Meditation Retreat: Practicing Presence

August 27 - September 3, 2016

Come spend a week devoted to “practicing presence”,inspired by a community of kindred spirits and enlivened by the beauty of nature. Our gatherings make the most of this ideal setting, with a retreat format that balances meditation, nature encounter and community building, for an experience of insight, growth and renewal. We will spend each morning together in silence, following a formal schedule of sitting and walking meditation sessions. Afternoon is devoted to solitary nature contemplation and free time. Evenings focus on theme talks and discussion. We end the day with a candlelight chapel service. This retreat is suitable for beginning and experienced meditators, from a variety of traditions and faith backgrounds. Our silent time together is compatible with many forms of meditation, such as Buddhist calm-abiding, Christian centering prayer, and many other simple “be-here-now” styles.

Minister of the Week

Rev. David Scheuneman

Program Fee



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Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

Meditation Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
7-nights $912 $1,193 $1,123 $1,585


Ferry Schedule

Saturday, August 27
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Saturday, September 3
Departure: Star Island 10:55 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 12:15 p.m.


Multi Conference Discount
Are you already attending a conference on Star Island this summer? Come back to the island for the Meditation Retreat and receive 50% off room and board rates.

Apply for the Multi-Conference Discount

Check out our discounts page to see if you qualify for any of our other 2016 discounts!


Contact the “Minister & Registrar” Rev. David Scheuneman at, (702) 530-ZERO.