Guests call the retreats deeply restorative. Silent Stay is a perfect place to "unplug", as we serve only a few guests at a time. These are precious days free from our personal story and all that we are doing. In the quiet we open to the peace that is all around us and in our hearts. This is a time to practice effortless being. Daily Rhythm The days are kept spacious to deepen into retreat as you wish; continue practice with meditation, yoga, read, rest, journal, walk, swim and enjoy the peace & quiet of the contemplative life. Bring a journal to remember helpful wisdom tools that will help build spiritual practices into your daily life and keep the retreat alive for years to come. Consultation & therapeutic massage are also available.
The retreats are for guests of all paths, beginners and experienced meditators.
For those new to meditation, clear steps are given to enjoy heart based meditation. We offer one-on-one support to guide you to your own inner quiet, peace. The practice lessens mental activity while bringing us closer to our source of peace and love, our spiritual heart. Each day we practice gentleness to ourselves and others, softening our awareness, and honoring our humanness. The days are spent in quiet and contemplation. Before leaving, each retreat provides suggestions about how to continue your retreat in your daily life. Meditation benches, cushions or chairs are provided, or bring your favorite cushion. The meditation periods are a spiritual support and an anchor for your retreat. If you need extra instruction we are here to help.
A spiritual retreat is about receiving peace and quiet outside & from inside our heart. Silence is our opportunity to receive the beauty in nature, meditation and from within. Here is the simple joy of just being. Each moment there is the opportunity to be available to ourselves, nature's sights, sounds and all of life is inspiring our retreat.
We share the retreat space like it is a library. Each person is doing their own individual inner study. By not talking, each person has the opportunity to stay with their own reflections, inner experience & practice. These are precious days free from our personal story and all that we are doing. In the quiet we open to the peace that is all around us and in our hearts. This is a time to practice beingness.
The quiet helps everyone find our inner sanctuary, that is always present. The gift of silence is having nothing to do, nothing to say, having time to enjoy solitude, being present with a quiet mind. When we are not busy talking, our mind takes a rest. Our heart becomes more available. The silence outside helps us to find the still place inside. This is our retreat, the vast quietude of the heart. A few days of simple peace and we feel new again, more in touch with our essence. Silence is a doorway into our own spirituality and truth.
intentional practice space
Silent Stay is dedicated to meditation, developing inner silence and receiving the infinite heart. Years of practice here have built supportive energy for all those that come for a retreat. We receive the benefit from each others dedication to opening to love, truth, & gentleness. Each person seeking inner peace contributes to the pure presence of silence that is growing here.
Individual one-on-one Meditation Guidance As a part of each retreat we provide personal meditation & retreat guidance. This is an opportunity to get the most out of your retreat. You can ask questions, share personal experience, and learn more about meditation. Many guests ask how to create an at home practice or how to continuing to receive the beauty of silence. Learn how to have a direct experience of your spiritual heart. Consultation Additional consultation is available in the afternoons by appointment. Courses Single sessions and 4 week meditation course available.
During the retreat we share Sacred Movement Ritual, a series of 9 contemplations in movement. When practiced in an ongoing way it reveals deeper and deeper truths and supports a life filled with peace and wisdom. Similar to Tai Chi in form, it is based on Yoga Philosophy. Meditative movement is an opportunity to feel spiritual lessons through movement. Walking meditation class also available.
Course: Sacred Movement Ritual is taught as a year long course as well.
spaciousness & calm
The days are kept spacious to deepen into retreat as you wish. In the abundant free time guests continue awareness practices or meditation, read, rest, journal, walk, swim and enjoy the peace & quiet of the contemplative life. This is a time to say yes to nurturing yourself and absorb life's healing essence. Consultations and therapeutic massage are also available.
There are acres and acres to walk on and a beautiful peace pool to practice meditative swimming. You may like to journal, draw, or practice receiving the many gifts of being present in the moment. The kitchen is yours all day to prepare your meals. You are welcome to practice Yoga, Tai Chi or walking meditation.
silent stay retreat center personal & small group retreats
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Silent Stay Retreat Center 3570 Cantelow Road Vacaville, CA 95688 firstname.lastname@example.org 707 474 4833
Silent Meditation Retreat Center in Northern California, easily accessible from San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.