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Spiritual Retreat


Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Out on the trail, the loudest sound I heard was the rain when the wind shook it from the pines. Between the quiet, the rest, the reading and the walking, I had an unusual sensation that my chest had expanded and my head was lighter.

Meditation Is a Place of Refuge

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Meditation takes us underneath the stream of me. Below our strong ego is an even stronger presence. Meditation discovered by seekers in all the great traditions brings us to the heart of the mind. And this heart is a universal place of refuge.

Silent Retreat: Discovering the Heart Inside Our Heart

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Beginning our retreat, there may be anxiousness or restlessness separating from our habits, the routine we think we are dependent upon. Soon, there is a lightness of being, freedom, and joy in our surrender. Simple peace is present.

Why It's Important to Lose Your Mind (At Least Twice a Year)

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

I just got back from leading a 9-day meditation retreat in the wild and cactus-filled desert of Arizona. And I feel exuberant, inspired and powerfully awake to the presence of immanent and seemingly infinite potential.

Findhorn's Nature Sanctuary and a Circle of Songs

Meg Pier | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Meg Pier

As the first song came to a conclusion, I absorbed the smells of patchouli oil and pine and felt the warmth of the humidity created by our collective breath and body heat in the small contained space.

Why Retreat?

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

The benefits of retreating from our lives, taking the time to pull back, are manifold. Besides relaxation, rest, healing and reconnecting with oneself, the opportunity to go within allows us to gain distance and perspective from the circumstances of our lives.

Astoria Characters: The Cosmopolitan Cafe Owners

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.04.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Mundo, a jewel box of foreign flavors and cosmopolitan cultures, fuses fare from Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, a mix that stirs Astoria's melting pot with panache.

Honoring the Divine Feminine: The CoSM Retreat

Jennifer La Lima-Ortmuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer La Lima-Ortmuller

The speakers at CoSM were guides. They led the way as each of us tapped into our own creative, individual self.

Spirituality In Times Of Crisis

Mary Darling Montero, LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Darling Montero, LCSW

Living a deliberate life, rather than a reactionary one, is paramount to spirituality.

How Silence Can Help Us Unplug

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

And that in essence is what unplugging is about -- not hating our habits of news consumption or social discourse -- but being willing to experiment with our time and attention, the core treasures of our lives.

10 Retreat Centers: Serene Or Obscene?

Huffington Post | Jessica Kapadia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Are you a rustic meditator or a posh yoga queen? Vegetarian nudist or chronically stressed soccer mom? Whatever your proclivities, there's a retreat ...