silence

to the mind is rest and your Spiritual food. As is sleep that is needed for the body. Without these you will make yourself suffer.

~ MATA YOGANANDA MAHASAYA DHARMA

The Self Realization Sevalight Centre

Self Realization Sevalight Centre

for Pure Meditation, Healing & Counselling

Self Realization Sevalight Centre for Pure Meditation, Healing & Counselling

Silent Retreats

Pause, embrace the silence and journey inwards

This is a precious time to be with yourself and to communicate with your higher self. Silent Retreats serve as an opportunity to be in quiet to imbibe, so that you can hear your Inner wisdom / Intuition. They are a gift to yourself, much needed in this changing and busy world. These retreats centre around the group meditation times and there is also ample time for yourself ~ for contemplation, journaling, reading spiritual books, yoga and walks to the ocean and through forest trails.

Relax, recharge & reconnect

During your silent retreat

There will be an introductory talk upon arrival where we will provide you with a retreat program and guidance on how to make the most of your silent retreat.

As the group meditation times are the mainstay of Silent Retreats, we highly recommend that you have a meditation practice to receive the most from your retreat. You may choose to learn Pure Meditative Peace in the afternoon before the retreat begins if you do not have a meditative / meditation practice already.

Retreats are open to newcomers as well as experienced meditators.

Christmas & Easter Celebration Silent Retreats ~

Mata Yoganandaji, through her Guru Paramahansa Yogananda, saw the deep beauty of these spiritual times of year as a wonderful opportunity to go deeper in your practice and make progress on your path.

Many who come say they receive blessings and clarity to go forward in life, clearing clutter in thinking and attitudes, seeing things in a new light.

There is also a special Satsanga on Easter Sunday / Christmas Day which includes spiritual talks, chanting followed by meditating together.

Silent Retreat Weekends ~

These are held regularly at the Centre in Halfmoon Bay throughout the year, with two full days from Friday to Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join a silent retreat.

Personal Silent Retreat ~

It is possible to come on a personal retreat and spend your time fully or partially in the silence. As others staying may not be in the silence at that time, we can make arrangements for silent time to be respected.

the perfect silent meditation retreat

“I recently experienced the perfect little weekend silent meditation retreat. Let me start by saying that the hosts were absolutely amazing. They were the epitome of kindness, making sure each and every one of us felt welcomed and supported throughout the retreat. They created a truly magical space where we could ground ourselves, dive deep into meditation, and find inner peace, yet we had the control of making the retreat whatever each of us needed it to be.

The hosts shared their wisdom and guided us through the weekend. It was a much-needed reset, a break from the busyness that allowed me to reconnect with myself. If you’re craving a break from the hustle and bustle, a place to recenter and take space, this is definitely worth a visit; an approachable and supportive environment, especially if you’re just starting your meditation journey. I can’t wait to return for future retreats. Thank you to the incredible hosts for creating such a calming spiritual space.”

5/5

Silent Retreat Request Form

If you would like to join us for a silent retreat ~ please complete the form below or contact us

Self Realization Sevalight Centre for Pure Meditation, Healing & Counselling

Sample Silent Retreat Schedule:

Please note: schedule times below can vary during Silent and Scheduled Retreats.

Group Meditation

6:00 am

BREAKFAST

8:30 am

held in the silence

Personal time

morning personal time

Quiet Time

12:45 pm

in the Dharma Meditation Room

Lunch

1:00 pm

held in the silence

Personal time

afternoon personal time

Dinner

6:00 pm

5:30 pm Sundays

Preparation for Meditation Exercises

7 or 8:00 pm

on the front lawn, covered verandah, or in the sitting room if the weather is inclement (7 pm Sundays)

Group Meditation

7:05 or 8:05 pm

7:00 pm Sundays

Winged Prayer

9:00 pm

DAY OF ARRIVAL: Check-in between 2:30 – 5:00 pm (with the option to learn Pure Meditative Peace at 3 pm) 5 pm Retreat Introduction

DAY OF DEPARTURE: 3:30 pm Wind Down Talk

Upcoming Silent Retreats:

13 September 2024
September 13 - September 15
18 October 2024
October 18 - October 20
29 November 2024
November 29 - December 1
24 December 2024
December 24 - December 27