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Experience meditation retreats
in the city. 

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"The real work you have

to do is in the privacy of your

own heart. All of the external forms are lovely, but the real work is your inner connection."
–Ram Dass

No phone. No talking. No reading. Just Being. 

The challenges of everyday life can feel overwhelming in the worlds continuous state of chaos and intensity. We invite you to come rest in Stillness, silence, and deep meditation through "A Weekend of Silence" retreat in the city.

Our intention is to create a space for everyone to delve within themselves through the profoundness of silent meditation and to ultimately reveal the Spiritual Heart. 
 

These retreats are oriented to develop deeper inner peace, compassion, love, and forgiveness. We welcome everyone with beginner or advance levels of meditation experience. 

Daily Retret Schedule

DAILY RETREAT SCHEDULE

Morning Session

7:00am-9:00am: Introduction + Meditation* 

9:00am-10:00am: Breakfast Break

10:00am-11:00am: Meditation

11:00am-1:00pm: Sound Bath, Restorative or Hatha Yoga

1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break
 

Afternoon Session

2:00pm-3:00pm: Meditation
3:00pm-5:00pm: Yin or Vinyasa Yoga, Intro to Yoga Nidra
5:00pm-6:00pm: Final Meditation 
6:00pm-6:30pm: Q&A + Group Sharing

*The authentic spiritual teachings that will be shared are from different lineages, including but not limited to Self-Inquiry according to Ramana Maharshi, Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and Yogic Philosophy from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, all through a lens of non-duality.

Schedule may be subject to change.

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UPCOMING SILENT RETREATS

FINAL RETREAT

1-Day Silent Meditation Retreat

Dates: Saturday, September 7th, 2024

Location: The Villij, Toronto

Cost: $100-$250 (scale based on financial needs)

This retreats welcome everyone, regardless of ethnicity, orientation, and gender identification. Please email thesilentspace.ca@gmail.com for any further inquiries.

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  • Can anyone join the retreat?
    Yes! We have all walks of life that join us for retreat. Although we are currently facilitating retreats out of The Villij (a studio geared towards women of colour), we welcome and encourage everyone to join us.
  • I'm new to meditation, are you sure this retreat is for me?
    This retreat is absolutely for you! The two hour morning meditation can seem a little intimating at first, but this is a reaction of the mind. It is a beautiful challenge to observe and overcome any fear or hesitation when it comes to meditation. Do not let thoughts and the activity of the mind limit your limitless capacity! Also, if you've never been away from your cell phone for more than a few hours, then we definitely recommend that you come meditate with us. People are so easily distracted nowadays and will constantly look for ways to avoid discomfort in the world. This retreat is for us to discover how to be with ourselves in peace and acceptance no matter what.
  • Why no cell phone? What are we supposed to do during breaks?
    The cell phone is one of our biggest addictions and has become an emotional self-numbing mechanism for many people. It is essential to reorient your relationship to your phone. Spend a weekend without it and notice how much more present, at ease, and ultimately peaceful you are. During the breaks, we encourage you to journal about the meditations, contemplate, rest, and of course eat!
  • What kind of meditation are we practicing?
    Great question! We are practicing mostly Self-Inquiry according to Ramana Maharshi as well as techniques and teachings from Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, through a non-dual perspective. These teachings are for everyone to begin and continue the process of awakening and the revelation of the Heart.
  • What is the food like?
    The food is vegetarian and will be light and nourishing, perfect for meditation and yoga practice! Unfortunately we cannot accommodate any food restrictions.
  • Can I talk to the facilitators if I have questions or need support?
    Although there is no speaking during the retreat, we encourage all participants to write any questions about the techniques, or about spirituality in general to the facilitators. They will be answered throughout the day, out loud and anonymously as many people go through similar experiences in silence together and can also benefit from these sharings.
  • Do I have to attend every session?
    Yes, we highly recommend that you are present throughout the entire retreat.
  • Tell me more about the 2-Day Retreat...
    Sure! Although the 2-Day Retreat does not offer accommodation, it is still a profound way to spend a weekend. Once participants complete Day 1, before the group sharing, they will go back home (we will give back your cell phone if needed for the evening), and come back on Day 2. New teachings and techniques will be shared throughout both days, but the structure of the retreat will remain the same.
  • Why silent retreats in the city? Isn't it better to go somewhere quiet?
    For many people, to spend 3 or 10 days in a traditional silent meditation retreat setting is simply not possible or accessible due to their jobs, family, or other responsibilities. We are inspired to bring an aspect of retreat to people that do not have the luxury to take long periods of time off to go within. Ultimately, the point of any spiritual practice is to learn how not to be bound by the external aspects of life (including the practice itself!). Learn to be at peace in the middle of a chaotic city and you will learn to be at peace no matter where you are.
Faciltators

FOUNDER & LEAD FACILIATOR

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BRANDON

Brandon is a Yoga Alliance certified 200- and 500-hour Meditation and Yoga teacher. He has sat many Silent Meditation Retreats (10, 17, 30, and 49 days) both solitary and with groups, in Dark Rooms, monasteries in Thailand, shacks in the Peruvian jungle, and caves in India.

Although he has worked heavily with Ayahuasca, Shamanism, and funny New Age practices, the most potent and direct path to freedom and peace has been through Self-Inquiry, silent meditation, and Hatha Yoga.

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