Since 1972 Still Point had been a place for Solitude, Silence, Spirituality, Diversity, Community,
living in harmony with the Earth, and open to all people.
Still Point Interfaith Retreat Center, was located in Stillwater, NY since 1976 for private retreats, days of quiet and prayer, and group retreats. We no longer provide programs or accomodate overnight guests.
On June 22, 2023, after more than 50 years, Still Point Retreat Center has "passed the torch." It has been purchased by -
Still Waters Christian Fellowship. (www.stillwaterchristianfellowship.org)
Our prayers for Still Waters Christian Fellowship as they care for this sacred space.
Be silent. “The quieter you become, the more you hear.”
"What are we here for, if not to manifest love? There’s really nothing else.”
Leah Penniman, from a 2019 interview, The Sun.
As we remember the anniversary of Rowena’s passing on June 17, 2019. We are so grateful for all those who were able to attend the celebration of her life on July 13, 2019, and for to everyone who helped make it possible. If you would like to view this memorial, by videographer, John Oakley, it is available on YouTube –
Rowena’s Life Celebration.
A note of thanks to so many generous friends of Still Point; members of the Kingfisher Sangha, women from Starr’s Retreat Days and members of the Transformation Circle and the Tuesday Gathering, along with many more.
We are grateful for all those who donated funds and to everyone who helped Still Point through the years.
We offer our heartfelt gratitude and prayers for continued blessings,
~~ Anne & Nicole ~~
“All shall be well, All shall be well, and All matter of things shall be well.” ~Julian of Norwich
It is not 'forgive and forget' as if nothing wrong had ever happened, but 'forgive and go forward' building on the mistakes of the past and the energy generated by reconciliation to create a new future. ~ Alan Paton
Silence and aloneness can be at once overrated and yet undervalued! Coming to appreciate both silence and aloneness as well as the 'noise' of being with others requires a balancing of consciousness. Perhaps it is the shift from living in one's 'head' to living from one's heart that does it. Anyway the fruit of silence and solitude is a growth in compassion and forgiveness both of which come from the heart. May we take the time to cultivate living from one's heart through regular practice of silence and aloneness regardless of the length of time spent. It will help us to become who we are meant to be: images of Divinity! ~ Rowena Fay
I honor the place in you where the entire Universe resides. I honor the place of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us ~ Ram Dass