BY CHRISTINE SKARDA| JANUARY 12, 2017
Christine Skarda has been on retreat for the past twenty-five years. She offers advice on preparing for a successful retreat.
Let go of the idea of a perfect retreat placeThere is no such place! After all, this is samsara, not nirvana.
When we think about doing a retreat, we tend to recall famous practitioners and want our retreat to be like theirs: done in perfect isolation, with no distractions, no interruptions, and filled with spiritual accomplishments. Sounds good, but this ideal comes from a selective reading of their actual retreat circumstances. more...