“The way that I felt after the retreat was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I felt a newfound sense of calmness that pervaded all aspects of my life. This went as far as strongly affecting my ability to speak slowly, listen carefully, and take time to process and respond. I found myself feeling much clearer and energetic than usual at the end of each day. Some of these changes have recently waned with some complacency around the regular practice, which is just a testament to the ongoing importance of that.”