A typical day at the retreat consisted of 8 hours of meditation and 3 hours of teaching. The teachings alone are worth every single penny and more. Being my lazy self, I skipped a few meditation sessions. I discovered an beautiful exhibit of Yeu, a sacred house for Asmat people (indigenous people of New Guinea) at the campus I was staying. It was great. I don't know what to say except I am so grateful and feel so incredibly lucky to get every single one of my wishes realized at the retreat. I was able to see my teacher in person, to took refuge as he gave me a Buddhist Tibetan name, and got his blessings in person and got all my questions answered. If you're new to meditation or just want to discover new method of meditation, I urge you to check out Tergar.org.
After the retreat, I was lucky to stay with the legendary Barbara Moore. Connecting with her is wonderful, I feel like I met a close friend that I've known forever. We had so many robust discussions about spirituality, life, cultures, and of course tarot. We each gifted each other some lovely presents and we each enjoyed our time together, tremendously.
My trip was utterly wonderful that I can't use enough words to describe. Furthermore, the nature of a spiritual retreat is quite private that there's not a lot to share so I can only post a few pictures to note a few highlights of my trip. They each were beautiful moment but the best ones I have to keep for myself.
May all of you have a chance to take a break from your daily life and experience inner joy and peace.