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The Blessing of Time Apart

Spiritual retreats nurture our bodies and spirits by giving us the gifts of unstructured time, quiet, a shift in daily routines, and a change in environment.  At Limina, you will also experience the extraordinary beauty of the landscape reaching out to accompany you on your inner journey. Witnessing to constant changes in the sky, land, and sea can soother your overtaxed nervous system and quiet your mind.

While on retreat, you have the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with the source of all love and life. In addition to personal prayer and meditation, at Limina we offer daily opportunities to pray in community. We also encourage exploration of new prayer practices and are happy to suggest simple tools and resources to help deepen your connection to the divine, your inner wisdom, and creation.

The gift of quiet on retreat 

An essential part of your stay at Limina will be the quiet atmosphere. You won’t hear the radio or TV in the background, and we encourage guests to limit their screen time. When you cross the threshold of Limina, you will experience the peace and ease of this sacred place. By cultivating quiet throughout the house and land, we give each other the gift of listening to the divine whispers in our souls and hearts. 

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“You are leaving behind the many noises that come from the world you live in, and you are beginning an inner journey that will open your eyes so that you can see your deepest truth. This type of journey will allow you to discover the treasure that you are.” 

Loyola House, Guelph

Offering Many Types of Retreats

Personal retreats are unstructured and allow the Spirit to guide the shape of each day. A spiritual coaching session is available at the beginning of the retreat. Guided nature walks, movement classes like yoga and Tai Chi, and evening bonfires are regular parts of our days (weather permitting.) Reiki, massage, and other healing arts services can be scheduled by guests to enhance your relaxation.

In addition to receiving benefits from a quiet atmosphere and the land, we also offer retreats organized around specific themes. Retreat leaders share their insights during group sessions, and then you will have plenty of unstructured time to reflect on the teachings. Reiki, massage, and other healing arts services can be scheduled by guests to enhance your relaxation.

Several times each year, Limina is available for first responders, day care providers, teachers and other school staff, health care workers, therapists, social workers, lay religious staff, chaplains, clergy, and their families to enjoy some rest and play. Limina staff will be available to support your stay by providing meals, snacks, and any other assistance you need. Reiki, massage, and other healing arts services can be scheduled by guests to enhance your relaxation.

We welcome groups seeking to connect more deeply with nature, each other, and the divine. If desired, Limina staff can be available to help facilitate sessions and coordinate hospitality. Reiki, massage, and other healing arts services can be scheduled by guests to enhance your relaxation. Please visit our Private Groups page to learn more and begin the process of booking Limina for your private stay.

“When change occurs, if we sink into the depth of our inner knowing and allow ourselves to simply be and rest, we allow nature’s intelligence to operate. As humans we tend to immediately look at what we need to do, to “fix” it, but there are times we must rest and allow the energy to build inside us before new birth can occur.”

Speaking with Nature

Rates & financial assistance

At each retreat, there are three rates available in the reservation system based on a sliding scale.

  • Earth rate: is subsidized by Limina in order to make retreats as widely available as possible. 
  • Sea rate: is our standard room rate and covers your retreat expenses
  • Sky rate: covers your retreat expenses and helps Limina cover our expenses for guests who need to book rooms at the earth rate
 
Please select the highest rate you can reasonably afford. 

Our All-Inclusive Rates Include:

Lodging

All Meals

Including health snacks & beverages

Amenities

Sauna, biomat, & fitness room

Movement Classes

Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong

Daily Meditation

and prayer offerings

Access to Trails & Beach

Helping Professionals Retreats - Average Rates

Earth

$ 90 per night
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Sea

$ 140 per night
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Standard

Sky

$ 180 per night
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Personal Retreats - Average Rates

Earth

$ 225 per night
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Sea

$ 275 per night
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Standard

Sky

$ 345 per night
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Themed Retreats - Average Rates

Earth

$ 240 per night
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Sea

$ 345 per night
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Standard

Sky

$ 450 per night
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  • Themed Retreat rates also include:
    • Retreat facilitator’s stipend
    • Group activities to help integrate learnings
    • In some instances, the guest retreat leaders also encourage guests to purchase materials to support their retreat
 
 
  • Reiki, massage, wellness, and other healing arts services are available for an additional fee that is paid directly to the provider. 
  • In the spirit of true hospitality – an essential aspect of Limina’s Christian and Buddhist roots – we are committed to offering financial assistance to those who are genuinely unable to afford the cost of a retreat
 
  • Please contact us to explore work / stay possibilities if the “Sea rate” does not work for you.
 

Outdoor activities

Labyrinths are universal patterns, ancient symbols of wholeness. Symbolic of a pilgrimage, labyrinths offer the space to quiet the mind, connect with your senses, and open yourself to the journey. As we make the various turns, we experience the ebb and flow of life, trusting that all is part of the divine order. The labyrinth at Limina rests between the meadows, forest, and sea offering many supports for your walk. By clicking the button below, you will be taken to a recording of a guided labyrinth walk

Custom kayak tours offered by registered maine guides launch from the beach at Limina. No prior experience required.  Your guides will help you feel safe and confident so you can experience the awe of being out on the open sea.
 
Your guides can also help you plan hiking excursions to Acadia National Park, Camden State Park, or other local trail systems
 
Contact Ray and Leslie at 207-513-0157 (voice and text) or info@touringkayaks.com for more information.

Winding through forests, by streams, and along the ocean, Limina’s trails offer a variety of experiences of our coastal Maine landscape.

“Food is communion that erases all boundaries. When we gather around tables like spokes around a wheel, we draw each other into a sacred hoop that affirms us all in our humanity and deepens our awareness of the sacred nature of every breath, every word and every gesture.”

Peter Bolland

Food & Meals

During your stay at Limina, we hope that everything you take into your body through your senses will nourish you. The tantalizing smells, beautifully presented meals, and delicious tastes are an essential part of supporting your retreat. 

Our food choices reflect our values about the land and our fellow human beings, so we happily support local farmers and only purchase meats from animals who have been treated humanely. We always have options for plant-based eating, and gluten-free options are available at every meal.

We offer three meals a day at 8 am, 12:30 pm, and 6:30 pm prepared by our creative chef. Breakfast is a quiet meal to honor the various awakening processes of guests. Healthy snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day and at meals. Limina is a substance-free campus.

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