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An introduction to silence retreat

Using the gifts of silence and solitude,

along with sessions of art, talks,

holy laziness and group work,

this retreat offers a gentle introduction to silence.

All sessions are invitational and if Creator Spirit moves you in a different direction you are encouraged to enter that flow.

Retreat facilitators:

The retreat is led by Diana Eagles and Desiree Snyman. Diana is trained spiritual director and facilitator for meditation groups. Desiree has been leading retreats for the last twenty years and has read widely in the field of classical and contemporary spirituality.


Shape of the retreat

There are three addresses (Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon).  You will have plenty of time to reflect on these in prayer, silence, walking, writing, drawing etc. 

Each day is encircled by prayer.  On Friday night we end with Compline.
On Saturday we begin with Morning Prayer and end with a Taizé style healing service.  On Sunday we begin with Morning Prayer and end with Eucharist.

The rest of the day is for

·         Prayer

·         Resting

·         Walking – there is a lovely garden at the retreat house with a labyrinth, and the beach is just across the road

·         Creating – some drawing/writing materials will be provided and there are boundless items in nature to be discovered

·         and being with God


29th March 2019 Friday 4pm to 31st March 2019 Sunday 2pm. Catering includes Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.


The retreat is held at Ballina Beach Village

440 South Ballina Beach Road, South Ballina 2478

Earlier Event: 25 March
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Later Event: 31 March