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You Need a Silent Retreat

As we’re now in the middle of Holy Week and most of us are trying to step it up a notch, I want to strongly encourage all of you to sign yourselves up for a silent retreat this year.   469 more words

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Sinking into Silence

Each year I try to spend a week in silent retreat. With my travel schedule, that can be a challenge. However, if I attach the retreat to other travel, so that I’m already away from the temptations of the office and the “to do” lists of home, I can sometimes swing it. 455 more words


Inside a Psychologist's Mind During a 10-day Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat (Part 2)

If you haven’t already, please check out part 1 first!

Part 2 continues….

Days 7-8

The meditation is starting to ‘click’. I’m getting the technique and managing to use it increasingly successfully. 2,521 more words

Mental Health

Inside A Psychologist's Mind During a 10-day Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat (Part 1)

I had first heard about Vipassana at the start of last year, when I was taking some time out of work to travel. It sounded pretty intense – complete silence for 10 days, combined with meditating all day, every day. 1,756 more words


Transfiguration and Discipleship: A Sermon for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, 2018

As most of you know, last week I was on a silent retreat at the monastery of the Society for St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge, MA. 1,624 more words


Variations on a Theme of Conscious Community

In celebration of the super moon-blue moon-blood moon-eclipse Wednesday, a healing music center in T or C invited a large circle of like-minded souls to dance and drum. 649 more words

Behind The Stories: Inspirations And Encounters