SOFTEN - SOFTEN - SOFTEN
Deepen into true nature.
Resting in all that is.
A SANCTUARY IN THE
OFFERING DARK RETREATS
Nestled in the Cascade-Siskiyou Wilderness in Ashland, Oregon.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
WE HAVE 3 PRIVATE, EARTH-BERMED DARK RETREATS
Inviting you to drink deep. Rest in the fullness of silence, darkness & light.
enfolded in a 100,000+ wild acres
mountain spring water
sauna & cold plunge/creek (seasonal)
Private and off-grid
Hot bath, sink & flushing toilet
Soundproof & spacious 300 sq ft room
Organic latex mattress
Professionally engineered ventilation & cooling system
Radiant wood fired heat
Mountain spring water
RELAX INTO THE RHYTHM OF THE DARK.
THE JOURNEY OF
The Dark Room provides a space where, due to the lack of any external stimulation, we can realize that the whole of one’s experience occurs within.
A grand reminder that this is all there really ever is anyway and that transformation is accessible in one’s own heart.
Ever since my retreat with darkness, I am more conscious of this vast space within and without my Being.
Before that, the space between perception and reaction was narrow, almost instant in most scenarios, and now it feels as if this space is endless.
It has been almost a year since my first darkness retreat and it is difficult to explain how it has impacted me in words.
It seems too simple. All I can say is that I have stopped searching. I have everything I need, I am everything that I need.
RETREATING IN TOTAL DARKNESS IS A COMMON PRACTICE FOR MANY OF THE ANCIENT SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Their dark rooms have appeared in many different forms. From the pyramids for the ancient Egyptians, to the catacombs for the ancient Romans and the caves for the Kogi Mamos in Columbia along with the lamas, monks, adepts and sincere practitioners throughout India, Tibet, China and other parts of the world.
care of you
WE ARE TAKING
TO WELCOME YOU INTO OUR VAST & WILD SANCTUARY
TO PARTAKE IN THE MANY BLESSINGS THIS LAND HAS TO OFFER.
" The endurance of darkness
is the preparation for great light."
- St John of the Cross