Silent meditation retreat

Reconnect with yourself in the healing surrounds of the Blue Mountains, NSW.
Book Now from $649pp

Why join our silent meditation retreat?

Our silent meditation retreat will kick start a new way forward where you live every day aware, connected and energised. A no-pressure environment in which you can fully relax and recharge.

It seems as if everything in the way we choose to live takes us away from ourselves. In a loud and distracting world with that feeling of being ‘too busy’, the noises, stress and anxiety.

This way of life then becomes our daily lived experience which we perceive as ‘normal’. But it’s not normal and neither are humans designed to live this way.

Break away from the distractions that keep us lingering on the shallow surfaces of the mind. The stillness of SILENCE is one way of getting there. And that’s the gift of this silent meditation retreat.

Drumming at Inner Joy Retreat
Walking and moving in winter
Close up of three woman seated for meditation

Shine a light on your inner self

Our do-able & accessible silent meditation retreat in the Blue Mountains NSW 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.

Recharge and refresh! Book your 2-Night Retreat from $649pp twin-share.

Program Overview

Everything on the program is optional. You’re welcome to do as much or as little as you like. All activities and meals take place at our Blue Mountains Retreat Centre.

Arrival Day 1

~Check-in and settle in to your room.

~Welcoming Circle and short arrival meditation


6:45pm – 7:45pm
~Meditation and Deep Relaxation Practice

~Total Silence and Sleep Time

Day 2

7:30am – 9:00am
~ Mindful Movements and Guided Seated Meditation

~ Breakfast

~ Sensory and Nature Meditation

~ Lunch

~ Facilitator’s Choice

(Depending on your facilitator’s specialty, this may be a guided meditation, yoga nidra, sound meditation ~ what ever they choose, we know it will be heartfelt.)

~ Yin Yoga

~ Dinner

~ Deep Listening Guided Meditation

~ Free time in Total Silence

Final Morning

7:30am – 9:00am
~ Mindful Movement and Guided Seated Meditation

~ Breakfast

~ Sharing from the heart – Complete your journey with a Closing Circle!

11:00am ~ Check Out

“Absolutely loved this experience. I did the silent retreat (journey into stillness) and found it perfect. Facilitator Peter was amazing, beds so comfy, food was incredible. Coupled with toasty warm fires (winter), a beautiful mountains setting and an informative and well planned meditation program, I highly recommend you do this 2 day retreat. I came away so restored and with lots of tools and techniques to continue the journey at home.!”

Karen Eliff

How a couple of days of meditation and silence can change you

Map your mental landscape and tap into your inner thoughts, emotions, memories and ideas.

  • Calms the nervous system, builds immunity, promotes sleep and reduces blood pressure (PHYSICAL HEALTH).
  • Softens the attitude, restores appreciation, creates mental clarity, develops contentment and opens creativity (MENTAL HEALTH).
  • Dissolves fear, heals stress, develops compassion and builds better relationships (EMOTIONAL HEALTH).
  • Experience of oneness, gain higher perspective, make better life choices, feel free, inner wisdom is readily available (SPIRITUAL HEALTH).
Meditation at Happy Buddha Retreats
Blissful waterfall not far from Happy Buddha Retreats property
A peaceful haven of zen and joy hidden away in the Blue Mountains awaits you

How the silent meditation retreat works

This Silent Meditation Retreat is offered every weekend. It includes workshops, vegetarian meals and simple, twin-share accommodation with shared bathrooms in our Happy Buddha communal house.

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. Note: with any new challenge or experience there can be triggering moments so please take steps to always be kind to yourself.

We also encourage you to book this retreat as an individual, rather than with a friend or partner.

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. Massages are available however there are limited 1-hour sessions ~ please enquire on your arrival.

Accomodation-Silent retreat


The accommodation 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 where 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.

See for yourself…

“I’ve done a few retreats now and have recently participated in the weekend silent retreat at Happy Buddha. I found it exactly as advertised. Facilitator was fantastic, skilled and knowledgeable. It was a well-balanced program, catering for the experience and needs of individuals. An excellent way to recharge and refresh. The staff were great, beautiful venue and setting and awesome food. I definitely recommend.”

Shane Cumberland

Book now for October + January long weekends!

3-Nights of Silent Meditation for $799pp.