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Sacred Sound

August 4-7
Thursday 5:30pm – Sunday 2:00pm

Alton L Collins Retreat Center

with Caren Prentice

Single Occupancy $818 
Double Occupancy $644 


Summer Meditation Retreat Schedule 2022
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Deep within your being, is a world—a very real world—far more subtle than this physical, material world you inhabit day to day. You’ve probably heard it called things like the subtle realm, heavenly realm, astral realm, etc… It’s filled with “energy” you’ve probably heard described as prana, chi, life force, spirit, shakti… The names are not what’s important. After all, to quote Shakespeare, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

What’s important is your experience.

Sound has a unique ability to balance, heal, transform and transport you. If you’ve been moved by music or a favorite song, you already know this. Each energy center in your body has a particular sound vibration you can hear if your body is still enough, the mind is quiet enough and you know how to look for it. These sounds we will be exploring are a portal into experiences of tranquility and bliss.

Our summer retreat is a unique opportunity to get away from the responsibilities and distractions of every day life and enter an oasis where you can prepare the body and mind to learn and practice techniques that open up your ability to hear these Sacred Sounds.

The process is both fun and transcendent—especially when done with a group.

That Om we chant? It isn’t just some sound made up by someone because it sounded nice. It’s a real sound vibration that exists within your that you can actually hear. I remember the first time I heard it I understood something I hadn’t realized before: The OM we chant is an attempt to simulate something that is very real but impossible to replicate with the human voice. As good as chanting Om feels and sounds, hearing it vibrating within you is sublime.

I hope you can join me for this deep dive into the sacred sounds that exist within you. Not only are the exercises and techniques fun to learn, they gently transport you into the transcendent realms of peace, calm, equanimity, and joy.

A NOTE FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH HEARING LOSS AND/OR TINNITUS. Neither of these preclude you experiencing the wonder of these sacred sounds within your being.


Space is limited. Reserve your spot now!

At this time, vaccinations are required.
If you have medical reasons for not being vaccinated please contact us. 

Room Rates

Room rates listed below are per person and include three nights lodging with private bath, towels, linens, and nine incredibly delicious meals.

  • Single Occupancy $818 

  • Double Occupancy $644 

Payment plans are available. Contact us at:

Prices at Alton Collins have increased and we have had to adapt our pricing accordingly.
Coupons and Discount Codes are not available for Retreats.

Cancellation Policy

We know “stuff” happens so here’s our cancellation policy. 

  • Cancel before May 1, receive a full refund.
  • Cancel between May 1 and May 31, receive a 70% refund.
  • Cancel between June 1 and June 28, receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds after July 1.

If we have to cancel for Covid or weather or any other reason, you will receive a full refund.


We do everything we can to keep the price of our retreats affordable. To this end we price retreats to reflect our direct costs without any additional cost for Caren’s time and teaching. At the close of the retreat you will have the opportunity to give Dana—a donation/love offering—directly to Caren for the teachings you received during the retreat. Learn more about Dana as a spiritual practice.




Location: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center