We welcome you to create your personal retreat or group retreat in the simple, concentrated, and nourishing atmosphere of our monastic Zen Practice Center. Use the image slider below to learn about possibilities for your personal retreat. You will be welcomed and taken care of by an active community of monastic Zen practitioners. While the Zen residents follow a rigorous practice schedule, as a guest, you may spend your time as you wish. Let us help you with creating your own personal retreat. Choose from day to day whether you want to join us for all or part of the meditation schedule.
The dictionary defines sabbatical as follows:. A personal retreat or sabbatical is an often misunderstood term. Rest is something we all crave, but few recognize just as Jesus carved out times of rest away in seclusion with His Father, we too should make it a practice to do the same. A personal retreat can happen just about anywhere and be for any desired length of time. We have a friend who frequently takes his personal retreat in a hospital chapel! REST Ministries has just such a place to retreat.