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What is an online retreat?

For many in spirituality, the yearning of the heart is for living a more purposeful, compassionate, and awakened life. Yet the world around us can be overwhelming with the demands of the day, conspiring to keep us from the things we deeply care about.

To embrace the challenge of awakened living, Adyashanti has designed an annual online retreat, A Revolution of Being, to explore the depths of spirituality and what it means to live our human existence in an awakened way. The online retreat is an opportunity to create a container that helps you deepen wherever you are on your spiritual journey and integrate the teachings into your everyday life.

The 2-month online retreat is tailored to those who are serious about their spirituality. This kind of retreat is a reflection of Adyashanti’s desire to give more of his time and energy in the coming years to those who feel deeply inspired and committed to spiritual awakening, and also to living the most awake, free, clear, and loving life that they can. This does not occur by happenstance; it requires great dedication to realization, great love of truth, and great compassion for all beings.

While the online retreat is relevant, and certainly open, to anyone who desires to participate, Adyashanti focuses the teachings toward the committed student. The online retreat will challenge you to step forth in all dimensions of life, and will be an opportunity for him to present teachings specifically oriented toward the deeper waters of spiritual realization.

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A Life-Changing Experience

Spend 2 Months with Adyashanti where you:

  • Explore how the edge of his teaching furthers the edge of your awakening.
  • Discover how his teachings can be more fully integrated into your every day presence, activities, and interactions.
  • Dive into your spiritual practice like never before and emerge with greater clarity and embodied action.
  • Engage with others who are also deeply passionate about spiritual inquiry and living in a more awakened world.
  • Gift yourself with a committed period of focus that will transform the quality of your life.

