3-Day Silent Retreat

Center is excited to announce that our 3-day Silent Retreat is scheduled for 12 noon on Fri, Oct. 12 - 12 noon on Sun Oct. 14 at the beautiful Kenyon Ranch right outside Tucson. 

Take 48 hours to unplug, relax, and escape the daily grind. The agenda includes: mindful eating, silent walking/movement and guided group meditation. Participate in voluntary activities, or take time to be alone and walk the labrynth, commune with nature, or simply rest! 

To register, click the link below. The cost is $600 and includes the cost of the retreat itself, accommodations (double/triple occupancy room), lunch and dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. (Special Diets of Gluten Free and Vegan are $10 additional/day, other diets are negotiated separately. If diet is restrictive, participants are encouraged to bring their own food.)


Silent Retreat Agenda (tentative)


Friday, Oct 12

10:30am-11:30am: Arrive on-site in between these times

12noon: Lunch, introductions/choosing roommates, ground rules and welcome (dining space)

2 – 4pm: Finish unpacking, settling in to your rooms

4 – 5:15pm: Intentions, guided lovingkindness meditation. Begin silence. (group room)

5:15-5:30pm: Formal sitting practice (group room)

5:30 – 7pm: Dinner (dining space)

7:30 – 8:30pm: Group meditation, begin silence (group room)


Saturday, Oct 13 (in silence)

7:30 - 8:15am: Morning yoga (group room)

8:15 – 8:30am: Formal sitting practice (group room)

8:30am-10am: Breakfast (dining space)

11am – 11:45am: Walking meditation (labyrinth)

11:45-12noon: Formal sitting practice (dining space)

12noon - 1pm: Lunch

1pm – 5:15pm: Free time

5:15-5:30: Formal sitting practice (dining space)

5:30 – 6:30pm: Dinner (dining space)

6:30 -7:30pm: Evening meditation (group room)

Sunday, Oct 14

7:30 - 8:15am: Energizing Sunshine Stretches (group room)

8:15 – 8:30: Formal sitting practice (group room)

8:30 - 9:30am: Breakfast (dining space)

9:30 – 11:30am: Group meditation/movement, break silence. Honoring transitions, self-care post-silence (group room)

11:30 – 12noon: Pack, retreat ends

Three Day Silent Retreat Graphic


This retreat will be led by Dr. Teri Pipe. Dr. Pipe is Arizona State University's Chief Well-Being Officer. Formerly, she served as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU). She also is the founding director of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Before coming to ASU in 2011, Dr. Pipe served as director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Mayo Clinic Arizona and was an associate professor of nursing at the Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine. In 2014 she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.

 Dr. Pipe is an expert on mindfulness which is a skill set to increase the ability to experience being fully present, focused and alive. Mindfulness has important implications for resilience within and beyond the healthcare and higher education sectors.  Dr. Pipe is an expert on nursing leadership with a focus on interprofessionalism, bringing nurses together with physicians and other health professionals, business people, and policy makers, to help redesign and improve health in the U.S. Her research interests include:  mindfulness, resilience in professional and clinical populations, health promotion and wellness, positive coping and stress management, oncology, and gerontology.  She is a sought after speaker on the topics of mindfulness, workforce resilience and self-compassion.

 Dr. Pipe earned her PhD in health policy and administration with a minor in gerontology from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in gerontology from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa.


10/12/18 12noon - 10/14/18 12noon
Kenyon Ranch - 80 Kenyon Ranch Road, Tubac, AZ 85646