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Pune Retreat Centre - Purpose
The following extract from Rev Master's talks gives the purpose and guidelines for the Retreat Centre.
"The Retreat is available to all who want to retreat for periods of 3 days to 30 days, and it is proposed to have a preceptor couple living in this facility to give sittings when necessary. Please note that this is not an ashram, and there will be no daily meditation and things like that, since this is essentially for you to retreat into yourself, introspect, brood over your condition as Babuji Maharaj has advised, do some writing if you wish, and go back into life spiritually fresh, mentally refreshed, and fit in body and mind. The facility is of course free of all costs, as everywhere else in Shri Ram Chandra Mission, but of course, you have to pay for your own transport, and such other facilities as you may need personally with you. Telephone facilities will be available onsite for limited use.
There may not be an extensive library for reference initially, but it will be the Foundation's endeavour to build up a library slowly as it has done in CREST, Bangalore. It is hoped that you will all have a wonderful retreat, whatever be the period of your stay. Please dedicate yourself to it from the very beginning, for retreats are not meant to be holidays nor escapes from life, but escapes from yourself into your Self, with a capital "S", where lies the Manasarovar - the lake into which you have a dip, and come out clean, fresh, bright."
Given below are some additional suggestions for your benefit: