Silent Retreat and Simple Living

What do we need , really ?

For six days, I joyfully lived without the following:

The internet/computer
Snack foods
Fermented beverages

Given how most of these are part of daily life, makes me wonder how long it would be before I actually missed them.

What did I eat ?

Oatmeal/hot cereal (the latter did have sugar in it)
Bag of frozen mixed vegetables
3 lbs. apples
1 lb. mozzarella cheese
jar of unsalted nuts (peanuts & cashews)
green tea

Breakfast and Lunch only.

Some days a hand-full of nuts in the evening.

Total cost for groceries; less than $30.00.

Nothing ran out – took food back home.

[ Wi-fi was available – I chose to leave the computer at home.]


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8 Responses to Silent Retreat and Simple Living

  1. Beautiful, Dominic. Wish I lived closer to that retreat center…

    • dominic724 says:

      The lower cost for rent may make up for some of the cost of traveling, if you ever wanted to try it. Also, the more weeks the stay, the lower it is per week. Some people do a month or more in silence there.

  2. dadirri7 says:

    we don’t need much do we … i loved drinking juices for a week and eating sparsely the fortnight after … so much energy, much more than when digesting big meals …

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