‘Fuel your body to free your spirit’
While on retreat, it’s important to fuel your body for the physical, mental, and spiritual journey that you will undertake.
Even if you don’t exert yourself physically too much, you will be expending different kinds of energies – and that requires the right nourishment to help you on your way.
We’re experienced at providing what your body needs for this journey and our chefs lovingly prepare every meal to energize and invigorate you each day.
We’ll even help you to eat your food more healthily – see the “Mindful eating” section below.
Special dietary needs
Each menu item in our buffet line is clearly labeled, allowing you to follow your own unique dietary needs.
This includes catering for:
While every attempt is made to cater for every individual on retreat, those who wish to bring supplemental foods to suit their specific needs are encouraged to do so. However, cooking in guest rooms is not allowed.
Celiacs should note that, while most of what we make and serve in-house is gluten-free, and we do our best to maintain that in our kitchen, we cannot guarantee a 100% GF environment, because of the sauces we use. Please read the posted menu and all labels carefully.
Food is a precious gift from Mother Earth. Bless the food with joy and gratitude before you eat. Take time for a prayer of gratitude to Heaven for creating life, to the Earth for growing the food, and to humans for preparing it and keeping life flowing in you.
Mindful eating will help you enjoy your food more, and digest it more healthily:
- When you eat, chew well with a peaceful mind
- Focus on taking in the blessed energy of the food as well as the nutrients
- Close your eyes (or look down your nose) and feel the chewing
- Chew over 30 times before you swallow
- As you swallow, sense the food entering your lower abdomen (the center of your body)
As you eat and breathe, remember the energy of the Earth and of Heaven becoming integrated as one within you.
Feel grateful for life and consider how to use your energy to repay the blessings of Heaven and Earth, and benefit the World and Humanity.