Retreat is a time and place where you pull back from the busyness of ordinary worldly activities to slow down, to recharge, and to refocus. Retreat enables you to become reacquainted with yourself, examine your priorities, and make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement and growth. Above all, for the serious spiritual practitioner, silent personal retreat allows one to work single-mindedly on practice without distractions.
Retreats are of ancient origin and are part of many religious and spiritual disciplines. Retreats offer the benefit of physical, emotional and psychological withdrawal from the stresses and strains of everyday life. They are a chance to escape from the toxic effects of noise, information overload, unrealistic demands and the frantic busyness of 21st century living.