Why go on a Retreat?
A retreat is like a going on a pilgrimage; you separate yourself from home, family and all things mundane and familiar and journey into your inner-self to find a (re)connection between your physical self, your inner self and the universe (or Nature or God).
Khalwa, the word for retreat in Arabic - means seclusion or separation.
By disrupting one's daily routine, going on a retreat can open an imaginative space in the mind's eye, presenting a different world view.
It can be an intimate way of deepening one's powers of concentration and insight. A time of solitude or a community experience; in silence or in conversation with other like-minded seekers; a time for reflection, prayer or meditation. A time to let go of daily stress and problems by going away, alone or in a group to a secluded, rural and remote place.
At Himalayan Orchard we offer you a remote rural idyll at 2100 metres.
You have to be here to experience it.