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Friday, September 17 - Wednesday, September 22, 2021
with Cherie Westmoreland and Margie Savigny
Rivendell Retreat Centre, Bowen Island, BC  

“Nothing on earth resembles God so much as Silence.” - Meister Eckhart

Come into the Silence that is always here. Bring your heart, body and spirit to the nourishing and welcoming space of Rivendell Retreat Center on Bowen Island. Immerse yourself in the natural world surrounding you there. This five-day silent retreat will be spacious and supportive. The rhythm of our days will hold you in your exploration of being with and in Silence. We will explore spiritual practices and teachings. We will share experiences of prayer and meditation. There will be spiritual accompaniment throughout the retreat.   The fall season is a beautiful time of year to pause, create space for the Holy/Mystery, rest, and explore the container of Silence.

The fall season is a beautiful time of year to pause, create space for the Holy/ the Mystery, rest, and explore the container of Silence.

We will begin at 4:00 pm on Friday with introductions. At 5:00 pm we will gather in the sanctuary. Dinner is at 6:00 pm. The community will enter Silence at 7:00 pm.

The Rhythm of Our Days:

  • morning gathering of embodied prayer

  • centering prayer (silent practice)

  • breakfast

  • community gathers

  • lunch

  • spiritual accompaniment sessions

  • outdoor exploration in silence

  • sacred hour

  • dinner

  • evening session

Departure is Wednesday, September 22 before 12 noon.

Accommodation and Meals

We encourage everyone to have their own room with bathroom. Meals include a simple breakfast of fruit, cold cereal, muffins. Soup and salad for lunch. Simple vegetarian meals for dinner. Attendees will help with minor preparation and clean-up after meals.


The cost of $400.00 includes meals, group gatherings, spiritual companioning, and supply fee. Accommodation is an additional cost paid directly to Rivendell.

Register by emailing Margie Savigny or click here and scroll down