Do you know what it feels like to be quiet and have inner peace? Maybe it has been awhile? When was the last time you were away from life’s distractions and were able to be by yourself? You live in a world that is constantly changing, a lot of things going on: to-do lists, work, children’s school and activities, birthday parties, people to answer too, and you feel like you wish you could just be alone. You want space, peace and quiet.
You simply have a lot going on. You have a lot of responsibilities. You have stress on your shoulders. You want alone time, but there is no way to get it at your home – it’s too busy. Or maybe you’ve tried to be alone at a local park or beach, but it is not cutting it. You feel like you just want even one day in silence to collect your thoughts. You get easily frustrated because you feel disconnected from yourself and purpose. Maybe everyone is nagging you and you just want to hold up a “back off” sign. You desperately want your space. You’ve gone through something major, like a breakup, divorce or death and need sometime to process and heal.
You know that if you don’t find sometime to yourself, you’ll feel more lost. You might feel without taking the time out for you, you might blow up soon or have a nervous breakdown. You’re close to “losing” it and just need to get away. Maybe it’s time for a silent retreat so you can just break free from everything and everyone, and be in solitude, peace and quiet. With the hustle and bustle of the world, you need to schedule a day or two off. Just do it. You deserve it.
Silence is the state of the soul. When you are silent from identifying with your thoughts, mind, emotions and even your body, in deep silence you can be in-tune with your soul. Despite the outer “sounds of the world” also known as distractions, there are also distractions within you in different forms such as, negative thoughts, stress, anxiety, feelings that overwhelm you, emotions that have not been dealt with, feeling haunted by past mistakes, failures, etc. and they keep you from knowing and connecting to your true self. Silence gives you the opportunity to be in an introspective state, to go beyond the inner and outer distractions, and simply be in-tune with your soul. When your inner and outer world are silent, you feel true peace and freedom.
Be in a bubble of spirituality, peace and quiet. During your silent retreat you will be among monks and nuns whose wisdom can inspire you or even help you answer some of life’s questions you’ve been pondering on. You will stay in simple and clean rooms where you can relax, cozy up with a book, write endlessly in that journal you’ve been waiting to fill up, view amazing sunsets and sunrises across Siddhayatan’s rolling hills, fill your lungs with pollution-free air, get to participate in healing chants in the morning and evening to start and end your day nicely. While in silence, you will be able tune out the world and enter your inner world – that world which has long needed your attention, love and care. A silent retreat at Siddhayatan is a perfect way to relax, let go, and feel peace with an intense spiritual experience.
Optional Vow of Silence
There are many things to do while you are in silence. You are welcome to listen to or participate in our mantra chanting, which is held twice daily. Because they are divine sounds, it’s not considered that you’re breaking silence if you want to join. Or, you can even sign up for a workshop and take classes while in silence. If you want to disconnect completely, you’re very welcome to spend your time writing, walking, being creative, practicing awareness, enjoying the moment and just “being.”
Absolutely! You can be in silence while you take any of our programs. You can even juice or water fast while in silence. Because our silent program is not rigid, you can speak/ask questions during class and then return to your silence once your class is over.
You can practice silence for as long as you would like. There is no minimum or maximum. We always suggest to follow your heart, and how your body and mind feel. You can schedule your retreat for one day or as many days as you would like to.
The silent retreat is not rigid and is flexible and unstructured. This means you are not forced to be in silence when you do not feel like it. Practicing silence ultimately means to be silent from your emotions and thoughts, because these are things that bother you during the day. By not speaking you also save tremendous energy, create an inner space for deep thought and much more. Therefore, if you feel like writing or reading, you can. However, we highly suggest not texting or using your cellphone during this precious time.
You can write on a piece of paper any comments or questions that you have.
It’s normal to make accidental sounds and even say a word. The practice is to help you become more aware. If you make a mistake, become aware right away and let it go. There’s no need to judge or criticize yourself. Get back into your silence.
Part of this retreat includes 12 mantras, which help you grow spiritually, activate your chakras, increase peace and calmness, and help reduce the negative affects of the mind..
Yes, you can water or juice fast during your silent retreat if you select Half-Private or Full-Private accommodations. When you register just select the fast as an add-on.
Yes, we do offer private consultations in 30 minute and 1 hour sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can request your private consultation at the time of registration or during your program. To learn more about the private consultation, click here.
Due to the nature of our programs, we prefer that your children do not come with you. We do not offer day-care or baby-sitting services. However, we encourage you to come during our Spiritual Children’s Camp. We offer this camp several times a year. Therefore, while your children are learning you can then participate in the workshops you’d like. To find out more about our spiritual kid’s camp click here for more information.
It’s completely normal to be nervous, because you might be unfamiliar with spirituality, going to an ashram or retreat center, or learning directly from monks and nuns. Many of our guests have said they wanted to come to the retreat because “it felt right” for so long but were just nervous and even afraid to come. Then while here, they wished they would’ve not waited so long and came sooner. Check out our reviews page to hear from them directly in their words.
You can attend a scheduled workshop/s during your Silent Retreat, visit our calendar for availability.
Siddhayatan’s monks, nuns, and team have big hearts and are highly trained to provide you with guidance on the spiritual path, techniques to purify your body and mind, and teachings to uplift and awaken your soul. Learn more.
Maximize your stay while you are at Siddhayatan by adding another workshop, extending your stay, adding hatha yoga, or doing a juice cleanse. Learn more.
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