join one of our annual

Group Retreats

Each year The Hermitage offers several group silent retreats of varying lengths for those looking to deepen their practice. Group Rretreats are guided by a teacher and a special schedule designed to take you deep into the ancient wisdom of meditation.

Enter the New Year in silence and contemplation with our annual Ten Day Silent Retreat. We ask that participants make a commitment to join the entire retreat and keep a vow of silence for the whole ten days. The retreat will involve a beautiful schedule of meditation, hatha yoga, and daily teachings on Advaita Vedanta (Non Duality), Self Enquiry Method, Meditation Practices from Sufism, Buddhism and Christianity, and Sacred Poetry.

Each year we offer a space for experienced pratitioners to dive deeply into their practice in supported solitude. We ask that participants make a commitment to join the entire retreat and keep a vow of silence for the whole forty nine days. The retreat will involve a morning reading from different masters on Self Enquiry and a group meditation for one hour. The rest of the day will be for individual practice and participants can use the permaculture gardens, private beach and lake front, and various meditation platforms in trees and on the hillside for their practice.

Join us for this profound annual offering – one month in deep silence guided through the teachings of Advaita Vedanta – Non Duality and the art of Meditation. We ask that participants make a commitment to join the entire retreat and keep a vow of silence for the whole thirty days. The retreat will involve a beautiful schedule of meditation, hatha yoga, and daily teachings on Advaita Vedanta (Non Duality), Self Enquiry Method, Meditation Practices from Sufism, Buddhism and Christianity, and Sacred Poetry.

Every year when the monsoon comes in Asia, the monks leave their monastery to retreat for three months alone in solitude in the forests. During our beautiful, thundering rainy season, we offer experienced meditation practitioners the same opportunity. Retreaters can choose from one, two or three months of retreat (beginning on the 15th of July, the 15th of August and the 15th of September) and are asked to commit to the entire month or months in silence here at The Hermitage. Each morning will include a one hour group meditation and a reading from an Advaita master or text, while the rest of the day will be for individual practice in the hall, gardens, private beach or personal cabins.

Choose the dates and length of your Personal Astrology Retreat and Severin will share his vast knowledge and extensive Astrology library with you one-on-one. Retreats can begin with just seven days, and go up to a six month full apprenticeship.

Each Christmas Eve (the 24th December) The Hermitage welcomes you to join us for a Meditation Vigil – non-stop meditation from sunset to sunrise dedicated to the awakening of Christ Consciousness and a Non-Dual understanding of the message of Christ. This event is offered by donation and all donations are given to children in our local village to go to school. Snacks and hot drinks are provided throughout the night and the sunrise is welcomed with sacred song.

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

¬ Swami Sivananda

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San Pablo La Laguna
Lake Atitlan – Guatemala