The Art of Silence Retreat is now available Online. Please visit the calendar for details.

NOTE: Art of Silence Retreat is for people who have already attended the Happiness Program.  If you have not attended the Happiness Program, please register for the “Silent Retreat” instead.

Power of Silence

The Art of Silence Retreat provides optimal conditions for quietening our mental chatter, going deep within and experiencing inner peace. The practice of silence has been used in different traditions and cultures throughout time as a unique pathway to personal discovery: consciously withdrawing our attention from outer distractions and observing silence for a few days can allow us to experience an extraordinary sense of physical, mental and spiritual renewal.

Prerequisite: Happiness Program

Structured Retreat

The Art of Silence Retreat is carefully structured and closely guided by experienced senior instructors, offering you an optimal setting to let go and truly relax.  Your day is designed to offer you the perfect balance between guided sessions and personal time to contemplate and connect with yourself.

 

Setting

A place of silence and celebration.

There couldn’t be a more idyllic setting than the Retreat Centre nestled in the serene Mauricie region of Quebec, regardless of which season you choose to visit in. The Centre has been a place of meditation and peace to thousands for almost 30 years, and as you start to drive into the arms of the pristine forest and lakes of the Centre, the breath becomes deeper, the mind naturally starts to quieten and a sense of lightness and tranquility takes over.  It is a true feeling of “coming home” to yourself.

Pricing

4-5 Art of Silence Retreat: CAD 595.00 – CAD 845.00

7 Day Art of Silence Retreat: CAD745.00 – CAD 995.00

FAQs

I am new to Meditation.  Is this Retreat for me?

Absolutely!  The retreat is meant for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.  If you have any questions during the retreat, our experienced senior instructors are very accessible and available to help and guide you.

 

What should I pack?

You will receive a detailed list in your Welcome email once you register.  A general guide depending on the season is warm clothing, layers, rain gear, swimming gear, hiking/walking footwear, bug repellent, sunscreen, flashlight.

 

I understand your Centre is alcohol-free, meat-free and smoke-free.  Can you please clarify?

The Centre is a place of health and wellness.  Alcohol, meat (including fish and eggs) and tobacco/recreational drugs are not permitted on the campus.

 

I have food allergies.  Can I request a special diet?

Special diets include vegan, nut-free and gluten-friendly meals.  Please check the appropriate box at the time of registration.  If you have any severe diet restrictions or allergies, please write to the centre in advance at artdevivre@artofliving.org to make sure we will be able to accommodate your needs.
Dates Programs Register
August 21 - 24, 2020 ONLINE 4-Day Intensive Art of Silence
August 21 - 30, 2020 ONLINE 10-Day Intensive Art of Silence
August 21 - 26, 2020 ONLINE 6-Day Intensive Art of Silence
September 4 - 7, 2020 ONLINE Art of Silence
October 9 - 12, 2020 ONLINE Art of Silence
October 16 - 25, 2020 ONLINE Navratri 10-Day Intensive Art of Silence
November 5 - 8, 2020 ONLINE Art of Silence
November 20 - 29, 2020 ONLINE 10-Day Intensive Art of Silence
November 20 - 25, 2020 ONLINE 6-Day Intensive Art of Silence
December 3 - 6, 2020 ONLINE Art of Silence
December 31, 2020 - January 3, 2021 ONLINE Art of Silence

Retreat Schedule

DAY 1

5:30 – Dinner
6:30 – Session

DAY 2 -4

7:00 am – Morning Sadhana / Practice
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Seva / Optional Selfless Service
10:00 am – Morning Session
1:00 pm – Lunch / Karma Yoga / Personal Time
3:00 pm –  Afternoon Session
6:00 pm – Dinner / Karma Yoga / Personal Time
7:30 pm – Evening Session

DAY 4

2:00 pm – Personal time / Departure

To find a place where you immediately feel like you belong is quite magical, which is exactly how I felt after visiting the Quebec Ashram. Discovering the Art of Living and trusting their programs to lead me back to myself continues to be magical & gracious gift that I feel lucky to have stumbled upon. 

— Vanessa Mueggler