Awake Silent Retreat
December 11-17 2023
Silent Meditation - Self-Realization
Stillness is a gateway to wakefulness, and silence is what lies beyond. In this silent retreat, you are invited to find the still point within as you sit, walk, breathe and listen to life within and without.
What is Awake Silent Retreat?
If you’ve been craving a space to deepen your spiritual practice, this silent retreat is for you.
- 3-4 meditation sessions per day
- Morning yoga
- Walking meditation and solo nature times
- Deep breathing
- Gentle somatic practices for repairing the nervous system
- Gong baths and sacred chants
- Guidance on themes of meditation and inner-work
What style of meditation?
You will be offered techniques to explore in your meditation practice drawn from advaita and zen traditions. However, many people have their own practices that they wish to cultivate with this dedicated container, and you are welcome to do that. We take a non-dogmatic approach to how you choose to meditate, and encourage you to keep the meditative state off the cushion.
Is it totally silent?
As a space of silent cultivation, participants are asked to avoid oral communication with other participants and to disconnect from their devices and online social lives. Facilitators will speak as needed, and be available for you to talk to about personal or logistical matters.
You will be invited to journal as part of your process of creating clarity, and you have the opportunity to share questions or experiences in written form that might get addressed in the evening guidance session.
Whith Zamir and Govinda
Zamir is a yoga educator and holistic counsellor who's taught yoga and philosophy globally before settling in Costa Rica. Trained in mindfulness-based psychotherapy, he co-created a trauma healing program called "Patterns to Presence".
A dedicated Buddhist practitioner for the last 10 years, he has spent extended periods studying buddhist logic and meditation with Wisdom Master Maticintin.
Govinda is the co-founder and director of Awake.
Mystic and entrepreneur, he went through a profound experience of Self realization 20 years ago.
Govinda spent the last 20 years on a journey of purification, integration and grounding of his bodies in transcendental light and bliss.
To make this retreat affordable to the greatest number, we are offering the tuition of the Awake Silent Retreat on a donation basis. Accommodation and food are paid separately.
There is no minimum donation required, a suggestion is 300-500$ to help us continue to offer this space to the community.
Accommodation & Food prices
Rates are in USD per person for 7 nights, including 3 organic gf vegan meals per day
Ola Trio Room: 440$
Glamping tent: 464$
Cora single room: 464$
Cora king room: 500$
Ola Master room: 620$
Shakti Bus: 794$
Ananda Bus: 866$
Bookings and payments
Please contact Katherine:
by phone or whatsapp at +506 8612 7513
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paypal (send to friend)
Cash at Awake Uvita
Bank transfer (Costa-Rica, US, Canada, or EU)
Credit card (3% extra charge)