Spiritual retreats offer the invitation to a radical simplicity, a leave-taking from “the ten thousand things” in order to become more intimate with the Source from which all things arise. They thus nudge us toward something – the embrace of our own true nature – as much as they offer a means of retreating from the perceptual habits which obscure it.
Over the past several years I have felt blessed to witness an evolving form of retreat. One that seems – in a curiously brief period of time – capable of giving people a more extended familiarization with non-dual states of presence than our prevailing ego structures normally allow.
Here, there’s no requirement to adopt the ethnocentric trappings, liturgies, or mythological underpinnings of this denomination or that. No need to join the monolithic structure of this school or that. Instead, these residential gatherings provide further orientation toward – and tend to activate – a few of the pivotal features common to all mystical spirituality.
In so doing, they give us some footing in eternity – a true underpinning of our lives. Yet with this gift, they also leave us with an often humbling challenge – to more continuously embody what we’ve experienced on retreat in the often trying circumstances of daily life. For that's where the rubber really meets the road...
If you are interested in finding out more, contact me, and I’d be happy to speak with you on the phone, or in person. If we each get a green light, it would please me greatly to provide further details of upcoming retreats, or to bring this work to other parts of the world.