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  • 58220 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, MI 49031

BRV virtual tour

a quick look at our property and its history

BRV is a magical place, comprised of 2,000 acres of woodlands, prairies, ponds and streams. Our founders, Ed and Darlene Lowe, hoped that BRV would be a destination for entrepreneurs to convene — a place to discover new ways to grow their businesses and also where they could recharge and be inspired.

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XBRV app

To get the full experience of Big Rock Valley, download our app, available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

A fun way to learn about Big Rock Valley, the foundation’s headquarters property, is through Experience BRV (XBRV)! Available through the Apple App Store and Google play, XBRV enables retreat guests to earn badges as they visit our points of interest, activity locations and trails.  If you’re not a guest, you can still learn about the property virtually through XP Challenges and exchange XP.

Use of this app provides insights about property usage. Anonymous data is transmitted for foundation purposes only. Also please note that our property is not open to the general public; being onsite and collecting badges is prohibited without an official invitation. To learn more and to inquire about a tour please visit edwardlowe.org

Ed's thoughts on pondering...

Pondering is not a procedure to be taken lightly. I call it a procedure because it is not a whimsical effort or routine that one indulges in without preparation, considerable thought and planning. The dictionary gives considerable lineage to the word “ponder.” Among the dozens of descriptive words, I picked three that fit my needs to explain my pondering routine: to mull, muse, speculate.

I have speculated about pondering, both before or after a good session, and have decided that it is a time that your mind communicates with you. Most pondering is done in silence. Do not confuse pondering with merely thinking. Don’t confuse worrying with pondering. When you ponder, your mind is used with a more in-depth concentrating procedure.

Pondering spots are many and varied. Most pondering is done alone, seldom in a crowd: Locations like the park, the beach or on a bench in a museum. There may be many folks around, but basically, a ponderer removes himself to seclusion. The atmosphere of location has a bearing on the procedure of pondering.

— Ed Lowe