Think back to the last time you meditated. Chances are you read a story about the benefits of a quick meditation session, or maybe you even heard about it from a friend. With life being as busy as it is, you were probably only able to get a ten or fifteen minute session in. While that’s fine, it can’t quite press the reset button like a meditation retreat can.

So what are we talking about?

Zen Buddhism has a tradition called sesshin. It’s where a person will take a few days to step away from the hustle and bustle of regular life and focus exclusively on meditation and mindfulness. Here are the benefits:

Stress free getaway.

You don’t have to fly halfway around the world to engage in a meditation retreat. You can do it right in your own backyard. Vacations can be fun, but if you pack your itinerary full of activities, you might find yourself feeling just as stressed as before you left. With a meditation retreat, you let all that stress go and allow yourself to focus on mindfulness and gratitude.

Putting you in touch with yourself.

It’s too easy in today’s world to disconnect from yourself. There is so much information to process on a daily basis that we can easily forget who we are. Luckily, SendThanks takes care of helping you get in touch with your gratitude toward others, and a meditation retreat will get you in touch with yourself. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. It’s your journey.

Improve your outlook on life.

We’ve already seen how simple meditation sessions can improve your mood and attitude, so just imagine what a focused retreat could do. For all things gratitude and thankfulness, it’s SendThanks. And a meditation retreat will only help you along the way.



Photo: Bruce Mars

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