This weeklong retreat is an opportunity to spend seven days in silent meditation guided step by step through a process of release and awakening.
It is a true intensive and I want to explain it carefully to be sure that you are ready for the depth of practice you will encounter on this retreat.
First of all there is only room for eight participants to join me on this 7-day excursion. We will be working together intimately, and everyone will receive the depth of attention they need to catalyze spiritual breakthrough.
The setting for the retreat is perfect – an exquisite modern retreat center in the beautiful country side outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (The photo above shows the retreat center.)
The structure and format of the retreat is designed with enough focus and intensity to ensure that you will experience profound release from the limits of your ordinary consciousness.
- The retreat will be held in silence – 24 hours a day – for the entire retreat.
- We will engage in practice sessions throughout each day from early morning into the evening.
- You will be encouraged not to make contact with people outside of the retreat for either personal or business reasons except in cases of emergence.
- You will not need to keep track of time as bells will be used to wake you in the morning, to indicate the start and finish of each session during the day, and to signal the end of the day.
- All you have to do is meditate and be taken care of.
This structure will give you the opportunity to totally surrender to your practice. You will have the sacred luxury of being able to let go of all reference points so that your consciousness can expand in ways it never has before.
There will be two sessions with me each day in which you will receive spiritual guidance to optimize your practice as well as the opportunity to ask any questions that arise.
During the retreat you will enjoy highly nutritious vegetarian meals loving prepared for us three times a day.
The schedule will include time for individual contemplation, journaling and short walks on the beautiful grounds of the retreat center.
- Retreat begins with registration followed by dinner.
- Retreat ends after morning session (9:00am - 12:00pm) and lunch.
This retreat is dedicated to the profound attainment of spiritual clarity. Many years ago I left conventional life to pursue spiritual awakening. I knew that the way I perceived reality was shaped by conscious and unconscious fears, desires and limiting beliefs, and I wanted to see things clearly. I wanted to see reality unfiltered, as it actually was, free from distortion.
For decades I pursued the dream of clarity, and my time spent on retreat was such an important part of my journey that I feel compelled to create that opportunity for others. It was during those times of focused practice that I could cast aside the concerns of life and devote all of my energy to spiritual awakening and deep meditation.
If you want to experience the true potential of practice, you need to have the opportunity to give all of yourself to it for extended periods of time.
If we are practice diligently in a retreat environment, we will discover a passion for detachment. Day after day our perception becomes increasingly liberated from the influence of fear, desire and limiting beliefs. We begin to see Reality for ourselves. We see the true majesty of life and the subtle inner workings of the cosmos. Life's challenges and suffering don't go away, but now they are seen within a context that is vast enough to hold them.
The more our consciousness clears, the more clarity we want. The more clarity we want, the more passion and energy we have for practice. The more passion and energy we have for practice, the more we give to it. And the more we give to our practice, the more clear we become.
In this way our growing passion for clarity fuels the intensity of our meditation, and the greater clarity we experience inspires deeper practice. We enter a powerful upward spiral of accelerating awakening. We have become the source of our own inspiration, and at that point we realize that there is nothing that can stop us.
The design of this retreat incorporates everything I've learned over many years of practice to create a potent opportunity for awakening.
I’m thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to you.
There is no way to know how deep any of us will ultimately go, but I can honestly say that this retreat represents the very best of what I've learned and experienced over thirty years of intensive spiritual pursuit.
We intend to make your travel to Brazil as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
We will be arranging a shuttle bus to pick you up at the Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU) on Sunday, March 8 and bring you to the retreat center. You may want to consider flying to Sao Paulo a day early to get a good night’s rest before catching our shuttle the next day.
We will also arrange for a shuttle to return you to Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU) after the retreat ends on Saturday, March 14. You should be prepared to pay the shuttle service fee of approximately $35 each way.
The location for this retreat is a beautiful retreat center called Casa do Saber Evolutivo in Araçoiaba da Serra. It is located about 90-minutes southwest of Sao Paulo. It is a truly beautiful center with modern spacious rooms overlooking the beautiful countryside of Brazil.
“The deepest dive of surrender…
The environment of this retreat generated an opening into the deepest dive of surrender that I have ever experienced.”
~ Carol Sweeney, South Africa.
“Exhilarating freedom, love, gratitude, wonder and reverence.”
Losing myself in exhilarating freedom, love, gratitude, wonder and reverence. Deep abiding peace and contentment. The sheer joy of unlimited endless possibility. Life changing.”
~ Kathy Steevens, Australia.
“An experience beyond measure…
True surrender, true letting go, authentic and palpable trust – an experience beyond measure… We were deeply taken care of, our bodies nurtured in yoga, in silence, in slow appreciation of our glorious surroundings…”
~ Bonnie Winer, USA.
“Life felt renewed.”
My mind blossomed with new inspirations and possibilities – in ways that had previously seemed unavailable. The giving up of cell phones and watches exploded my attachment to the everyday world in a way I did not think was possible. It was scary and exhilarating and meaningful beyond words.”
~ Steve Gross, USA.
This is a unique opportunity open to only eight participants.
Retreat price includes all food and accommodation during the entire retreat.
If you feel this depth of practice calling you and you long for the opportunity to catalyze profound spiritual breakthrough, please register for this retreat.
(1 Double bed)
|US$2400 per person|
(1 Double bed)
|US$3600 per couple|
(2 Single beds)
|US$1800 per person|
|Commuter||US$1000 per person
- Residential: If you need to cancel, a full refund minus a $200 cancelation fee will be available if and when your spot is filled.
- Commuter: If you need to cancel, a full refund minus a $100 cancelation fee is available until February, 16, 2020. After February 16, 50% refunds will be available on commuter registrations.