Enlightened retreat is an idea of building a center of activity where the views about the enlightened world can be developed, discussed and brought to maturity. The ideas of enlightenment are pivoted on views about the universe, God, consciousness, meaning and values of life among others. It also revolves around the views about what one associates with the word spirituality. The spirituality may mean different things for different people depending on the knowledge, the cultural upbringing, the religious fears and degree of freedom one may enjoy in a society in exploring the nature of the self. It is also coerced by economic and political interests of some who may possess control of power over core institutions of culture. Thus spirituality has several dimensions including sociology, psychology, philosophy etc. Unless one is able to decipher the dynamics of spirituality dependent on factors which arise from ignorance, power interest, and exploitation of the insecurity of the people, the societies will remain under the grip of a few having advantages of
economic and political power over the others. One needs to get a clearer view about the way freedom of most human beings can be assured and guaranteed against exploitation in order to create an enlightened society. The enlightened retreat would be a place for teaching and throwing lights on these important issues hindering the freedom and development of the evolution of the higher nature of man. The next question is the way to practice the ideas of spirituality which encompass es awareness of the unity of all human beings and the relations all life bear with the cosmos. The practices involve social apparatuses and social agreement about what is right and wrong. The questions of morality are central in this discussion. The enlightened retreat would act as the source of inspiration to seek a moral formula for interactions with the other human beings as well as nature.