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Center for Sacred Studies : SILENT RETREATS

4 or 5-Day Silent Retreat – February  21 or 22 – 25, 2018 – at the Wildwood Retreat Center in Guerneville, CA 
with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter.

We invite you to join us, for these 4 or 5 days together, to dip into the silence and commit to caring for yourself and that which you serve.


Crédits : Bishnu Sarangi – Rajkot/India – Pixabay

Dear Friends, Relatives and Community,

Welcome to 2018! We wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to new structures and new systems that will ensure that all beings experience the abundance of life!

With that forward motion, we invite you to join us,  to dip into the silence and commit to caring for yourself and that which YOU serve. We have been asked to create a longer time to sit in the silence. We put this in motion in response to that request, and will begin our retreat on Wednesday night, offering one more full day of allowing yourself to go deeper.

We offer this retreat for each of you to follow your own meditation practice during the day, this could be a Buddhist practice; practice through silent walks in nature; practice through prayer or chanting; a practice that lights the fire in your soul.  Take this much needed time of silent contemplation to deepen the clarity and connection Spirit is asking from us in this moment of great transformation on Mother Earth.

The formula she offered is full and very rich. Those that have attended these Silent Retreats reported it was a moment that dropped them into a deeper connection with their Soul; a deeper connection to their work in the world through the Beingness of themselves.

As the Dalai Lama told us several years ago, “It is good to pray, but now we must put our prayer into action.”

This is the action called for now!!

So come listen to Spirit, replenish your body and soul, eat wonderful food, take healing walks on the land, treat yourself to some amazing body work, immerse yourself in the saline pool and relax in the hot tub…

Crédits : Jean Michel – Marseille/France – Pixabay

“In the end these things matter most.
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you learn to let go?”




Accommodations in Wildwood are double-occupancy bedrooms with private baths, close to the meeting areas, dining hall and pool/spa area. One room that has a queen-sized bed is available for a couple.

Please know that if a specific roommate is not requested, you will be paired with another participant of the same gender.

All linens are provided. Bedrooms do not include televisions, telephones, or kitchen facilities. All lodging is non-smoking. A smoking area is provided across from the dinning hall.

REGISTRATION for Silent Retreat on February 21 or 22 – 25, 2018.


  • 4-Day Silent Retreat on Feb. 22-25: Double-occupancy bedroom with private bath: $775
  • 5-Day Silent Retreat on Feb. 21-25. : Double-occupancy bedroom with private bath: $955

You will need to place a $200 non-refundable deposit.


  • Mail in your Non-Refundable $200 Deposit or your Full Payment.
  • Also enclose your dietary needs or allergies.

Mail to:  Center for Sacred Studies, Silent Retreat, PO Box 2904, Guerneville, CA 95446



  • Click this link to pay with paypal or credit card


Questions? Contact Valerie Hausmann (707) 604-7362 or send email to css.valeriehausmann@gmail.com

We are very excited to have Wendy Cummins offering massages and energy work. Bring $100 for your hour session – a portion will be donated to CSS in sacred reciprocity.


Click HERE to download directions.

Crédits : Bishnu Sarangi – Rajkot/India – Pixabay

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

This was my experience at our last silent retreat. Life became joyous and simple and it was magical. I sat in stillness, I read, I worked on my sacred art projects wrapped in the warmth of the sanctuary. Can not wait for the next retreat!

– Stacy



We will follow the schedule outlined below:

Wednesday (or Thursday for 4-DAY Silent Retreat)

6pm: Arrival
7pm: Dinner
8pm: Circle up

Thursday (for 5-Day Silent Retreat) /Friday/Saturday:

9am: Breakfast
10am: Meditation
11am: Practice of silence on your own
1pm: Lunch
2pm: Practice of silence on your own
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Divine Channeling


Before Breakfast: Seva
9am: Breakfast
10am: Closing Circle
1pm: Lunch
2pm: Returning Home

Next SILENT RETREAT with Darlene Hunter ~
August 30 – September 2, 2018 at the Wildwood Retreat Center in Guerneville, CA .

I want to let you all know how grateful I am for the way you held the Beautiful, Sacred container at the Silent Retreat.  I am so honored to have been a part of it with all of you. ” – Lori


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