Labor Day Weekend
August 31-September 4, 2023
Led by Ashley Henderson
You are invited to a four day/four night silent retreat at Mount Madonna Center, a beautiful, peaceful mountaintop retreat center located in the Santa Cruz mountains. This silent retreat is an invitation into being; to sit in stillness and silence and share with others from presence. This practice allows each of us to settle deeply into our bodies, to be with the natural tendencies of the mind and return home to our true nature.
This retreat is appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators and includes guided and silent periods of meditation and group discussions. We will enjoy three vegetarian meals per day and have time to explore the nature of the retreat center, including redwood forest trails and expansive views of Monterey Bay.
All participants are asked to maintain silence throughout the entire retreat, except for designated group sharing periods. This commitment includes refraining from the use of phones, books or other outside distractions. This shared agreement creates a powerful opportunity for each participant to be with what is arising in each moment. Please consider this commitment before registering for the retreat.
The cost of the retreat varies depending on the type of housing you choose. In order to reserve your spot, you are required to pay the full amount listed below according to your housing. Please select your first and second choice housing. If your first or second choice housing is not available, I will contact you to let you know about your options.
Attendance for the entire retreat is mandatory. Please plan to arrive on time and leave after the retreat ends on the final day. The retreat begins on Thursday, August 31st at 4 pm and ends on Monday, September 4th at 12 pm.
Cancellation and refund policy:
Prior to July 1: Full refund, less $50
Prior to August 1: 50% refund
After August 1: No refund