Silent Retreat, An Enlightening Holiday with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Experience a Guided Meditation


Weeklong Silent Retreat

Coming soon in 2015

This holiday, unwrap your enlightened side
We have a side of us that’s full of unshakable confidence, joy and peace. The Silent Retreat helps us uncover this “enlightened side” and make it a part of our daily lives. Open to everyone, this true vacation starts with the cleansing Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique of our flagship Art of Living Retreat and then moves on to silent observation and advanced meditations of the Art of Silence Retreat - for a life changing blissful experience. Immerse yourself and emerge renewed for the year.


"Around the world, overloaded travelers are turning down the volume with silent retreats" "...may be the fastest growing spiritual practice on the planet" "One of the biggest travel trends of 2013...May be the perfect antidote to the constant noise of busy, work-driven urban lives."



Deep meditations led in-person by Sri Sri ...
A world-renowned spiritual teacher, ambassador of peace and thought-leader on meditation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has impacted the lives of millions world-wide through his profound techniques and wisdom. Take advantage of this rare opportunity at the Art of Living Retreat Center to spend the holiday diving deep into yourself in Sri Sri's peaceful presence.




Meditate amidst the clouds ...
The silent retreat will be hosted at Art of Living’s very own retreat center, International Center for Meditation and Well-Being. The retreat center is nestled in a quiet forest on top of the beautiful Heavenly Mountains of Western North Carolina.




See what others have to say ...
“This has been a very hectic year for me at work so I was looking for some way to relax and unwind. Sudarshan Kriya, meditations and the natural beauty here really hit home for me. My mind is so silent and I feel at peace.” ~ Aurva



The Details ...
Onsite Housing: Included
What to expect at the Silent Retreat ...
Wisdom and Q&A with Sri Sri
Daily yoga at sunrise
Unique guided meditations
Powerful breathing techniques
Soul-stirring ‘kirtan’ music
Breathtaking scenic beauty
Fresh, delicious, vegetarian meal




Bring the whole family ...
 ... and unwrap your inner joy together!


YES! – Youth Empowerment Seminar (For ages 14–17)
YES! provides teens with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle through practical tools and life skills to manage stress and emotions. The program helps motivate teens to succeed in school and make healthy choices when faced with life's challenges.
Coming soon!

ART Excel (For ages 8–13)
ART Excel supports the overall well being of children by teaching them a variety of empowering techniques that foster peace of mind, mental clarity and focus, physical relaxation and emotional stability—all taught through engaging games and activities.
Coming soon!





Graduate programs ...
 ... if you have already done the Art of Living or Yesplus courses