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May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

16922 Cabot Avenue
Fairbault, MN 55021 United States

Land Care Retreat – May 2019

Land Care Retreat  May 24 – 26, 2019


Friday evening: orientation, sharing circle, sitting meditation
Mornings: sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talk and conversation, breakfast and lunch
Afternoons: work guided by requests of the land; sharing circle
Evenings: supper, quiet time or meditation

  • sitting and walking meditation (indoors and outdoors), periods of silence
  • teachings on meditation, nature meditation, and working with beings of nature
  • intimate meeting with beings of earth and water, through gardening and land care
  • meals, camping/simple lodging/commuting, community discussions, private interviews

NEXT NATURE RETREAT: May 24-26, 2019

Deposit: $20/day. Suggested donation: $40/day ($120 total).

Host/guide: Shodo Spring, Zen teacher, founder of Mountains and Waters Alliance.

Limited to 10 participants. Please register by 19th October

Location: about an hour south of Minneapolis, in a beautiful natural setting of meadows, bluffs, and woods, by the Cannon River.

Details: 7 pm Friday through noon Sunday; simple accommodations or primitive tenting; shared community work. 3 meals per day; most diets can be accommodated. Scent-free, smoke-free.


Priority is given to those who can commit for the whole weekend in residence. Register by contacting shodo.spring@gmail.com, or 507-384-8541. Advance deposit is required.

  • (for example: here you should tell us if you have any food concerns, allergies or chemical sensitivities, or any physical limitations)
  • Please let us know how you are arriving and if you need or are able to offer a carpool. Please also let us know what your plans are for staying overnight (if applicable) (eg: do you ned a bed, are you camping etc..)

Please ask: work exchange scholarships, partial attendance, late registration, disability accommodations.


  • Advance registration is required, one week in advance. Retreats are held at a private home on a 17-acre farm, an hour south of Minneapolis, on the Cannon River.
  • Retreat leader is Shodo Spring, dharma heir of Shohaku Okumura, founder of Mountains and Waters Alliance (MountainsandWatersAlliance.org)
  • Fees are minimal; donations support the teacher in the ancient tradition called dana.
  • Feel free to ask questions. spring@gmail.com. Driving directions and other information will be sent.


May 24, 2019
May 26, 2019
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Mountains and Waters
16922 Cabot Avenue
Fairbault, MN 55021 United States


Shodo Spring