What is a Silent Retreat?

A Silent Retreat is a opportunity to decompress and experience calm, peace and being centered.  It is usually 1-5 days where one is quiet and disconnected from technology (cell, computer, pads, etc.)

Our lives are so full of activities, noise, busy-ness and stress. It is hard to take time for ourselves with the demands of our families, business/career and friends.  A Silent Retreat is giving yourself  the gift of disconnecting from your daily life and focusing on you.  It is a time to reflect and relax. In the quiet and contemplation you have the opportunity to regain balance, perspective and nourish your soul.

William Penn said, “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

What would a day of being silent and reconnecting to your inner self mean to you?


Attendees of silent retreats have experienced clarity, peace, feeling centered, and reconnection with their higher selves/soul/source.

At the end of the silent retreat it was calm…it was quiet inside me probably for the first time in 30 years.” – S.W,

“It was a wonderful day of time for myself to “just be”. It replenished my soul and put me in the right frame of mind for the upcoming year.”K. R.

“I feel great! Rested (physically & mentally).” – S.H.wonderful day of time for myself to “just be”. It replenished my soul and put me in the right frame of mind for the upcoming year.”K.R.

Huge reconnection with my inner voice.” – S.S.

Activities of silent retreats vary and may include the following:

  • guided meditations
  • breathing exercises
  • contemplation
  • walks & mindfulness
  • time for personal reflection
  • journaling
  • labyrinth walking
  • meditation

Consider this Mahatma Ghandi quote, “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path


in a clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself  into crystal clearness.” 

What would some clarity bring to your life?

If a silent retreat would benefit you…and you are in Maryland consider the one at Soul Source.  www.spiritualityforeveryday.com/retreats



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