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SILENT RETREAT in Union (near Olympia), Washington - THE SANCTUARY OF SILENCE


  • St. Andrew's House, Retreat & Conference Center 7550 E. State Route 106 Union, WA 98592 United States (map)

This retreat is an opportunity to spend time in deep silence and inquiry with Amoda Maa. 

By gathering together and turning away from daily activities, you are supported in the ever-deepening realization of silent being. From this inner sanctuary of silence you are invited to tell the truth without the habitual narrative of story-telling, allowing questions to arise spontaneously from simplicity and answers to arise in clarity. 

The daily schedule will include periods of Silent Sitting, Talks, and Inquiry (Q&A) Sessions.

The retreat is held throughout in a container of conversational silence (no talking or interaction outside of the Inquiry Sessions, and no social conversation at meal-times or during breaks), mind and heart are given the possibility of coming home to their deepest longing. Silent Sitting & Discourse/Inquiry will begin shortly after arrival and continue until lunch prior to departure. 

Arrival - Sunday April 22nd, 4pm

Departure - Wednesday April 25th, 1pm

This is a fully residential retreat - accommodation and meals included (see details below).

Held at St. Andrew's House Retreat & Conference Center - an elegant venue in a beautiful location, the perfect sanctuary for supporting the journey into silence. The center is surrounded by serene gardens with walking trails, places to sit, and spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains. We have exclusive use of the center for the retreat. The meeting room is spectacular with high ceilings, log cabin style walls, and a massive stone hearth. 

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Accommodations are single (limited availability) or double/shared rooms with twin beds (maximum 3 to a room, although we will try our best to assign only 2 to a room). All rooms are cozy and comfortable, and all bedding and towels are provided.

Meals - 3 meals plus snacks & refreshments are provided. All food (non-vegetarian) is organic, locally-sourced and deliciously healthy. The kitchen at St. Andrew's prides itself for its creative home-style cooking; special dietary requests (such as vegetarian/vegan/gluten and dairy free) can be catered for. 

How to get there - St. Andrew's House is conveniently located approximately 1h40m drive from Seattle, 1h from Tacoma, and 40m from Olympia, full directions here. If you are flying in from outside of Washington, we may be able to organize a ride from Seattle - please contact us (see contact details below). 

Costs - 

Single Room + Meals + Tuition = $765

Double/Shared Room + Meals + Tuition = $725

Cancellation policy - Prior to March 15th, full refund minus $75 administration charge. After March 15th and up to April 1st, 50% refund. After April 1st, no refunds are possible. 

Contact - for questions about this retreat, reserving your place, or assistance with travel, please email us here