Why would you want to go a Meditation Retreat? What are the benefits and will it help you learn to Meditate if you are a beginner? Is it really worth attending a retreat for a whole week? I and thousands of like minded individuals argue yes. Here I have listed just seven benefits :
1. Meditation Is Suitable For The Beginner or More Experienced.
Whether or not, you have practised Meditation in the past, a Meditation Retreat can help you get some balance into your life.
2. Helps You Focus.
A meditation retreat generally takes place in secluded and quiet location. Unfortunately for some (not me lol) you are not allowed to check your phone, answer e-mails, or contact those outside of the Meditation Retreat. This helps you focus on learning aspect of understanding the meditation techniques without being rudely interrupted by a mobile phone going off for example.
3. A Meditation Retreat Offers Peace And Quiet in a Positive Environment.
The perfect Meditation Retreat should afford you a place that offers peace and tranquility. This could mean sleeping in a dormitory, tent, private room or on board a boat. It is important that your surroundings are allow you to slow down and chill out giving you space from the general hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives that most of us live. In addition, on a Meditation Retreat, everyone who attends wants the same of you, to be happier and more at peace with life. You will get a huge positive boost from being around like minded individuals such as yourself.
Whilst you need naturally need bring your own clothes and often toiletries. You can expect to be served some amazing food all prepared by chefs who understand your needs.
5. Qualified & Experienced Meditation Teachers. .
The teachers that teach at Meditation Retreats are expected to have undergone strict training. This training includes every from the instruction to being able to answer common questions that many students face when attending a retreat. The teacher can help you overcome problems from starting out on your path to strengthening your practice, together with providing support where needed.
6. A Meditation Retreat Should Focus On Practice – Not Theory.
Whilst Meditation Techniques should be clearly outlined, the focus should always be on what you actually learn. The majority of any day should be dedicated to practising meditation and not studying.
7. What Does Religion Have To Do With It?
Just because you may be on a spiritual retreat and practising Meditation, this does not mean you have to become a Buddhist or start praising Buddha.
8. You Should Be Able To When Ever You Wish.
Simply because you sign up for a retreat, it does not mean that you can’t get up and leave whenever you choose. Should you decide that the retreat is too intense or simply not for you, then you should be free to leave the Meditation Retreat.