Category Archives: Uncategorized

Re•new Meditation Retreat


Begin the first weekend of 2020 with a silent Meditation Retreat at beautiful Bayou Chicot State Park. We will practice traditional sitting and walking meditation, as well optional practices of Gentle Yoga, Qi Gong, chanting, nature walks, journaling, and tea. Enjoy delicious vegetarian meals in cozy lakeside cabins overlooking the lake. Available space is limited to 20 participants in bunk style rooms. Each guest is asked to contribute at least one dish to cover food for the weekend. Cost is $125, non-refundable due to the limited time for registration.

Only online Registration available thru

Satsang: Releasing & Receiving

Close out 2018 with a grateful heart, forgiving spirit, and clear head. Welcome 2019 with intention and mindfulness. We will gather for Satsang with chanting, tea, guided practices, walking meditation, heart opening, and intention setting. Free to attend. Donations welcome. Dress comfortably. Bring friends.

January 6, 2019 from 6:30-8pm

River Oaks Square Arts Center

Refuge Recovery begins Nov. 8, 2015

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery Cenla

A Buddhist approach to recovery

Sunday 7:00-8:00 pm

3500 Hwy 28 East in Pineville
at First Christian Church
(across from Johnny’s Pizza)

beginning Sunday, November 8.

These are open meetings for those in recovery or interested in recovery.
Free to attend. Donations are welcome.

For more information about this approach to recovery visit:

Fall Retreat 2015 FAQ

We’re looking forward to a great Fall Retreat with Spirit Path and Cenla Meditation Group together at Bayou Chicot this weekend. Check-in for the retreat is Friday, October 30, from 4:00-6:00pm. You’re welcome to come earlier. The cabins will be available after 4pm. We will conclude at 10:30am Sunday morning followed by cleanup and packing.


Bayou Chicot State Park
3469 Chicot Park Road
Ville Platte, LA 70586


Coming from the north on I-49, exit on LA 106 south. Turn left off LA 106 onto LA 3042 south, and continue to the main entrance. From the south, exit I-49 on US 167 and drive toward Ville Platte. In Ville Platte, turn right onto LA 3042/N. Dupre St., then left onto LA 3042/W. Lincoln Rd. Veer right onto LA 3042/Chicot Park Road. Park entrance is about 7 miles down LA 3042.

Deluxe Cabin Area: We are in Cabins CB001, CB002, and CB006. Cabin assignments will be available upon arrival at CB001. 

Map of the Park:
Map of Deluxe Cabin Area:
Items Provided: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens.

Parking is limited to two cars per cabin. You are welcome to pull up to the cabins to unload upon arrival then most cars will need to be parked around the corner in the large parking lot which is nearby the deluxe cabin area.

Things to Bring:

  • Loose comfortable clothing
  • Rain Gear and Umbrella
  • A coffee/tea mug
  • Extra towel or favorite pillow optional
  • Small Flashlight

If you have not yet signed up for food to bring, please visit the signup list at Volunteer Spot to see what is still needed. 

The registration fee covered the cost of the retreat only. Traditionally donations or dana (the Buddhist practice of almsgiving) are offered to practice generosity as an expression of appreciation for the teachers who are leading the retreat. This opportunity will be available at the retreat but is optional.

Feel free to email or call/text Lyndon at (318)229-3811 for more information.

Fall Retreat Food Signup

Sign up to bring food for the Fall Retreat ( ) on @VolunteerSpot. Everyone attending is asked to provide two items. Plan for about 15 people per dish. Remember the meals are vegetarian only. There are some non-food items and easy breakfast items on the list for those that don’t cook. Please bring food prepared already to reduce prep time to warming snd serving only. Thanks!

2015 Fall Retreat


We are excited to welcome our friends from Spirit Path Meditation and Spiritual Enrichment Center in Lafayette, Louisiana to join us for our third retreat Friday, October 30 through Sunday November 1, 2015 at beautiful Bayou Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, Louisiana. This will be a silent meditation retreat similar to our previous retreats which will also include walking meditation, tea meditation, journaling, yoga, Qigong, and delicious vegetarian food. Retreat will be Friday afternoon and conclude around Sunday at noon. Detailed schedule, food assignments, items to bring, and directions will be furnished at least 30 days prior to the retreat. Cost is $75 per person plus sharing in food prep. Attendance limited to first 20 registered with payment.

Please note that this is a silent retreat. Participants should be able to tolerate up to 30 minutes meditation at a time. It is recommended that you have practiced with either Cenla Meditation Group or Spirit Path Meditation and Spiritual Enrichment Center at least several times to make sure that you feel comfortable with the types of practices we will be doing during the retreat. The good news is there’s plenty of time to visit one of our sanghas and get acquainted with the style of practice and friends you will spend the retreat with before October.

You can send the $75 registration via PayPal to You can also mail it with a registration form to:

Cenla Meditation Group
c/o Lyndon Marcotte
414 Grant Dr.
Ball, LA 71405

Printable Registration Form