Meditation retreats focus on helping you learn to meditate or develop an existing practice. The mediation retreats we have reviewed in this section are either dedicated meditation retreats, or they offer meditation classes as part of a broader offer. While you don’t need to go on a meditation retreat in order to learn to meditate, most people find it’s the very best way to ease yourself into a firm practice, whether you want to learn about Zen Buddhist meditation on a retreat in Morocco or classical vipassana meditation at a destination spa in the Himalayas. Meditation aims to give you back control of your mind as well as your life, so whichever you pick, the end result should be the same – a feeling of calm, and an ability to take the practice into your busy, every day life. There are lots of different methods of meditation in the world – find out more by reading our feature On Meditation in our Journal. Meditation is a form of mindfulness – take a look at the mindfulness retreats we have reviewed.