Beginner Silent Retreats

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.

Information

Cost: $110 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.

Structure & Silence

Inspiring Guidance
Friday to Sunday morning
Deepen your understanding and experience of meditation through the instructions given on the weekend.

Silent Retreat
Sunday afternoon to Tuesday
Transition seamlessly into a guided silent retreat where you can apply the teachings you’ve learned and enjoy the peace of mind that arises naturally within. 

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
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Contact Us

Phone

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

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737