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Jan 17-19 2020 || Deepening Awareness: Three Day Silent Retreat || Krishnamurti / Swanwick Centre, Vancouver Island

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“Retreat is not set apart from life, but is a deep plunge into the nature of existence” - Adyashanti

At a certain point in life, there is a stirring within to stop running and to dive deep into all that we are. Something calls us to connect to our center and witness our capacity for wisdom, stillness and openness.  Even the slightest curiosity towards transformation through silence should not be ignored. More than ever, our world needs more beings that are clear, aware and connected to deep presence. More than ever our taxed nervous systems and depleted adrenals need to be filled by simply turning the focus within, and listening for all the insights.

Join Carolyn for this unique 3-day opportunity to press pause on the noise of daily life and wake up to the workings of the mind, heart and body. On retreat, we will engage in restorative & hatha yoga, seated & walking meditations, journalling & self-inquiry, and many periods of noble silence. Our time together will also include feeding the body with wholesome vegetarian meals and feeding the mind with daily lectures related to un-learning our conditioned beliefs with gentleness. Gift yourself with any extra rest or nature time you deem necessary…

** cuisine by the talented Marika Richoz **


Our home for the weekend will be at the oceanfront Swanwick Centre (Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Cda) near Victoria, BC. This beautiful property is just a 40 minute drive from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on Vancouver Island. More on the property HERE.


Double Occupancy (room with two twins) $575 per person

Single Occupancy (room with one bed) $650 per person - SOLD OUT

* $200 deposit to reserve your space

(send via etransfer, cheque or paypal)

(two scholarships are available at $300 per person in a shared room. Please send a couple paragraphs to carolynabudgell@gmail.com explaining your need for this and how you plan on taking your practice out into the world) - ONE SCHOLARSHIP REMAINING

Price includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals & teachings and additional support.

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Retreat begins at 2pm Jan 17th and ends at 12pm on Sunday Jan 19th.

Silence will be from 6pm Friday night until 9am on Sunday morning.

Extra information with the detailed schedule, a list of what to bring/pack and carpooling will be emailed to participants by Jan 2, 2020.


** this retreat is best suited for those that have taken a workshop or training with Carolyn before, or who have a regular meditation practice **

Posted on June 22, 2016 .