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Fri, Nov 10


Hope Springs Institute

Enter the Quiet - Gender Inclusive Autumn Silent Retreat

For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Enter the Quiet - Gender Inclusive Autumn Silent Retreat
Enter the Quiet - Gender Inclusive Autumn Silent Retreat

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2023, 6:00 PM – Nov 12, 2023, 2:00 PM

Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA

About The Event


3 Days/2 Nights: $425 includes food, lodging, and supplies.

In our busy lives, we rarely experience an extended period of quiet… of simply Being. For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community. We commit to ourselves and to each other our support, respect and presence. As we let go of speaking, we experience our connections to ourselves, to nature, and to one another in a completely different way. You are invited to sink deeply into Being, rather than Doing.

  • Individual guidance will be available before and throughout the retreat.
  • There will be guided activities throughout the weekend, including music for movement and meditation.
  • All activities are completely optional, allowing you to honor your own inner guidance in each moment.

There will be ample open time to walk the land and the labyrinth, to do movement and art in the spacious studio, to revel in the beauty of the Spirit House. Sit in the warm comfort of a fire in the Farmhouse. Enjoy the nurturing environment of Hope Springs… for contemplation, stillness, and restorative quiet. As always, there will be delicious and intentional homemade meals. 

Registration includes a double occupancy room. We acknowledge and honor that transformative work can elicit a deep need for solitude. In an attempt to hold necessary minimums that support Hope Springs Institute's financial realities while also honoring each participants needs we are inviting choice in the following way:

-Guaranteed Single: this choice comes with an additional cost, but will close your room out as a single occupancy room.

-Preferred Single:  this option includes NO price increase, but will only be accommodated if registration numbers allow. To inform us of this preference please indicate on the registration form that you would prefer a single space, with some background on your need if it feels applicable.

The Facilitators:

Mary Manera, MA, (she/they) is a Sister & Singer, Aunt/ie & Partner, Death Worker & Priestess. Mary is seasoned in many facets of death care, as well as group facilitation and non-profit leadership. She curates her work within Manera Studio, weaving together her threads of death work, consultation, retreat facilitation, and voice acting.  Mary is lead facilitator of Enter the Quiet retreats, which have been co-created with Hope Springs Institute for more than twenty years. She offers Befriending Grief sessions in collaboration with HSI and other service organizations. Mary co-leads the Threshold Singers of Cincinnati, and sings with MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir.

Bill Bulloch, BBA, BDiv, is an ordained interfaith minister and alternative healer for mid-life transition & combat trauma recovery. Bill has practiced meditation for 45 years, and is a hypnotherapist, Shamanic practitioner and owner of Life Renaissance Coaching.


  • Remaining Balance Ticket

    This purchase, in addition to your Deposit Ticket, completes your payment and registration for Enter the Quiet.

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  • Guaranteed Single Room

    This ticket includes your full tuition fee and a single occupancy room. Please note that this ticket does not guarantee a private bathroom.

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