by Mark Goddard
If you think that meditation is just sitting on a cushion and looking and feeling relaxed then think again as there is much more to it than that, as I found out on a short silent retreat at Poulstone Court in Herefordshire.
For the first time, since I was living at home as a student, some 25+ years ago, I didn’t have to worry about anything – shelter, food, warmth, the timings of what I do and when I did it, and even better, no phone or email as I handed my phone in for the duration. All of this was taken care of by the AoM team. This really set the platform & environment for those on the course to be able to concentrate on what they had to do – which was, to concentrate.