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.
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.
Upcoming One-Day Silent Retreats
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.
- Sunday, May 27th
- Sunday, June 3rd
- Sunday, June 10th
- Saturday, June 16th in Guelph
- Sunday, June 17th
- Sunday, June 24th
** The Silent Retreats for which registration is open are listed in the right-hand sidebar
Understanding the 5-7 Day Silent Retreat Certificate Prerequisite
As a prerequisite to taking the MBCT Intensive Training & Retreat, participation in a total of 5-7 day silent retreat is expected. We recommend looking at retreat centres for more options.
Please note that a 7-day silent retreat is ideal while a 5-day silent retreat is sufficient; If you are unable to participate in a 5-7 day silent retreat, The Centre will accept the completion of a 3-day silent retreat as well as a 2-day silent retreat; In exceptional circumstances, we may also accept a 3-day silent retreat combined with the completion of two 1-day silent retreats – please obtain explicit approval from The Centre before pursuing this last option.