Fri, Mar 11


Saranam Retreat Center

Artists Retreat

Immerse yourself in playful art-making with others and let the peace and quiet of Saranam fuel your creative fire

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Artists Retreat

Time & Location

Mar 11, 9:00 AM – Mar 13, 9:00 AM

Saranam Retreat Center, Montrose, WV 26283, USA

About The Event

Artist retreats offer an opportunity for artists of all levels to spend one or more days together working on their art, in a zen-inspired setting free of outside distractions.  You do not have to be a trained artist to join us. At previous retreats we’ve worked in paint, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collages, sculpture, monoprints… even an outdoor sculpture done as a group project. Whatever inspires you!

     Your time during the retreat is your own and Saranam offers a variety of places to enjoy while here. You can work on your project at a table in the house, on the screened porch, or out in the fields and woods. Whenever you wish, you can go for a ramble, take a nap, enjoy the view from the veranda, or meditate in the zendo.

 COST: $15/day

 LODGING: You are also invited to stay overnight at Saranam. We offer comfortable dormatory space and a few private rooms (first come, first served). We can provide linens but request that you bring your own to help us keep our overhead as low as possible. We charge only $25 per night. 

  FOOD: We generally share mealtimes. Everyone brings their own food and you are invited (but not obliged) to bring food to share and/or cook together. We coordinate these meals via email before the event. Whether or not you choose to join in the group cooking, you will have full use of the kitchen

 NOTE: On Sunday morning, from 9-11, the Saranam sangha gathers for a formal zazen meditation in the zendo. You would be welcome to join should you wish to. We will be happy to help you learn enough to participate appropriately. 

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  • Artist Retreat 3 days


    This ticket is for Friday noon to Sunday noon.




  • Overnight 2 nights


    This ticket is for Friday and Saturday night lodging.