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.
How it Works
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive this, we’ll respond by e-mail to confirm your reservation, which is free of charge.
We haveup 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
Now that you know a little about the retreat, we encourage you to review: