spokane residential meditation retreats

Next Retreat September 26-30, 2018
Waking Up to the Love That is Here
Intimate 5-Day Residential Meditation Retreat with Dori Langevin
6:00 pm Wed, May 30 through lunch 1:30 pm Sun, June 3, 2018
Kairos House of Prayer, Spokane, WA  *
 13 retreatants
Kairos is a mountain retreat setting with single room accommodations and
vegetarian meals located 30 minutes north of downtown Spokane, WA.
Please note: Meditation Hall is up a flight of stairs.
Arrival at Kairos starts at 4pm on May 30th

When we are asleep, disconnected from or just don’t know how to sense the inherent goodness in ourselves and others we are likely to look through the lens of “something is wrong” (ill will or aversion) or “something is missing” (grasping). The Buddhist meditation practice of metta, translated as goodwill or loving kindness, is the antidote for aversion and grasping and can awaken our natural ability to see the goodness and stay present to the difficulty in our inner and outer life. What could awaken in you as you bring a tender, wise presence to your own heart, as you find refuge in love?

You are welcome whether you are brand new or a seasoned practitioner of metta. Instructions will be offered for metta meditation in stillness and movement (walking meditation and qigong). Throughout the retreat, we will honor Noble Affectionate Silence aside from structured dialogues and Q & A. This practice invites us to let go of social conversation and the need to “be somebody” and helps to sooth and settle the heart-mind-body.

We will be held by the decades of spiritual practice that has occurred at Kairos, by the dedication and loving wisdom of Sister Florence and Rita, and by all of the animal, plant and mineral beings of Kairos. And our presence and practice will become part of this sacred place.

Registration Fee and Dana to support the teacher ($350 – $550 total)
1) $200 registration fee covers your room & board and administrative expenses; camping registration fee is $132. Pay Pal option for registration (includes the Pay Pal fees) is available for those who wish to pay by credit card (see registration form for details). Checks will be deposited on April 25th.
2) Plus “you choose” sliding scale of $150 to $350 donation (dana) for the retreat teachings and guidance which you will offer directly to Dori by check or cash on the last retreat morning.
Because of the generosity of some retreatants, partial scholarships for registration may be available for those who could not attend otherwise. Please contact Dori for details.You will receive an Confirmation Letter email upon acceptance into the retreat.

Refund Policy: If you need to cancel and you telephone Dori on or before May 2nd she will issue a $100 refund (camping $32). If your place is filled from the wait-list you will be refunded $150 (or camping $82) after the retreat. No refund is available if you leave the retreat early because Dori pays Kairos full room and board costs for all retreatants.

 Dori Langevin, Psy.D, is a graduate of the four-year Spirit Rock & Insight Meditation Society teacher training program. She began formally teaching the Buddhadharma & Meditation at Tara Brach’s invitation in 2003. Dori loves sharing the Buddha’s radical teachings and practices which empower us to live with wakefulness, compassion and wisdom in the midst of our messy, yet radiant lives. She considers herself a devotee of the Sacred Feminine and grounds her teaching in embodied presence. She lives with her husband, Ted, and two cats, Karuna and Sati in Spokane Valley.

Lodging Information
Lodging is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis balanced with physical needs as indicated on your registration form.
Everyone needs to mail the signed registration form; postmark will serve as date for lodging requests.

Kairos has 13 single rooms. In order to make room for 15 people to attend the retreat, registration priority will be given to those who are willing to camp or share lodging with another person in a large A-Frame. Kairos does not have a reduced room & board rate for sharing a room.

  1. There are six rooms in the two main buildings:
    Two rooms upstairs & two rooms downstairs in the main house where there are full baths on both floors.
    Two rooms upstairs next to the meditation hall in the “barn.” It is called the “barn” because it looks like one from the outside (but there are no animals!). There are two full baths on the ground floor of the barn.
  2. There are seven single dwellings situated in various places on the property and thus are more private and quiet: Four A-frame cabins and three hermitages (renovated single-person trailers). Some require uphill walking although three of the hermitages are close to the main buildings.  All have electricity and heat, but no running water. Well water is supplied for drinking, brushing your teeth, making tea. All have “honey-pots” for night-time toileting which you will empty and wash out Sunday morning (and they are not smelly!). Bathrooms/showers are available in the main house and the barn at any time for your use. Campers need to bring their own towels, tent, etc.

Registration form