1 Day Silent Meditation Retreat
Silence in the Hollywood Hills
Aug 8, 2020
**If Covid-19 dictates we cannot meet in person, then this retreat will be held virtually and no refunds will be given. Masks will be required and temps will be checked at the door.
True silence is not oppressive, it is not lonely, it is not disconnected from our world. True silence is the internal condition necessary for connection to ourselves, others and our world. It is rich, and it clears the path to insight and the qualities of joy, compassion, and equanimity that are available to us all.
Learn the value of a silent retreat with Senior Mindfulness and Compassion teacher Heather Prete as she guides us to experience our inner and outer world with bare awareness, the mind of true knowing and loving kindness.
“True silence is not a contraction, like the tightening and holding we associate with being told to behave in school. It is a process of gently unfolding into non-doing, of letting go of the habits that rob us of being truly here for ourselves and our lives. It is coming home…” – Heather Prete
We will be:
- Finding a place of peace and resiliency within ourselves, not dependent on outside conditions
- Learning to find the beauty inherent in each moment
- Cultivating equanimity and joy so we may be the love we wish for the world
- Savoring our inner goodness and the goodness of others
- Savoring our connection with the planet
This retreat is all levels
Space is limited
Reserve your space today!
DatesAug 8, 2020
Duration1 Day / 0 Nights
InstructorsHeather Prete, Thalia Ayres
LocationPrivate Sanctuary in the Hollywood Hills
Time11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Private Sanctuary in the Hollywood Hills: Our day long silent meditation retreat will take place at a secluded studio and garden perched high in the Hollywood Hills. This is a place to be free, to revitalize, to be recharged.
Heather Prete is a UCLA certified Mindfulness facilitator, Self-Compassion teacher, and Mindfulness in Recovery coach. She began her formal training with Tibetan Compassion practices in 1998 and has received instruction in the U.S. and Asia. Heather spent time training PhDs at the Tarzana Treatment center and working as a guiding teacher for Mindful School’s online adult courses (which were featured in Time magazine’s cover story, “The Mindful Revolution”). She also worked with those in recovery at Alternatives Treatment Center, Westside Treatment, and BLVD Centers.
Heather also spent 20 years in the theater. She is published in the book Remembering Arthur Miller and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, Time magazine, and Times of India. Since mindfulness transformed her own creative process, she’s worked with actors through the Khan Institute to teach her program, “Mindfulness for the Actor.”
Since 2000, Heather has remained committed to yearly retreats ranging from seven to 30 days in length and has completed three teacher trainings. She also sells her paintings to the lovely residents of Los Angeles.
Thalia Ayres Randolph, (Reiki Master, ORDM, EOL Doula, E-RYT 500) has one mission… to ignite seeds of light within the hearts of every living being. She believes that the pursuit of enlightenment is a human birthright and is here to help you move beyond the physical self and tap into something much more real. Her teaching career began in 2013 and since then has been featured on CNN Business, ABC News, FOX News and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She has also had the honor of performing alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Singing Bowl Soloist at the Hollywood Bowl under the musical direction of Gustavo Dudamel.
A Toronto native, she was introduced to Shamanism, Taoism, Yoga and A Course In Miracles from the time she was born. These practices are at the core of her spiritual foundation which started the groundwork for her own journey into the healing arts. In 2012 she moved to Cape Town, South Africa and embarked on a journey to Self, dedicating the time spent there to meditation and self-practice under the guidance of her Reiki Master. It was on this journey that she realized her purpose, “dalukhanyo”, to inspire and teach others how to uncover and magnify their own light. She is here to help you understand the role you play in your own healing as a means of self empowerment and believes that in order to transform our community and world, we must first start from within.