Event Information
IN-PERSON Silent Meditation Retreat Location: In-Person at CSE

Open Your Heart and Your Mind to the Infinite
SILENT MEDITATION RETREAT
In-Person with Yogacharya O'Brian & CSE Ministers
May 23 - 25, 2024
(Thursday Morning - Saturday Afternoon)

Registration Fee: $75 IN-PERSON ONLY

**This is a local retreat and will not be available online. For those traveling to San Jose, you may apply for the overnight option at CSE. Accommodations are also available in the surrounding area.**               
                       

Silence is a friend to the soul, an open door to divine communion.

This silent retreat will focus on allowing the heart and mind to become quiet through silent sitting and walking meditation. It will include teachings on meditation, silence, and easeful action in harmony with the soul. When we learn how to welcome silence, we gain access to our inner resources, capacity for resilience, and the power to live an inspired, truly fulfilling life.

Retreat includes:

  • Guided silent meditations throughout each day
  • Daily teaching and practice sessions with Yogacharya O’Brian
  • Learn the art of walking meditation
  • Silent nature meditation and contemplation in the meditation garden
  • Vedic insights into sound, silence, and creativity

Joining Yogacharya O'Brian will be:

Acharya Sundari Jensen, The Silence of Superconsciousness

Acharya Sundari came to the path of Kriya Yoga in 1992. She is a Senior Kriya Yoga Teacher and CSE’s Executive Director. Acharya Sundari regularly offers Sunday satsangs, retreats, and classes to support people’s authentic experience and expression of their innate divinity. She has developed an on-demand course on Samkhya Philosophy for Kriya Yogis. In addition, she is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, Vedic Counselor, and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist.

Rev. Viveka Murray, Silent Walking Meditation

Rev. Viveka was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2003 and ordained in 2021. Viveka is a graduate of Meru Institute, teaches meditation, and regularly leads Walking Meditation Retreat Days at CSE. Professionally, Viveka is a Registered Landscape Architect, Certified Massage Therapist and Active Release Practitioner, and is the author of Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt.


Rev. Brahmi Sharma, Vedic Insights on Sound and Silence

Rev. Brahmi was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2017 and ordained in 2021. She is a certified meditation teacher and Vedic Counselor. Trained in India and the United States, Brahmi is also a certified hatha yoga instructor and is an author and poet, facilitating poetic medicine as a tool for wellness and supporting souls in opening the heart’s voice.

Note: The main sessions of the retreat are in-person from mid-morning through the afternoon. For ease of accommodations and travel to the Center for commuters, the very early morning and evening meditations are online from home. Those staying overnight onsite will attend all sessions in person.

      OVERNIGHT OPTION
      Give yourself a truly immersive retreat experience and apply to stay onsite at CSE overnight and attend all sessions in person. Limited space available. (APPLY HERE)

      Retreat registration is required prior to applying for overnight lodging.

      RETREAT PROGRAM DONATION
      Your registration fee covers basic administrative costs. You will have an opportunity to offer a donation during the registration process or during the retreat.

      SAMPLE RETREAT SCHEDULE  (U.S. Pacific Time)
      Attendance at all sessions is required to participate. Schedule subject to change. 

      Thursday

      (5/23/24)
      9:00 AM

      Check-in
      10:00 AM

      In-Person Teachings & Meditation
      11:30 AM

      Lunch
      1:00 PM
      In-Person Teachings & Meditation
      Silent Walking Meditation
      3:30 PM
      Break to Travel Home for Dinner and Evening Meditation
      6:30 PM
      Evening Meditation from Home (online)


      Friday
      (5/24/24)
      6:30 AM
      Early Morning Meditation from Home (online)
      10:00 AM
      In-Person Teachings & Meditation
      11:30 AM
      Lunch
      1:00 PM
      In-Person Teachings & Meditation
      Silent Walking Meditation
      3:30 PM
      Break to Travel Home for Dinner and Evening Meditation
      6:30 PM
      Evening Meditation from Home (online)

      Saturday
      (5/25/24)
      6:30 AM
      Early Morning Meditation from Home (online)
      10:00 AM
      In-Person Teachings & Meditation
      11:30 AM
      Lunch
      1:00 PM
      In-Person Teachings & Meditation
      3:30 PM
      Retreat Concludes

        PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY
        This program includes one or more Meditation and Hatha Yoga sessions. By registering and participating in this program, you agree to the Participant Waiver of Liability.


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