October 24 – November 3, 2020
Join us for a ten-day silent residential retreat in Italy beginning in October 2020 at a spectacular villa near Perugia, Italy, a facility in the lush hills of Umbria with pool, spa, hillside trails, ancient Roman roads, springs, and gourmet food. (The venue is Michelin-rated). This will be our seventh retreat at this facility–a place that I often dream about when I am not there. The day includes two sessions of Dharma Dialogues, several short group sittings, group walks, and two sessions of yoga per day. All sessions are optional except attendance at Dharma Dialogues. Once you have registered, we will send confirmation and, in September, more details to help you plan your trip and to coordinate a shared van from the Rome airport and back. In case you want to make advance flight plans, please know that we arrange a bus to pick you up at Rome’s FCO airport on Oct. 24 at 3 pm and return to either Rome center or FCO on Nov. 3. The price of the bus depends on how many are sharing it but usually runs about €40 each way and is about a two hour ride from the airport. If you are coming from overseas, please plan to arrive into Rome at least a day ahead. Our retreats at this facility the past six years were the most profound and certainly the most elegant of my 44 years of attending, organizing, and leading retreats. My premise is that an immersion in both silence and beauty is a prescription for physical and mental health. I am thrilled to be returning to this heavenly place and would love to share it with you.