CSTS Day Retreat

Location: Centre for Spiritual and Transpersonal Studies Hanwell London W7 3DJ
Start Date: 27 May, 2011 at 10:00
Finish Date: 27 May 2011 at 06:00
Leader: Meera Sharma (View profile)
Cost: £34/30 for members

Every month CSTS runs a one-day retreat, offering the opportunity to learn more about what retreats can offer you without the commitment or cost of a three or five day retreat.

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The meaning of the word 'retreat' refers to a withdrawal to a place of seclusion or safety, a place of refuge. It may refer to the spiritual practice of retreat as seclusion in a cell or to the general principle of withdrawing or fleeing to God.

'Fleeing to God' is not a flight away from one thing towards another - it is merely a way of expressing the flight from 'ignorance to knowledge'. The main aim of a retreat is to purify the heart and empty it of the clutter acquired by giving importance to the many things that seem to have a hold over our lives. The heart needs to be empty in order to receive. There in the emptiness of the heart, the beauty of Oneness may be witnessed.

One of the purposes of a retreat is to witness the beauty of Oneness without as well as within - so that there is no separation or differentiation between within and without. Everything that is without is a reflection of what is within, so that one is not preferred over the other but Reality is accepted however it shows itself.

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