“Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves.”– Pema Chodron
“Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all, we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.” Thich Nhat Hanh
"Healing is the process of the restoration of health, not only at the physical level, but emotionally, mentally , and spiritually, bringing the subject from an unbalanced, diseased, or unvitalized level to a state of general wellbeing"–AleMa
"Inhale, then exhale. That’s how you’ll get through it"
"When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still; all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity; exhalation purifies body and spirit. – Goraksasathakam
Retreat comes from the Latin verb “to pull back”. A retreat is a place where you pull back the world and reset your life. We simply need the healing of space to be, to rest and be restored. It’s an opportunity to step away from every day life and focus on yourself and your connection to your spirituality. All you need is the willingness to recenter your thoughts and your body, to get you on the path that’s most rewarding for you.
"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."