Date and Time Details: Arrival is from 3-4pm with an orientation for new guests at 4:30pm. Departure is around noon on the last day.

Minimum: 2 night retreat

New Guest: Registration Fee $35 (non-refundable) is required for first time guests.

Returning Guest: Registration Fee waived. Flexible arrival day & time.

Room Rate Nightly: Includes Program

Discount Code Available : for returning guests and medical professionals

  • Garden View Room #1 – $165.00
  • Garden View Room #2 – $165.00
  • Mountain View Room #3 – $195.00
  • Mountain View Room #4 – $155.00
  • Mountain View Room #5 – $155.00
  • Mountain View Room #6 – $195.00

If the rooms are whited out they are not available, please check that your dates entered are correct. The Prices listed are the Private Room Rate. To add a friend to the room is an additional $40. per night. All Double Rooms can be booked as a Private Room. Please read our terms and conditions for cancellations.

Nurturing Personal Retreat

With Bruce Davis, Ruth Davis and Brenda Brisch

Flexible Dates

Choose a 2-5 night stay

Enjoy a meditation retreat in the healing presence of silence. We are nurturing the quiet heart and inner peace.  Time for self healing & resting our awareness in the quiet heart, opens the present moment to infinite peace and our inner wisdom. One-on-one meditation guidance is included in each retreat for those who wish.  Spiritually nourishing, peace & quiet, allows time for reflection and relaxation.  We are located on 25 acres of open land and surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland.

Daily Rhythm  2 Sitting meditations, one-on-one meditation guidance is included for those who wish.  Each meditation is led  by experienced teachers and is a healing environment.  You are invited to ask questions to get spiritual direction after meditation periods.


9 – 9:45 am   Morning Meditation

10 -12 noon  Personal meditation guidance offered (included)

In the afternoons there is time to practice living with a quiet heart, walking meditation in nature, reading, journaling, resting, swimming, personal free time to nurture yourself.


Each person can have a private room.  All rooms have vaulted ceilings, complete with all cotton linens, towels and pillow top mattresses.  Hardwood or marble flooring throughout. Heating and air conditioning (guest controlled). Modern comfort and impeccable.  We use all biodegradable cleaning products.

Amenities: Large Salt Water Pool, library, gourmet open-flow kitchen available all day, outdoor patios, nature walks

Additional Services: Energy Healing, Personal Consultation, Massage

5 pm  Personal practice time or consultation with teachers.

7:00 – 7:30 pm  Evening Meditation 

Meals & Kitchen 


You have access all day to a large, beautiful & open easy-flow kitchen to prepare your meals. No diet restrictions. There are many organic basics on hand including bottled water. All you need are your fresh veggies, meats, fruits, dairy or grain products. All our cleaning products, food & waste bags, take home cartons, are biodegradable.

Arrival & Departure

Arrival:  is 3-4 pm with orientation at 4:30 pm.  Departure: 11:30am

Our Commitment:

We are committed to making retreats affordable to everyone.  If you or someone you know needs assistance to attend please contact us for partial scholarships.  If you are a nurse or caregiver, please ask about our caregiver discounts.


The moment you register for a retreat…

you have begun to imagine and receive the gift of being less busy and more with your true self and inner peace. You don’t have to wait for your retreat to begin.  You can enjoy this peace that you have already connected to. Take some time each day and let your retreat slowly grow in your awareness and in your life.  Take some time each day and nurture your heart. The beauty and gentleness you find are all part of your retreat.  Your life is a sacred sanctuary.  Your heart is the garden. If you like to do some reading about the beauty of silence & meditation, please browse some of Bruce’s articles on Huffington Post.

Please note:  We only have six guest rooms. Therefore, if you need to cancel please email us as soon as possible. Your deposit can be transferred to another retreat with us if cancelled 3 weeks before the start of your retreat and is good for up to one year.  If you cancel within 3 weeks of the start of the retreat, all costs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

About the Leaders


Bruce Davis

Bruce is the author of  The Heart of Healing, Monastery without Walls ~ Daily Life in the Silence, My Little Flowers, Simple Peace ~ The Inner Life of St Francis of Assisi and The Calling of Joy. His latest book is The Love Letters of St Francis & St Clare.  Bruce is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. A graduate of Saybrook University, […]

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Ruth Davis

Ruth helps people map out the internal space so that each person can deepen into meditation practice, connecting with their spiritual heart, their true self.  Her one-on-one help is extremely valuable in understanding how to develop concentration, ease of practice and to bring this understanding home.  For other personal and spiritual issues Ruth is available during […]

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Brenda Brisch

Brenda has been lovingly guiding contemplative retreats for over 35 years.  She has devoted much of her life to spiritual inquiry and will be teaching for Ruth and Bruce from January 2 - February 15, 2018.  Through meditation and meditative movement she helps people discover their own pathway to inner peace. Brenda teaches that life's circumstances are […]

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