The Silent Meditation Retreat

Feb 27 – Mar 3

BOONE, NC

Art of Living Faculty
Art of Living Faculty
Feb 27 – Mar 3
From:
$995
Including Lodging, Meals, and Tuition
Feb 27 – Mar 3
March 3, 2019 3:00 pm
Retreat Type
Art of LivingArt of Living
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
SpiritualSpiritual
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Relieve stressRelieve stress

Description

The Silent Retreat provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. The practice of silence — of consciously withdrawing energy and attention from outer distraction — has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal.

This program combines the Happiness Retreat and several days of silent contemplation with unique guided meditations as well as advanced breathing techniques. The first two days include various talking processes, which actually deepen your experience of silence. You will also take home a beautiful practice to sustain inner quiet and peace in daily life.

Why take 3-4 days out of your busy life for a meditation retreat?

These few days make the rest of your year more alive, productive and full of energy. When you emerge, you feel recharged and refreshed, ready to take on all your responsibilities with greater focus and joy.

Get much-needed rest in an all-inclusive guided retreat
Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga.

Emerge rejuvenated

Your whole stay is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. There’s morning yoga, nature walks in the mountains, delicious plant-based dining and a supportive atmosphere for your inner journey. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

I have been to other silent retreats… but basically, we were just silent and did our own thing, with optional classes we could attend throughout the day. But what we did here is so much more. What you guys offer is a full curriculum—the guided meditations, the service, the wisdom, the music—all of this took me on a journey far deeper than I thought possible.” — Silent Retreat participant


I feel more like myself after the Silence Retreat. My life goes smoother after it, and I feel the difference for a good 3-6 months.” — Daniel Moss


It was very, very powerful. I gained such a sense of calm, more than I ever could have imagined.” — Max Goldberg, livingmaxwell.com

Presenters

Art of Living Faculty

Art of Living faculty are teachers from all over the world who integrate their passion for teaching with a dedication to service of others. Inspired by their own personal experiences of transformation and joy, our teachers blend ancient, timeless wisdom with contemporary approaches to well-being to bring you a heart-based approach rooted in the authentic, effective techniques of Ayurveda, meditation, and breathwork—the very best of health and wellness.

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of checkout. (Rates below are per person.)

Private Hotel Room

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$1,375

The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

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$1,155
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Private Retreat Room

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$1,235

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$1,075

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

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$995
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Schedule

Silent Retreat


Day 1

3:00 pm
Check-in 

6:00 pm – 7 pm
Dinner

7:00 pm – 7:20 pm
AOLRC Orientation – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS 

7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Session 

Day 2

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Breakfast

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Program Session 

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Program Session 

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:45pm
Program Session

Day 3

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Morning Meditation/Yoga/Fitness

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Breakfast

10:00 am -1:00 am
Program Session

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Program Session

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:30pm
Program Session

 

Day 4

6:30 am – 8:30 am
Program Session

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Breakfast

10:00 am -1:00 am
Program Session

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Program Session

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm – 9:30pm
Program Session

Day 5

6:30 am – 8:30 am
Program Session

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Breakfast

Please be sure to check out of your room before the start of the last session

10:00 am -1:00 am
Program Session

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Program Session

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for pickup by asking spa reception.

**Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12:00-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.

***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The phone number is (828) 264-8382.

Optional Saturday Activities

Guided Nature Walk

1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm

Pottery Class

2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in our tranquil sanctuary set amidst 380 pristine acres high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina—the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.

NOTE Avoid using GPS—it will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Please use the directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

Two hours by car without traffic

FAQs

On-Campus Program FAQs

For room reservations, Ayurveda Wellness Retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.  AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.  Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.  For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.

Our property is always smoke-free.

Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically, we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy, and nuts.

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$995
Including Lodging, Meals, and Tuition

Art of Living Retreat Center

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