Guide about Retreats – Blog

Creating Small Kindnesses

One of the things that makes a huge impact on me is the family and community spirit of the retreat centre members and of the participants, which creates a lovely atmosphere of bonhomie. We share meals together, help clear the table together, look to pass...

Discovering the Difficulty of Being

Messages of ‘be yourself’ have constantly been flung at all of us from many different mediums. Well, that’s easy, isn’t it? You just have to ‘be’, surely. However, I’ve been warned that I shall come back from this retreat a totally different person. I...

Discovering a Weekend of Meditation

Propped up against the door is a sign with a warm welcome written on it and I have a sort of feeling that I’ve been here before – yet it is the first time I’ve set foot in Can Gironès (Barcelona). It’s a feeling that whispers to me: You’re home. Little by...

Lost and Directionless: I’m Going on a Retreat

Stuck   It's been weeks I've felt like this, that something isn't quite right. There's a voice inside me constantly calling to me, more insistent as time goes on, and I need to think about and dedicate more time to what really matters. Workwise, I feel lost: I...