“Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.”

Dogen Zengi

Friday August 24th @ 4 pm to Sunday August 26th @ 4 pm
@ Sarana Springs, Chatworth, ON

When we take a close look at our inner world we notice that there is always some degree of resistance to this moment as it’s showing up. We hear our mind with its’ should’s and shouldn’ts, we feel tension in our body and we struggle with challenging emotions. Our relationships may feel unsatisfiying, and life can take on a tedious and limited quality.

There is another way, and it exists right here in the midst of Life as it is.

Rest assured, you haven’t done anything wrong and not one single thing is out of place in your life. The truth is that we haven’t been taught to relate to our inner and outer world with the quality of intimacy that enables us to see beauty and possibility in any moment.

In this 2-night retreat on the beautiful land at Sarana Springs, we’ll be touching into our in-born capacity for intimacy with all things. This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence. Days will be made up of meditation, teaching, gentle movement, Nature walks, sacred song and chant, Circles, rest and free time. Nourishing and delicious plant-based meals will be served, following Everyday Deep Healing and Medical Medium guidelines with an emphasis on whole, local, and living foods.

Fall in love, sink into intimacy with all things,

explore the relationships throughout the Earth’s realm,

pursue your dreams,  and flood all creatures with goodness.

Brian Swimme


Retreats are where most students experience breakthroughs in their practice.  

  • Take time away from your usual demands, and rest in stillness;
  • Let go more easily into the flow of life, and deepen into trust;
  • See your patterns with increased clarity and compassion, and use them as a stepping off point for evolution;
  • Gain new perspective on challenges, both personal and global, and relax into peace;
  • Re-vitalize your body, and set the foundation for lifelong health;
  • Deepen and align with your true nature, and create a life of meaning and love.

Typical Retreat Day Schedule

Please note that in order to create a container for deepening, many activities will be done in complete silence. You will be asked to turn off all cellular devices for the duration of the retreat. In case of emergencies, families will be able to reach you through the retreat managers phone. Also, please do not sign up for these retreats if you cannot arrive for the beginning and stay for the full period.

Date: August 24th @ 4 pm to August 26th @ 4 pm

Location: Sarana Springs, Chatsworth, Ontario

Cost (teaching fee and all meals): $263 + HST
Register before June 15th: $234 + HST

On site lodging:

  • Tenting (bring your own): $20 per night / $25 per night for 2 people in 1 tent (paid in cash on arrival please)

Off site:

Cancellation Policies

You will receive an e-mail 2 weeks prior to Retreat with details regarding how to prepare, what to bring, as well as the retreat schedule.

Register here:

Here are some kind words that past participants have sent me:

What can I say…thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The retreat was an amazing experience. The ‘cradle of trust’ which you create for us with the genuineness of your Being is truly special in every way. Please know that I appreciate you more than I can say. JR

I wanted to thank you one more time for doing the retreat. Everything I learn from you enhances my life, and opens my mind to pay attention to the beauty of it all. I meant what I said about my parents not teaching me these things. They are great people with university degrees, but they can’t teach me what they don’t know.  Thank you for sharing you knowledge, experiences and you warmth with all of us. OS

I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you once again from the bottom of my heart for the very enriching weekend.  I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you and to learn from you.  Everything about the retreat was perfect from the resort, the food, the guided meditations, the yoga, the dancing, the singing, wow… I was so impressed and I was able to get so much from this retreat.  Although difficult at first, I loved the peace and quiet. I can`t remember the last time feeling like that.  LHR

It was truly the message that cracked open a barrier that has been holding me back from going deeper, and I needed to release it in some way. (I was getting a little worried there, with only hours left on the retreat). The retreat unfolded as it needed to, and it exceeded my expectations, as breakthrough moments always will. … I truly honour and respect you and everything that you have gifted me with. DR

I am so grateful for the experience I had at the silent retreat. It was amazing. I definitely would like to do it again. I found a peace within my me that I haven’t felt for as long as I can remember. And it has stayed with me. I loved every minute of it. Thank you so very much for helping me get there. I appreciate it greatly. JL

Just would like, love to thank you sooooo much from my heart for the wonderful deep healing time you shared with us all….I am feeling fantastic…..still integrating…..slept well on Sunday, wow..:) my adrenals are happy…… AB