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Center for Sacred Studies : SILENT RETREATS

Silent Retreat – November 16-19, 2017 – at the Wildwood Retreat Center in Guerneville, CA 
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.


Crédits : Dee Relyea • Madison/United States – pixabay

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…

We look forward to meeting you there,
In gratitude,
Jyoti, Darlene, Valerie & Margin

Crédits Silvia & Frank • Eschweiler-Engelskirchen/Deutschland – 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 November 16-19, 2017.

TUITION : Double-occupancy bedroom with private bath: $735

(Payment options available).

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 and Dayna Wicks 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 : Benjamin Balazs • Budapest/Hungary – 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:


SILENT RETREATS with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter.
  • September 28th-October 1st, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Silent Retreat – October 26-29, 2017 – at The Lodge at Cedar Springs in Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 (between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.).  See More Info for Tuition and Housing.
  • Silent Retreat – August 30 – September 2, 2018 at the Wildwood Retreat Center in Guerneville, CA .
Dear Friends and Relatives,
Please excuse our late notice to you, but we will not be holding the Silent Retreat that was scheduled for June 22nd-June 24th. Due to overbooking issues at Wildwood, we have had to cancel. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We will be holding a Silent Retreat in Prague, September 28th-October 1st. Also, we will be holding a Silent Retreat in the Seattle area the end of October. Our next Silent Retreat at Wildwood is scheduled for November 16th-19th. Please watch for more information coming to you soon about the October Silent Retreat.

In these moments of challenge and great movement, cultivating Silence is a welcomed and necessary medicine for us all.

We look forward to the teachings such medicine brings to us, and embrace the knowledge that is awakening through this practice.

Many blessings,


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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