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Why Do We Need Retreat Centers?
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Why Do We Need Retreat Centers?

We live in a world that is constantly inundating us from all sides with information (fake and real), often in the form of tweets and sound bites. We need places where one can stop, listen deeply and reflect clearly on what matters, with opportunities for silence and for sharing in more than hashtags and 140 characters. 

View Our New Brochure
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View Our New Brochure

We invite you to join us this year at Cranaleith and trust that you will find in our offerings one or more that beckon you to this place of hope, this sanctuary of mercy.

Retreat Reflections
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Retreat Reflections

Joanne Castner attended an Overnight Directed Retreat this spring at Cranaleith. “It was a time of peacefulness, healing and insight for me,” she said. While here, she wrote a poem and spent time roaming the grounds and capturing these accompanying images.

Composting 101
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Composting 101

Remember the adage "everything in moderation" when putting together a compost pile. Composting is fundamental to gardening. It helps to amend the soil putting nutrients and minerals back in as well as helping with water retention. At Cranaleith, we have many different methods of composting