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Meditation Retreat


You are worthy and deserving of a day in retreat. Join us on February 18, 2023 at the delightful, peaceful, and picturesque Trappist Abbey located in Carlton, OR. Give yourself permission to nourish yourself through gently guided meditations and community.  


Though I like to follow my intuition that arises from the group, you can expect time for silence, guidance through relaxing body scans, single point meditations, and insightful and transformative meditations designed to give rise to compassion and loving kindness. 


There will be free time where you can journal or spend some time exploring the beautiful trail system winding through the Trappist Abbey forest. Please dress accordingly.  


We will share a potluck meal together. In addition to bringing a dish, please bring your own plate, bowl, cutlery, coffee/tea mug and water bottle to help keep this environmentally friendly.  Coffee and tea will be provided.


Meditation  cushions, benches, and chairs are available but please feel free to bring your own.


February 18, 2023 - 9:00AM to 5:00PM


Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey

9200 NE Abbey Road, Carlton, OR


Because you are worth it!

"When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace." 



“What a great way to spend a day!  The grounds were beautiful and radiated peace. Under Dan’s gentle and loving guidance the day of silent meditation was a breeze, yet deeply rewarding. I’ll be back.”

~ J. K. Oct 2019

"My day with Dan at the beautiful Trappist Abbey for his Silent Meditation Retreat was illuminating, relaxing and full of insights. Dan facilitates a safe, loving and insightful experience, whether you are new to meditation or at it for many years. And for those, like me, who might worry about the physical challenge of sitting, the day is organized into manageable, focused sections with ample opportunity to walk, reflect, and simply and silently, be quiet. If you can, join him." 

~ T.W.H Feb 2020

This retreat is offered by Donation

You can donate here or at the event. Please email me, call, or text to reserve your place.


Please be sure that I respond to your reservation request.

Space is limited to 20 participants

*Vaccinations are required per host*

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We Are Meeting Online


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting postponed until further notice.

Meeting ID: 702 677 956
Password: 004783

Meditation and Mindfulness Community

The intention behind this weekly meeting in Corvallis is to cultivate an inclusive mindfulness community. If we are to continue to grow and live meaningful lives, we need each other. Each week, we meditate as a group then share our experiences practicing weekly mindfulness exercises such as; attention, compassion, equanimity and loving-kindness. We’ll also examine our values and learn to apply them skillfully in our lives. We’ll generate more wisdom by exploring our misperceptions, biases and unhealthy motivations. All that is required to attend is an interest in cultivating peace and living a meaningful and purposeful life. 



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This Event is FREE 

Donations are Welcomed

“In attending Dan’s weekly guided meditations, now held over Zoom, I have found a wonderful and much needed sense of likeminded community. The 30 minute guided meditation is helpful for both beginners and those that are more experienced. Followed with a discussion of what is happening in the world in general and each of us in particular. Dan so beautifully provides us participants with a warm and inviting space that makes heartfelt and insightful discussions easy and inclusive. It never fails to provide me with one hour a week where time seems to stand still and I can nourish my inner most self with the serenity and compassion we all need.” ~ Christy R. Oct. 2020

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"You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer."

Eckhart Tolle


I offer basic Shamatha (Mindfulness of Breath) meditation instruction and facilitation. Below you will find a few downloadable guided meditations of varying length for you to use anytime.


Because of COVID-19, our weekly group meditations have temporarily moved to an online Zoom format. We hope to start sitting together in person soon! Additionally, all meditation retreats have been cancelled. 

If you are interested in personal Meditation instruction, please contact me and I'll be happy to work with you. 

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Guided Meditations  


Please set your volume to a low setting


The 30-Minute meditation was recorded during our Thursday evening meditation group.

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