From Our Retreat Participants

This online retreat with Adya and the worldwide participants has been immensely valuable. It has allowed me time to commit to deeper values of spirit and to explore the cutting edge of Adya’s teachings. Not only was the material practicable, but it was also practical. Moreover, the unique forum of the Impact Reports provided an intimate ground for sharing and growing with the online sangha. I deeply look forward to future retreats of this nature with Adya and Open Gate Sangha.  ~ Marcel
There are no words which can adequately express my gratitude to you for this retreat. I have tears of gratitude flowing as I write this.  ~ Marsha
I have listened to your sessions at least 10 times and am amazed at the greater depth and clarity with each time I listen.  ~  Retreat Participant
I am living halfway around the world. I did not know it was possible to have such an intense energy transmission as I have just experienced during this online retreat.  ~  Retreat Participant
By the last week of retreat I was practically speechless. Thousands of years of spiritual wisdom was brought into the present day, the mystique removed, and made real and relevant here and now. The retreat is bigger than all of us, contains all of us, is divine and expanding out into this beautiful world. I am immensely grateful!  ~ Pam
This has been the doorway to a transformation of infinite significance, bringing a wisdom as old as time into everyday life. I shifted from seeing spirituality as something that I do to realizing it is what I am, that nothing is out of the realm of the divine.  ~ Mikael
My heart is overflowing with gratitude and affectionate respect. I have been listening to your teachings, attending courses online and witnessing your evolving presence for about ten years. This retreat has surpassed all that went before. As someone who is also alongside others as they awaken, I recognize that the depth of what may be offered, especially at the level of clear transmission and evoking, directly correlates with the realms we have been willing to visit and explore within ourselves—the totality.  ~ Ann
The retreat teachings were like standing under a clear waterfall in sunlight. I knew water before, but this was a whole new experience. I felt washed to the core, bone-deep knowing filled my human body, heart-bursting gratitude poured through, gratitude for aliveness, paradox and mystery, the holy messiness of creation living as me. There is no turning back. I am changed. And yet more fully aligned with that which is unchanging and ever constant.  ~ Ann
My gratitude is limitless for the deep love, peace and support of the spiritual unfolding that Adyashanti has given me. In my experience, Adya is an example of an awakened spiritual teacher as well as a practical person living an ordinary, unassuming and down-to-earth life. The teachings and exercises in the online retreats wake me up to focus better, and by applying the exercises in my everyday life, I find that realizations emerge that lead me out of illusion. From there I might experience various outcomes such as clarity, compassion, peace, and a more focused devotion to the path to truth.  ~ Susan
This online retreat has been quite simply a catalyst for change. At times the changes were subtle and yet collectively they have resulted in a deep profound change within. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Adya has that beautiful gift of holding us in a safe sacred space that before you know it, has you surrendering and unfurling like a flower gently turning towards sunlight. I remain deeply grateful.  ~ Rose
I left the retreat with a far greater sense of integration than I have in a long time and am still practicing now. Online retreats like this give you more than one entry point, more than one opportunity, more than one doorway, to the goodness that is being forged there and it is often the community who reflects back off each other as we meet and engage with Adya’s teaching which makes this possible.  ~ Debs
The retreat was and continues to be extraordinarily valuable in focusing, clarifying, and in fact defining my spiritual practice. I found the material to be rich and deep and, at times, very challenging—upending many uninspected preconceptions and misconceptions about spiritual practice and awakening.  ~ Bob
I found A Revolution of Being to be incredibly helpful in so many ways. First, the teachings were profound—truly revolutionary, especially in regards to looking at ego through a new lens. I also got great value in the community aspect of the retreat, reading and writing both Impact Reports and QAs. The retreat was so helpful in keeping me immersed in the teachings within a community of like-minded people who are all interested in exploring the depths of consciousness. I will definitely be signing up for another online retreat  ~ Dan
I just completed the 2018 online retreat with Adyashanti. This retreat was remarkable. The meditations and talks opened doorways in my heart more deeply than ever and revealed new and profound glimpses of the sacred truth of Being. I am forever grateful to Adyashanti for his relentless commitment to the pursuit of truth, which is permeated with so much love. And his willingness to share with all of us at such a profound level  ~ Surja
You did an amazing job on this retreat. Not only with the spirit of it, but the content, the technical pieces, and the ability to feel that sense of community. I am forever grateful for the impact it had on my life! I am still integrating it and allowing all this love, wisdom, and insight to unfold organically in my life.  ~ Bonnie
The content was amazing and just what I needed for this point in my journey. It was well organized, well developed, easy to use and follow, and opened my heart wider and deeper. I highly recommend this course for those who are wanting to go deeper in their heart and move more fully into embodying divine love. This was done in a setting of community and integrity. It was life changing.  ~ Retreat Participant
Words can’t really describe my experience on this online retreat. It exceeded any of my expectations and again I was blown away by the tremendous attention and presence Adya continued to give and sustain over the entire retreat period. It felt like I was being carried by something beyond words during this retreat, and the impact and magnitude of what he was bringing forth in all of us was both challenging and extremely valuable that only experience can describe. I am incredibly grateful for Adya and his seamless commitment to life and all his students, many pebbles have been dropped in consciousness on this retreat and the ripple effects are endless in their power to awaken the truth. He is an impeccable teacher. I’m entirely grateful!  ~ Cynthia
This retreat changed my life.  ~ Jeanette
This has been the most intensive and intimate retreat I have ever encountered. The material took me deep and made me continually engaged. I was learning aspects of the awakening process that were so interesting and inspiring. And especially resourceful and helpful in such an era of chaos to be reminded of who we are. Adya presented such clarity of matters of mystery and wonder. His caring and kindness are beyond measure. I would not miss his next online retreat for anything  ~ Kathleen
Rest assured the retreat was and is the most important experience of my life, to date. I so much enjoyed having the time during the retreat to spend digesting and practicing the lessons. The lessons are friends now, and the motivation to study and practice them grows as the opening to the Numinous Ground grows ever wider. Thank you for the wisdom and clarity that accompanies each lesson. I am forever grateful.  ~ Sally

What You Experience

TIME WITH ADYASHANTI

TIME WITH ADYASHANTI

Envision spending two months with Adyashanti as he explores the awakened dimensions of being and what it means to live an awakened life. It is like having Adyashanti by your side . . .

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Envision spending two months with Adyashanti as he explores the awakened dimensions of being and what it means to live an awakened life. It is like having Adyashanti by your side virtually helping you to organize your life around your most fundamental values and to embody your deepest spiritual realization.

  • 8 Online Sessions: 7 Live video broadcasts with Adyashanti that include talks and call-in questions. 1 Prerecorded broadcast of a talk by Adyashanti.
  • Video Replays, Audio Downloads, and Session Notes: Video replays, audio downloads, and detailed notes for each session to review at your convenience.  
  • Practice Exercises: Exercises recorded by Adyashanti for applying daily between live sessions.
  • Guided Meditations: Guided meditations recorded by Adyashanti specifically for this retreat.
  • Written Exercises:  Adyashanti creates specific exercises for you to contemplate on and write between each session.
  • Submit Your Questions: Email your most profound questions to Adyashanti. He selects and writes responses to questions to deepen the understanding and application of his teaching. (These Q&A are posted online.)
  • Summary of Written Materials: A PDF of all written Q&A and Session Notes is made available so that you can have all of Adyashanti’s retreat teachings in one place.
TIME FOR PERSONAL PRACTICE

TIME FOR PERSONAL PRACTICE

Taking time for spiritual refuge amidst the busyness of our life schedule is possible! The online retreat container and structure help you to spend regular time in personal . . .

