SILENT RETREAT at Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts - COMING HOME TO THE CORE OF YOUR BEING
Experience a cutting-edge perspective on spiritual inquiry. Amoda Maa offers profound pointers to truth that go beyond spiritual tradition or ideology.
This immersion into Amoda’s teachings invites you to rest in the silent core of your being. The retreat is a preparation for the winter season, a pruning away of the non-essential to discover what is real and shining as the essence of everything. When you come home to silence, you have the opportunity to experience true abundance and gratitude.
Presenting a fresh, feminine expression of awakened consciousness, this program includes talks by Amoda, time for contemplation, question and answer sessions, and silent and guided meditation.
Everyone is welcome, including newcomers to Amoda’s teachings and those more familiar with her work.
Please note - the retreat will be conducted in social silence (speaking only when necessary) outside of program sessions.
This is a fully residential event, held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health - there are a variety of accommodations available and all meals are provided (see details below).
First Day of Retreat, Sunday 2nd - arrival & registration from 2.15pm onwards
Dinner, 5.30 - 7pm
First session with Amoda, 7.30 - 9pm
Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th -
3 daily sessions with Amoda, 8.30 - 11.30am and 1.45 - 3.45pm, 7 - 7.45pm
Final Day of Retreat, Friday 7th -
Closing session with Amoda, 9 - 11am
Lunch, 11.30am - 1.30pm (departure after lunch)
Breakfast is served daily, 7am - 8.30am / Lunch, 11.30am - 1.30pm / Dinner, 5.30pm - 7pm (except for first and final day, as shown above).
Also included in the daily schedule -
In between the daily sessions, you are invited to sit, walk, jog, or meditate in the many beautiful areas of Kripalu Center which is surrounded by than 100 acres of beautiful land, with breathtaking views of hills and a lake, as well as a Labyrinth and Meditation Garden for contemplation and silence.
Daily Yoga Classes are available, these are provided by the Kripalu teachers and are optional.
There is also a Fitness Room, Sauna, Cafe, and Gift & Book Store to explore.
In addition, there are a variety of Bodywork and Facial Rejuvenation Treatments available - these need to be booked in advance and there is an additional cost.
The Kripalu Kitchen uses all-natural, organic, locally-sourced foods, prepared with love and care - mostly vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, as well as a variety of poultry and fish. All meals are served buffet-style, and there is also a Buddha Bar section with purely vegetarian Ayurvedic options. 100% gluten-free ingredients are used. You are welcome to bring supplemental foods if required, and there is a kitchenette available for your use.
Organic teas, coffee and snacks are provided in the break-times.
A range of Shared and Private Rooms are available, all decorated in a simple yet elegant style.
What to Bring
Tuition Fee is $425
Accommodation (including meals) costs range from $348 for a dorm-style room with shared bathroom to $460 for a double room with shared bathroom to approximately $700 for a single/double occupancy with private bathroom.
Reserving Your Place
Registration and tickets are available only through Kripalu Center.
The closest airport is Albany. There is a shuttle service to Kripalu Center.
Alternatively, you can fly to Boston or New York City. There are buses or trains from there to close by, and then a taxi or shuttle to Kripalu Center.
If you have an inquiry about making a reservation for this retreat or about Kripalu Center, please contact Kripalu Center directly - you can email/chat/phone here
If your inquiry is about Amoda's teachings or about the retreat schedule/content, you can contact us here