Silent Retreat

2015 SILENT RETREAT

Presented by Touching the Stillness Ministries and facilitated by Rev. Paulette Pipe; music by Kelley Hunt.

Thurs Oct 08 – Sun Oct 11, 2015

at Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center, Unity Village, MO


Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration Price before 31 August 2015, $275;
Full Price Registration from 01 September 2015, $325

(Price excludes cost of accommodation and meals, which must be booked separately through Unity Village. Please call or email only, in order to get our group rate).

Registration Fee
Number of Registrations
Daytime Tel. Number
Name of Additional Guests


To pay by check or money order: email info@touchingthestillness.org for a Registration Form


The Experience

Each year beginners and advanced meditators from around the world gather for this sell-out event. Together under the direction of gifted retreat facilitator Rev. Paulette, they co-create a safe, sacred space, to experience just the right amount of soul-nourishing prayer and meditation practices – all designed to usher participants deeply into the stillness of the silence.

You too can take be part of this exceptional retreat experience and allow it to nudge you out of your comfort zone. Not only is it likely you’ll be transformed, but once you’ve touched the stillness, you may actually walk away wishing for even more time to engage in holy listening in the Silence.

This retreat is designed to:

  • Safely immerse participants into a dedicated time of silence, reflection and renewal;
  • Provide meditation tools and tips to help move past the chattering, roving mind to the tranquility of healing, holy silence;
  • 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;
  • Include 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 many distractions tugging away at our attention on a daily basis.
  • Up to six months from the date of the event: Refund less 25% ($81.25 deducted from Full priced registration and $68.75 deducted from Early Bird Registration).
    Six to months to three weeks from the date of the event: Refund less 30% (or $97.50 deducted from Full priced registration and $82.50 deducted from Early Bird Registration).
    Three weeks to one week from the date of the event: Refund less 40% (or $130 deducted from Full priced registration and $110 deducted from Early Bird Registration).
    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—room temperatures can fluctuate
    • Comfortable shoes—for walking the beautiful grounds, nature trails, and (weather permitting) to walk the Labryrinth as part of our retreat program
    • Rain gear—just in case

    Typical 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
    • 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
    • 5:00-5:30 pm – Group Meditation
    • 5:30-6:30 pm – Silent Mindful Eating Meditation (Dinner)
    • 7:00-8:45 pm – Evening Program (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
    • 8:45-10:15 am – Morning Program – Reflections on Silence
    • 10:30-11:30 am – Sunday Morning Worship at Unity Village Chapel (optional)
    • Noon-1:30 pm – Celebration Luncheon (part of the retreat program) with Prize Drawing
    • 1:30 pm – Depart


    PAULETTE PIPE is best known as the host of “Touching the Stillness”, a lively prayer and meditation 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 deepen their awareness of a connection in God.
    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.


    KELLEY HUNT, the Kansas-native blues singer/songwriter, of national acclaim, is back by popular demand to once again nudge us into stillness with her rich full-bodied, soulful voice and impressive musical talent.
    The artist, known for her authoritative rhythm section on keyboards, is a wonderful improviser with a commanding and passionate stage presence. She has six albums to her name including her 2014 instant hit, The Beautiful Bones, which like her other offerings, showcases her superior vocals, exemplary keyboard skills, and incredible songwriting talents.
    Kelley also wrote and produced the beloved song, Touch the Stillness, which became the theme music for Touching the Stillness on Unity Online Radio and for Touching the Stillness Ministries. Click to hear a sampling of her music.


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    For information about this event, e-mail info@touchingthestillness.org

    Registration Fee

    Early Bird Registration Price before 31 August 2015, $275;
    Full Price Registration from 01 September 2015, $325

    (Price excludes cost of accommodation and meals, which must be booked separately through Unity Village. Please call or email only, in order to get our group rate).

    Registration Fee
    Number of Registrations
    Daytime Tel. Number
    Name of Additional Guests

    For information about this event, e-mail info@touchingthestillness.org