To support our time together, we will maintain Noble Silence. We ask that you plan on disconnecting from the world, letting go of the need to talk on the phone, text, email or use electronic devices. We expect the weather at this time of year at Mt. Peale Animal Sanctuary to have cool evenings and fresh days of fall. There will be time to be outside, walk, and enjoy internal and external quiet. You are also encouraged to not read, listen to music, or otherwise pull yourself away from what is happening in the present moment experience. We will be giving ourselves and the other participants the gift of silence and the freedom to explore our individual experience without interruption. This undistracted present moment experience, in all of its complexity and variety, will provide the material we will explore in our writing.