2.5-DAY SHAKTIPAT MEDITATION RETREAT! THE POWER OF SOLITUDE, SILENCE & CHANTING! In order to calm the restless mind, silence is necessary to wean the mind into a state of peace and serenity. Keeping silence requires establishing an environment of solitude in which practicing silence is supported and nurtured. Chanting calms the restless mind and prepares it for enjoying and taking refuge in silence. So, these three are interdependent where making the restless mind quiet is concerned. And, if you don’t address your restless mind, you can never know God. @Nileshwar Shaktipat Meditation, Wellness & Spiritual Retreat Center, Youngstown, OH.