solo retreats at the Vermont zen center
A retreat is a time and place to pull back from ordinary worldly activities, slow down, recharge, and refocus. Whether this is your first retreat or you are a long-time practitioner, silent reflection in a peaceful, nurturing environment brings countless benefits to body and mind.
Why go on retreat?
Retreats help you become reacquainted with yourself, examine your priorities, and make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement and growth. Above all, for the serious spiritual practitioner, a silent personal retreat allows you to work single-mindedly on your practice at your own pace without distractions or expectations.
Who goes on retreats?
Retreats are for everybody—anyone can go on a retreat for many different reasons. Although retreat goers often seek spiritual development or renewal, you don't need to be religious or in a spiritual tradition to go on retreat.