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Thu, Oct 10


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

Artists Retreat
Artists Retreat

Time & Location

Oct 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – Oct 13, 2024, 1:00 PM

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. You only need to enjoy art play. We hold them in an informal style, to encourage exploration, sharing and support no matter what one's experience level or medium of creativity. There is no formal teaching but much sharing takes place.

We set up tables and chairs around the center and participants choose their own spot according to their needs and preferences. Folks bring your own materials and current project(s) to work on. 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.

 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 request that you bring your own linens to help us keep our overhead as low as possible. 

FOOD: We usually share food potluck style, so bring something to share, either prepared at home or cooked in our kitchen. Some people prefer to eat only their own food and that is fine too.

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. Or you are welcome to continue your art play. 

COST: We ask for a $15/day donation to Saranam to cover heat, electricity, water and general upkeep.  If you plan to spend the night, the total charge increases to $25/day. 

Claim Your Spot

  • Day and Overnight

    This ticket is for a day and overnight. If you plan to stay more than day and night, please purchase the appropriate number of tickets.

  • Artist Retreat Day Only

    This ticket is for one day. If you plan to attend more than one day, please purchase the appropriate number of tickets,




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