Claymont Society for Continuous Education

Seminars & Retreats

Welcome to Claymont Society Seminars & Retreats


The Claymont Society for Continuous Education is both a non-profit educational organization and a community. Our mission is to provide education and a place of learning for ourselves and others, with the aim of raising our own level of consciousness and contributing to the evolution of consciousness on the planet. To promote a way of life that is balanced, harmonious, and responsible toward nature.


Continuous education implies that by increasing the depth of our awareness and understanding we can be more fully connected to our environment, each other, and our own deeper nature, as well as living fully satisfying and meaningful lives. There are skills, concepts, and values that must be learned before we can shift from a self-centered existence to one that takes into consideration nature and our fellow humans.

The Claymont Society offers a variety of educational opportunites that enable this shift. We have classes and projects that demonstrate the skills required for sustainable living. We have on-going study groups and programs that aim to increase our capacity for attention, patience, consciousness, and love. All of which leads to increased being and a true sense of community. We strive to have all programs have an educational component. For example the agriculture program is an opportunity to give interns a chance to learn organic gardening skills.

The seminars, retreats, conferences, organic garden, and various other programs promote the goals of sustainability and continuous education. Those who work on and support these projects form the Claymont Community. Claymont uses the synergy of a diverse group of people engaged in a diverse set of projects to cooperate to form one well functioning organism. The Claymont Society hosts like-minded groups who use our facilities for seminars and retreats that promote their own approaches to sustainable living and inner development. All of these programs have education as their common thread and are inter-dependent.


  • "Claymont is an absolutely wonderful venue for residential seminars and conferences! I've been leading teachers' workshops here for six years, and many participants have found th..."
    Nancy Llewellyn
    Coordinator, SALVI & Biddum
  • "After many years, coming to Claymont is like coming home for our meditation retreats. The harmony and simplicity of the place bring much support and healing to us all."
    Anh-Huong Nguyen
    Director, Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax