The essence of practice, wherever you do it,is developing yourself and your way of life-to really develop your happiness,your inner understanding, to deepen your wisdom and selflessness.
The essence of retreat isto make yourself more pure and content,self-realized,content just by being yourself,being alone,and thinking about the true nature of things.
If you don't understand life,than you become disappointed,depressed. You feel useless.
--HH XII Gyalwang Drukpa