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Gaia house self retreat?
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5/15/12 1:06 PM
I found several reports on Gaia House retreats here, but they were mostly from people who have done a work-retreat or a group retreat there.

Did anyone do a self-retreat of a few weeks or longer there, and wish to share info about it?

I'm thinking of doing a 30-day retreat there.

Thanks!

RE: Gaia house self retreat?
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7/2/12 1:20 AM as a reply to Yadid dee.
I just did a 90-Day there. It's wonderful.

A couple of critiques:

The focus on paying for things in the shop, where there are medicines, toiletries can bring in some subtle feelings of separation of self and the retreat center. I say this coming from Goenkaji and U Pandita's places where everything is provided free of charge.

Also, about food: There is a simple diet (which one can request), and one can also request some specific diet stuff (vegan, no wheat, no tofu, whatever). For example, they provide nuts for vegans and eggs for non-vegans. But what if a non-vegan wants nuts? Or what if a non-simple diet person wants a simple diet one day? They can take these without blurring the lines of "not taking what is not freely offered." Anyway, you'll have to experience it when you get there.

Be Happy!

RE: Gaia house self retreat?
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7/8/13 10:04 AM as a reply to Yadid dee.
What is the cost of the retreat?

RE: Gaia house self retreat?
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7/19/13 7:43 PM as a reply to Alex Johnson.
See here