To listen and rest deeply?

To empty out and make room for inspiration, solutions and creativity?

To reveal yourself to yourself?

To discover your next step in life?

In our busy, fast paced lives, we rarely have time to stop, listen and feel what is going on within us, and all around us.  On the treadmill of activities, we go from one month to the next, one year to the next and before we know it, we’re looking back at decades and wondering what happened.  If you need time to reflect on your life or are on the precipice of change, this program will serve you well.

The Vigil, A Silent Retreat at Xenia, is a unique and simple program.  It is designed to nurture an inner experience within the safety and stillness of nature.  A balance between privacy and community weaves through the retreat.  Instead of offering theories and teachings, we call upon the work of the moment to be our focus.  Each moment, newly, showing us the way.  Allowing the silence to be our teacher and teaching.

It’s hard to imagine so much can happen, when it appears as if NOTHING is happening.


When you quiet your mind you are able to perceive and feel your own inner-voice
and with that comes your natural creativity.

This wind chime was caught on video by our web designer who noticed when it began ringing without any wind at all.

 Silence tells us secretly everything.

Here is what people are saying regarding our silent retreat.

Upcoming Silent Retreat Details:

March 24 – 26, 2017     $530 + taxes

June 16 – 18, 2017  $530 + taxes


Includes:  Program, shared accommodation, home-cooked  meals & snacks


  For more information please contact us here.




~ A Place to Be ~