Welcome to the most beautiful journey
Volunteer Training Program
The spring Volunteer Training Program (VTP) at the Art of Living Retreat Center is a rigorous and comprehensive training that empowers you with the knowledge and confidence to become a dynamic speaker and introductory workshop facilitator for Art of Living programs. During this experiential program, you Discover Padma Sadhana, a rejuvenating yoga flow to align …
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Embark on a beautiful journey within that leaves you well rested and at peace. Meditation and mindfulness retreats guide you to quiet the mind and align with the present moment – a place where the mind is focused and at ease. You learn techniques to manage the mind in daily life and tools to connect to the wellspring of peace and calm within – anywhere, anytime.
Calm and Clear
When the mind races, how do you catch it? When we run after the mind, often it runs faster. The mind can be our best friend or our worst enemy. When the mind is at calm and at ease, it is helpful and productive. When the mind is troubled, even in the most beautiful place with the best conditions, it can be miserable.
The skill is managing our mind.
The Gentle Art of Doing Nothing
Often, we work so much and then just fall asleep to work again the next morning. Where is real rest? Meditation provides just that – real rest. The rest we find in meditation is deeper than sleep. In meditation, our consciousness is both aware and relaxed at the same time.
Meditation can be learned by anyone, regardless of culture or background. You do not have to be Chinese to eat Chinese food, and similarly you do not need to follow any creed or religion to find a calm and happy mind through meditation.