Centering Prayer Retreat Nov. 9-12, 2023

– contemplative solitude in a beautiful setting –

The Sassy Goose, Cedar Mountain, N.C.

All-inclusive rates, big discount for double-occupancy registrations

Join us for a weekend Centering Prayer retreat in early November in Cedar Mountain, only 12 miles from downtown Brevard. The location is the Sassy Goose, a beautiful and secluded retreat property close to DuPont Recreational Forest. The Sassy Goose features comfortable accommodations surrounded by acres of undeveloped forest, with walking trails and a lovely lake.

The retreat will begin the afternoon of Thursdday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. and conclude Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11:00 a.m. There will be multiple periods of Centering Prayer, group discussions, and related spiritual practices, accompanied by simple, nutritious meals. The retreat will alternate between periods of silence and contemplative conversation.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT: Bedroom space is limited at the Sassy Goose, so we’re offering a deep discount for two people willing to share a bedroom and bathroom — just $825 for two, including room, board, and administrative fee. This is an ideal arrangement for partners, spouses, and good friends willing to share a bed. Single attendees are welcome, and will enjoy a bedroom and bathroom of their own with, plus all meals and administrative fee for $499.


 CLICK HERE to see photos of all accommodations at Sassy Goose.


Please note: registrations and room assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to avoid extra service fees, you may send a check with “CP Retreat” on the memo line to CSW, 100 Elks Club Road, Brevard. N.C. 28712. If you choose to pay with a check, please email us immediately to reserve your space. Contact CSW’s Registrar at


Centering Prayer is a form of contemplation or meditation, drawing on the rich heritage of monastic spirituality. The retreat will be led by CSW Director Rob Field (photo below). Rob is certified by Contemplative Outreach (founded by Fr. Thomas Keating) as a Centering Prayer presenter. Rob has led numerous Centering Prayer workshops, retreats, and weekly groups over the past 15 years. Registrations are now open, and will be strictly limited due to the capacity of the retreat facility.


The retreat is recommended for contemplative Christians as well as seekers open to the wisdom of contemplative Christianity. Please contact Rob at Your questions are welcome!


or contact Rob Field for further information