Retreats & Events
Silence: Opening to the Light in the Darkness
Buddhist and Christian 5-Day Silent Meditation
(07/19 – 07/24/2020)
This daylong silent retreat will include a variety of contemplative practices, such as a number of periods of silent meditation, body movement, walking meditation, walking the labyrinth, lectio divina, free time, and rest. Bring a packed lunch (hot tea and water provided), a pillow, blanket, and journal or notebook.
DATE: Saturday, April 4, 2020 (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
LOCATION: Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon, CA
COST: Free (optional donation to the church)
LEADER: Richard Flout
REGISTRATION: For more information and to register, contact Richard at 415-279-8379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buddhist-Christian five-day silent meditation retreat will be offered in summer 2020. This retreat is ideal for those who wish to deepen their daily practice, to discover their own integration of meditation across traditions, and to experience the benefits of spiritual practice in community.
To avoid the potential COVID-19 risks of living in close proximity in large groups, this year's retreat will be offered online. All who register will be able to fully participate from home (shelter in place) and meditate together in real time, making it possible for people to be in retreat from a distance without travel or lodging expenses.
The schedule and practices will be structured to fit smoothly within the online format, with accommodation for meals and sleeping arrangements at home. Practices from both Buddhist and Christian traditions will be offered each day, including movement and work meditations.
We will provide suggestions to help you set up your home retreat space and to collaborate with those who live with you to support you in your retreat in ways that fit your living situation.
DATES: July 19 – 24, 2020 (beginning Sunday 2:00 PM and ending Friday 12 noon)
COST: Optional donation in whatever amount feels appropriate for you will be gratefully received.