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Find a Retreat to Suit You – Trusting your own inner voice of calm

There are as many good reasons to go on a retreat as there are places in Canada offering specific programs or just quiet accommodation where your desire for solitude and calm will be respected. Common to all – and perhaps what separates the experience of a retreat from tourism or staying at a resort hotel – is the desire for peace of mind, deep relaxation and re-connection with our inner being. (more…)


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In 1995, in one of my breaks from writing and travelling, I founded and built a retreat centre on a 90-acre farm in southern Ontario, Canada.  Still Life Retreat was non-denominational, though the teachings of the Buddha inform my own way of life and practice.

Still Life Retreat in winter time.

The intention of Still Life Retreat was support people in whatever type of retreat they needed to make.  I used to joke that Still Life served mostly the “wilted and the wired” – those individuals who were exhausted and needed rest and to refresh themselves, or who were moving and talking too much and needed to slow down.

Part of the outreach (as well as marketing) of Still Life Retreat was to publish the Canadian Retreat Guide, a guide to more than 140 places offering retreats or accommodation for inner personal reflection.  This reading guide was part of the guide.  The book is now out of print, but the information is still available on the net.

I returned to full-time writing and travelling in 2000.  The retreat centre is now operated as Still Life Christian Retreat. (more…)

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