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Summer Retreat

St. Francis Statue The Minneapolis Meditation Group will conduct a Weekend Retreat at the Assisi Heights Spirituality Center in Rochester, MN during the weekend of June 15—17, 2018.

Please note that our regular weekend services in Minneapolis will still be held. In order to participate in the retreat you must be registered, but registration is now closed.

Things to Consider during the Retreat

  • We will have about 25 to 30 devotees attending.
  • The retreat is a SILENT retreat. Once we kick-off on Friday evening, please maintain silence till lunch time on Sunday.
  • Please bring your cushions and arm-rests. We will have some available from our center.
  • Please plan to arrive at the Assisi Center by 6 p.m. so that you can have dinner with other devotees.
  • Everyone who has registered should have received all this information, including a retreat schedule. We place it here for those who have not access the information.

Location of the Retreat

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center
1001 14th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone Number: 507 282 7441

Arrival Time

Please plan to arrive at the center between 5 and 6 p.m. When you check in, the welcome committee will be there to assist you and guide you to your pre-assigned rooms.

Retreat Theme

Compassion and Inclusion is the theme the committee has picked for the retreat. All you need to do is focus on these elements as you meditate.

Guruji’s Favorite Quote

On Saturday evening, prior to the long meditation session, you will be asked to read your favorite quote from Master. Please come prepared with a quote. This is a voluntary activity.

Car-Pooling

If you need a ride to Rochester, please plan to be at the Minneapolis Chapel around 2 p.m. on Friday. We will have 3 or 4 cars leaving the center around 2:30 p.m. We will have enough room.


Past Retreats

Saturday, November 5, 2016

This was a one-day silent retreat at our church which included group practice of the energization exercises and long periods of meditation. We concluded our day of devotion with a social dinner of catered Indian food.

Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2016

This weekend retreat was conducted by the volunteers of the Minneapolis Meditation Group at the Assisi Heights Spirituality Center in Rochester, MN.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This was a one-day silent retreat at our church which included group practice of the energization exercises, periods of meditation, inspirational readings, chanting and kirtan. In the afternoon, we watched an SRF DVD entitled “Awakening Devotion: The Yearning of the Heart that Takes You To God” by Brother Anandamoy. We concluded our day of devotion with a social dinner of catered Indian food.

May 30–June 1, 2014

This retreat was conducted by Brother Devananda and Brahmachari Daniel from Self-Realization Fellowship on a sunny and pleasant spring weekend at the Villa Retreat Center in Frontenac, Minnesota.

Group Picture of 2014 Spring Retreat


October 5–7, 2012

Here is the group picture from a previous retreat at the Villa Retreat Center which was also led by monks from Self-Realization Fellowship.

Group Picture of 2012 Fall Retreat