What’s the Best Meditation Retreat for Beginners?

I often get asked about what is the best meditation retreat for beginners. The answer is simple: start short and work your way up. Jumping into a long, silent meditation retreat can potentially be problematic. Does not mean it will. Just saying, it could, and here is why. Despite the fact that retreat centers and teachers do a certain amount of “screening”, the simple fact is very few of them are qualified to recognize potential challenges arising, especially since the information provided by participants is on “the honor system”, so to speak. Plus, if a difficult emotional or psychological problem arises, very few are qualifies to effectively manage it. “Jumping into the deep end of the pool” from the outset as a meditator, admirable as it might seem, has its risks when you have committed to many days of isolation and silence, coupled with many, many hours of sitting practice. And this is even video new more problematic if you are not allowed to do body-centering and grounding practices like yoga, gigong, tai chi, etc., or journaling where you can unpack and process what is coming up in your practice. Learn About Somatic Mindfulness Meditation: https://amindfulemergence.com/how-we-… To replay this video on best meditation retreat for beginners:    • What’s the Best M…   Margaret and Eddie post new videos every week Mondays and Thursdays! Subscribe and hit that Notification Bell so you don’t miss any. If you found value, please “like” and comment as we’d love to hear your thoughts, especially when it comes to what other videos you’d like us to create. A Mindful Emergence, LLC offers regular classes, as well as private one-on-one mentoring for getting unstuck using simple steps, accessing inner resources using mindfulness, movement and breathing practices. Our trauma-informed, evidence-based, mind-body practices support individuals seeking spiritual integration and transformation from compulsive behavior, spiritual emergency, entheogenic experiences, and anyone dealing with the impact of trauma. You can schedule a free 15-minute Zoom Discovery Session to see if we are a good fit for you. Here is the link: https://calendly.com/amindfulemergenc… CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: