Beginner Silent Retreats

Finding Stillness Within

July 15 – 19 with Evelyn Williams

Relax. Meditate. Experience the peace of retreat.

Take a long weekend to absorb teachings on meditation and the nature of the mind. Then, from Sunday to Tuesday, immerse yourself in a guided silent meditation retreat and taste the peace and tranquility that comes from silence.

This five-day beginner-friendly meditation silent retreat offers a chance to step away from the noise of busy daily life and refresh your mind through meditation.

Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.


Cost: $105 for full retreat
Accommodation: varies
Meals: $7 each lunch/supper

There are three parts to registration – course fee, accommodations and meals.

Please see accommodations and food and dining pages for more information.


Friday, July 15
7:30-9:00pm: Introduction

Saturday, July 16
9:00-10:15am: Session 1
11:30am-12:45pm: Session 2
Silence begins
4:30-5:45pm: Session 3
7:30-9:00pm: Session 4 (Q&A)

Sunday, July 17
9:00-10:15am: Session 5
11:00am-12:45pm: Session 6 w/PWP
4:30-5:45pm: Session 7
7:30-9:00pm: Session 8

Monday, July 18
9:00-10:15am: Session 9
11:00am-12:45pm: Session 10
4:30-5:45pm: Session 11
7:30-9:00pm: Session 12

Tuesday, July 19
9:00-10:15am: Session 13
11:00am-12:45pm: Session 14
Silence ends

About Silence

Silence is not just about not talking, it is about developing an inner quality of stillness.

In silence, we engage with the meditation object in a more intimate way. We stop ‘chatting’ about the Dharma from our mouth and start listening to the Dharma from deep within our heart which gives us a special inner experience of the teachings we receive. Penetrating insights arise and since we are able to hold onto them with firm mindfulness we find Dharma experience pervades and nourishes our heart at a very deep level.

During the Breaks

Between retreat sessions take time to relax and carry your experience of peace in the following ways:

  • enjoy the tranquility of our 82 acres of grounds
  • connect and discuss with like-minded people
  • nourish yourself with a refreshing drink and healthy snack in the World Peace Café
  • explore our bookstore and giftshop

Contact Us


(845) 856-9000
9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Chat provider: LiveChat

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737