Silent Saturday – Meditation Retreat

When we are in the silence of our Being
we are in the presence of the Beloved. It is then that we know the truth of who we are and the experience of True Meditation.

with Don DeMercurio

Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm


The retreat is open to beginners and experienced meditators alike. No prior training is necessary. Instruction will be offered to orient you into to the loving embrace of stillness. You are however invited to use whatever practices support you in your own path – including contemplation, prayer, mantra, visualization or simply following the breath. You will be encouraged to approach yourself with loving kindness and openness throughout the day.

As this is a day of gentle silence you are welcome to use the silence in whatever way nourishes and serves your needs. The invitation is there to immerse yourself in an intensive meditation practice throughout the day if you wish to take advantage of the opportunity. You are also welcome to use use the silence to read, journal or take a walk in nearby Highland Park. The only commitment that you will be asked to observe for the day is to maintain silence.


Mercy Spirituality Center
Rochester, New York

Pre-registration required.
Limit: 20 participants


Check-in: 8:30am – 9:00am (coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastry available) 

Opening Session                  9:00am – 10:00am
Break: 15 minutes
Meditation Practice              10:15am – 11:00am
Break 15 minutes
Meditation Practice              11:15am – 12:00pm

Lunch                                   12:00pm – 1:00pm

Meditation Practice               1:00pm – 1:45pm
Break 1:45pm – 2:00pm
Meditation Practice               2:00pm – 2:45pm
Break 2:45pm – 3:00pm
Meditation Practice               3:00pm – 3:45pm
Break 3:45pm – 4:00pm
Closing Session                    4:00pm – 5:00pm

fee and registration

Fee: $110 (if registered and paid by February 28, 2015)
       $125 (if registered and paid after February 28, 2015)