Making Use of Meditation Retreats
Article by Lily Candice
It is often heard in common parlance: Life is demanding. Even so, is it life that is demanding? Are we not the ones who are placing demands on life? Demanding from our spouses, our children and our friends? We make demands on everyone who comes across our path because we have been taught to believe that things have to be done in a certain way. We expect everybody in our sphere of influence to conform, and when they do not, we get restless, furious and agitated. The highest state of living for a human being is one of acceptance. Do your bit and live with the results. Getting from a demanding state to one of acceptance is possible by obtaining some basic learning from meditation retreats. Meditation retreats are places where the art of meditation is taught by established meditation teachers. Meditation retreats have roots in the ancient Buddhist religious practice, but have evolved into a generally accepted practice. So no matter your cultural or social orientation, you can benefit from the knowledge available at meditation retreats.There are several schools of meditation that offer meditation retreats to willing and sincere seekers of genuine freedom. One of the such is known as Z Meditation. The Z Meditation center is based in Dharamsala, within the Himalayas of India. Z Meditation has been in existence for almost twenty years, and has a unique approach to the art of meditation. This system, known as Deep Deconditioning Inquiry, is a logical method by which you can dig up and root out the false beliefs and conditionings that affect the way in which we act and interact. These belief systems that may be geographical or cultural in nature are what determine the anxiety level of many of us as they are mostly unreasonable and without real meaning. The fulfillment of these desires that the beliefs generate are temporary. This leads to a never ending cycle of wanting and getting, or not getting.By looking inward and going to the root of your Self, you will be able to see that you don’t really need anything or anyone to be complete. This does not negate the need to make plans, build a life and relationships. The difference here is that you will now not be affected in any way by the outcome of your efforts. Interestingly, it is when we detach from the outcome that we are able to focus on the task at hand, resulting in positive outcomes. The meditation retreats held several times a year by Z Meditation will enable you to develop this life changing skill.It must be impressed that meditation retreats are only for the serious. The process of Deep Deconditioning Inquiry requires discipline and tenacity to be effective. Meditation retreats are, however, open to all whom express a sincere desire for freedom.Many enlightened people are making use of meditation retreats as an alternative to vacation at other less profitable holiday destinations. At a fraction of the cost of most holiday retreats, meditation retreats may just be a viable option.
About the Author
Lily Candice is regular article writer for Meditation Retreats at Z Meditation in India