What arises from silence is GRATITUDE. I feel blessed and privileged to have experienced such an expansive feeling throughout the retreat. Karuna has a beautiful soul, I am grateful to Ana and the volunteers who supported our practice in so many ways, like making delicious, nutritious food. It was clear to me from the beginning that all the work they do comes and arises from love and from faith in the practice. I am grateful to Helen for showing us what it means to integrate yoga as a practice for the soul, the mind, and the body. I am beyond grateful to Annetje and her beautiful Zen lineage. Her compassionate and, at the same time, energetic way to unveil some of the most profound teachings will stay in my heart and hopefully, in my daily practice.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to feel part of a community in a small amount of time with all my fellow retreatants. I learned so much from each and everyone, and this taught me that Sangha is not the people you chose to sit and practice with, is the people you encounter anywhere, practitioners or not, Sangha is the whole world! I am grateful to Hamid for oh so many things! For being part of my life, for sharing his tenderness, compassion, and understanding with me, and for putting all the effort to keep supporting the practice of many people like me, those of us who feel inside that life is not what people tell us to be, and seeking the way out we find a friend who opens their hand to take ours and shared the love and compassion they themselves were once looking for. Lots of love and blessings to all!