Spiritual Retreat


Our new center,” Anuradha said parking her car in the lot, “an engineering feat!”

Dome looks impressive!

Shailaja was accompanying Anuradha to this spiritual retreat for the first time. She was impressed by architecture of the building.

This dome is an engineering feat!” exclaimed Anuradha.

Really! How so?”

The dome collects light and focuses on Guruji’s face at the center of the room as he teaches yoga and meditation.

From outside, everything looks great!” thought Shailaja, “how good is Guruji in solving my inner queries, only time will tell; God only knows if I am right in coming here?”

 Word Count: 100

This is an effort to write aflash fiction effort with the Friday fictioneers, 26th, Oct, 2018, using picture prompt provided by host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Other stories can be found here.

 Photo Prompt : Roger Bulton

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  1. Like Granonine, I have sensed a wonderful atmosphere in certain cathedrals. But I also scooted damn fast from a Swiss church because it freaked me out for no apparent reason! Linking back to another post, libraries can have the same effect. The Picton Room in Liverpool is my best yet. Amazing. I hope your protagonist finds what is sought.


    1. At the end of the day we are seeking mental peace in these places. Mind is a strange creature. Sometimes it can be consoled. At other times it will not be convinced. Let us see what the teacher advices his new member.


  2. Shailaja is right to consider the magnificent architecture a poor guide to the quality of the guidance she will receive. At the same time she needs to cultivate an open and accepting state of mind, or she will not be able to gain any benefit from the teaching. You’ve written an interesting story.


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