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