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2015 Winter Retreat FAQ

Retreat begins at 6:30pm Friday with supper. You’re welcome earlier. The cabins will be available after 4pm. We will finish up at 10:30am Sunday morning.


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: Cabins CB001 and CB005

Map of the Park: http://www.crt.state.la.us/Assets/Parks/parks/chicot/chicot_parkmap.pdf
Map of Deluxe Cabin Area: http://www.crt.state.la.us/Assets/Parks/parks/chicot/newcabin.jpg
Items Provided: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens.

Things to Bring:

  • Loose comfortable clothing
  • A Notebook and Pens
  • Yoga Mat (if you have one, extras will be available)
  • Umbrella
  • Extra towel
  • Flashlight
  • At least one Vegetarian Dish to share

Going to a meditation meeting for the first time?

  • We meet for group practice on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • We meet at River Oaks Square Arts Center on the 2nd floor at 1330 Second St. in Alexandria, La.
  • The meeting usually lasts about an hour.
  • Wear loose comfortable clothes
  • Most sit on cushions but you can lay down or sit in a chair if you prefer
  • Cushions are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own
  • We usually begin with a few minutes of a centering meditation
  • There will be a short talk about meditation usually about 15 minutes
  • There will be 20-30 minutes of silent group meditation
  • Meditation instruction is offered, but everyone is welcome to do their own practice
  • You’re welcome to linger after the meeting to meet people or ask questions
  • There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
  • No religious affiliation or meditation experience is required to attend.
  • We’re really laid back. Some have had active meditation practices for several years. Many are new to the practice. All are welcome.