Tranquil Abiding Silent Retreat

May 25 – 28, 2018
Camp Kinard (6053 Two Notch Rd, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070)

Those who attend the Training in Concentration day course on April 7 are welcome to attend this silent weekend retreat at Camp Kinard.

This retreat is a rare and precious opportunity to go deeper in meditation,

especially for those with some prior meditation experience.

Silence will be maintained from Friday evening until Monday orning (for those who wish, however, there are optional Q&A sessions Saturday and Sunday). Each meditation session will begin with a few minutes of prayers, and then continue unguided and in silence.

The retreat begins with an Introduction on Friday evening. The full retreat concludes with a Q&A on Monday at noon. There is also a partial retreat option that ends with a Q&A on Sunday at 3pm.

Retreat Schedule:

8 – 9pm: Introduction with Mark Gould

Saturday and Sunday:
8:30 – 9:30am: Silent Meditation
10:30 – 11:30am: Silent Meditation
12 – 1pm: Lunch
2 – 3pm: Q&A with Mark Gould (optional)
3:30 – 4:30pm: Silent Meditation
5 – 6pm: Dinner
7:30 – 8:30pm: Silent Meditation

8:30 – 9:30am: Silent Meditation
10:30 – 12pm: Q&A with Mark Gould

Retreat prices:

Please select from the following registration options. All pricing includes accommodations, meals, and teachings. Due to the high operating costs of this retreat, your deposit is non-refundable.

Lodge Room:
Single Occupancy:
4 days: $350.00
3 days: $280.00
Double Occupancy:
4 days: $250.00
3 days: $215.00

Guest House:
Single Occupancy:
4 days: $395.00
3 days: $315.00
Double Occupancy:
4 days: $280.00
3 days: $240.00

Accommodation and Camp Kinard Information:

Venue and accommodations
Participants will be staying in either the Guest House or Lodge Room.

Lodge Rooms – Each are furnished with 2 double beds and a private bathroom. Linens and towels are provided for guests staying in the Lodge Village.

Guest House Rooms – The Guest House has been recently renovated and includes resident style lodging. Guests staying here can enjoy use of a kitchen, living room, all the accommodations one would enjoy in their own home. Linens and towels are provided for guests staying here. The Guest house has 4 bedrooms. These rooms are expected to sell out. Should the rooms sell out, you can still get a room in Lodge Village.

The retreat sessions will be held at Caughman Center across from Lodge Village. Chairs will be provided for the meditation sessions, and a few meditation cushions will also be available. If you have your own meditation cushion that you wish to bring, please feel free to do so.


The group meals will be held in the Guest House. Pricing includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is not included; participants should bring their own breakfast food.