The Work Silent Retreat with Byron Katie in Engelberg, Switzerland from 7. to 12. July 2017.

Byron Katie’s 4-Day Silent Retreat in Engelberg

From Friday, 7 July to Wednesday, 12 July, Byron Katie is offering her third 4-day/5-night silent retreat in Engelberg, a village nested in the midst of the enchanting Swiss Mountains.

This unique silent retreat is an opportunity to experience Byron Katie’s deep insight, clarity, and humor as she does The Work with participants and interacts with the audience. All of your comments and questions are welcome during sessions.

Following the orientation session on Friday evening, all breaks between sessions will be spent in complete silence, free from distractions and social interactions. Please leave behind music, books, laptops and any other form of distractions. Let your friends, family, colleagues and clients know in advance that you will not be available for the duration of the retreat.

The sessions with Byron Katie and the silence are a profound opportunity to relax into your inner wisdom and discover the peace and freedom that is your true nature. You will have an opportunity to drop deeply into who you are without your story as you immerse yourself in the freedom of what The Work offers.

This silent retreat will be filmed and broadcast. Therefore, your participation during sessions implies your consent to have your image and voice recorded. All recorded material will be broadcast on the internet to online participants. Sections of the recordings of this silent retreat may also be used for additional purposes.


Regular Rate
Onsite attendanceCHF 680,-

Retreat Schedule

(times displayed in CEST)
Friday, 7 July14:00 – 18.30 Check-in
19:15 – 20:00 Doors open
20:00 – 21:30 Orientation Meeting
Saturday, 8 July to

Monday, 10 July

07:00 – 07:30 Morning Walk
09:15 – 10:00 Doors open
10:00 – 13:00 Morning Session
15:15 – 16:00 Doors open
16:00 – 19:00 Afternoon Session
Tuesday, 11 July,07:00 – 07:30 Morning Walk
09:15 – 10:00 Doors open
10:00 – 13:00 Morning Session
15:15 – 16:00 Doors open
16:00 – 19:00 Afternoon Session
20:30 – 22:00 Closing Session
Wednesday, 12 July07:00 – 07:30 Morning Walk
Check Out & Departure after Breakfast

“I came right after my breast cancer operation. Being with Byron Katie kept me in the reality before, during, and after this life-event. I know how to continue.”

Nishi D.Holland

“Not life changing, life shattering!”


“I was touched by everything that happened. The releasing of suffering, the joy of seeing faces awakening to the understanding, Katie’s sharpness in her work with people, openness, humour, beauty. Seeing peoples history and all the reactions in a friendly world.”


“My mind was blown. I have no words. How can you thank someone for giving you everything you ever asked for?”

Sarah M.

“At the retreat everything slows down, the sounds get closer, you get closer to yourself in a warm environment and a beautiful nature, and get connected with yourself.”


“You wanna get rid of all and find everything? Meet Byron Katie!”


“The silence brought me to hear my thoughts better, not socializing made me hear them even better. That enabled me to take care of them.”


“Wow! So beautiful.”


“I was able to deepen my practice of The Work. The silence was very precious and I discovered new good things about me… and others too 🙂 I was able to to do several worksheets on my anger towards my mother.”


“Being with Byron Katie is a must for every person searching for deeper meaning!”

Liane D.

“Fabulous 5 days of pure being.”



Annatira T.

“What a gift The Work of Byron Katie is to the planet. With simple questions and contemplation cutting through illusions. I feel greatful and blessed for this experience Being with Byron Katie and taking a ‘set of tools’ with me that I can apply anywhere and to anything. And all done in LOVE. Liberation, here I come 🙂 ”

Susanne R.Bali, Indonesia

“If you want to see yourself as you truly are, both the ‘good’ and the bad, do The Work.”

Liskcella J.

“Being with Byron Katie allows you to unravel yourself to find your own true being.”

Jasmijn K.

“I felt very well taken care of for the entire time of the event.”


“Katie’s work combined with meditation offers a real INSIGHT MEDITATION.”

Nel H.

“Katie knows about suffering and the way out of it.”


“The silence is the perfect companion for The Work. It allows deeper understanding, diving, and integration. Excellent organisation, attentive and quick to integrate requests and meet needs, openminded and caring. The sessions with Byron Katie mindblowing. The results: breakthroughs and solid landing. Thank you.”

Marta A.

“In my silent retreat my head was anything but silent, but being on my own, alone and yet supported, amidst courageous people doing The Work with Katie, was incredibly beautiful.”


“I had a life changing 5 days and I now understand that my thoughts aren’t real. Byron Katie is inspiring and down to earth. She uses her life experience to explain enlightenment and makes it understandable to everyone (and relevant to everyone).”

Sara D.

“For myself this event was full of discoveries and love.”

Bella K.

“In the silence I found my truth.”

Shelly M.

“The Work in combination with silence between sessions is bringing Heaven on Earth. Don’t believe me, try it!”

Rafaela B.

“It was more than I could have imagined! I recommend everyone do the Silent Retreat!”

Sashia H.

“Doing The Work in stillness and silence was a whole other level of ‘noticing’ of Truth.”

Linda H.

“If you want to have a Conversation with God follow Katie’s call to ‘Being with YOURSELF'”


“Painfully beautiful.”

Maria O.

“In a word… amazing.”


“The Work is a path into freedom, joy, and happiness.”


I have NEVER been to a Byron Katie event that wasn`t transformational for me, but the silence of this retreat allowed me to go deeper than I`ve been able to before. Please have it again – I am in!

Giselle L.

“This work is so incredibly powerful it takes my breath away over and over. It sucks you in with the simplicity but watchout before you know it your life has changed.

Dianne W.

“A rare chance to do intimate Work with Byron Katie and have endless silence during breaks.”

Larry T.

“Being in silence is a precious giving from Byron Katie. Anyone who yearns for the space to go deeper with The Work may want to contemplate the Silent Retreat.

Barbara B.

“Thank you Katie for the fierce love.”

Robin R.

“Katie is masterful in her ability to sit with someone and hold space for them while they find their own truth in their own silence.”

Jen G.

“I thought I had worked out any issue I had with my father, so much so. I didn`t even do a worksheet on him. I realized, my heart was closed to him while tracking another inquiry with Katie. A door opened for me. I am grateful beyond.

Liz B.

” It is really powerful to be in the same physical space with people as a group as person after person courageously & vulnerably does their work & I see myself in them & I love them.”


” This event in particular (it’s my 5th!) reached me right where I live. Stories I’ve believed for years are fully away and I feel better and experiencing more joy than I can even remember. There really are no words … except thanks.

Robin G.

I felt “The Work” working me through my dreams and becoming clearer as I did The Work and knowing myself.



This event is being held in English. All sessions onsite will be translated simultaneously into German, French and Spanish. (For the live-webcast also in Hebrew and Russian.)

If you need translation, please mark your language and book a headset for a 40 CHF rental fee during your registration process.

A spiritual innovator for the new millennium.
TIME magazine

“Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet.”

Eckhart Tolle
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