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eBook Silence, Simplicity  Solitude: A Complete Guide to Spiritual Retreat download ISBN: 1893361047
Author: Rabbi David A. Cooper
Publisher: SkyLight Paths; 1st Edition edition (March 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 309
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Silence, Simplicity, and Solitude: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat offers a balanced and practical perspective for those seeking refuge and renewal. The author, David A. Cooper, first discusses traditions associated with such retreats for the world's main religions.

Silence, Simplicity, and Solitude: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat offers a balanced and practical perspective for those seeking refuge and renewal. That perspective is then applied to the practical aspects of conducting a retreat. Throughout this section, he draws from the wisdom and practices.

Silence, Simplicity & Solitude: A Complete Guide to Spiritual Retreat. by Rabbi David A. Cooper. Silence, Simplicity & Solitude teaches that not only is silence a great healer, but that inner spiritual retreat can provide life-changing insight into deeper spiritual truths

Silence, Simplicity & Solitude: A Complete Guide to Spiritual Retreat. From the best-selling author of God Is a Verb, the classic spiritual retreat guide that enables anyone to create their own self-guided spiritual retreat at home. The ancient mystics looked to spiritual retreat as a way of cleansing the body and healing the soul. Silence, Simplicity & Solitude teaches that not only is silence a great healer, but that inner spiritual retreat can provide life-changing insight into deeper spiritual truths. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Silence, Simplicity and Solitude book. About Author : Rabbi David A Cooper has studied mysticism for close to 40 years. The ancient mystics looked to spiritual retreat as a way.

Cooper shows the way to the self-discovery and discipline of the spiritual retreat experience and clearly instructs how to create an effective, self-guided spiritual retreat in your own home.

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Spiritual retreats may have various themes that reinforce Christian values, principles, and scriptural understanding. Cooper, David A. (1999). Silence, Simplicity & Solitude: A Complete Guide to Spiritual Retreat. They may be individual or involve a group. SkyLight Paths Publishing. ISBN 978-1-893361-04-1.

Silence, Simplicity and Solitude : A Complete Guide to Spiritual Retreat.

From the best-selling author of God Is a Verb, the classic spiritual retreat guide that enables anyone to create their own self-guided spiritual retreat at home.

The ancient mystics looked to spiritual retreat as a way of cleansing the body and healing the soul. In Silence, Simplicity & Solitude, David A. Cooper traces the path of the mystics and the practice of spiritual retreat in all the major faith traditions, sharing the common techniques and practices of the retreat experience for beginner and advanced meditators alike.

Cooper shows the way to the self-discovery and discipline of the spiritual retreat experience and clearly instructs how to create an effective, self-guided spiritual retreat in your own home.

Silence, Simplicity & Solitude teaches that not only is silence a great healer, but that inner spiritual retreat can provide life-changing insight into deeper spiritual truths

Comments: (7)
Otiel
good for silence retreat and meditatiors, I recommend reading Heart of Stillness first.
Valawye
Useful,insightful and comprehensive. Recommended for anyone interested in nurturing a practice of silence, simply and solitude. One to read often.
Burisi
Simple to follow, complete and doable. Reviewing and re-reading only makes the information clearer and more tangible.
Thanks Cooper for this sharing.
Bluecliff
Silence, Simplicity, and Solitude: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat offers a balanced and practical perspective for those seeking refuge and renewal. The author, David A. Cooper, first discusses traditions associated with such retreats for the world's main religions.
That perspective is then applied to the practical aspects of conducting a retreat. Mr. Cooper is not advocating strident adherence to tradition, instead suggesting "The individual retreatant must decide which of his or her particular needs are important." Throughout this section, he draws from the wisdom and practices of the various religions, weaving common threads and ideas.
A third main section of the book addresses various spiritual practices and notes how these might fit within the scope of a retreat. Again, drawing from the text, Mr. Cooper asks "how is it that each of us has an affinity with some practices and not others?" He addresses that question by providing overviews and observations of 13 spiritual practices.
Mr. Cooper also emphasizes the practical by providing a number of sample schedules tailored for various types of retreats and a recommended reading list. His steadfast focus on the inner and outer aspects of staging a retreat addresses the needs of both the spirit seeking solace or enlightenment and the mind arranging the details and schedules.
Cktiell
Brilliantly written, consice and as spiritual as any holy book around. The best compliment that I can give to Mr. Cooper's writing(s) is that when I read them I feel calm inside. His "Heart of Stillness" and this book both seem to have been written from the heart and resonate among other things a deep sense of honesty and simplicity. Read both these books... they return the time you invest in them in ways that can only be experienced and not be expressed using words.
Vertokini
This book provides great information about the nature and history of retreat. It also gives a very clear picture of types of retreats and the practices that can be used to heighten the retreat experience. It's an easy read with great information, very inspiring. Glad to have purchased it!

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Wild Python
Generic, all religous practices jumbled together, most common comments and practices from each. A summery overview of various religious traditions: simple, interesting, but but a little too generic for anyone committed to any one path or established world religion.
All about retreats - in different religions, in different practices, in different cultures. Shows the similiarity of all religions. Quite an informative book. Points out the need to develop spirituality in ourselves, so lacking in our times, or at least in America today. There was one instance written about which I cannot forget. A famous psychiatrist went to a New York state (I think) Buddhist retreat house, for six weeeks, where he could not speak, look up from the floor, where there were no radios, television, newspapers, magazines, reading material of any kind, nothing to distract him from his inner self. And he said that he learned more there about the workings of the human mind, than he had ever learned in all the years of his practice. And returned a few times more, as did his wife.