Darkness retreats, also known as dark therapy, dark yoga or dark meditation, are an ancient method of self-discovery and for people in search of spiritual experiences. In this process, the seeker goes to meditate in a completely darkened room in order to lose the everyday focus on the outside world for some time and turn to their own inner knowledge. When the usual external stimuli are absent, our inner voice becomes steadily stronger and clearer. A dialogue with the soul takes place in the truest sense of the word. After a while, flashes of insight and visions of clarity penetrate the consciousness all by themselves, important questions of life are clarified as if by themselves. The desired duration and thus the intensity of a dark retreat is up to each person. In Tibet, Buddhist monks traditionally spend several weeks in darkness retreat, some even many years. This is of course not compatible with our lifestyle in Europe, but fortunately it is not necessary. Most people find a few days in the dark already an extremely interesting and healing experience.