AREA OF QUIETUDEArea of Quietude is a self-organized learning platform offering practical, transformative educational experiences through the integration of somatics, sound, and environmental practices. It facilitates significant personal and collective growth by fostering deeper connections with oneself, others, and the environment.


Founded by Aleyda Rocha in 2023.

The Book
Basic Meditation is a small volume containing recommended procedures for beginning a meditation practice or enhancing an existing one. Also assembled within are texts either directly or laterally related to the meditative mode. Authors include Aleister Crowley, Dorothea Tanning, Robert Anton Wilson, Henri Michaux, Dion Fortune, Paul Ricoeur, Alan Watts and Terence McKenna.

The Shirt
Back in stock; now with a long sleeve option. “Remind yourself” when you are on the move with William Stevens’ classic ‘70s drawing. All proceeds go to benefit the center.

The Folder
An audio companion for meditation; comprised of a total of 12 individual downloads. Included are six guided meditations by Professor Eka Chanda-Bloom and six meditation drones by (BOTA).

The Retreat
Three days and two nights at our outpost on Alexander Island, at Farthern Bay. Spend your time with 4 other guests, submerged in two intensive, semi-guided, 5 hour silent meditation sessions, as well as kayaking, swimming and dining on the otherworldly cuisine of Chef Raul. Space is limited. Private and group options available. Next retreat:
May 02–04, 2021

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Unifying the minor currents which seem divergent but which secretly yearned for convergence, your divided realm will find itself in unity, in a splendor of such unity that if someone had foretold it you would have declared it absurd, impossible, inhuman. Yet it happened, there it is. 
(Henri Michaux)