SOFTEN - SOFTEN - SOFTEN

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Deepen into true nature.

 

 Resting in all that is.

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A SANCTUARY IN THE

OFFERING DARK RETREATS

Nestled in the Cascade-Siskiyou Wilderness in Ashland, Oregon.

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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

wilderness sanctuary 

safe space

retreat support 

organic food 

mountain spring water 

sauna & cold plunge/creek (seasonal)

EARTH BERMED

retreats

  • 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 

  • Organic food 

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BEING

RELAX INTO THE RHYTHM OF THE DARK.

THE JOURNEY OF

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Forest

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.

Julia

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. 

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Jess

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.

SCIENCE &

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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.

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WE ARE TAKING

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WE ARE 

TO WELCOME YOU INTO OUR VAST & WILD SANCTUARY​​

 

TO PARTAKE IN THE MANY BLESSINGS THIS LAND HAS TO OFFER.

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"When we surrender control - Life is just as mysterious as Death."

- Revelations from the Darkness