The Thunder of Silence Retreat 

with Andre & Mary-Anne Rabe

July 14-21

Imagine the noise replaced with silence; the busyness replaced with peace. 

Arriving at a secluded retreat in the tranquility of nature, where for the next week there will be no wifi, no mobile phones, no electronics at all. A time for disconnecting completely and discovering once again the most essential connection within. All the unnecessary voices that so easily distract are absent. And in this silence a new awareness grows. This is a time in which we’ll intentionally become aware of the presence of our Abba. Consenting to those divine movements beyond words, beyond definition - the direct, intimate and tangible experience of God. 

"Therefore, I will now allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her."

~ Hosea 2:14

The intention is that this week’s experience will be more than a break in your usual lifestyle, but rather, we want to help you cultivate the habit of daily encounter. 

Every day two meditation sessions will be led, morning and evening. It will consist of both a teaching and an actual practice of meditation. Meaningful conversation, good food, walking in beautiful nature and swimming in the lake are some of the other activities to look forward to.

July 14-21. Minnesota USA.

Spaces are limited, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment:

From $650 all inclusive accommodation and meals. $150 deposit secures your place.

We so look forward to being with you this week,

Andre and Mary-Anne.


1. What is the closest airport?                                                                                                                                                                                                      Duluth International Airport is 2 hrs from the Lodge. You may rent a car there.                                                                                               Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport - 4 hrs from the Lodge

2. What are the accommodations?

The Retreat is at a historic private estate with 4 guest cabins and a Lodge. All accommodations are dormitory style with shared rooms and baths. Couples will be given the private or semi-private accommodations if available.

3. What is the meal plan?

 All meals are home cooked and served family style unless otherwise noted in the retreat description. Breakfast includes fresh fruits, juice, yogurt, rolls coffee/tea. Lunch and evening meals include meat, vegetables and salads. Snacks available daily.

4. What to bring?

    >> A sense of adventure

    >> An open mind
   >> A willingness to learn & grow
   >> Alarm clock
   >> Ear plugs (if a roommate snores)
   >> Toiletries
   >> Towels (bath towels are not provided)
   >> Journal (optional)
   >> Insect repellent
   >> Layered loose clothing
   >> Swim wear
   >> Hiking shoes
   >> Rain gear
   >> Camera
   >> Any medications, supplements, or special dietary needs
5. What is the cost?
 $650 per person (includes lodging, activities and all meals)
DEPOSIT: $150 is required with balance due 30 days prior to event (June 14).
Deposits are non-refundable.
6. How do I book?
Please call Wilderness Lodge to reserve your spot.  218-743-3458  SPACE IS LIMITED so don't delay!!
                                                      For More Info:


Wilderness Lodge 

51760 Becker Road, Bigfork, MN 56628


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