To contemplate is to see all the way through. Contemplative Living is learning to live in the present moment and becoming aware of God in us and with us in the moments of our lives. The posture of the contemplative is social justice, peace, and prayer without ceasing.
Contemplative retreats take many forms. You may want to consider a silent retreat, fasting retreat, labyrinth retreat or a guided contemplative retreat that explores contemplative prayer practices, hospitality and justice, discernment, lived theology and practicing the presence of God.