One of the Top Ten Meditation Retreats in the World Moves to Santa Barbara County

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  • Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (1888PressRelease) March 09, 2023 - After the renowned Silent Stay Meditation Center in Vacaville was destroyed by a wildfire in 2020, founders Bruce and Ruth Davis used the opportunity to relocate to beautiful, spiritual Montecito at the Pacifica Graduate Institute.

    It is easy to see why this 35-acre hilltop institute, nestled among old-growth oak trees, and surrounded by the mountains and the sea, appealed to the Davis’. Pacifica Graduate Institute offers a unique and inspiring setting for learning and growth. The tranquility and peace are born from acres of row crops, lemon groves and orchards, South African and Mediterranean gardens, an Australian woodland, and a sacred grotto that offers solace. It is a fitting location for a retreat to find your inner peace.

    The Silent Stay Retreat in Montecito is a new addition to the Davis’ other retreats in Assisi Italy and Bali, Indonesia. Their retreats have been listed as one of the top ten meditation retreats in the world by Travel/Leisure Magazine and more recently CNN. Bruce and Ruth offer a sanctuary from our busy world. Even when alone, most people will have a phone, tablet, or computer within reach and multiple other distractions minute by minute. Opportunities for pure rest, for true silence and stillness, are rare. Bruce and Ruth, celebrated authors and experts in guided meditation, offer the healing effects of silence and guided heartfulness meditation.

    “The quiet helps everyone find this inner place of love and beauty that is always present but mostly covered by busy-ness, the gift of silence is having nothing to do, nothing to say, having time to enjoy solitude, gentleness, and a quiet mind. A silent retreat is a gift for your own peace of mind,” said Ruth Davis. “The retreats invite you to receive peace and quiet, to receive the beauty in nature, meditation, the present moment, and the simplicity of just being.”

    Bruce Davis has written many books on the subjects of meditation and spiritual healing such as The Magical Child Within You and Hugs and Kisses, Bruce is the author of The Heart of Healing, Monastery without Walls ~ Daily Life in the Silence, My Little Flowers, Simple Peace ~ The Inner Life of St Francis of Assisi and The Calling of Joy, The Love Letters of St Francis & St Clare of Assisi. His latest book is Unveiling The Heart of Awareness”. “Silence is therapeutic and heals physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually,” said Bruce Davis. “Our mission is to share the tools that allow us to connect with our inner peace inside their heart. We teach our guests how to live a life of simplicity, leading to a more fulfilled and happier life".

    Ruth Davis has published Journeying up the Mountain ~ an Initiation into the 10 Cosmic Powers and Sacred Movement Ritual ~ Yoga Philosophy in Movement.

    Silent Stay Retreats offer 3-day retreats that consist of heartfulness meditations and “non-doing periods” that allow individuals to take time to reflect, journal, or walk around the beautiful Montecito campus and be with nature, all while practicing silence. Accommodation, gourmet meals, and nothing to worry about are included.

    The upcoming retreat, "The Silent Garden of your Heart" offers a 2 or 3-night stay from April 6th to April 9th, 2023. Spots are filling up, so book your private room now!

    The following retreat, “Listening to Your Heart”, is a 2-night retreat from June 16th to June 18th. You can register now at Out of the great silence, a greater self becomes present.

    Silent Stay’s mission is to help people find the source of inner peace inside their Hearts.

    It is a non-profit charity 501 (c)(3) with over 40 years of service. They support people of all religions, countries, and backgrounds to live a deeply meaningful life. The path of great love and peace is to pursue a life full of heart that includes devotion, simplicity, humility, and service to others.

    Silent Stay Retreats are based on the Path of Heartfulness. Each person has their own perfect path, and it is discovered in their own heart. Bruce & Ruth Davis have dedicated their lives to supporting each person to find this for themselves. Meditation and silence open the doors to the wisdom of the heart.

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