schedule offered at Adyashanti’s retreats uniquely reflects his
sense and experience of what best supports awakening. The deep silence
of silent sitting, coupled with the focused inquiry of the talks and dialogues, are the
ground and seed from which awakening flowers. Because the schedule
is a vital part of the retreat container, if you cannot arrive on
time and plan to stay through the end, Adyashanti requests that
you not attend the retreat. This shared commitment supports the
group as a whole to experience the depth of retreat.
Day 1: Check in during the registration period. After 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, 2 sessions with Adyashanti (talks and/or dialogues), and 3 meal breaks.
Last Day: The retreat officially ends just before lunch. (Lunch is provided
but attendance is optional.)
Adyashanti requires that all attendees arrive on time for retreat (by check-in on the first day) and plan to stay at the retreat site through the end of the retreat (just before lunch on the last day). There is no "commuter option." All participants are required to secure housing at the retreat site using the group housing form provided. Further guidelines regarding how to support the silence and retreat environment will be provided upon arrival.