Be Still and Know that I am God: Silent Retreat

About This Event

This silent retreat is open to all with previous silent retreat experience.

This is a time to rest, discern, pray, prepare; an opportunity to be alone in the community, to be in nature and to deepen the spiritual journey – all in an atmosphere of prayer-filled silence. This is an intentional silence that helps us encounter that still, quiet, healing place within, where there can be open to the movement of the Spirit.

Our days begin with an hour of spiritual practice. During the day, retreatants meet one-on-one with their spiritual director. Each evening concludes with a community vespers service which is part of contemplative worship and/or ritual and practice related to deepening the spiritual life. Meals are self-catered in your private kitchenette.

Between scheduled sessions, each retreatant practices deep discernment about how their day will be spent. We practice a sabbath-time state of stepping away from our usual busyness, compulsivity, and productivity in order to see clearly, hear deeply and reconnect with the true self, with the Holy, with the earth. We seek a different pace.

Rhythm of our days 

Sunday:

2:00 pm arrival

4:00 pm orientation and welcome for all retreatants

7:30 pm entry into silence

Monday to Monday:

Early morning spiritual practice plus individual spiritual direction sessions seven of eight days

Monday to Sunday: 7:30 pm vespers

Monday evening: Closing circle

Tuesday: departure by 10:00 am

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation is in private East Court Units which include kitchenette and bathroom.

Meals

Due to COVID-19 safety and protocols, community meal preparation and food sharing is replaced by self-catering and solitary meals in private kitchenettes. Bring your favourite prepared meals and / or your groceries of choice. Limited groceries are available at the Naramata General Store.

Cost

The cost is $1,569.00 which includes accommodation, daily spiritual direction sessions, supply fee, morning spiritual practice and evening vespers.


Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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  • Lori Stewart   August 08, 2020

      Basking in Words: Poetry for a Summer Morning

    Basking indeed! This course was a week of soul satisfying poetry reading and enriching conversation skillfully facilitated by Tim Scorer. I laughed, cried, learned, and was moved by the power of words from a diversity of poets and participants. I felt connected to Naramata Centre throughout the week and to my creative centre. I didn't want the course to end. So grateful!

  • Kirsty Boisvert   June 17, 2020

      Camping trip

    We had a lovely time and enjoyed the facility and creek

  • Ronald Moncrief   July 17, 2018

      Family Reunion 2018.

    Our family from far and wide, had a reunion the second week of July 2018 at the Naramata Centre at Naramata BC with some of us camping and the rest of us in the motel style accommodations. We all had a great experience and a good time in an ideal setting! The staff and the accommodations were great! We plan to go back again.

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