The Experience of Luminous Absorption, Brazil, March 2020

A Seven Day Awakening Intensive with Jeff Carreira

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.

Qualities of the Retreat
  • 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.

Photos around the Retreat Center

You will be fully supported to let go throughout the retreat.

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.

Sunday, March 8 at 5:00pm
-- Retreat begins with registration followed by dinner
Saturday, March 14 at 1:00pm
-- Retreat ends after morning session (9:00am - 12:00pm) and lunch

Photos around the Retreat Center

The Experience of Luminous Absorption


This retreat is dedicated to the cultivation of profound spiritual clarity and to the miracle of being utterly absorbed in the inner light of awakened mind. 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 beyond these obscurations.

For decades I pursued the dream of clarity. Time spent on retreat was an important part of my journey. During those times of focused practice, I could cast aside the concerns of life and devote all of my energy to spiritual awakening and deep meditation.

If we are diligent on retreat, our hearts and minds open and become focused. Day after day our perception is increasingly liberated from the influence of fear and we become more and more absorbed in the mysterious inner light that continuously reveals the true majesty of life and the subtle inner workings of the cosmos.

The more our consciousness becomes clear the more clarity we want. Our growing passion for clarity fuels the intensity of our meditation. The intensity of our practice brings greater clarity of mind which inspires even greater intensity of practice. An upward spiral of accelerating awakening has begun.

There is no way of knowing how deep any of us can go on a retreat like this. The structure of this retreat has been designed out of everything I’ve learned about what creates the most conducive atmosphere for awakening. I’m thrilled to have the chance to offer this opportunity to you.

Travel To and From The Retreat

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.

Retreat House Location

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.

What past silent retreat participants
said about their experience...

"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
Join me in Brazil in March 2020


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.

Room Type Rate
Private Room
(1 Double bed)
US$2400 per person


Couples Room
(1 Double bed)
US$3600 per couple


Shared Room
(2 Single beds)
1 left – Female Only
US$1800 per person Register
Commuter US$1000 per person Register

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.

About Jeff Carreira
If you ask Jeff Carreira what he’s most excited about he will reply without hesitation—“cultivating the conditions for the emergence of a new paradigm by supporting as many individuals as possible to articulate their deepest realization of truth.” Mystical philosopher, spiritual guide, teacher, writer and lecturer —are just a few descriptors that come to mind when describing Carreira and his extensive career as a seeker, student and teacher.


Mar 08 2020 - Mar 14 2020


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Casa do Saber Evolutivo


Casa do Saber Evolutivo
Araçoiaba da Serra, State of São Paulo, Brazil