When silent retreats are underway at Pearlstone, silence truly is golden! In this month alone, Pearlstone is the home to four different silent retreats. Insight Silent Meditation of Washington hosts a 5 day New Years silent meditation and later in the month will be hosting a silent retreat for WOMEN only. Both Pardes and Bend the Arc are also sponsoring silent retreats this month. Silent retreats are certainly on the rise and Insight even has a back up waiting list. Is this the remedy for tuning out constant stimulation and disconnecting from the world? Could you be silent 24/7? Could you disconnect for 24 hours?