Often times, people stress too much about work and their daily lives that they tend to forget about taking care of themselves. Taking care of oneself is not just about having to eat three times a day or not forgetting your meds, it also means knowing yourself better by meditating or reaching out to our creator above. In Manila, Filipinos are used to having retreats because they believe that through it, they will be able to detox from the stressful reality and focus on their inner mind and soul.
If you are planning to visit Manila then you might as well consider having a retreat:
Mary Ridge Zen Retreat House
If you want a place with a very refreshing ambience then Mary Ridge Zen Retreat House is the place to be. It is filled with beautiful and green surroundings and mini zen gardens that will truly give you the feeling of being in peace. Retreat is supposed to be a way for you to detox from stress and Mary Ridge Zen Retreat House will surely let you feel that vibe.
Pink Sisters Monastery
This needs no explanation. This is probably the most famous retreat house in Manila, Philippines. Usually, graduating students are the ones encouraged and required to go on a retreat to reflect about their school year and how they will take the lessons and the friendship that they made to the real world. Pink Sisters Monastery is truly a gem for those who want to have a peace of mind. Pink Sisters Monastery is located in Tagaytay at the southern part of Manila.
The Quiet Place Farm Resort
If you’re heading to the lower part of Manila, Philippines then you might as well want to have a retreat at The Quiet Place Farm Resort. It is located at the heart of Negros Occidental and it is one of the biggest retreat places in the Philippines with a 25-hectare lot. The Quiet Place Farm Resort is also a very quiet and peaceful place!
Our Lady of Mount Carmel & Monastery
This place is often being used as a location for tv shows and films. Our Lady of Mount Carmel & monastery is a perfect place for those who wants to reach out to our Lord. The catholics will surely enjoy this place and you will truly find peace and you will be able to reflect about life. This is located in Lipa City, Batangas.
Last but not the least, the Trappist Monastery. The Trappist Monastery is a place that is being taken care of monks in the Philippines. For you to have true and real kind of retreat, this is the place that you have to visit. It is the only trappist monastery in the Philippines and it is located in Guimaras.
Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a writer for Kims, one of Australia’s perfect beach retreat places that offers a cluster of deluxe timber bungalows and spa villas on the beach. Mark also gives out guides and tips for people regarding on how the can enjoy their vacation and trips around the world.
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