Welcome to a week-long practice intensive! It is fortunate indeed to have the time to delve deeply into spiritual discovery. In the natural tranquility of the Seven Circles Retreat Center we have the opportunity to set aside our daily responsibilities, unplug devices, and experience the true relief that comes from cultivating an aware mind and an open heart. Learning to be gentle with ourselves and "to relax in the doing" is liberating and transformative. The key is finding the balance between, "not too tight and not too loose", between relaxed discipline and awake relaxation. In so doing we discover that peace and happiness are already present within our own mind, we only need to relax and let go of everything that is obscuring the innate qualities of our wisdom and compassion.