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Some of the Best Spiritual Retreats in America
Anyone can appreciate a real get away. What does that mean to you? If you are busy as most other Americans are, you likely go for peace and quite over loud and entertaining. Oh sure, we all like a bit of both but this article will deal with the peace and quiet equation in dealing with every day hustle and bustle.
What better way to relax than to go spend quality time at a Spiritual Retreat? You can spend alone time just with yourself.
Look for comfort foods and reasonable rates. A Spiritual Retreat is set up so that you are not distracted by all of the trappings of the world. People of all faiths come out to a good spiritual retreat.
Whatever you do and where ever you go, do it with conviction.
The Anglican Benedictine Holy Cross Monastery, Santa Barbara, CA
This has an Anglican setting with a "great hall," beautiful libraries and great fireplaces. The brothers wear white robes and are monks. They are very friendly. You are situated high above the coast of Santa Barbara. There are sweeping trails and good, fresh air. You are invited to engage in prayer and meditation twice a day. Your meals are served at round tables, of healthy homemade breads and vegetarian feasts. Ask for a menu.
The Buddhist Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA
Take part in daily instructions, meditation and evening talks about the Buddha's teachings. Come in a group or all alone. Enjoy interviews with the teachers at regular intervals. Observe total silence if you wish, except during teacher interviews.
Omega Institute for Personal Studies, Hudson River Valley, NY
You will be in awe of Omega's lakeside campus. Set on 140 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Omega is situated in the Hudson River Valley, just two hours north of New York City. You will be fascinated by the Hudson Valley’s history. It is rich in cultural happenings and natural beauty. You will enjoy a colorful mosaic of forests, farmlands, lovely old towns, and the mighty Hudson River.
The (Franciscan) Dwelling Place, Brooksville, MI
Here you will delight to three hermitages: each one is a self-contained, air-conditioned cottage. You will luxuriate with a private bath, dressing, sleeping, and living area. You will enjoy well-equipped kitchen/dining facilities. Your visit here will be modest and certainly in line with the desired solitude you are seeking.
Kripalu Yoga Center, near Tanglewood, MA
Very modern and upbeat with a marvelous spa, fitness center, meditation and other classes to participate in. The Kripalu has a world class reputation.
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