Four days of silence
Beverly Willett, Salon: Still grieving my divorce, I went to a Buddhist retreat and discovered the challenge — and joy — of not speaking.
“A retreat is a good idea,” my meditation teacher, trained in the U.K. by a Tibetan monk, said when I consulted him about my persistent urge to get away. “And I recommend a silent one.”
My husband had left me for another woman. I was juggling two kids, in and out of divorce court, and felt my lid about to blow.
As luck would have it, I’d just turned 50, too. Even I knew I needed time for introspection, but why the …