and experience levels of the group. Local meditation teachers are welcome to offer teachings on a donation basis. Please phone Dan at 352 316-6696 to communicate an interest in teaching or to communicate any special interests and/or requirements.
All participants and teachers must register in advance.
Beginning on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 and 20, the GRC will to host weekly meditation practices from 7pm to 8:30pm.
The Gainesville Retreat Center is open to personal retreats. Call 352-316-6696 or email Enpowr@aol.com if you would like to book a personal retreat.
The GRC facilitates personal retreats in a comfortable and safe space for individuals interested in mindfulness or any other meditation/holistic practice. We offer two to four optional group sits each day, designed to support each individual's interest and experience level.
Personal retreat rates range from $30/night to $60/night. Special rates will apply for detox and rehabilitative retreats which are held at separate times.
The GRC relies on donations. If you are able to make a donation, it is gratefully accepted here: PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/GainesvilleRetreat. Your receipt for PayPal will read "Santa Fe Land Trust," which is the non-profit 501c3 that manages the GRC and surrounding wildlife refuge.
Alternatively, checks can be made to the Gainesville Retreat Center and mailed to: GRC, 1551 SE 51st Street, Gainesville FL 32641.