The Darkroom is amazing for simple reasons. It gives you the best rest of your life because there is no light to hit your skin and there are no visual images (eliminating mental projections). Food is brought in, and a clean shower and toilet are 10 feet from your bed. Since you have no responsibilities or concerns, the total darkness totally relaxes the body and mind. You are sitting in the middle of the void and comforted as in the womb of your mother (climate control in the enclosed areas)—for the first time in your life since you originally left them both.
A Dark Room Retreat is a unique experience. It helps to quiet the mind and gives the body an incredible rest, supporting its own natural rejuvenation. Meditation in the dark naturally stimulates the pineal gland enhancing clarity and discernment. The nature of the Darkroom experience will flood your bloodstream with the anti-oxidant, anti-aging compound Melatonin. A dark retreat is an ancient healing practice, especially helpful during challenging times, or when you need a deeply restorative break.
During a dark retreat you eat, sleep and practice silently in the dark for as long as you please. We recommend a minimum of 3 days.
This is one of the foundations for all other work. During the early days of the retreat, catching up on sleep, allowing the eyes to recuperate from the over-stimulation of our visual world, releasing the grip of mental concerns, plans, and agendas, and simply letting the energies settle creates the best vacation you may ever have.