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5 Night Retreat with Adyashanti to Mount Madonna

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - February 22 @ 1:00 pm PST

Mount Madonna Center
445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
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This retreat with Adyashanti is for those who desire to deeply realize the truth of their being and the essence of existence. Retreat offers time to step back from the course of daily life and enter into the Unknown, in an environment that provides both structure and support.

To serve this intention, all retreats are held in silence, except for our time together during talks and dialogues.

Silence is the container of retreat to which all participants dedicate themselves, for it is in inner silence that deep realization spontaneously blooms. Retreat is also a time of one-pointed inquiry, a commitment to questioning our most cherished ideas and beliefs. On retreat, I encourage all participants to fearlessly inquire down to the very root of self and the illusion of separation so that the light of awakening can penetrate throughout the whole of one’s being.

The entire structure of these retreats is something I’ve developed over the years to both support the flowering of realization as well as challenge the various ways that we hold on and resist letting go into the truth. Whether you feel drawn to attend retreat or not, I encourage you to enter into the spirit of retreat, into a wholehearted commitment to eternal truth here and now.

We don’t often give ourselves the time to stop, let down our guard, and open in quiet to all that is inside. With the support of retreat and your sincere commitment to meet each moment as it is, the truth can come forward. The experiences may be subtle, intense, or profound. Difficult emotions or issues may rise to the surface, but joy and discovery are equally possible, and all is held in the wisdom and compassion of the retreat environment. This is a unique opportunity to contact and immerse ourselves in “the peace that lies beyond all understanding.”

Day 1: After late afternoon check-in, there is a dinner break followed by a retreat orientation and a talk by Adyashanti.

Daily Activities: Each full day of retreat begins at 7:30 am and ends by 10:00 pm. Most days include several periods of silent sitting, a guided meditation, two sessions with Adyashanti (talks and/or dialogues), and three meal breaks.

Last Day: The retreat officially ends just before lunch. (Lunch is provided but is optional.)

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