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Silent Meditation Retreat in Ontario (2, 5 or 7 night)

Silent Stillness

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.

Where

5720 Forgets Road Wyebridge, Georgian Bay ON, CA L0K 2E0
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

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When

Sep 9 to
Sep 16
2016
15:30 pmto12:00 pm

Depart at your leisure after lunch on the 16th or stay as long as you wish.

Price

$425

Pricing is for 2 night stay(Sep 9 - 11)
5 night stay: Friday Sep 9 - 14 shared accommodation is $725 + HST
7 night stay: Friday Sep 9 - 16 shared accommodation is $890 + HST

Private accommodation is available in 2 cabins only - please add $150 + HST.

Full Description

Silent Stillness

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.

Take this opportunity to enter into the stillness of silence. It is a wonderful way to reconnect with your inner wisdom and sort out the mental chatter of daily life.
Time in silence helps you to feel revitalized by taking a break from communication and turn attention inwards.

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.

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, 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.

We will spend time with the following activities:

Meditate - sitting, walking, eating & working are all forms of meditation
Personal practice of movement such as yoga which is done in silence and without instruction
Read spiritually uplifting books
Enjoy natural beauty – walk from the Centre through forest trails
Connect with others in a deeper way - through shared experience without talking about it
Be nurtured by friendly staff and supportive teacher
Rest, recuperate and have time for reflection & napping
Enjoy delicious, organic vegetarian meals to nourish your body

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.

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.

Private meetings are available with Liz during the retreat. You will have a sign up sheet available to book a time that suits you. The meetings generally last from 20 to 30 minutes, and there are no formalities. You may bring a question you would like to share, or you may come just to be together in silence and see what comes up.

No experience is necessary. The initial orientation session will provide an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to explore various ways to sit comfortably using a chair, cushion etc.

Work meditation is a daily period of shared work to take care of the daily stuff of life: washing dishes, preparing food, sweeping the floor, cleaning the washrooms, weeding the gardens. As we take responsibility for a task. we have another opportunity to become more aware of our inner dialogue.

Retreat Schedule:

Friday arrival September 9th
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 9 Orientation, opening talk, & sitting
9:00 Tea & fruit

Other Days
6:30-7:30 am Sitting
7:30-10:00 Breakfast, work meditation, and break
10:00-12:00 pm sitting, walking and a talk by Liz
12:00-2:00 Lunch and break
2:00-4:30 Group inquiry followed by open exercise period
4:30-5:00 Sitting and private meetings
5:00-7:00 Dinner and break
7:00-8:00 Sitting
8:30 Tea and fruit

Departure Day - September 16th

Same morning schedule 6:30 - 9:30 am
9:30 - silence ends and group discussion
11am forest hike
12 pm Lunch
Depart at your leisure or stay as long as you wish