Fri, Sep 01|
L'Dor V'Dor - From Generation to Generation, and Back
A reflection retreat over Labor Day Weekend on pristine Beaver Isle! Using a co-mentorship approach, Tara's Meadow hosts a weekend of fun exploration, adventures, personal connections, and wisdom exchanged between young and old.
Time & Location
Sep 01, 11:00 AM – Sep 04, 11:00 AM
Tara's Meadow, Beaver Island, MI, USA
About the event
A Circle of Youth & Elders Gathering to Share Wisdom, Adventures, & Fun
The concept for the 2023 Tara's Meadow Labor Day Retreat Weekend is simple: a meeting of generations to explore together for 4 days (3 nights) full of fun, adventures, personal connections, and wisdom exchanged. Ages attending range from 18 – 80, and our approach is co-mentoring – where there is no hierarchy of authority between us in our exchanges. Individuals of different ages and from diverse backgrounds will come together to share in fun creative ways, in the pristine beauty of Tara’s Meadow on Beaver Island. Our goals is to support one another in an environment of diversity and inclusion, as equals aimed towards each other’s personal and spiritual growth.
Programming & Facilitators
Our three lead facilitators Loren, Lori, and Seamus will craft a variety of experiences for us, ranging from partner walks & talks in forest and on beach, small group theater movement and play, to outdoor games and swims, shared live music, campfire storytelling, and powerful stone circle gatherings. Partnering up young with old, you will have the opportunity to take turns with different co-mentors of your choice. You get to serve in the role of both “mentor” & “mentee” -- all the fun is in the switch!
- Loren Stewart (Findhorn Institute, Scotland)
- Lori Lemon (retired Lt. Colonel, LPC Counselor, & professional mentor)
- Seamus Noorgard (Tara's Meadow Executive Director)
- Special guest: Bernie Ware, peace activist, Buddhist, & retired organic farmer
Registration, Pricing, & Other Details
Retreat lasts 4 days, including 3 nights, with guests arriving Friday, September 1 and departing Monday, September 4. Space is limited, so interested persons should contact Seamus to confirm the availability and determine lodging information.
The retreat includes a base fee of $300, which includes retreat programming, simple meals, and on-island transportation (not including ferry or plane transportation to the island). Lodging costs are applied separately. Lodging options include:
- On-site shared indoor room at Tara's Meadow - $400 total
- On-site camping (must bring your own tent) - $350 total
- On-site camping inside Geodesic Dome - $350 total
- Off-site lodging elsewhere on Beaver Island - just $300 base cost, no additional fee
Interested in participating? Space is limited, so contact us today to secure your spot!