SCOL Retreat Center

Poetry Play Writing Weekend Reflection

November 22, 2023

I attended the Poetry Play Writing Weekend with other talented poetry aficionados on one lovely weekend in November at SCOL. I had no idea about how to write poems even in my native […]

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A Day of Work and Friendship at SCOL

November 10, 2023

On Saturday Oct 21, a beautiful sunny autumn day, twelve hearty souls met at SCOL to add flowering native plants to our cloisters and front entrance. Lead by Dora DeCoursy, […]

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Native Plant Work-Party at SCOL – October 21, 2023

October 5, 2023

Love getting your hands in the dirt and helping the environment? Come to SCOL for the day on Saturday, October 21, spend the night, or stay the weekend. As part of the […]

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Reflections on the Mahamudra Seminar at SCOL

September 28, 2023

Have you ever been on a week-long retreat? I just completed my first. It was the Mahamudra training at SCOL. I had some reservations about my ability to complete the […]

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SCOL as a Place of Pilgrimage: An interview with Lama Kathleen Benz

July 15, 2023

When I came through the gates for the first time…it felt like a welcoming embrace, a protection inviting you in, but with a wildness about it at the same time.

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KCC to Offer Retreat Space For Individuals and Groups Starting in 2024

July 12, 2023

Individuals and groups are invited to rent one of our 16 cabins for personal retreats or the entire facility for group retreats. 

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25 February – SCOL Work Party

February 10, 2023

SCOL staff will be hosting a work party on Saturday, February 25. Plan to meet at 10:00 am and bring a sack lunch. Please RSVP to See you there!

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SCOL December Wishlist

December 2, 2022

The SCOL Team is looking for some items for use at our retreat center near Goldendale.

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Thanksgiving at KCC and SCOL

November 25, 2022

The KCC community celebrated Thanksgiving at the Portland Center and SCOL.  

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SCOL Work Party and Sangha Meeting – October 8-9

September 17, 2022

Greetings People of KCC, On October 8th, we will host the first SCOL work party of the fall. Activities will be somewhat weather dependent, but may include: painting, weeding, dragging […]

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