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Meditation Calligraphy: Japanese Calligraphy as Meditation ~ Hosted by Meditation Arts

  • Heaven and Earth Retreats 19892 NW Sellers Rd Banks, Or 97106 USA (map)

Can you afford not to follow the call of your soul?

Let go of your attachments and worries at this unique meditation retreat—through oneness with a calligraphy brush. Meditation Calligraphy is not the pursuit of perfect characters, but a way to express yourself freely and to become acquainted with your forgotten inner self.

Embrace your feelings. Align with your true self. Find your artistic voice within.

You will be surrounded by gratitude and freedom. Feel it, accept it, and express it.

Your natural flow of energy will also result in beautiful meditation art.

Throughout your stay you will be taken care of, fully and wholeheartedly. Your mind and body will be nourished as you are surrounded by the peacefulness of nature and you enjoy organic whole foods carefully crafted by Ruthanne at Heaven and Earth Retreats.



Just 40 minutes west of downtown Portland, Heaven and Earth Retreats is a unique, intimate space that feels far away from your busy week—tucked away on five pristine, forested acres with stunning views.

Retreat activities include

o Daily guided Meditation Calligraphy

o Demonstration of Meditation Calligraphy art

o Creation of a meditation diary

o Large-scale painting group project

o Creation of meditation message cards for those whom you love and care

o Optional Reiki treatment and/or massage therapy is available for an additional fee

o Do as much or as little as you wish…

o Walk, hike, take a nap, read with a cup of tea

o Close to the Banks-Vernonia Trail

o Meditative journey through the tranquil labyrinth

Pricing is All Inclusive

o All calligraphy tools and materials

o Ink dish, sumi ink, mat, brushes, paper, etc.

o Meals and snacks

o Traditionally prepared, fresh, nutrient-dense meals


o Hot tub

o Two in-ground fire pits

o Outdoor shower with hot water

o Private meditation tent with a beautiful view


1. Alaska Room (Private):

a. $400/person, Queen bed, occupancy: 2 people

2. Lotus Room (Private):

a. $475/person, Double bed, occupancy: 1 person

3. The Sunroom:

a. $450/person, 1 double bed, 1 single bed, occupancy: 2 people

4. Loft Room:

a. $425/person, 2 single beds, occupancy: 2 people

5. Ladies Lounge:

a. $375/person, 3 single beds, 1 bunk bed, occupancy: 5 people

b. Beds have private curtains; beautifully decorated with a cozy, womb-like feeling!

Guests are welcome to arrive Friday June 14. Appetizers served from 4-6 pm. The retreat will close Sunday around 1 pm with the Heaven and Earth property available for your use for the remainder of the day. Space is limited. Reserve your spot with $200 non-refundable deposit. Here’s how:

Email to:       

1) Request your room selection

2) Receive updated room options and securing your room with a deposit

3) Pay with Paypal: