Meditation Retreat: Practicing Presence

August 25, 2018 to September 1, 2018

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 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. This retreat can be suitable for beginning or 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.

Speaker & Minister of the Week

Rev. David Scheuneman, Spiritual Director at Studio Zero, Las Vegas, NV

Program Fee


Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

Meditation Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $967 $1,315 $1,191 $1,747


Ferry Schedule

Saturday, August 25
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Saturday, September 1
Departure: Star Island 10:45 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 12:00 p.m.


Contact Rev. David Scheuneman at, (702) 530-9376