Usually twice a year (in June and September) SRF members (minimum 18 years of age) from Canada and abroad are invited to a silent retreat weekend at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
A silence retreat provides “a dynamo of silence where you may go for the exclusive purpose of being recharged by the Infinite”, as Paramahansa Yogananda said. Participants are asked to attend the whole program and arrive in time in order to acquire the full benefits of the retreat.
Accommodation is provided in furnished single (an extra fee is required) or double rooms. Wholesome vegetarian meals are served on Saturday (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Sunday (breakfast and lunch). The Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre is also wheelchair accessible.
The accommodations are offered on a suggested donation basis, which is announced at the time when registration starts. The kind support of those who can offer more offers a chance for those who cannot afford the entire cost to avail of the retreat spiritual benefits.
Registration begins about 40 days prior the retreat starting day and it is advertised on our website and during Services at our Centre. Room allocations are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is recommended. A registration form (available on our website and at our Centre) has to be sent completed together with the donation (cheque payable to Toronto Meditation Centre) by the required date to our Centre. Registration confirmations are sent by mail or email.
Retreat - Spring 2013