Upcoming Events

Spring Urban Retreat: Intimacy with Self, Others, and Life | Mar 18, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016

Notice how often we attempt to escape the present moment. How often we run away from ourselves. From others. The mind of separation resists intimacy. It perceives and experiences connection as a threat. When identified with such a mindset we miss the ease and relaxation that comes with dropping into the intimacy of our interconnection. We miss the opportunity for love.

Join Caverly Morgan this Spring for a non-residential urban weekend retreat at The Little Church in Portland, OR, where we will take an in-depth look at what keeps us from intimacy and learn tools for moving beyond the habits that make us feel separate. The retreat will include meditations and self-reflective explorations; relational mindfulness exercises; and conscious, compassionate, communication skills. Join us as we move beyond isolation and learn to relax into the peace that comes with the recognition of our interconnection. Join us as we free ourselves to love.

No experience required. All welcome.

Friday, March 18th: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, March 19th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 20th: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Early Bird pricing through February 29th

Caverly Morgan is the founding meditation teacher of One House of Peace, a nonprofit bringing awareness practice to adults and teens. She has been dedicated to practice since 1995, including eight years as a monk at a silent Zen monastery. Her teachings integrate the original spirit of Zen with a contemporary nondual approach.



Five-Day Retreat with Caverly Morgan in California | Jul 26, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

We invite you to join us at our 2016 summer retreat with Caverly Morgan from July 26-31 in the redwoods near Santa Cruz, CA. We’re excited to announce that this year’s retreat has been extended by an additional day!

No experience required. All are welcome.

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This retreat will include:

  • Silence
  • Sitting and Walking Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Healthy Vegetarian Meals
  • Time in Nature
  • Guidance and Workshop Sessions with Caverly
  • Qigong with Vivienne Verdon-Roe
  • Yoga & Movement

Your Teachers
Zen teacher and former monk Caverly Morgan is known for her insight, humor, and real-world perspective. She is the founding teacher at One House of Peace and holds workshops and retreats nationally. Caverly is also the executive director of Peace in Schools, which brings mindfulness to young people in schools, shelters, and social service agencies in Portland, Oregon.

Vivienne Verdon-Roe teaches a powerful form of qigong she used to heal herself from  a 20 year struggle with chronic Lyme disease. The practice connects us to Source, the qi field, harmonizing our energy. The result is past conditioning releases, we relax, feel healthier and happier and at peace with ourselves and the world. Visit her site at

“The power of retreat with Caverly is that you are guided to design and practice a ‘tool kit’ to recognize and intercept the internal negative talk and feelings we each have. This happens through the mentoring of a skillful teacher, intimate dialogue with other workshop members, and the repeated practice of exercises that connect with the breath, calm the mind, and energize the whole system. Over the several days of a retreat, your ability to practice gets deeper, no matter what level you start at, and stays with you longer in your post-retreat ‘daily life.’” — James, Arts Administrator


The Details

  • Super Early Bird pricing through April 26th
  • Retreat will begin at 5:00pm on July 26th and end at 1:00pm on July 31st.
  • Please note that prices cover the cost of room and board. They do not include Dana (donation) for the retreat teachings that One House of Peace offers. Tax-deductible donations for the teachings will be collected at the end of retreat. For more information on Dana, email
  • Financial assistance is available. Please email
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 5 weeks or more before retreat begins will be refunded in full minus a $50 admin fee. Cancellations 3-5 weeks before retreat begins will be refunded 50%. Cancellations less than three weeks before retreat begins (including signups within those three weeks) will not be refunded.