Bringing pause: finding a healthy relationship with technology: Aryaloka Buddhist Center

It seems like everyone these days is fully immersed in technological living. Cell phones beep and buzz every other minute, everything happens online, and without a computer, it’s hard to even manage your children’s school activities because… they are online. So how is one to cultivate a healthy relationship with technology if it seems to be constantly demanding attention? ... More..

Vacation or retreat: what’s the difference? Yoga Retreats & Co.

Would you rather go on vacation or retreat? Some may not think there is much of a distinction. They both entail going somewhere different, ostensibly for the purpose of “getting away” from one’s everyday life for a change of pace, scenery, maybe even cuisine. So what’s the difference?... More..

Confronting the mental health stigma in spiritual community

mental illness has remained a silent source of suffering and shame for many who turn to their mat. Some are secretly hoping that with the right balance of medication, therapy, and practice, they too can experience the “yoga zen” that seems so far out of reach. ‘How can I be a yogi/Buddhist/meditator/etc. if I feel this way? They’ll think I’m a fraud.’... More..

 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise and kind. But this wisdom, although always present, can be covered up. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom.