- The retreat will be held in silence – 24 hours a day – for the entire retreat.
- We will engage in practice sessions throughout each day from early morning into the evening.
- You will be encouraged not to make contact with people outside of the retreat for either personal or business reasons except in cases of emergence.
- You will not need to keep track of time as bells will be used to wake you in the morning, to indicate the start and finish of each session during the day, and to signal the end of the day.
- All you have to do is meditate and be taken care of.
This structure will give you the opportunity to totally surrender to your practice. You will have the sacred luxury of being able to let go of all reference points so that your consciousness can expand in ways it never has before.
The retreat is being held at The Aligned Center, Irvington, NY, a heartfelt community venue right on the Hudson river. The address is 1 Bridge Street, Foundry Building, Suite 64, Irvington, NY 10533.
Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch, or plan to purchase your own lunch from a nearby eatery.
Pendle Hill is committed to maintaining a safe environment due to ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that effort they currently require all guests of Pendle Hill to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear masks in the common spaces of the campus. The staff of Pendle Hill are continually monitoring the situation with the pandemic and may alter their requirements before the date of our retreat, but until we are notified otherwise, we will assume that their current requirements will hold in December. For more information about all guest requirements and the COVID-19 mitigating amenities Pendle Hill offers see their COVID-19 Information page here.
The below notice is taken directly from the Pendle Hill website.
Expectations of Guests: Effective March 1, 2022:
All guests of Pendle Hill are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in advance of coming to campus.
All guests are required to complete a waiver and a pre-arrival screening no more than 24 hours prior to arriving on campus. See the Waiver & Screening section of our FAQ page for more information on this form’s contents and ramifications.
We encourage all guests to take a COVID test of any type (PCR, rapid, at home) within 48 hours of arrival on campus. This may be a requirement for some Pendle Hill offerings.
Please see our Guest Expectations in COVID-19 Mitigation FAQ for more information about any of the above expectations.
- 10:00am – 12:30pm Morning Session
- 12:30pm to 1:30pm Lunch on Own 1:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Session
"I never thought I could fall in love with meditation, or appreciate how profound it is to have no preference, dropping in and out. Allowing meditation to be, and letting go of direction. This retreat is a gift of the heart that never stops giving.
~ J. Yavruian.
"I've been practicing meditation regularly for 40'ish years with various kinds of techniques, and somehow it was all made so much easier with the practice of conscious contentment and the practice of no problem. So instead of having a particular methodology to get me to a particular state, I just go directly "there", there's just a lot more ease about it."
~ I. Turney.
"Jeff’s instructions and felt his passion to lead us into a available view of the world and ourselves. My life is so completely different. I’m looking out with Cosmic Eyes now... Wow So simple and so wonderful. Thank you Jeff"
~ N. Torrence.
"The retreat was a portal to deepened grounding in having Being as always and already identity. Jeff is exquisitely skilled in pointing the way through language, personal presence and experience to living from Infinite Life and Love. I am deeply grateful to be a student of this profound teacher and teaching."
~ M. Triller.
"This retreat was a wonderful and profound experience of sinking into the depth of Being. Experiencing blissful happiness and liberation, just abiding there, without needing anything. Even in the face of challenges from outside, like a noisey neighourhood."
~ J. van den Bogaard.
"The retreat came at the perfect time in my life. It was the calm at the end of an internal and external storm that led to deep insights and deepening Awareness of my True Self. Jeff has an ability to transmit deep truths that find a home in soul."
~ M. Earlenbaugh.
The retreat price is $99 per person. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch, or plan to purchase your own lunch from a nearby eatery.