Sound and Silence Mindfulness Retreat

November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Paris ON


Sound and Silence Mindfulness Retreat

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A weekend retreat to allow ourselves to delve deeply into the world of mindful listening. It is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves and to each other – our ability to listen unconditionally. We will listen through practicing mindfulness: through periods of silence and through soundmaking.

Soundmaking is the process of making available user-friendly instruments for the expressed purpose of generating a sense of well being for ourselves and, perhaps more importantly, for others. During this retreat we will use voice, movement, drums, bells and bowls to allow us to experience the meditative qualities of soundmaking. (You do not have to have musical experience. All instruments will be provided.)

We will listen deeply though playing and we will listen to our inner rhythm by being silent for extended periods of time. We will be heard when we talk and we will listen deeply when other’s speak.

The retreat will be both playful and restful. We hope you will join us for what will be an incredible experience!


Stephen Hudecki is a father of three he currently is the Spiritual and Religious Care provider at West Park Healthcare Centre in Toronto as well has a private practice in Waterdown. Stephen learned from Gary Diggins the secrets of soundwork as soulwork and his life has never been the same. Having worked in the music industry for 20 years prior he has a wealth of musical knowledge and experience. He has practiced meditation for 15 years and appreciates the realm of silence when he can find it. And finally, he comes from a very funny family and enjoys a good laugh whenever possible!

Robin McGauley is a retreat leader, artist, labyrinth walker/creator, spiritual director and Program Director at Five Oaks Centre. After graduating with a post-graduate certificate in Expressive Arts at Fleming College in 2011 she has been an instructor in the program, inviting others to delve deeply into their inner life of spiritual exploration. Robin will graduate from the Jubilee program in Spiritual Direction in fall 2014.

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Sound and Silence Mindfulness Retreat

Start: Nov 28, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
End: Nov 30, 2014 @ 12:30 PM
Cost: $295.00

includes tuition, meals and accommodation.

The program ends with lunch on Sunday.

Registrations are processed only once we have received your payment – either a deposit or the full amount. After you fill out the online registration form you will be directed to pay through paypal. If this payment does not go through, please contact our office at 519-442-3212 to complete the registration process. You will receive a letter from our Registrar confirming your registration within the week.

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