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Being Here Now: In the Middle of Everything ~ Satsang & Retreat!

“Being Here Now in the Middle of Everything” A three-day retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs, immersed in bhakti and Buddhist practice, in the forested mountains of Oregon.

In April, Kavita will join author and contemplative thinker, Rameshwar Das of Love Serve Remember Foundation and Betsy Anjani Toll founder of Living Earth Oregon to explore devotional practices and teachings from the Buddhist, bhakti, and nondual wisdom paths. We will celebrate Ram Dass’ Life and teachings in the month of his birthday and at a place he taught for 20 years.

These are the currents that flow with grace, humor, and love from Neem Karoli Baba, known as Maharajji. Together they nurture our capacity to live with compassion, vibrant courage, and simple ease in challenging times.

We'll balance meditation, discourse, and dialogue with chanting, yoga, and conversation. Laughter, tenderness, and some of Ram Dass' stories of his time with Maharajji will all mix into this rich, nourishing feast.

Morning and afternoon sessions in the River Yurt each day will break periodically to allow time to rest, soak, hike, and enjoy the beauty of Breitenbush. Evening sessions will feature call-and-response kirtan, sacred chants, and question-and-answer opportunities.

On Saturday : April 13th -

join us for a special in-town Satsang with Kirtan 7-9 pm (ALL are welcome, not just for workshop participants, please come!!)

Shanti OM Yoga

7334 N. Chicago Ave, North Portland, Donation based, $10-$20 suggested, give what you can.

Sunday - Wednesday : April 14-17th -

Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs!

Informal check-in and welcome at 5:15 PM in the River Yurt. Our first evening session will begin at 7:30 PM, and retreat will close on Wednesday, April 17, just after lunch.


COST: $160 for retreat and $63 Breitenbush facility fee, plus lodging.

Complete details including prices for different types of lodging on


Register by phone w/ Breitenbush at 503-854-3320. Space is limited – call for early-reg discount by 3/15. Registration includes retreat plus lodging, use of lodge, hot springs, sauna, labyrinth, and trails, and three scrumptious vegetarian meals daily. Advance requests for special diet needs can be accommodated.

Questions about retreat format/content? Please contact : Living Earth.