Gray Bear Lodge Retreat Center is a place to learn, grow, restore and renew. We hope that you, as guests and friends,
have had your hearts touched by the Gray Bear experience and by the
beauty of the surrounding forests. And recently, as some of you know, we have been blessed with the opportunity to protect and maintain this natural haven.
Last March, 200 acres of pristine forest adjacent to Gray Bear were slated to be clear- cut. This pristine area is home to dogwood, hickory, red oak, and maple trees, beautiful streams, majestic waterfalls, tall pines, wild turkey nesting grounds, inspiring cliff faces, and fields of wildflowers. Gray Bear's goal was to purchase the land and preserve its silent sanctuaries--the bamboo meditation gardens, the hiking trails, and the abundant wildlife. Preserving this adjacent forest will help ensure a place for you to listen to the exotic woodpecker calls, to take in glorious sunrises and sunsets, and to watch starry night skies.
Through the overwhelming support of many contributors, we were able to secure the initial payments to preserve the 200 acres surrounding Gray Bear Lodge, but we are now challenged with the monthly payments necessary to complete the preservation project. Please consider a gift to help us continue the effort to create a Wilderness Retreat Center where peace and harmony reign.
Here’s How You Can Help Us Meet The Challenge:
Open Hearts, Healing Hands, Living Trees
A Challenge for Massage Therapists
If you are a Massage Therapist, you can join the challenge by donating one massage per month for one year (August 04-August 05). We’ll post your practice on our website and tell our friends to stop by for a session. Your donation is tax-deductible and in return, Gray Bear Retreat Center graciously invites you to enjoy a free “Rest and Relaxation” retreat so you can enjoy the very serenity your gift has preserved!
Asana for Trees
A Challenge for Yoga Instructors
If you are a Yoga Teacher, you can join the challenge by donating one class period’s proceeds per week (or month)for one year (August 04-August 05). We’ll list your class on our website as a participant in our challenge. Your donation is tax-deductible and in return, Gray Bear Retreat Center graciously invites you to enjoy a free “Rest and Relaxation” retreat so you can enjoy the very serenity your gift has preserved!
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsor One or More Acres of Land at $1000/Acre
Acre sponsors will be invited to a special celebration and ‘Walking the Land’ Ceremony this Spring. This sponsorship also entitles you to a special, 10-year membership in the “Friends of Gray Bear.”
Join the “Friends of Gray Bear” Organization
In addition to preserving the forest land, we plan to expand our facilities and our workshops. As a “Friends of Gray Bear” member, you will receive a newsletter and information on “Friends Only” events plus a discounted rate on selected workshops at Gray Bear. A one-year membership is only $108. This amount will make a difference.
Donate now via credit card and PayPal!
Friends of Gray Bear, a donor group in support of this project, is a
nonprofit 501c3 organization.
Please note that at this time we are unable to proces donations online and will call you to collect payment information.