Silent Retreat

Accommodations: Choose "Register Now" to confirm availability and pricing for guest rooms and meals.

  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) – $435.00
  • B) Economy Twin (Private) – $510.00
  • C) Standard Twin (Shared) – $525.00
  • D) Standard Twin (Private) – $615.00
  • E) Premium Queen – $675.00
  • F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $870.00
  • G) Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $975.00
  • H) Pet-Friendly Room – $675.00
  • J) Day guest (no lodging, includes meals) – $330.00
  • (All prices include $225 base amount)

All prices include tuition and 3 delicious vegetarian meals.

Guided Silent Retreat

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

November 30 - December 3, 2017

Peace and joy are the first sensations to greet you when you arrive at Ananda Laurelwood.

Deep peace is a palpable energy, making it possible to experience the joy within our beings. These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on universal spiritual principals and honors the many diverse traditions that practice meditation as a path to inner peace.

Elements of the Guided Silent Retreat include:

  • Learning a simple but profound technique of meditation
  • Group meditations to support your individual practice
  • Gentle yoga to relax and release tension
  • Qigong (chi kung) to stimulate and balance your life energy
  • Personal time for reading, contemplation and journaling
  • Practicing mindfulness in action – eating, walking, self-care
  • Nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Optional massage and spiritual counseling available by appointment

If you would like a longer stay, there’s a place on the registration form to either stay extra nights or come early for an individual retreat.

Silent Retreat
Stilling the waves …

Planned Activities

Day 1

Room check-in (3:30 -6:00 pm)
Ananda Yoga (begins at 4:30 pm)
Evening meal together
Initial Gathering with guided meditation
Silence begins

Days 2 & 3

Walking meditation morning and afternoon
Group meditation morning, afternoon and evening
Self-reflection, journaling
Meals in silence
Ananda Yoga & Qigong

Day 4

Morning group meditation
Breakfast in silence
Silence ends
Group sharing & integration process
Lunch and departure


About the Leaders


Miriam Rodgers

Miriam joined Ananda Center at Laurelwood and the Cities of Light program in the spring of 2013 after many years with Ananda, serving as Swami Kriyananda’s nurse. Personally trained by Swami Kriyananda through daily contact across fourteen years, Miriam brings a depth of understanding and a richness of joy to Ananda Center at Laurelwood. She helps […]

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David Seybert

David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening experiences in his teenage years.  In college, he pursued a B.A. degree in Philosophy, with a special interest on Eastern religions. He also began to study meditation: learning taiji, qigong and yoga and living in a Zen Buddhist monastery. Later, while working and raising a family, […]

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