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Since 1972 Still Point has been a place forStill Point Interfaith Retreat Center

Solitude

Silence

Spirituality

Diversity

Community

living in

harmony

with the  Earth and open to all people.

 

Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center, located in upstate NY, just minutes from downtown Saratoga, is open during the year for  private retreats, a day of quiet and prayer, group or staff retreats, youth retreats, business retreats and church groups.  At this time we cannot accommodate overnight retreats for groups with more than 8 people unless you wish to 'camp'. There  are 4 fully winterized hermitages (cabins) nestled in the woods along with a large facility, The Welcoming House, for groups.

We offer several packages for individuals who want silence and solitude: $75 per day with food, vegetarian diet or other, included (2 meals are 'fix-your-own' and 1 meal is prepared for you in the evening.), $65 per day if we prepare only an evening meal or $55 per day when you provide your own food. N.B.The double cabin (1 & 2) and cabin 3 have some mustiness in the air and may be problematic for those with certain allergies.

We now offer 3 rooms in the Welcoming House during warmer weather for those who do not wish to walk to and from a cabin. There are 2 small rooms with a single bed and night stand and 1 room with a futon which pulls out to make the equivalent of a double bed. All 3 rooms have doors which connect to the larger eating and lounge area. These are available at $65 with food included (2 meals are 'fix-your-own' and 1 meal is prepared for you in the evening), $55 with only the evening, prepared meal and $45 per night when you provide your own food.
 

Take 24 hours from your busy schedule. Come to one of our cabins. Pray!

             Be silent. “The quieter you become, the more you hear.”
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I guess ‘change’ is the word that gets my attention. Living in the NE, I am privileged to notice change in the natural world as we travel from season to season. When one season begins and the other ends is demarcated by the equinoxes and solstices though the actual ‘change’ is more subtle, less clearly defined. So too the changes that come with the death of loved ones. The death is actually a point of demarcation in a stream of experiences in 3 dimensional living. My experiences of friends, family and others relationships are always changing though I so often don’t notice. I am reminded of a phrase I read somewhere “Don’t be attached to form.” Form, you and me and every aspect in my life experience is forever shifting; in my attachment to it I want it to be as I want it to be. It doesn’t seem to work so well for me! So when death comes for a friend or loved one, pets included, I now hope that I have experienced him, her or it in their essence, as that eternal I AM which always is one with me. Though the empty place in my 3-d world remains and even the feeling of loss, I feel richer and even joyful for having that deep connection which survives death. Yes, change at the level of form is ongoing and I notice it more  in the wake of death; beneath form, however, is The Changeless and Ever-changing which is my essence.  It is that to which I give my fullest attention and let go of the form to which I am attached. Rowena Fay

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 Still Point Retreat Center is self-supporting and relies entirely on our program and retreat revenues plus the generosity of our supporters for our continued success.

Individuals seeking the Sacred and in need of time and space away from their busy life are important to Still Point. We welcome people from all walks of life and spiritualities. In a world where division and suspicion of differences are rampant, Still Point is a sacred space where unity-in-plurality is valued
. Every part is essential to the whole.   

 

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Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center
20 Still Point Road
Mechanicville, NY 12118
518-587-4967
stillpt423@aol.com

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