Retreats happen throughout the year in the US, Germany and Spain and are usually split into two weeks to accomodate for those who can only come for one week. Scholarships are available to those who cannot afford it. Retreats are a place to meet like minded friends and spend a bit of time in the comfort of the peace that have brought us together. Francis encourages everyone to mingle and emphasizes the teachings are in every aspect of these meetings. Different locations are different in schedule, accomodations, food, etc., but generally speaking there are no formal requirements. Unlike many spiritual settings, these retreats have no restrictions on speech and no one is expected to be ‘spiritual’. We meet as friends to enjoy our time together, eat good (hopefully) food, take a break from the usual way of things and get a taste of our innate happiness.
A link with the dialogue recordings will be provided unless specified otherwise.