sitting buddha statue

We can always begin again.

-Jack Kornfield

Classes and Retreats


  • Another Beginners' Meditation class will begin Tuesday, June 19, 7-9 p.m.

  • For details, download the class flyer

  • To register, just email us at Once you have emailed to sign up for the class, just bring payment the first night. There's no need to pay in advance.

  • If you are interested in receiving some instruction on meditation and mindfulness, please contact one of teachers: Glenda Hodges-Cook at or Phil Lloyd-Sidle at

  • Beginning class sessions are currently suspended.

2024 Summer Silent 7-Day Retreat at Sisters of Loretto

  • The dates are July 17 (beginning Wednesday evening) through July 21 (ending at noon on Sunday).

  • Registration: The registration fee before June 1 is $325. Between June 1-July 1 the registration fee is $350. Deadline for registration is July 1. Ways to make your payment: PayPal -- Log into your personal PayPal account and use the 'Send money' option to send the appropriate amount to our LVC email address ( (Please add a note with the payment to indicate this is for the LVC Summer Retreat.); OR Venmo -- From your Venmo app, send money to: @LouVipassana. (Please add a note with the payment to indicate this is for the LVC Summer Retreat. (If prompted for the last-4 of a phone number, enter 4554).; OR Check -- made payable to "Susan Mercke" and mailed to 3934 Druid Hills Rd. Louisville, KY 40207. The fee includes room and the main meal served in Loretto's cafeteria. (Note: Dana to the teacher is not included in the registration fee.) Scholarships are available.

  • Other questions: Please email

LVC Day-long Retreats

  • Our next daylong retreat be held on June 9th, with a backup date of June 23rd in case of rain. This retreat will be held at a farm out on Harrod's Creek and there is no registration fee; however, there will be an opportunity to offer dana for the teacher.

  • Please email us at if you are interested in registering or would like more information.

  • Space is limited so we encourage you to register early.

  • These retreats are offered by donation under the tradition of dana, but a non-refundable $15 registration fee is required in advance in order to cover the cost of the retreat center.

  • If you have questions, please email us at

  • Some past retreats have seen a high number of no-shows on retreat day. Please register only if you are committed to attending.

  • Should you need to cancel for an unforeseen reason, please let us know. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

  • Daylong retreats are sometimes held on a quarterly basis from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center ("The Barn") located at 1924 Newburg Road.

Retreat Scholarships

National & Regional Meditation Centers