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Taking time for spiritual refuge amidst the busyness of our life schedule is possible! The online retreat container and structure help you to spend regular time in personal practice. You receive profound, yet easy-to-apply teachings and practices aimed at activating your awakening in all dimensions of your life.

  • Inquiry: Immerse yourself in Adyashanti’s teachings and inquire into conditioned perspectives and habits so that truer clarity can reveal itself.
  • Periods of Silence:  Devote yourself to a period of silence every day.  
  • Integrate the Teachings: Discover how Adyashanti’s teachings can allow your deepest level of realization to be more integrated in all your activities and interactions.
  • Keep All Audio Materials: Download the audio versions of all retreat materials to your computer so you can continue to listen and deepen your practice.
TIME IN COMMUNITY

TIME IN COMMUNITY

Imagine being in a “virtual monastery” with others who are also deeply passionate about the spiritual journey and dedicated to living in a more awakened world. Engage . . .

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Imagine being in a “virtual monastery” with others who are also deeply passionate about the spiritual journey and dedicated to living in a more awakened world. Engage with others if you like to share and gain insights about the retreat experience.

  • Impact Reports: Share and read reports from others about how the retreat is impacting daily life.  
  • other retreatants to connect, share, and inquire together.
  • Written Q&A:  Selected questions and answers between Adyashanti and retreatants are posted weekly for you to learn from others’ experience.
  • Daily Group Meditation: Meet virtually at designated daily times to meditate with other retreatants from around the world.
  • Virtual Gatherings: Partake in conference calls that involve small breakout group with other retreatants to connect, share and inquire together.
  • Local Gatherings: Participate in the retreat with a local Gathering near you to experience the retreat with others. Or start your own Gathering.

Envision spending two months with Adyashanti as he explores the awakened dimensions of being and what it means to live an awakened life. It is like having Adyashanti by your side virtually helping you to organize your life around your most fundamental values and to embody your deepest spiritual realization.

  • 8 Online Sessions: 7 Live video broadcasts with Adyashanti that include talks and call-in questions. 1 Prerecorded broadcast of a talk by Adyashanti.
  • Video Replays, Audio Downloads, and Session Notes: Video replays, audio downloads, and detailed notes for each session to review at your convenience.  
  • Practice Exercises: Exercises recorded by Adyashanti for applying daily between live sessions.
  • Guided Meditations: Guided meditations recorded by Adyashanti specifically for this retreat.
  • Written Exercises:  Adyashanti creates specific exercises for you to contemplate on and write between each session.
  • Submit Your Questions: Email your most profound questions to Adyashanti. He selects and writes responses to questions to deepen the understanding and application of his teaching. (These Q&A are posted online.)
  • Summary of Written Materials: A PDF of all written Q&A and Session Notes is made available so that you can have all of Adyashanti’s retreat teachings in one place.

Taking time for spiritual refuge amidst the busyness of our life schedule is possible! The online retreat container and structure help you to spend regular time in personal practice. You receive profound, yet easy-to-apply teachings and practices aimed at activating your awakening in all dimensions of your life.

  • Inquiry: Immerse yourself in Adyashanti’s teachings and inquire into conditioned perspectives and habits so that truer clarity can reveal itself.
  • Periods of Silence:  Devote yourself to a period of silence every day.  
  • Integrate the Teachings: Discover how Adyashanti’s teachings can allow your deepest level of realization to be more integrated in all your activities and interactions.
  • Keep All Audio Materials: Download the audio versions of all retreat materials to your computer so you can continue to listen and deepen your practice.

Imagine being in a “virtual monastery” with others who are also deeply passionate about the spiritual journey and dedicated to living in a more awakened world. Engage with others if you like to share and gain insights about the retreat experience.

  • Impact Reports: Share and read reports from others about how the retreat is impacting daily life.  
  • other retreatants to connect, share, and inquire together.
  • Written Q&A:  Selected questions and answers between Adyashanti and retreatants are posted weekly for you to learn from others’ experience.
  • Daily Group Meditation: Meet virtually at designated daily times to meditate with other retreatants from around the world.
  • Virtual Gatherings: Partake in conference calls that involve small breakout group with other retreatants to connect, share and inquire together.
  • Local Gatherings: Participate in the retreat with a local Gathering near you to experience the retreat with others. Or start your own Gathering.