Silent Retreat

2014 Touching the Stillness
Silent Retreat

Presented by Touching the Stillness Ministries and facilitated by Rev. Paulette Pipe; music by Karl Anthony

Thurs Oct 09 – Sun Oct 12, 2014

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

Registration Fee

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 09 to Sunday October 12, 2014

Early-Bird Registration Price: $275 (A $50 saving!)
(Price excludes cost of accommodation and meals, which must be booked separately through Unity Village)

Registration Fee

To pay by check or money order email for a Registration Form

Up to six months from the date of the event: Refund less 25% or $62
Six to three months 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 available although registration will be valid for 12 months and can be carried forward to the next 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


  • 3:00-5:00 pm    Arrival, Check-in, optional Walking Tours
  • 5:00-5:30 pm      Orientation
  • 5:30-6:30 pm    Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00 pm    Opening Program & Setting Sacred Intention
  • 9:00   Free time


  • 7:00-7:30 am    Rise ‘n Shine Morning Meditation
  • 7:30-8:30 am    Breakfast
  • 9:00 am-Noon    Morning Program
  • Noon-1:30 pm    Eating Meditation (Lunch)
  • 1:30 -2:30 pm   Afternoon Program
  • 2:30- 5:30 pm   Afternoon Personal Rest and Reflection time – optional activities available including massage and afternoon meditation
  • 5:30-6:30 pm    Eating Meditation (Dinner)
  • 7:00-8:30 pm    Evening Program
  • 8:30 pm   Free time


  • 7:00-7:30 am  Rise ‘n Shine Morning Meditation
  • 7:30-8:30 am    Eating Meditation (Breakfast)
  • 9:00 am-Noon    Morning Program
  • Noon-1:30 pm   Eating Meditation (Lunch)
  • 1:30 -2:30 pm   Afternoon Program
  • 2:30- 5:30 pm   Afternoon Personal Rest and Reflection time – optional activities available including massage and afternoon meditation
  • 5:30-6:30 pm   Eating Meditation (Dinner)
  • 7:00-8:30 pm   Evening Program – Out of Silence Ceremony
  • 8:30 pm    Free time


  • 7:00-7:30 am Rise ‘n Shine Morning Meditation
  • 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 am Celebration Luncheon
  • 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.

KARL ANTHONY has built a music career that crosses countless boundaries and is truly international in terms of language, social action, service, and pure joy. When he is not touring the world, he sings at Rady Children’s Hospital as part of its Healing Arts Department, providing a musical and healing connection for children and their families.
Karl’s signature Mantra Laser event, a fusion of Eastern and Western musical styles inspired by kirtan, evokes a wonderland of emotions within the listener. In fact, allow yourself to be enthralled by any of the engaging style of music and lyrics in Karl’s repertoire, and you’ll likely experience the unique way each song breathes life and passion into your core.
The recipient of several Gandhi/King Season For Nonviolence Peace Hero Awards for his humanitarian efforts and innovative music. Karl currently lives in San Diego, California.
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