Silent Forest Retreat 2018-03-05T13:54:12+00:00

Silent Forest Retreat

Retreat open upon request: Open to Volunteers, Closed to Public

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We welcome you to join us for a silent retreat in the optimal, supportive environment of the forest, to experience the power of the silence inside you and focus on returning to our natural state of presence.

When you arrive at Aluantu, you’ll be welcomed with open arms. We’ll introduce you to our common spaces for the Silent Forest Retreat, including our central cabin for mealtime, water stream, garden, and viewpoints to see the volcanos and lake. After your orientation, we’ll commence our mutual silence for the duration of the retreat.

Different from many other silent retreats, our only scheduled time for the group to gather is at meals. During the day, we encourage you to harness the power of the silent forest to look within yourself.

The retreat program includes:

  • A private space to pitch a tent or hang your hammock, deep in the old growth forest. There you’ll have your own personal fire pit, minimalist outhouse, and a space for contemplation.

  • Two on-site retreat facilitators, available day and night, providing meals and support if needed. Our facilitators will also be in silence throughout the retreat.

  • Two vegetarian meals per day, breakfast and lunch cooked on site.

You can choose to stay for a minimum of 7 days, or up to 12 days.

 Participation is by Donation

Each guest who attends the Silent Forest Retreat is given this gift by a previous guest. There is no charge for meals, camping or support. All retreats are on a voluntary donation basis. At the end of your stay, if you have benefited from the experience, you are welcome to donate for the coming course, according to your volition and your means.


We have up to 8 spaces available.We typically host our Silent Forest Retreat two times per month. To search our available dates, please click here to view our Retreat Calendar.

What to bring:

Tent, sleeping bag and any camping equipment useful to you

Flashlight / headlamp and thermos

Rain jacket and trekking boots or wellies

Optional: watch, additional water bottle

What not to bring:

Food and Electronic equipment – i.e phone, computer

Books and Musical Instruments

 How to Book

Before making your reservation, we first ask you to answer a simple questionnaire to better understand your background & experience with this type of retreat.

Click here to download the questionnaire. (Haga clic aquí para la versión en español).

Please send your form to contact@aluantu.org. Once we receive this, we’ll respond by e-mail to confirm your reservation, which is free of charge.

Now that you know a little about the retreat, we encourage you to review:

Frequently Asked Questions

The Release Form (signed on arrival).

All programs are in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us through our contact section.

“To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present” ~ Eckhart Tolle