A 7 day Silent Retreat – May 14-21, 2018
Retreat location: White Gate Farm ~ East Lyme CT
Freshly prepared meals with local and organic ingredients, acres of wooded and pastoral beauty, and a facility built with green in mind: these are White Gate Farm’s values.
This all inclusive seven day silent retreat will afford you the opportunity to sink into stillness and deepen your mindfulness practice. Guided sitting, lying down and walking meditations will be offered along with body work in the form of guided gentle yoga and self directed meditative ballwork practice.
The retreat is appropriate for those with some experience in meditation and is appropriate as a first retreat. No prior yoga experience is necessary and adaptations are available for any level of fitness. The retreat takes place in beautiful CT countryside and there is outdoor space for walking practice. The silence support by the staff and fellow participants creates a sense of community, together, investigating and exploring our experience beyond the usual superficial day to day life. These 7 days afford a unique possibility of dropping into moment by moment awareness and peace.
Every evening there will be a talk as well as group and individual interviews during the 7 day retreat and tailored guidance as needed. We will begin with an opening circle the first night before we enter into silence and at the end of the retreat we will have time to share our experience and prepare for departure.
The practices offered on this retreat will center on the basics of Mindfulness, Meditation and Compassion. Incorporating the body will invite a melding of mind, body and spirit.
Cost: $1650 for a double occupancy room, $1850 for a single room
- 3 Delicious vegetarian meals/day
- Access to grounds and walking trails
- All teaching, guidance and support
The deposit is $650 for double occupancy and $850 for single room. The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining $1000 due by May 1st.
This retreat fulfills the CFM Oasis Institute requirement for a 7 day silent retreat
Course size is limited to 14 to allow for intimacy and ample space.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center