silent retreats

Lately, I'd been thinking about going on a silent retreat, though I'd never been on one. Hell, I wasn't even one people would call quiet. My brothers used to say when I was a toddler that I started talking before I even opened my eyes. So the idea of being silent, even for just a few days, was an odd choice for me.
The contrast trying to play the game of life, doing, achieving, and having success while knowing meanwhile love is the ultimate reality can be confusing, conflicting, and tying heart and mind into knots.
In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.
For days, she sat and remained with her experience. What does make sense? The simple presence of life itself spoke to her
When someone we know has everything and there is nothing they need or can use, it is probably a sure sign, they can use some quietude and the gift of a silent retreat.
Caregivers deserve a rest in the arms of peace and quiet! As we offer everything and everyone we are carrying, our mental
I just finished my first seven-day silent retreat. That means I didn't speak for seven days. Can you imagine? Not a word. It was difficult, for sure, but I was not alone. There were over 40 other people there, too, spending the week in complete silence.
As more and more people are discovering the joy of meditation, they are discovering the joy of silence including making a
We were provided some instructions on how to mediate but there was no guaranteed 10-step process to help us reach blissful
When the mind finds silence, we find ourselves touching the moment of this moment. The outer world makes much more sense when we have a big inner world of silence. Inner quietude is our anchor for a life overcoming the noise. Are we ready to add the word silent to our next retreat?
Silence is not talked about much except in the context of how are we surviving all the noise we are living with. Surviving
New York-based entrepreneur Dina Kaplan understands how all-consuming work life can be. But after dedicating nearly every
Vertical time is a life practice as we find what we want more and more in this moment. There are worlds and worlds, realms upon realms for us to know and enjoy as vertical time unfolds within each of us.
While many people are still on the sidelines whether there is really proof of Heaven, there are many others who do not have
The reason why Centering Prayer works for so many is its simplicity. In our complicated world, the joy of being with one word, one thought is enough to explore the mystery in the depths of silence within us.
The many experiences of finding a realm of non-judgment, intense light, tenderness, colors so bright they dance and sing
Heart intelligence is the paradigm that speaks to everyone's hope and frustration. Just what is our IQ score in heart intelligence? Not nearly high enough!
A sweet stillness begins upon wakening and continues all day and night until going to sleep. The first sounds this morning are the Canadian geese making their morning honks as they fly by. Today song birds join in, lifting the air, incredible. Then quiet again.
How can we make long-term healthy decisions for the Earth when our own inner noise is pushing us just to get out the door?