Half Day of Silence


The Half Day of Silence is a four-hour retreat that combines meditation instruction and practice with periods of somatic movement and guided reflection in a beautiful off-site setting.

This retreat has been designed specifically for the Boulder County, CO professional. The half day duration and close proximity to Boulder allows participants to take a brief but meaningful pause in the work week to cultivate mindfulness, calm, and creativity.

The Half Day of Silence is hosted at the Willow Farm Contemplative Center, a working farm in Hygiene, CO twenty miles from downtown Boulder.



  • Single Half-Day Session: $120

  • Four Session Subscription: $400

Corporate Rates available.

Consult your organization’s human resources department to learn if the Half-Day of Silence is a sponsored benefit.


8:00: Arrival

8:30: Introduction & Guidelines

8:50: Zen Meditation

9:20: Somatic Movement

9:45: Break

10:00: Zen Meditation

10:30: Dharma Talk

10:50: Open Period

11:20: Zen Meditation

12:00: Concluding Reflection

Prepare for your retreat

Please wear comfortable sitting clothes. Wear shoes as appropriate for a working farm. 

If you have dietary restrictions, you may bring your own snack. Please notify us in advance if you will be bringing food and if it will need refrigeration.

Willow Farm is approximately 30 minute drive from central Boulder. Plan to arrive by 8:00am for morning sessions and 1:00pm for evening sessions.