After many years of doing personal retreat I still find the Centre to be the best place for going deeper into meditation than many on my journey. The ground supports and blesses , the trees protect, the animals both entertain and cause many interesting wonderings. The Centre is definitely a place for quiet and support on the path, doing work that continues to enrich my life and feed the beings I encounter.
When listening to Dharma, the teachers all point to being aware. Taking the time to be quiet, do your work in your own time and space, is a gift. Don’t just believe, check it out, find your own quiet and be grateful for places like this.
We love the DCC. We’ve been spending time at the Centre for the last few years, more regularly since last year and mainly on self-retreat. We usually go for 3 day weekends every couple of months and for a week or so when we can. Our time there is precious. It brings us back to centre, connects us to happiness and sanity. We go, unplug, make simple food, drink tea, go for walks, and practice.
We usually go together, and we often talk about how much we appreciate the DCC. It’s a precious, rare place in the world. The staff is wonderful, friendly and helpful. The place is simple, rustic and enough. We both find the Dharma Centre very supportive of quiet, meditation and basic sanity.
Chris Savidge and Lara Heaton