New England Sanctuaries

In the January-February issue, Nell Porter Brown explores the range of what New England’s retreat centers have to offer, detailing four centers’ very different environments. For those looking for more retreat options, here are 10 others.


The Benedictine Monks of Weston Priory (Catholic)
Weston, Vermont


The Foyer of Charity (Catholic)
Scituate, Massachusetts


Insight Meditation Center (Buddhist)
Barre, Massachusetts


Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Stockbridge, Massachusetts


Milarepa Center (Tibetan Buddhist)
Barnet, Vermont


Nurture Through Nature (yoga and meditation)
Denmark, Maine


Rolling Meadows (yoga and meditation)
Brooks, Maine


Sirius Community (originally an offshoot of the Scottish eco-village, the Findhorn Foundation)
Shutesbury, Massachusetts


Vipassana Meditation Center (Buddhist)
Shelburne, Massachusetts


Woolman Hill (Quaker)
Deerfield, Massachusetts

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