Silent Retreat

2014 SILENT RETREAT
SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT!

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR – 08-11 OCTOBER 2015

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





You may be someone who balks at the very idea of spending extended time in silence and think, “I could never do that!” If so, then this retreat could make a convert of you!

It’s easier than you think, and more rewarding than you can imagine.
Each year, beginners and advanced meditators from around the world gather for this sell-out event and together, with gifted retreat facilitator, Rev. Paulette, co-create a safe, sacred space to experience just the right amount of soul-nourishing prayer and meditation practices that ushers them deeply into the stillness of the silence.

Take the step to allow this retreat to nudge you out of your comfort zone, and not only will you likely experience a level of spiritual transformation, once you’ve touched the stillness, you may actually walk away wishing for even more time to for holy listening in 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 you move past the chattering, roving mind to the tranquility of healing, holy silence;
  • Provide time for your individual practice while engaging in the language of silence;
  • Create space for silent inter-connectedness with like-minded people on a profound level;
  • Include gentle heart-inspiring music that touches the soul;
  • Invite an experience of centered calmness that comes from stepping away from the many distractions tugging away at our attention on a daily basis.

Dates: Thursday October 08 to Sunday October 11, 2015


Up to six months from the date of the event: Refund less 25% or $62
Six to months to three weeks from the date of the event: Refund less 30% or $75
Three weeks to one week from the date of the event: Refund less 40% or $120
One week from the date of the event: No refund is available. Registration is still valid for 12 months and can, on request, be carried forward to the following year’s retreat.

  • 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.
  • A journal
  • Sweater—room temperatures can fluctuate
  • Comfortable shoes—for walking the beautiful grounds or nature trails
  • 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)
  • 8:30 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 and 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.
Using 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 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 writer, and a sought-after speaker who leads prayer-based retreats, workshops, and Sunday worship services in the United States and abroad; and is an online adjunct faculty instructor for Unity Institute’s Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) department.



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