Floating Leaf Sangha- Our sister sangha in Homer- is again organizing an Alaska Mindfulness Retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh August 24-26. It will be lead by two monastic teachers from Deer Park Monastery.  Please see the notice below.

Please, note these dates and consider attending. This retreat has filled each of the past five years and often has a waiting list.  We are lucky to have a taste of Plum Village here in Alaska!

FOR INFORMATION & TO REGISTER CONTACT:   SHARON (Registrar) 907-299-2929   JOE:   907-299-8635


Earth Holder Retreat
22-26 August, 2018
Camp Courage Retreat Center, Maple Lake MN


Dear friends, 

We are delighted to give you early notice of the upcoming Earth Holder Retreat:
Go as a River: Peacefully breathing and joyfully walking through times of great change.  

The retreat will be held from  August 22-26, 2018, at the Camp Courage Retreat Center in Maple Lake, MN. Camp Courage is a beautiful retreat center and is located on a wooded lake in the country near Minneapolis. (

Monastic brothers and sisters from Deer Park Monastery will help lead this retreat, along with Senior Dharma Teachers in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Earth Holder Sangha. In this retreat we will deepen our love, compassion and understanding for all living beings as well as grow our courage to protect our precious Mother Earth.

This is a preliminary announcement so you can save these dates on your calendar.  A formal announcement and registration is forthcoming and will be posted to the Earth Holder website.

Earth Holder Sangha Care Taking Council
Smile and enjoy each moment!