Windsor, Vermont, USA
Windsor, VT is in central VT on the Connecticut River, close to I-91 & I-89. It is a historic village with an Amtrak station, a few nice restaurants, a brewery, and fantastic sculpture garden (see photo aove showing maze in the sculpture garden). Windsor has a lake for swimming, a river for kayaking, a mountain for skiing plus Paradise Park for year-round hiking. Participants can stay at the Snapdragon Inn or Windsor Mansion Inn in Windsor, or the Fairfield Inn in White River Jct, VT where the course will be taught. This Inn is within walking distance of an Amtrak station, a bus station, and on the intersection of I-89 and I-91.
Near Seattle, Washington, USA:
The Dumas Bay Centre is 20 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Room and Board are available there at a modest price.
Set on 12 acres, the setting embraces nature and beauty — on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound with an unimpeded view of the majestic Olympic Mountains. Walking trails thread through the property. Flowers abound.
at North London Buddhist Centre, 72 Holloway Rd, Highbury East, London N7 8JG
Close to the Tube, restaurants and two city parks. Airbnbs easy to find. We provide water, tea, coffee and lite snacks during the day.
This Practicum will be at the Sane Living Center in central Ojai, CA on 316 E Matilija St. The Hip Vegan Cafe is on site for meals or there are many other restaurant options close by. We will meet 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
There are a number of hotels, motels and inns in Ojai also Airbnb. There are also wonderful opportunities for hiking, golf, walking the Pacific Ocean beach and other forms of recreation—even massage.
Ojai’s considered a primo ‘go-to’ spot and has always been prized by the Native Americans as a healing area!
Near Asheville, NC:
This Practicum will be at a retreat setting located 15 minutes from Asheville, NC airport in Flatrock at Highland Lake Cove. It is about 20-30 minutes outside of Asheville, on a lake. We have arranged for rooms for Friday and Saturday nights in cabins on the lake--an exquisite setting--but not expensive. We have also arranged for catering from Friday dinner-Sunday lunch. If you arrive on Friday you will have a relaxing evening with other students before the course starts on Saturday. Please contact info@IMHU.org for details and to make your reservation.
If you are coming for the day: You may want to bring a picnic lunch--or arrange for the catered meals (info@IMHU.org) we can provide with prior arrangement. We will have coffee, tea and lite snacks on hand.
The glamping bedrooms for rent are next to the meeting space where the course will be given! There is also a canoe for our use on the lake!
Highland Lake Cove (HLC) also has rooms and cabins for rent if you care to spend one night or more in a more private atmosphere or with family (hlinn.com/western-nc-cabins) Ph: 800-635-5101. Your family will find plenty to do while you are taking the Practicum! Prices for overnight in cabins range from $50 – $150 per night, depending on your choice of accommodations. HLC also has an excellent restaurant onsite where you can purchase 3 meals a day (hlinn.com/seasons). A coop for snacks and good meals is 7 min. drive by car.
This is another favorite area for getting away from it all. The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, had his home close by and wrote Pulitzer prize winning poetry there.
Experience New England with Fall colors!
This Practicum has formerly been in a Carriage House (behind above house), remodeled as a meeting area in a residential neighborhood. In 2022 moved to the classrooms of Lesley University in Cambridge, MA--due to the ongoing pandemic issues.
If you are flying in: There is public transportation from the airport.
Our location does not have beds so you will need to find a place to stay. Where we will meet is within an easy walk to busstops, hotels and Airbnbs.
The area has many choices of restaurants. In the past, participants have enjoyed eating lunch out together, sometimes dinner as well. Alternatively, you are also welcome to bring your lunch and eat onsite.
Like to walk? In Arlington, we are close to large playing fields and a walkway next to a lake. Perfect for a picnic or after lunch leg stretch or casual walk, bike ride, or jog at the end of the day. In Cambridge--we are not far from Harvard Square and the Charles River.
Please Note: This Practicum is educational in intent. It is not a replacement for psychotherapy or crisis care. If you are in a crisis or seeking immediate help for yourself or a loved one please consult your trusted healthcare provider.