Silent Retreat

2017 SILENT RETREAT ** SOLD OUT!**

(Please email us at info@touchingthestillness.org, if you’d like to be added to our Waiting List)

Thurs Oct 12 – Sun Oct 15, 2017

Presented by Touching the Stillness Ministries and facilitated by Rev. Paulette Pipe To be held on location at beautiful Unity Village, MO

Register Today –** SOLD OUT! **

Early Bird Registration (valid until 31 August 2017) is $295;
Full Price Registration (from 01 September 2017) is: $349.


(Price excludes cost of accommodation and meals, which must be booked separately through Unity Village Hotel & Conference Center, where the event is being held. To take advantage of the accommodation/meal package retreat group rate, please call or email the Unity Village Hotel directly. Please do not register online as you may not be able to take advantage of our retreat’s special group rate).

 



The Experience

Each year beginners and advanced meditators from around the world gather for this sell-out event. With exquisite facilitation under the direction of gifted retreat leader Rev. Paulette, guests co-create and participate in a safe, sacred space, to experience just the right amount of soul-nourishing mindfulness and meditation practices and retreat programs, designed to usher participants deeply into the stillness of the silence.

You too can take be part of this exceptional retreat and allow it to nudge you into an well-crafted journey to your inner centre. Not only is it likely you’ll be transformed, but once you’ve touched the stillness you may actually walk away wishing you had been given even more time to engage in holy listening and Silence.

This retreat is designed to:

  • Safely immerse participants into a dedicated time of silence, reflection and renewal;
  • Provide meditation and mindfulness tips and tools to help move past the chattering, roving mind to the tranquility of healing, holy silence; as well as practical gems that can be used in daily living once the retreat has ended;
  • Provide time for individual practice, while engaging in the language of silence;
  • Create space for silent interconnectedness with like-minded people on a profound level; out of which deep lasting friendships are often formed
  • Includes gentle, heart-inspiring music that touches the soul;
  • Invite an experience of centered calmness, as we unplug from our devices and step away from the myriad distractions that tug at our attention on a daily basis.
  • Up to six months from the date of the event: Refund, less 25% will be deducted from registration.
    Six months to three weeks out from the date of the event: Refund, less 30% will be deducted from the registration price.
    Three weeks to one week from the date of the event: Refund, less 40% will be deducted from the registration price.
    Eight days from the date of the event: No refund is available. Registration can, on request, be carried forward to the following year’s retreat. Registrations carried forward are transferable for 12 months only, after which they will expire.

    • An Altar item—a small sacred object that symbolizes a quality you are bringing to this experience. All items will be kept on the altar for the duration of the retreat and returned to you on Sunday morning during the morning program.
    • Sweater or shawl— as room temperatures can fluctuate
    • Comfortable shoes—for walking the beautiful grounds, nature trails, and (weather permitting) to walk the Labryrinth which may be part of our retreat program
    • Rain gear—just in case…

    Sample Silent Retreat Schedule


    Thursday

    • 3:00-5:00 pm – Arrival, Retreat Check-in
    • 3:30-4:30 pm – Optional Walking Tour
    • 4:30-5:30 pm – Welcome Reception
    • 5:30-6:30 pm – Dinner
    • 7:00-9:00 pm – Opening Program & Setting Sacred Intention
    • 9:00 pm – Free time

    Friday

    • 7:00-7:30 am – Rise ‘n Shine Morning Meditation (optional)
    • 7:30-8:30 am – Breakfast
    • 9:00 am-Noon – Morning Program (Enter the Silence Ceremony)
    • Noon-1:30 pm – Silent Mindful Eating Meditation (Lunch)
    • 1:30-2:30 pm – Afternoon Program
    • 2:30-5:30 pm – Afternoon Personal Rest and Reflection time – optional activities (including optional Restorative Yoga (To be confirmed)
    • 5:00-5:30 pm – Group Meditation
    • 5:30-6:30 pm – Silent Mindful Eating Meditation (Dinner)
    • 7:00-8:30 pm – Evening Program
    • 8:30 pm – Free time

    Saturday

    • 7:00-7:30 am – Rise ‘n Shine Morning Meditation (optional)
    • 7:30-8:30 am – Silent Mindful Eating Meditation (Breakfast)
    • 9:00 am-Noon – Morning Program
    • Noon-1:30 pm – Silent Mindful Eating Meditation (Lunch)
    • 1:30 -2:30 pm -Afternoon Program
    • 2:30-5:30 pm – Afternoon Personal Rest and Reflection time – optional activities (including optional Restorative Yoga (To be Confirmed)
    • 5:00-5:30 pm – Group Meditation
    • 5:30-6:30 pm – Silent Mindful Eating Meditation (Dinner)
    • 7:00-8:45 pm – Evening Program/Labyrinth Walk (Exit the Silence Ceremony)
    • 8:45 pm – Free time

    Sunday

    • 7:00-7:30 am – Rise ‘n Shine Morning Meditation (optional)
    • 7:30-8:30 am – Breakfast
    • 9:30-11:30 am – Morning Program & Touching the Stillness Worship Experience
    • Noon-1:30 pm – Celebration Luncheon (part of the retreat program) with Prize Drawing
    • 1:30 pm – Depart


     

    Your Retreat Presenter

    REV. PAULETTE PIPE is a masterful meditation teacher/facilitator, who is best known as the host of “Touching the Stillness”, a lively meditation and spiritual practice radio program on Unity Online Radio.
    With her distinctive gift of affirmative healing prayer, and meditation that stirs the soul, she masterfully creates rich, sacred prayer experiences that help others find deep peace during their meditation practice.
    Formerly Spiritual Director of the UK Unity headquarters, and then manager of the Retreats department at Unity Village, today Rev. Paulette heads Touching the Stillness Ministries, a vibrant, tithing, thriving prayer and meditation ministry, whose mission is to demonstrate and inspire in others, audacious, bold, and courageous prayer-powered living.
    Rev. Paulette is also a sought-after speaker who leads prayer-based retreats, workshops, and Sunday worship services in the United States and abroad. She also holds the role of Keeper of the Flame on Unity Worldwide Ministries’ Board of Trustees, where she holds sacred prayer space during the board’s deliberations and decision-making process at board meetings.



    For more information regarding retreat registration or content, please contact info@touchingthestillness.org.

     

    Register Today — ** SOLD OUT! **

    (Price excludes cost of accommodation and meals, which must be booked separately through Unity Village Hotel & Conference Center, where the event is being held. To take advantage of the accommodation/meal package retreat group rate, please call or email the Unity Village Hotel directly. Please do not register online as you may not be able to take advantage of our retreat’s special group rate).



    (Photo Credits: collage photos by George Magbee; Paulette Pipe photo by Elaine Meyer (Courtesy of Unity Online Radio).