Lawrence felt that meditation retreats put people out of touch with reality.
Sorry its taken a while to respond to your request for comments. I think the new format to the web site is much better. Its prettier and more beautiful, and looks easier to navigate. All those links at the bottom of pages in the old site really got the mind whirring! By the way I am really enjoying the powerful online meditation course as well as the home study DVD meditation course.
We've just had our second visit from xxxx. My comments which he passed on to you and i then subsequently read in the last SOL email broadcast are absolutely true.
He arrived at our house late at night and i was already sleeping. He knocked on my door and said "...Laurence...?" to see if i was still awake. I was and he came in and gave me a big hug. From that first word, I certainly felt a change in him. Grounded is absolutely right.
From my experience of people going on long Meditation and Yoga retreats, I have sometimes felt that they come back somewhat out of touch with "real life", but the experience i had of him was of someone very much rooted in being there.
His energy, positivity, honesty and interest in things is infectious. He seems very relaxed, but also able to accomplish what he wants to. He is also, i'm sure you'll be pleased to know, spreading the gift of laughter!
He is a changed man and an inspiration. He is also a great example of the effectiveness of the Energy Enhancement course and i hope now, more than ever, to be able to come and do it some time soon. Next September maybe...