Swami Karma Karuna
Advice on staying inspired while managing a retreat centre for years
Pearl of Wisdom
There are several factors that have made it possible for me to stay inspired while running Anahata over the 20+ years since we started it. First of all, we built a community from scratch. This community is vital to my ongoing success, and keeps me connected to the reason I do this work. Living what we teach in our retreats is also important, and I not only live at a retreat centre, but I make time to reflect on our weekly topic and do my own daily practice. As a community we gather for practice 4 times a day. Staying connected to the lineage where I was trained has also been a major factor in staying inspired as well. When I have had doubts about my purpose or lacked the motivation to continue on, I have turned to my teacher and my lineage for support. I wouldn’t still be on this path without that ongoing support.