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Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home

June 8 - June 15


About the Program

Registration is now closed for this retreat.

Meditation is a coming home. Through the simple practice of being in one’s body, developing a sense of familiarity with and fidelity to immediate experience, we reconnect with the life we are living and the person we are. Under the guidance of Senior Teacher Neil McKinlay, this week-long retreat will explore the foundational methods of somatic meditation offered by the Dharma Ocean lineage. We will find our way through the confusion and distraction that so characterize our everyday lives. We will come into contact with the openness and knowing that are our true nature. We will come home.



Salt Spring Island, BC



About the Teacher

Neil McKinlay is a teacher, coach, and writer. A close student of Reggie Ray, Neil draws from his training in the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa to emphasize the accessibility and relevance of meditation in the modern world. Seeing the spiritual journey as an inherent part of the human journey, his teaching style is immediate and personal, always affirming the dignity and wholeness of our lives as they are.

Trust the Body: A Guided Practice

Guided Meditation from Neil: Earth Descent

(Video and audio recorded at Winter Dathün 2015)



To register for this program follow the “Register Now” link at the top of this page. We ask that participants interested in this program register early as space is limited. Registration closes May 27, 2017.

The total price of the retreat ranges from $1,011 to $1,350 USD. Price range is dependent on your choice of housing. This price includes food, tuition, lodging, and tax.


Stowel Lake Farm is located on Salt Spring Island right outside of Vancouver, BC.

Click here to find Stowel Lake on google maps.


There will be scholarships available for this program. If you are interested,  please register for the program and fill out an application by April 27, 2017. After the deadline, applications will be considered and notified of any remaining funds. Click here for more information, and to find the online financial aid application. Applications will be reviewed shortly after the scholarship deadline.