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Thu, 06 Jul



Return to Silence

A Silent Meditation Retreat for Return Retreaters

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Return to Silence
Return to Silence

Time & Location

06 Jul 2023, 5:00 pm – 10 Jul 2023, 9:00 am

Hautere, 212 Old Hautere Road, Hautere 5581, New Zealand

About The Event

This is a new format of retreat for all who'd like to come and cocoon in with the practice in midwinter.

Refresh your practice with the support of guidance and the community and Return to silence.

- The retreat is designed for people who've completed at least one Heart Awakening silent retreat and are familiar with the practice or have done multiple silent meditation retreats in another tradition -


6th - 10thJuly 2023 

6th July, Thursday, is the arrival day, with time for registration, accommodation, dinner and an intro session - arrival to the venue is expected between 4 and 5pm

9th June, Sunday late evening coming out of silence - optional departure

10th June, Monday - morning practice, breakfast, time to pack & departure by 10am


The retreat is catered with balanced "sattvic" diet to support the practice of meditation. This includes freshly prepared simple vegan meals, nourishing yet light.

Three meals daily, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fruit and tea are available throughout the day and dinner upon departure and breakfast before leaving are also provided

No meat, dairy, coffee or refined sugar is served which facilitates detox and rejuvenation for the body


Strathean provides good quality accommodation, mostly in twin or single rooms, set amongst beautiful natural surroundings. All bathroom facilities are shared.

A warm purpose built yoga space surounded by tortara forest hosts all the sessions of the retreat.

Included are 4 nights and 3 full days with 3 vegan meals/day


Shared room ( in a twin or  a spacious 4 beds room) - $640

Private single room - $740 

Private cabin (small distance from the centre) - $740

*All prices include GST

~A non-refundable deposit of $150 NZD (including an administrative fee of $50) is to be paid upon subscription, the rest of payment due up to a week before the retreat starts  - use the credit card system below to book or get in touch via email to book with a bank transfer


Creating a quiet and supportive environment, a group retreat is the best way to immerse yourself into Self Enquiry and silence and reap the benefits of it.  How often do we take time for ourselves? With no devices on, and no agenda, with no scattered information for our mind to process? A silent retreat is possibly the only way to truly experience deepening in our meditation practice, purification on all levels and the chance for insight and actual inner transformation.  In the space of a retreat where all is provided and catered for you, pure food and no intoxicants, you can allow yourself the treat to just Be, rejoice in the wisdom of the Heart, heal and restore.

Daily Schedule:

6.30 - 8.30 - Meditation sessions

8.30 - 9.15 - Breakfast

9.15 - 10.00 - Karma Yoga

10.00 - 11.00 - Teachings

11.15 -13.00 - Hatha yoga 

12.30 - 13.00 - Meditation (with a break)

13.00 - 15.30 - Lunch and rest

- time for walks, journalling or self-practice - 

16.00 - 16.30 - Walking meditation 

16.30 - 18.30 - Meditation sessions 

18.30 - 19.30 - Dinner

19.30 - 21.00 - Questions and answers, Evening Meditation Practice


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