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Holiday Silent Retreat

Art of Living founder, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,  shares powerful wisdom and guided practices in this special silent meditation holiday retreat.

All guests are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination OR a lab certified Covid-19 test that produced negative results within 72 hours of your arrival at the Center when you check-in. Additionally, for those who are vaccinated, we strongly recommend that you also get a lab-certified negative test before your arrival, and if that’s not possible, we ask that you bring an at-home Rapid Antigen test which we will administer when you check-in. There may be additional rapid tests required on campus to partake in any indoor gatherings. Thank you in advance for helping us ensure the safety of our guests and staff!

For more information, call 828-513-0032

Wisdom Series with Gurudev ON-CAmPUS & Online

December 31—January 3

We’re excited to announce a new Wisdom Series* with Gurudev. Join us on-campus or online for this great way to start off the new year with insight, clarity, and peace. 
 
Schedule
(Tentative; morning session times are subject to change.)
 
December 31  7:30–9:00 pm EST
January 1  11:00 am–1:00 pm and 7:30–9:00 pm EST
January 2  11:00 am–1:00 pm and 7:30–9:00 pm EST
January 3  11:00 am–1:00 pm EST
 
We look forward to beginning 2022 with you, immersed in Gurudev’s inspiring, profound, and humorous wisdom.
 
Prerequisite  1 Silent Retreat.
 

Can’t make it to the Center? No worries—we’re live-streaming the program sessions. 

Please note The livestream platform does not allow simultaneous logins from multiple locations or devices. Please don’t share your login with anyone. You will be logged out if someone else logs in from another location. A recording will be available for viewing 24 hours after the livestream ends. This will allow you to watch the wisdom series at your convenience if the scheduled times don’t work with your schedule.

SOLD OUT

Join us at the Center in Boone for a wonderful mix of restorative breathing practices, deep wisdom, silence, and powerful guided meditations. Take your energy to another level, reconnect with your practice, and spend time in community with other Art of Living family and friends old and new.  Starting at $1500; includes tuition, housing, and meals.

Please note All silence course sessions will be streamed into the Veda Halls. An in-person meditation and darshan will be held with Gurudev on one of the days.

If multiple members of a family are registering in the same room for the Silent Retreat, please select the accommodation type when selecting your room and then change “Guests in room” to the total number of members in your family—including yourself—that will be registering.

If you are registering a family member who is not not taking the Silent Retreat that will be staying in your room, go to the “Optional Items” section of the registration page and select the number of family members who are non-course participants. Kids below five years of age are complimentary;  and anyone 5+ years needs to be counted as a family member.

*At this time, we request that you register for one on-campus Silent Retreat only, so that all who wish have the opportunity to stay on-site. We encourage you to attend one on-campus retreat and join us online for the other.

On-CAMPUS Silent Retreat

December 21–24 or December 26–29*

Join us at the Center in Boone for a wonderful mix of restorative breathing practices, deep wisdom, silence, and powerful guided meditations. Take your energy to another level, reconnect with your practice, and spend time in community with other Art of Living family and friends old and new.  Starting at $1500; includes tuition, housing, and meals.

Please note All silence course sessions will be streamed into the Veda Halls. An in-person meditation and darshan will be held with Gurudev on one of the days.

If multiple members of a family are registering in the same room for the Silent Retreat, please select the accommodation type when selecting your room and then change “Guests in room” to the total number of members in your family—including yourself—that will be registering.

If you are registering a family member who is not not taking the Silent Retreat that will be staying in your room, go to the “Optional Items” section of the registration page and select the number of family members who are non-course participants. Kids below five years of age are complimentary;  and anyone 5+ years needs to be counted as a family member.

*At this time, we request that you register for one on-campus Silent Retreat only, so that all who wish have the opportunity to stay on-site. We encourage you to attend one on-campus retreat and join us online for the other.

Online Silent Retreat

Can’t make it to the Center? Don’t worry—we’ll be livestreaming. Join us virtually for this beautiful program. Choose from four different sessions in EST or PST. Cost $500.

ACCOMMODATIONS

To enhance the experience of your course and events, we highly encourage you to book housing on Center premises. Please note the following:

  • When you register, please select appropriate housing option.
  • Limited rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Only private accommodations are available for retreat-  (up to 3 people) and hotel–style rooms (up to 2 people).
  • Accommodations are limited only to those on the Silent Retreat. If you have an accompanying family member not on the retreat, you will need to register them during check-in.
  • Children below 5 are free; children over 5 or adults will be charged $250 from December 20–23.
  • No cancellations or refunds.

 

Live online satsang package

Celebrate with Gurudev virtually with this online Satsang package.

This pass includes virtual access to the live online Satsangs from December 26–29. (Nightly at 7:30 EST). Satsangs are broadcast online through Zoom. You’ll receive the Zoom link when you register. 
Cost $195.

Day Passes

Cost $150.

Kids under age 5 are complimentary; children 5+ years old need a separate day pass. Day passes are per person and must be purchased for each family member.

MEALS

Dinner from the day of arrival through lunch on the day of departure are included, however, please note that

  • No sit-down dining will be available at the Center
  • All meals will be served in to-go boxes
  • You may bring food from outside. We are a no meat, no alcohol facility— Meat and alcohol are not permitted.
  • The Center serves a delicious range of healthy, vegetarian cuisine.

 

Feel free to check with the dining team if you have any questions related to ingredients and allergens.

SHANKARA AYURVEDA WELLNESS

While you’re here, we invite you to combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels—body, mind and spirit. Shankara Ayurveda Wellness offers unique holistic treatments along with traditional services that can bring your whole-being back into balance.

Booking in advance is strongly encouraged and the only way to guarantee the service of your choice at your desired time. For pricing information and booking, please call Shankara Ayurveda Wellness at 828-264-8382.

Find out more here.

COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDELINES

  • In compliance with CDC travel guidelines, all attendees on campus are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a lab certified Covid-19 test that produced negative results within 72 hours of your arrival.
  • All campus attendees are required to check-in one at a time, have their temperature taken, answer screening questions, and sign a health waiver.
  • Guests on property will be monitored for symptoms and possible exposure on a daily basis. If they show any symptoms, they will be asked to leave the premises and seek medical advice immediately.
  • All guests will be screened for symptoms and required to sign waivers certifying their health and freedom from possible exposure to the Coronavirus.
  • Guests who have been exposed to, or show symptoms related to COVID-19, will be asked to leave the property and seek medical advice immediately.


Read all of our health and safety protocols here.

PARKING INFORMATION

  • Parking is available at the retreat center, but very limited.
  • Carpooling is strongly encouraged; parking preference will be given to course participants with three or more people per car.*
  • Only cars that have a valid parking permit are allowed to park on center premises.
  • Security personnel stationed at our entrance will distribute the parking permits upon your arrival.
  • Cars without permits, or not parked in designated spots, will be towed at the owner’s expense.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There are NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS offered for this program.

CONTACT US

For more information 

Call 828-513-0032

Email [email protected]

Address: Art of Living Retreat Center, 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Small Group Inquiry Request

Note: You will receive an email confirming our receipt of your inquiry.

Our peak season runs April–November, so space fills up quickly during that time.