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Silent Retreat

Deepen your mindfulness practice in our silent retreats.
On a regular basis, we open our doors to the community for a silent day of mindful movement and walking and sitting meditations. While spending hours in silence may seem daunting to some, these retreats are often a welcome respite and a great way to foster stillness in the rush of everyday life.

Many regular participants attest to the retreats’ restorative effects and the ways in which the experience enhances personal insight and self-knowledge.

Who Should Attend
Mindfulness program participants, past participants, faculty, staff and members of the community with an existing mindfulness practice. We do not recommend the silent retreat for beginners. For those interested in discovering mindfulness, please join us for one of our beginners’ workshops.

Timing
6-hour day

Meals
Note that lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch in order to participate in a mindful meal.

Registration
To benefit our charitable initiatives, our facilitators donate their time and expertise. We ask that you please donate what you can for the silent retreat to help us deliver affordable mental health therapies to those in need.

A minimum contribution of $20 is requested.
For those facing affordability and access issues, we request a minimum donation of $5.
For a limited time, current program participants can register with no minimum contribution.

One-Day Silent Retreats Upcoming


  • June 18 (Register here)
  • June 24 (Register here)
  • July 8 (Registration is not yet open)
  • August 5 (Registration is not yet open)
  • August 12 (Registration is not yet open)
  • August 20 (Registration is not yet open)
  • August 26 (Registration is not yet open)

Registration will open approximately two weeks in advance of the Silent Retreat. Only a limited number of registration spots are available to the public in order to reserve space for current program participants.

Four-day Silent Retreat: Dharma with a Twist


This retreat will explore the intersection between the Dharma (the ancient wisdom teachings of the Buddha) and mindfulness-based interventions (predominantly Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCT).

Participants Will Learn

  • to deepen their practice through periods of silence and inquiry
  • about the intersection between Buddhist Teachings and Mindfulness-Based interventions
  • to increase their self-reflective capacity using the components of their experience

Dates
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 4:00 pm – Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Fee
Early Bird Registration (before October 11, 2017): $675
Regular Registration: $725

Upcoming Courses

The Dharma with a Twist: Silent Retreat 17-308-01

Start: Wednesday, November 22, 2017@4:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Pascal Auclair Core Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts

Personal Programs

Start: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
Start: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Start: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Professional Development

Start: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-07-05 13:30:00
Start: Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:00 pm
2017-07-08 19:00:00
Start: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00 am
2017-08-01 14:00:00
Start: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-08-18 13:30:00