Get quiet, see inside, hear your inner voice...

Get quiet, see inside, hear your inner voice...

Join us in Silence For Your Soul

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Silent Retreats

...with Jyoti and Darlene Hunter

Join us for four (or five*) days of blissful solitude at our mountain retreat.

Immerse yourself in your connection to All that is!

We offer this retreat for each of you to follow your own meditation practice during the day, this could be a Buddhist practice; practice through silent walks in nature; practice through prayer or chanting; a practice that lights the fire in your soul. Take this much needed time of silent contemplation to deepen the clarity and connection Spirit is asking from us in this moment of great transformation on Mother Earth.

The formula she offered is full and very rich. Those that have attended these Silent Retreats reported it was a moment that dropped them into a deeper connection with their Soul; a deeper connection to their work in the world through the Beingness of themselves.

As the Dalai Lama told us several years ago,

It is good to pray, but now we must put our prayer into action.”

This is the action called for now!!

A Message from Jyoti

‘In The Silence, The Mother Comes!’

“In the end, these things matter most.
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you learn to let go?”
- Buddha

“In the end, these things matter most.
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you learn to let go?”
- Buddha

Scheduled Retreats


Accommodations at Wildwood are double-occupancy bedrooms with private baths, close to the meeting areas, dining hall and pool/spa area. One room that has a queen-sized bed is available for a couple.  4 queen glamping tents are also available. Please know that if a specific roommate is not requested, you will be paired with another participant of the same gender.

All linens are provided. Bedrooms do not include televisions, telephones, or kitchen facilities. All lodging is non-smoking. A smoking area is provided across from the dining hall.

We have done our best to make this affordable and to accommodate everyone’s needs and space during this retreat. We thank you all for your encouragement to grow a field of Sacred Reciprocity in all our offerings in order for the work to fully be integrated!


Thursday through Sunday
$ 800: Double room
$ 1,100: Single room

You will need to place a $200 non-refundable deposit.


  • Mail in your Non-Refundable $200 Deposit or your Full Payment.
  • Also, enclose your dietary needs or allergies.

Mail to:  Center for Sacred Studies, Silent Retreat, PO Box 2904, Guerneville, CA 95446

Questions? Contact Valerie Hausmann (707) 604-7362 or send email to


“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Make your retreat experience even more relaxing and healing!

We are very excited to have various practitioners offering
massages and energy work.

Bring $100 for your hour session – a portion will be donated to CSS in sacred reciprocity. 


"This was my experience at our last silent retreat. Life became joyous and simple and it was magical. I sat in stillness, I read, I worked on my sacred art projects wrapped in the warmth of the sanctuary. Can not wait for the next retreat!"

– Stacy

“I want to let you all know how grateful I am for the way you held the Beautiful, Sacred container at the Silent Retreat.  I am so honored to have been a part of it with all of you. ” – Lori