Befriending Silence Retreat Begins November 1, sponsored by Friends of Silence, introduces the practice of simple presence as a way of deepening a relationship with silence and is designed to meet the needs of those new to practicing silence and those with an on-going silent prayer or meditation practice. Phil Cover and Gigi Ross will open the program with an overnight retreat November 1-2 at Rolling Ridge Study Retreat in Harper's Ferry, WV. Four weeks of on-line deepening of the practices and themes introduced at the retreat with the opportunity to extend the retreat's community experience through on-line sharing follows. Befriending Silence concludes with a half-day at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in Shepherdstown, WV on December 7. Registration deadline is this Sunday, October 20. For more information and to register visit http://friendsofsilence.net/event/2013/11/01/befriending-silence.