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Following Love's Camels

A nine-day silent residential retreat led by Joel Morwood
Oct. 21-30, 2019
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, Washington


Love is the creed I hold; wherever turn His camels, Love is still my creed and faith.
-Ibn 'Arabi (Sufi)

Join our caravan of love as we wend our away across the landscape of the soul in search of the Divine Beloved.


This is a silent residential retreat, held at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, a rural retreat center located in southwest Washington, about 60 miles north of Portland. In addition to being physically isolated, you should plan to have no communication with the outside world for the duration of the retreat.


A retreat information page includes details of the retreat location, and retreat guidelines. For more information, contact the CSS retreat coordinator, Laura Betty, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This retreat is not open to the public. In order to be eligible to attend this retreat, you must be a current CSS member. If you are interested in attending a CSS retreat, you can learn about joining CSS and becoming one of our member practitioners.


In order to be eligible to attend this retreat, you must be a current CSS member and you must have attended at least one prior CSS retreat.


Retreat fees are kept as low as possible while covering retreat expenses, and the teachings are given as a labor of love. To help support practitioners for whom these retreat fees are a financial burden, please consider making a donation to the CSS Retreat Scholarship Fund. It would be greatly appreciated.

Total cost is $755 to attend the entire retreat, which includes meals and lodging. The final deadline to register and pay this fee in full is 9 Oct. 2019. If you register for the entire retreat, and your registration and full payment is received by the early-bird registration date of 25 Sept. 2019, the total cost is discounted by $25 to $730. For retreatants who wish to attend only part of the retreat, at a rate of $125/day, you will be on stand-by status until notified if there is space available, as priority is given to full-time retreatants.

Refund policy:
When you register for this retreat, you are making a commitment to attend. Your $50 deposit is non-refundable. Refunds of retreat fees, less the deposit, will be given if requested at least one week prior to the start of the retreat. Thereafter, no refunds will be automatically given. If you withdraw from the retreat and are too late to receive an automatic refund, a refund of a portion of retreat fees may be given at the sole discretion of the CSS Board, provided a written request for refund is received within two months of the end of the retreat. Donations to the retreat scholarship fund are not part of retreat fees and cannot be refunded.



Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, except that priority is given to those attending the entire retreat. People wishing to attend only part of the retreat will be accepted on a space-available basis. To register, complete the online registration form, then mail in your registration payment coupon with your non-refundable $50 deposit.

  1. Open the retreat registration form at the link below.
  2. Read the instructions on the registration form, fill out the form, and click Submit. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
  3. Write a check, payable to Center for Sacred Sciences, for the amount you are paying now. Make a note on the check that you are paying for the retreat.
  4. Mail your check to CSS (or drop it off in the donation box at CSS). If you are making a partial payment, remember to pay your balance before the deadline.

Your registration will not be complete, and your space at this retreat will not be reserved, until we receive your payment.
To register now, click here to open the registration form.

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