Silent Retreat Schedule

All scheduled activities (other than one’s assigned job) are optional. The schedule may vary slightly.

First Day

5:00 pm Dinner
7:00 – 9:30 Orientation, opening talk, & sitting
9:30 Tea, crackers, & fruit in kitchen


Other Days

6:00-7:30 am Timed sitting
7:30-10:00 Breakfast, work period, and break
10:00-12:00 pm Timed sitting and talk
12:00-2:00 Lunch and break
2:00-4:30 Group inquiry followed by open exercise period
4:30-5:00 Timed sitting
5:00-7:00 Dinner and break
7:00-9:30 Timed sitting and private meetings
9:30 Tea, crackers, and fruit in kitchen


Last Day

6:00 am-2:00 pm Same schedule as above
2:00-3:15 Group inquiry and end of retreat (refreshments served at the end of 2 and 3-day retreats)
5:00 Post retreat dinner (at the end of 4, 5, and 7-day retreats)


Retreat participants are welcome to stay overnight at no charge at the end of 4, 5, and 7-day retreats. For these retreats, the post-retreat dinner and breakfast the next morning are included in the retreat fee.