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The Courage to Be

Embodying Radical Insight in Everyday Life

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

What is your deepest, most meaningful experience of being? What are the truest, wisest, most loving insights you’ve had in your life? And what would it look like to live from the fullness and depth of your being, every day?

These are the questions that take form whenever you aspire to live from the depth of your being—that sacred, unconfined space within you. Join spiritual teacher and author of The Way of Liberation Adyashanti to engage these questions in a deep inquiry of how the empty fullness of being moves and expresses itself in the world of time, form, and daily living.

During this weekend retreat, you will participate in talks, guided and silent meditations, question-and-answer dialogue sessions, and qigong body movement. You will also explore:

  • Ways to awaken from the egocentric perspective and take a courageous leap beyond the known confines of the egocentric operating system—continually
  • How to deepen and broaden the awakened view to inhabit the domain of dharma, of wisdom and love expressing themselves in the act and art of daily living
  • Tools to orient your life toward your most profound experience of being and close the gap between deep moments of insight and your everyday life
  • How to embrace fear and move forward in love, embodying the sacred within your humanity.

Adyashanti

November 9 - 11, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$360 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

What is your deepest, most meaningful experience of being? What are the truest, wisest, most loving insights you’ve had in your life? And what would it look like to live from the fullness and depth of your being, every day?

These are the questions that take form whenever you aspire to live from the depth of your being—that sacred, unconfined space within you. Join spiritual teacher and author of The Way of Liberation Adyashanti to engage these questions in a deep inquiry of how the empty fullness of being moves and expresses itself in the world of time, form, and daily living.

During this weekend retreat, you will participate in talks, guided and silent meditations, question-and-answer dialogue sessions, and qigong body movement. You will also explore:

  • Ways to awaken from the egocentric perspective and take a courageous leap beyond the known confines of the egocentric operating system—continually
  • How to deepen and broaden the awakened view to inhabit the domain of dharma, of wisdom and love expressing themselves in the act and art of daily living
  • Tools to orient your life toward your most profound experience of being and close the gap between deep moments of insight and your everyday life
  • How to embrace fear and move forward in love, embodying the sacred within your humanity.

Faculty Bio

Adyashanti

Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.

Adyashanti, whose name means primordial peace, was asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years. He offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”

Based in California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, an associate teacher of Open Gate Sangha. He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering talks, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and live internet radio broadcasts.

Adyashanti’s nondual teachings have been compared to those of the early Zen masters and Advaita Vedanta sages. Expressing both the infinite possibilities and the ordinary simplicity of a spiritually realized life, Adyashanti directs his teachings at those who are sincerely called to awaken to their true nature and embody this life-changing realization.

 

Why Attend

  • Find balance between surrender and vigilance to embody enlightenment in the here-and-now and the fulfillment of your greatest potential.

  • Embrace the dynamic silence and light that gives the greatest sense of meaning, beauty, and significance to the act of living.

  • Explore what it means to live from the deepest, true dimension of being, and take home ways of orienting yourself towards the greatest experience of meaning in daily life.

  • Enjoy residential and commuter options, periods of silence, and opportunities to connect and share with other retreat participants.

     

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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