Join us for a Daylong Meditation Retreat at the Hermitage, Lake Pomme de Terre - May 20, 2018

Join Ozarks Dharma Community for a Daylong Meditation Retreat at the Hermitage.
Take the time to slow down, breathe and relax, and cultivate mindfulness with fellow yogis in the beauty of nature. New and experienced meditators are welcome.

If you plan to attend the retreat, please put your name on the Retreat Sign-up Sheet at our next 9am Saturday Meditation. Or send your name, phone and email to by Monday, May 14.


8:30am  Registration
The suggested donation is $15 per person at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Any amount paid above $15 helps those who may not otherwise be able to attend.

9:00am  Retreat Begins
Guidance for new meditators will be available at the start of the retreat. The remainder of the day will be held in Noble Silence. Group sitting periods of 40 minutes each will be woven throughout the day. However, you are welcome to practice sitting and walking meditation in a flexible format that suits you.

12:00pm  Lunch (1 hour; we will maintain Noble Silence)
Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle. The Retreat Center has tap water, a fridge and microwave on site. ODC will provide tea and fruit.

4:00pm  Retreat Ends
If you need to leave early, let us know at or before registration.


  • Sack lunch & water bottle. Tap water is available on site.
  • Cushion and blanket if you have one. A limited number of cushions and sitting pads will be provided.
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, hat.
  • Dress in layers. In case of rain, the Retreat Center has enough space for indoor walking meditation.


The Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center is located about 1.25 hours north of Springfield near Lake Pomme de Terre. Detailed directions are available here. When you enter the gateway, we will be in the building on your left.

If you need a ride or can give a ride, please see the Retreat Sign-Up Sheet at our 9am Saturday Meditation. Or send your name, phone and email to by Monday, May 14.

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