Sharing A Room On a Retreat…

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So what’s it like to share a room on a retreat with someone you have never met before…Here is one of our previous retreatants experience.

I shared a room at my last retreat and it was a wonderful, warm experience.  We had a good old chat before going in to silence whilst we unpacked. It was so useful as other more seasoned retreat ants were able to reassure those who hadn’t experienced one before. There was a real sense of community in that room, it was very comforting. We also arranged practicalities like, whether we would leave a lamp on if the other people came to bed after you and where the hairdryer would be kept! Even on the first night I felt I had experienced a lovely connection with like minded people, after all, we were all there to deepen our practice , take time out from busy lives, learn and of course … eat delicious nutritious food ( and cake!)

During the retreat , whilst in silence I felt a lovely warm and much deeper sense of connection with my room mates. I had thought I wouldn’t be able to tolerate people’s noises at night but I actually practised mindful listening before drifting in to one of the best sleeps I’ve experienced.  Having experienced both being in a single room and a shared I would happily do either at a retreat..but my experience of sharing was definitely one of connecting with people on a much deeper level… I learnt a lot about myself that I took in to my daily life and practice an I made some new life long friends too.

Sit back and enjoy the little video tour that shows the beautiful bedrooms available…

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