After a retreat, we set aside one evening’s talk for reviewing the experience. Much of what happens during a retreat is not clearly registered in the mind; talking about the retreat with well-informed people helps clarify the gains from the intensive practice and the skills gained are more generally accessible. It is also often the case that those hearing of the benefits of retreat experience are inspired to participate in future retreats.
Recently Peter watched an episode of “Super Soul Sunday”, during which Oprah interviewed Daniel Goleman about “Emotional Intelligence”. This inspired him to revisit the book, which will be the topic of next week’s Wednesday night meeting.