Whether you are in need of some space to think and reflect or are looking to nurture yourself in a spiritual and peaceful environment, this silent retreat provides the setting to return to yourself. In the stillness of silence you can reconnect with your inner wisdom and sort out the mental chatter of daily life, contemplate questions you may be avoiding or gain clarity of thought. Taking a break from communication is a gift we give each other on retreat. No need for small talk or wondering what to say. The silence isn’t heavy and punishing, it’s welcome and light.
There is no religious focus on this retreat. People from all paths and all walks of life come on retreat and benefit from the shared practice. You could be Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic or anything in between! In silence we can recognize our similarities as beings of love, desiring peace.
Do you wonder what the heck you do on a silent retreat – isn’t it boring? Isn’t it difficult to be quiet? Yes, and no.
With the silence comes clarity of thought, concentration and insights into motivation and attention. Without distractions of communication, electronics and media you can focus on your own thoughts, become more self-aware and grow a little more, developing equanimity with all the background noise of the environment, other people, physical sensations.
You will have the opportunity to meet other retreatants at the beginning of the retreat and we will go into the silence after dinner on the first day. Ways to communicate if necessary will be explained with the initial orientation session after arrival.
What are the benefits of being in silence?
Revitalize with fresh energy and deeply rest
Connect more deeply with your spiritual self, deepen or start your own practice
Access your own inner voice – gain insights and more clarity on life’s decisions, situations;
Spend time in nature and reconnect to the natural world
Clear blocks and open yourself up to greater creativity and inspiration.