January Daylong Retreat: Remembering the Wonder of Life with Cara Lai @ Good Medicine

As children we could easily connect to the magic of life. A snowfall opened us up to a kind of joy and wonder which, in the seriousness of adulthood, we easily forget about. This day-long retreat will help us let go of the burden of responsibility we develop as adults, and reawaken our sense of appreciation, respect, and wonder that is possible in each moment of life.

Using mindfulness, we'll learn how put down the burden, even in the midst of a busy life, and to relax back into to our sense of belonging on the earth and in our bodies. We will re-orient our minds to the natural sense of gratitude, generosity, and wonder which is inherent to all of us. Clear instructions for these practices will be offered, and no prior experience with meditation is necessary. All are welcome.


Please bring your own lunch (the cafe downstairs cannot accommodate us). And outdoor wear for walking outside, weather permitting. Meditation chairs and cushions are provided.


This will be a day of silent sitting and walking practice and discussion. No prior meditation experience necessary. All are welcome.


Date + Location: Saturday, January 4th, 10am - 4pm @ Good Medicine Collective at 231 York Street, Portland, ME.


Info & registration: HERE  and in Retreats list below. 


A non-residential half-day or daylong retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice in community. Retreats are generally held in silence (unless otherwise noted) and take place on a Saturday or Sunday.  A full-day retreat schedule runs from 10am - 4pm and usually includes periods of sitting and walking, Q+A and discussion. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided. Please bring your own lunch and outdoor wear for walking outside weather permitting.


Unless otherwise noted, all retreats will take place at Good Medicine Collective, 231 York Street, Portland, ME 04102. On-street parking is available.


Registration is required as seating is limited. See available links to register below. 

2019 - 2020 Non-Residential Retreats:


April 6: Daylong retreat with Alexis Santos 

May 4 : Half-Day retreat with Alexis + Susa 

July 14: Daylong retreat with Alexis (in Cambridge, MA) 

July 27: Daylong retreat with Alexis (in Newburyport, MA)


August 31: Daylong retreat with Chas Dicapua

October 20: Daylong retreat with Alexis Santos + Erin Selover  

December 7: Daylong retreat with Phoenix Soleil, co-hosted with Portland Dharma House


January 4: Daylong retreat with Cara Lai REGISTER HERE