Half-Day of Silence

Restore energy, focus, and creativity

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 During this half-day retreat from the distracting stimulations of the daily workday, you will be able to re-source and restore through simple directed attention practices in an environment of natural spaciousness, quiet and slowing down.

Practices are simple and not physically challenging. No experience is necessary.

The Program also features a period of guided movement, an open period for journaling, rest or creative work, and a short talk on mindfulness.

New Program Introduced for Spring, 2019


Program

Introductions and guidelines begin promptly at 8:30am and 1:30pm.

Noble silence and “digital disconnect” are encouraged and supported for the entire half-day.

Sessions of 20-30 minutes provide guidance and exercise of various directed attention (mindfulness) practices, both mental and somatic.

The program also includes a short talk on a relevant theme, with practical exercises for work life.

Breaks and an Open Session are included. Participants may opt out of any sessions, and engage in a personal practice (journal, walk grounds, creative work, etc.) while maintaining noble silence and digital disconnect.

For attendees: Wear comfortable clothes. Snacks are provided. If you have dietary restrictions, you may bring your own food. Please notify us in advance if you will be bringing food and if it will need refrigeration.

The half-day retreat format is a great way to de-stress and improve my focus while not disconnecting from my day job entirely. It’s not a vacation. It’s a better way of living and working.
— Marsha S.