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MCC Mini Silent Retreat

Does the thought of a silent retreat sound appealing....or maybe a little awkward or frightening? Don't be scared! Newcomers to this form of meditation are encouraged to attend and try it!

What is Noble Silence? "Healing. Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us." -Mindfulness Practice Community of Toronto

Want to try it? Join us this Friday, April 5 and Monday April 8th 12:00 pm-12:50 pm in Building 9 Room 152 for a mini silent retreat!

MCC Mini Silent Retreat Schedule:

12:00-12:10 pm Arriving and Settling in (please arrive in silence and turn off cell phones)

There are mats, blankets, supportive chair backs to use.

12:10 pm The bell will be invited three times to being our meditation practice

12:30 pm An interval bell will be invited to mark the midpoint of our meditation.

12:45 pm The bell will be invited three times to close our session

Participants can feel free to leave or arrive whenever they need to.

We suggest that you leave in silence and very gradually start to come out of silence as you walk into the rest of your afternoon.... mindfully and hopefully more centered.

Hope to see you there!

Burke, Donna
Counseling Center and Disability Services