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Be Still & Know Retreat

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Chicot State Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

A Lenten introduction to Contemplative Christian Spirituality for Seekers, Doubters, Rebels, and Ragamuffins. Together we will spend a day of prayer and silence exploring classic Christian practices such as: Celtic Daily Prayer, Centering Prayer, Prayer Walking, Chanting, Lectio Divina, and other disciplines. This is an ecumenical gathering of friends where all are welcome as they are, no one is excluded for any reason. This will be a silent retreat with dedicated times for discussion and sharing.

We will practice at the Chicot State Park Meeting Room on the secluded east side of Bayou Chicot Lake with meal provided and opportunities for afternoon hiking and evening campfire to close out the day. You are welcome to leave earlier in the day if needed.

Must register in advance through Eventbrite as space is limited. $40 registration includes meal. No additional registration fees. Cancellations allowed up to 7 days prior to the event.

Register Here

Morning Meditation Retreat

Join us this Saturday, April 8, from 9-10am for a morning retreat of sitting and walking meditation at the Butterfly Garden behind the Catahoula Ranger Station on Hwy 8 in Bentley. Free to attend. Bring a yoga mat, picnic blanket, or any support you need for sitting meditation outside on the grass. 

Directions: From Pineville Expressway head north on US 167 toward Dry Prong/Ruston. In Bentley turn right on Hwy 8. About 1.5 miles turn right at the Catahoula Ranger District Office. The Butterfly Garden will be on your right. There is a grassy parking area.

Afternoon Retreat at Toledo Bend

You are invited to experience an afternoon of our longer 4 day retreat this Saturday, January 14, at South Toledo Bend State Park from 1-5pm. Plan to arrive by 1pm and bring your own meditation cushion. There is no fee, but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. We do ask that you message us on Facebook or send an email to info@cenlameditation.org to let us know you plan to come out. 

South Toledo Bend State Park
120 Bald Eagle, Anacoco, LA 71403
Retreat meeting at Cabin #8.

Winter Retreat 2017

January 12-15, 2017

South Toledo Bend State Park

Anacoco, Louisiana

Registration is live for our 4th Annual Meditation Retreat on beautiful South Toledo Bend State Park in Anacoco, La. This will be our first 3 day retreat almost one month from now. 

This retreat will include meditations in sitting, walking, chanting, tea, journaling, and nature.

This meditation retreat is limited to those who meet at least two of the three criteria:

1) Prior retreat experience, preferably with Cenla Meditation or similar Sangha.

2) Regular personal meditation practice.

3) Active participant in meditation group

Meal assignments are required in addition to the cost of registration. Due to the limited space available and short notice all registrations will be non-refundable.

Registration is limited to a small number of participants. Please register soon to reserve a spot. Message with any questions.

Register at Eventbrite.com.

Open Your Heart Retreat Info

2015-12-29 16.33.40Directions: 

From I-49, turn south on Hwy 106 toward St. Landry. Just past St. Landry you will see a CLECO power station on your left. Turn left on the next road on the left which is Spillway Rd. and the entrance to the boat landing and Conference/Meeting Room facility. It is about 1.5 miles down a gravel road. The facility is at the very end of the road. Please note it is on the north side of the lake. It is not in the main campground/arboretum area on the south side of the lake. If you have trouble finding the facility, call Lyndon at (318)229-3811.

What to Bring: 

  • A Yoga Mat and any props that you like to use
  • Please wear comfortable, loose clothes and dress in layers, depending on the weather. We will try to keep a pleasantly warm room.
  • We should have enough meditation cushions for everyone registered, but if you like to sit with any particular style of cushion or chair, please bring them. There are only hard chairs in the facility for alternatives.
  • Journal or notebook and pen or pencil for a journaling practice
  • Hot water, tea, and water provided. If we all brought a mug, that would cut down on paper waste.
  • Finally, a vegetarian lunch will be provided. Some have offered to bring a dish to share. You are welcome to bring something to share also, but it is not required. Please email us at info@cenlameditation.org if you plan to bring food.

If you know of someone interested in attending that is not already registered, there are only a few spaces remaining. Email us at info@cenlameditation.org to let us know they want to come. they can pay via PayPal or bring money the day of the retreat.

It’s going to be a great day! We are excited that you are coming and hope that is a wonderful experience for everyone. See you soon!