IMC-CC Autumn 2023 retreat information


Insight Meditation Circle of Cape Cod

Presents a Day-Long, In-Person, Silent Retreat:


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday, October 21st 2023

PLEASE READ -this vital information below for those planning to attend this peer-led, in-person silent retreat:

Pre-registration is required – PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Location: 6 Quaker Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537.

Directions: from Route 6, take exit 61, follow signs for Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, heading North, cross 6A, continue straight onto Spring Hill Road for .1 mile, turn left onto Quaker Road, the entrance is on the right (after the exit drive), go up the hill, parking is in front of the 2 buildings.

Schedule: please arrive at approximately 8:45 in order to set up and be ready to begin by 9 a.m.

This retreat is supported by Dana (donations, generosity).  Your contribution helps us cover expenses. It represents your offering to our collective effort to create a safe, welcoming space for those who chose to spend the day on silent retreat.  It is a gift for us to share in receiving and giving. For those who prefer to donate online please go to:

What to expect: with a guiding focus of Seasons we will observe noble silence for the entirety of this retreat. Practice will alternate between periods of sitting and walking meditation between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Towards the end of our time together after breaking silence we’ll take a bit of time to share and then clean, finishing our day by 5 pm.

Please note that in addition to not speaking, “Noble Silence” practice includes not texting on or viewing cell phones, reading, or writing, and endeavoring to refrain as much as possible from making eye contact with others in attendance. Please understand that guidelines are designed to help us create and maintain a contemplative, inner-focused environment and to support our practice.

What we need from you: please do not wear scented hair, clothing or body care products or clothing that rustles when you move. Please have layers of clothing to accommodate changes in the temperature. Please leave your electronic devises and watches (cell phones, lap tops etc) in the car or at home, no pets.

What to bring: lunch (there is a refrigerator and microwave), beverage (hot water for tea or instant beverage will be available).

Observe the 5 precepts of abstaining from killing (even insects!), taking what is not freely given, harmful or untruthful speech, sexual inappropriateness and use of substances like alcohol, marijuana and recreational drugs.

Your meditation cushion or bench and a yoga mat if you have one, or a blanket for the floor for the guided movement segment of the day.

If you haven’t attended a day long retreat and want to talk, you are welcome to contact Deb Ennis at:

The space can comfortably accommodate about 25 people. Once we have reached 25 people we’ll start a wait list. If you’re unable to attend after you’ve registered, please us know.