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Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center is R​ai$ing It Forward with a​ new program to allow others the benefit of an optimal learning environment set in a unique venue


​Rai$e it forward o​ffers eligible groups the opportunity to present their curriculum or programming in a retreat center setting.

Our mission is dedicated to service and sharing resources so that anyone interested in bettering themselves has that opportunity. With that in mind, we have introduced an exciting program at Spirit Fire Retreat Center called R​ai$e It Forward.​ It is designed for groups whose financial means may not afford them the opportunity to use a retreat center. From our own on-location classes, we can attest to the benefits of offering programming in a group setting: bonds are strengthened between the instructor and the student, participants are able to devote their undivided attention to their experience and process, and the positive results of the curriculum materialize sooner. Many coordinators find that offering a class in a retreat center is not an affordable option for their organization or for the majority of their participants. R​ai$e It Forward​ removes this obstacle and provides the means for groups to bring their programming to Spirit Fire.

It works this way: either through donation based scholarships or through participant led partnerships using crowd funding, Spirit Fire makes on-site programming possible so that others can receive the benefits of immersion into the optimal learning environment of a retreat center. Our scholarships, dependent on available monies in the R​ai$e It Forward​ general fund, are used to cover a portion of their stay with us. Groups with a similar mission as ours, with an event goal that contributes to fostering consciousness, and who are financially in need are the primary recipients of these awards. R​ai$e It Forward​ targets other non-profits, student groups, and planners focusing on educational endeavors.

Our first scholarship went to a group of Brandeis students who brought together 20 young individuals from 11 different countries for their first peace-building development forum. Thanks to donors who believed in our program, this group was able to immerse themselves in a creative think-tank environment for four consecutive days. Without ​Rai$e It Forward,​ this opportunity would have been financially impossible for them.

Please consider contributing to the success of R​ai$e It Forward​. Contributions to the general fund allow us to provide this service. For additional information about Rai$e It Forward or to donate visit:

For questions please contact Tim Darter, Executive Director, at 413-624-3955 or