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The Cries of the World: Compassion & Transcendence

A five-day silent non-residential retreat led by Matthew Sieradski
August 14-18, 2019
Center for Sacred Sciences, Eugene, Oregon


Unless one realises That [Self], through forgetfulness of which this world illusion becomes powerful, bewildering and seducing, there is not the remotest possibility of sorrow completely ceasing to exist.
-Sri Muruganar, Hindu Mystic



This is a non-residential silent retreat, held at the Center. No meals or lodging will be provided.

A retreat information page includes details of the retreat location, and retreat guidelines. For more information, contact the CSS retreat coordinator, Laura Betty, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This retreat is not open to the public. In order to be eligible to attend this retreat, you must be a current CSS member. If you are interested in attending a CSS retreat, you can learn about joining CSS and becoming one of our member practitioners.

For those who have not attended previous CSS retreats, this retreat satisfies the prerequisite for attending advanced CSS retreats. All member practitioners are encouraged to take this opportunity to deepen their practice.




The number of participants for this retreat is limited, and advance registration is required. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The final deadline to register is 7 August 2019. When you register for this retreat, you are making a commitment to attend every session on every day of the retreat. No partial retreat attendance is permitted.

There is no fee for this non-residential retreat. However, donations are greatly appreciated to support the Center's mission. Also, to help support practitioners for whom residential retreat fees are a financial burden, please consider making a donation to the CSS Retreat Scholarship Fund.

  1. Open the retreat registration form at the link below.
  2. Read the instructions on the registration form, fill out the form, and click Submit. A confirmation email will be sent to you.

To register now, click here to open the registration form.

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