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Silent Retreat : Usambara Mountains

We will spend our time at Irente Farm Biodiversity Reserve in silence amongst nature, and practicing meditation together by the fireplace on cool nights. The meditation techniques that will be shared are rooted in Buddhism, Taoism, Native American traditions, and the latest neuroscience research.

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Silent Retreat : Usambara Mountains
Silent Retreat : Usambara Mountains

Time & Location

26 Nov 2022, 16:00 – 02 Dec 2022, 10:00

Irente Farm Lodge and Forest Reserve, Lushoto, Tanzania

About the event

Karibu!  We are so happy you are joining us for the Silent Retreat in Usambara! Below you will find information on making a deposit, what to bring, how to get to Irente Farm, and other useful info. Please read everything mindfully:)

To secure your reservation we require a $400 deposit payable by wire transfer domestically or with Wise Transfer for international payments.  For international payments using Wise Transfer there is a 5% surcharge.

For domestic wire transfers:

Name: Charles Wilson Smith

Branch Code: 003

Account Number 7014230


Swift Code: BARCTZTZ

For International Transfers:

**Total deposit amount including 5% surcharge is 420 USD**

Account holder: Charles Smith SWIFT/BIC: CMFGUS33 Account number: 822000465416 Wise's address: 30 W. 26th Street, Sixth Floor New York NY 10010 United States

Getting Here:  Irente Farm Lodge and Biodiversity Reserve, Lushoto Village, Lushoto, Tanzania

The best option is to fly from Zanzibar or Dar Es Salaam to Tanga and take taxi 2.5 hours to Irente Farm in Lushoto.  

We can assist in insuring the best rate for airfare with Auric Air and arranging taxis from Tanga to Irente Farm.

What To Bring: -Attire- Irente Farm is located 500m above sea level, so the temperature will be much cooler than you may be used to. Please bring a warm sweater, light jacket, hat, long pants, and shoes. The days can sometimes get quite warm so you may also want to bring lighter wear and sandals. -Please bring any medications you may need. There is a pharmacy in Lushoto, however, their supply of medicines may be limited. -Mosquito Repellant- From our experience there are not that many, however, please be prepared as we will spend lots of time in the forest:) -Journal- You may feel inspired to spend time writing on the last day of the retreat, as there are often great insights gained after maintaining silence and practicing meditation. -Optional: We suggest you bring a yoga mat if you would like to practice yoga or to use for sitting/lying down outside. Please share your updated travel plans, and we will assist you in finding the best price and sharing taxis with other participants to cut travel costs. We look forward to answering any questions you may have and receiving your travel plans. Have a beautiful day!


Be well,

Charlie Smith

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" ~Lao Tzu

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