“Stillness is a place of compassion for all aspects of yourself, and that’s a reward that’s worth the journey.”
Shine a light on your inner self
Our do-able & accessible silent meditation retreat is a lot more diverse than you might think.
Our practice of meditation and its intention goes beyond relaxation. Observing your inner thought patterns can teach greater stress tolerance and emotional balance that lasts long after the retreat is over. True stillness removes the pressure of outside influences, allowing you to examine what really brings joy and meaning to your life.
This retreat is an opportunity to seek out stillness (and silence) and learn some beautiful meditation and mindfulness tools. It’s a totally different experience to our Inner Joy program. And you’ll explore silence and meditation with your quiet introspection.
We’ll guide you through meditations, talk about what meditation can actually be (it’s not just about being seated and drawing within!) including walking meditation, mindfulness activities and through yoga and nature connection.
“True silence is a deeply personal experience that’s different for everybody; the truth is, there’s no way to know exactly what will happen once you’re alone with yourself.”
It was a much needed reset for me to have time away from the phone and learnt many breathing /meditation techniques.
JOURNEY INTO STILLNESS MEDITATION OVERVIEW
Arrival Day 1
4:00 pm – Check-in (hand you devices in for safe-keeping) and settle in to your room, start exploring silence
6:00 pm – Welcoming Circle and short arrival meditation
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Meditation and Deep Relaxation Practice
9:00 pm – Total Silence and Sleep Time
7:30 am – 9:00 am – Mindful Movements and Guided Seated Meditation
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Sensory and Nature Meditation
1:00 pm – Lunch
3:00 pm – Mindful Rhythm Sound Journey
4:00pm – Free time in Total Silence
5:30 pm – Yin Yoga
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Deep Listening Guided Meditation
9:00 pm – Free time in Total Silence
7:30 am – 9:00 am Mindful Movement and Guided Seated Meditation
9:00 am – Breakfast
9:45 am – Sharing from the heart – Complete your journey with a Closing Circle!
11 am – Check Out
Plan your 2-night journey into stillness
We hold the 2-Night weekend Journey Into Stillness retreat every weekend. You’ll commence Friday at 5pm and finish up on your final day at 11am – giving you time to travel back home with some beautiful renewed insights into slowing down and having moments of stillness in every day life.
New to Happy Buddha is an opportunity to participate in our 2-Night midweek Journey into Stillness retreat held weekly from May 18. You’ll commence on Wednesday at 5pm and finish up on the Friday at 11am – giving you the chance to take time to decompress from your experience over the weekend or you may even want to add on a weekend retreat to further deep dive into stillness.
Throughout Journey into Stillness, you will explore total silence for most of the program however there will be opportunities for some discussion and interaction too.
The accomodation for Journey Into Stillness is in our retreat house, separate to the retreat centre. Our Happy Buddha House is a friendly communal space with newly renovated twin-share rooms. The bathrooms are clean, shared facilities. The kitchen is home-style and we’ll be preparing your nourishing, vegetarian meals. Other communal areas include our lounge area with a toasty fire-place and a small dining room for meal time and for relaxing. Our beautiful yoga balcony, located next to the house, is our meditation and workshop space.
It’s amazing what a couple of days of silence & meditation can do
Map your mental landscape and tap into your inner thoughts, emotions, memories and ideas…
For the physical, a meditation retreat
- Calms the nervous system, builds immunity, promotes sleep, reduces blood pressure
For your mental health
- Softens the attitude, restores appreciation, creates mental clarity, develops contentment, opens creativity
For your emotional health
- Dissolves fear, heals stress, develops compassion, builds better relationships
For the spiritual you
- Experience of oneness, gain higher perspective, make better life choices, feel free, inner wisdom is readily available
A Silent Meditation Retreat can feel a little challenging as there’s that uncomfortable feeling of sitting still and being silent. And we don’t realise how we will feel until we completely stop. Even if your mind takes over and tells you it’s too hard, or not for you, the key to a Silent Meditation Retreat is to trust the process.
The beauty of this retreat is that meditation comes in many forms, including seated and silent, during guided yoga nidra, within the long, juicy hold of yin yoga and walking in nature.
ARE YOU READY TO JOURNEY INTO STILLNESS?
This Silent Meditation Retreat includes workshops, vegetarian meals and simple, twin-share accomodation with shared bathroom in our Happy Buddha communal house. Prices are per person and our we are now holding this special retreat each weekend.
This is a silent retreat which means we encourage you to experience introspection. Of course, if you need to speak to your facilitator or chef please do… And note, with any new challenge or experience there can be triggering moments so please take steps to always be kind to yourself.
In order for you to get the most from this experience, this retreat is strictly technology free. For your peace of mind you will be able to provide loved ones with a contact phone number should they need to get in touch with you. Your phone and devices are to be handed in for safe keeping upon check-in.
Please note, we have a very friendly communal house cat so please note if you have allergies. (Sorry!) Also, due to this introspective nature of this retreat we do not offer massages during your stay.