The Nature of Practice: An Awareness and Wisdom Retreat
with Alexis Santos and Susa Talan

When: Sunday, September 4 - Wednesday, September 7, 2022 
Registration ends July 12th

Medawisla* Lodge and Cabins (Getting There)
AMC Wilderness Camp
Greenville, Maine             

*Abenaki for Loon


Join ODMC co-founders Alexis Santos and Susa Talan for a three-night Insight Meditation retreat at the AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins on the Second Roach Pond in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness.

Starting Sunday of Labor Day weekend, we will explore the practice of awareness in nature as it lays the foundation for the gradual development of insight or wisdom. Being among the mountains and open sky can be a wonderful support for the deepening of our mindfulness practice. 

This retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators, with periods of sitting and walking outside, whenever possible, as well as guided meditation and reflections to support your practice. There will also be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion, as well as free time to take advantage of the beautiful setting while swimming, paddling, biking, or hiking.

COVID Policy

We invite you to review the COVID policy for AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabines here.

We are taking names for the waitlist at this time. If you are interested in signing up, please complete this form. We will get back to you with information about how to register should space become available

Step 1: Register with Open Door


Step 2: Pay the registration fee on Venmo or Paypal

The cost to attend this retreat is $75 to support teacher lodging and operations.

This fee is separate from housing costs.


To pay us on Paypal: Click the button below and please indicate in the Note that this payment is for the September retreat.

Step 3: Secure housing with AMC


Call AMC at (603) 466-2727. Use code word WHAGS and group #594600 to reserve housing.

Housing Details: 

  • Housing is arranged through AMC on a first-come, first-served basis. After our July 10th registration deadline, remaining bunk spaces and cabins will be made available to the public.

  • Per diem cost includes nightly lodging + three meals, prices range from $109 (bunk-house) - $231 (cabin). Call for information on available lodging and pricing options; cabins are filling up fast.

  • NOTE: There is an option for a pre-retreat AMC Wilderness Camp stay starting Wednesday, August 31. If you want to add these days to your retreat, let  AMC know when you call to reserve lodging.