Retreat Centers in the Virginia Area

July 6, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

On July 6, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the 1,000-acre Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on the James River in Buckingham, Va., schedules yoga classes, group meditations, vegetarian meals, and 10-day silent retreats several times a year. The nondenominational Mountain Light Retreat Center in Crozet, Va., specializes in Zen-based meditation. And the Bhavana Society Forest Monastery and Retreat Center in High View, W.Va., holds Buddhist meditation retreats for individuals and families, including one entitled 'Awareness of Death...' A large number of retreat centers are Catholic, partly because of the denomination's extensive network of convents and monasteries and partly because of its long-established retreat tradition. But non-Catholics are welcome in most places."