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Center for Sacred Studies : SILENT RETREATS

Silent Retreat – October 26-29, 2017 –  at The Lodge at Cedar Springs in Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 (between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.) – with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter.

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

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In 2015, we entered into a place of introspection, to listen to Spirit to see what was to come next to prepare us for these time we are in.  As we went into our own place of silence, it was enlightening to realize the wealth we hold through our relationships, our world work and the deep devotion of all to this Earth and all Her Peoples.

It is through this richness that we join in collaboration and unity with our relations in the Seattle area, building community with Lisa and Jeff Sterling and with those tending the prayer at The Lodge at Cedar Springs in Sedro Woolley.

During this time of introspection, our Great Lady asked us to offer Silent Retreats to others – Stillness is a good medicine for us all!

The formula she offered is full and very rich. Those that have attended report 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. The field of reciprocity that landed was amazing and empowering. It confirmed that the energy of reciprocity offers renewal, balance, and expands the field we serve touching our personal lives, as well as the global work we are all devoted to. The changes that are moving through us all and that which we love dearly are BIG!! Let’s meet those challenges by growing our field of reciprocity!

Therefore, in this Spirit of Sacred Reciprocity, we are offering 4 days of a Silent Retreat at The Lodge at Cedar Springs in Sedro-Woolley Washington October 26 – 29, 2017. We invite you to join us, to dip into the silence and commit to caring for yourself and that which you serve.

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.

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…


While at The Lodge at Cedar Springs you will enjoy a taste of history and the beauty of nature in a warm and inviting setting. The Lodge is a working farm on 50 acres of land at the base of the Cascade Mountains, north of Seattle. Guests can walk on trails, visit the farm animals, and wade in beautiful Day Creek.    If you are an early riser, you may see elk herds grazing their way across grassy meadows. Lodgeatcedarsprings.com

REGISTRATION for Silent Retreat on October 26-29, 2017.

Tuition: $150
All rooms double occupancy (Queen with Twin)

Room & Board – 3 meals/day –  double occupancy: $545  –  Total $695
Room &  Board – 3 meals/day – 4 person dorm:  $500  –  Total $650

We have found that are massages and energy work help to enrich your retreat further…
We are very excited to have Hanayo Erza and Jessica Long offering massages and energy work. Bring $100 for your hour session – a portion will be donated to CSS in sacred reciprocity.

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, October 2017 Silent Retreat, PO Box 2904, Guerneville, CA 95446



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Questions? Contact  Lisa W. Sterling 425.290.2999 or Send email to lisawsterling@gmail.com


Click HERE to download directions.

Address: 31459 Barben Rd, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

The Lodge at Cedar Springs lies between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA. It is approximately 1.5 hours drive northeast of Seattle and 2 hours southeast of Vancouver.

If you are taking public transportation, we can coordinate pick up and drop off from Mt. Vernon, WA. Contact Lisa W. Sterling  to arrange.  425.290.2999 or Send email to lisawsterling@gmail.com


We will follow the schedule outlined below:

Next Silent Retreats with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter.

September 28th – October 1st, Prague, Czech Republic

November 16-19, 2017 – at the Wildwood Retreat Center in Guerneville. See More Info for Tuition and Housing.

August 30 – September 2, 2018 at the Wildwood Retreat Center in Guerneville, CA .

“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 

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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