‘Only when you do retreat do you see your mind, see yourself.’
— Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Following a period of spiritual study, retreat enables us to bring our intellectual understanding into our heart, familiarising ourselves with what is positive and virtuous, thereby reducing and eventually eliminating whatever is harmful.
Land of Joy will enable these things to happen. This process requires boundaries, safety, support, seclusion and a sense of protection from interferences.
Support for retreaters will be characterised by quietness, a simple lifestyle, provision of comfortable healthful shelter and nourishing vegetarian food, good views and the opportunity for peaceful walks.
While the location of Land of Joy is somewhat remote, it is really not that difficult to get to – and is accessible from all over the UK.