The Experience of Luminous Absorption, Montreal, May 2020
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 – a beautiful retreat center on the banks of a mountain lake outside of Montreal, Canada. (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.
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.
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.
We intend to make your travel to Montreal as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
We will be arranging a shuttle bus to pick you up at the Montreal International Airport (YUL) on Saturday, May 23 and bring you to the retreat center. You may want to consider flying to Montreal 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 Montreal International Airport (YUL) after the retreat ends on Friday, May 29. You should be prepared to pay the shuttle service fee of approximately $35 each way.
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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 Register|
(1 king bed)
|US$3600 per couple|
(2 ppl – bunk beds)
|US$1800 per person Register|
(3 ppl – bunk beds)
|US$1600 per person Register|
(4 ppl – bunk beds)
|US$1400 per person Register|
If you need to cancel, a full refund minus a $200 cancelation fee will be offered, but only refunded if and when your spot is filled.