When you realize yourself as completely empty and devoid of all form...this is wisdom
When you realize yourself as the fullness of love overflowing itself without object...this is bliss,
And when you are aware of yourself incarnate in the appearance of form...this is leela.
Public Meetings with Eli and Gangaji offer the opportunity to recognize the deepest truth of who you are and support in living a life true to this realization. They are open to all who feel the desire to come regardless of previous experience or knowledge.
For many, public meetings are an introduction to Eli and Gangaji and the transmission of silence. The meeting contains a period of silent meditation and an opportunity for questions and reports from the audience.
"We come together to inspire one another in discovering the truth, and to love the truth. Not knowing what will be said, what will be discovered, just the openness, the willingness, even the choicelesness to be here." -Gangaji
When a small group of people committed to true self-discovery gathers for a weekend, a profound support is experienced for the total surrender of the mind to the heart. Small group weekends provide an opportunity to both sit in silence and dialogue with Gangaji in a very intimate setting. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. This small group retreat will include 4 meetings with Gangaji.
Silent Retreat with Eli and Gangaji offers the opportunity to drink deeply of the nectar of Being in a fully supportive environment. Whether sitting in silence with a community of like minded people, working in pairs, sharing reports and questions, or in guided meditations, there is a chance to discover the infinite capacity of love, and come to know the abundant joy of your own nature. This retreat is an opportunity to stop, to withdraw from the normal cares of your life and plunge into the depths of true self inquiry. Coming together for a committed period of time naturally results in strengthening and deepening into the exquisite beauty of your own self and the profound silence that encompasses all.
The Winter Core Retreat is made up of 6 days of Silent Retreat with Gangaji and Eli and 7 days of Living in Freedom: Insight and Skilful Means Retreat with Eli. The full Core Retreat serves as a prerequisite to the Three-Year Program, offering both a solid grounding in self- inquiry and the possibility of direct awakening.
Eli brings over thirty years of experience training therapists to his work with helping professionals and anyone interested in waking up. Beyond his unique contribution to using the enneagram as insight into self-realization, Eli has been an Examiner on the Board of Examiners of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and is certified as a Master Trainer in Neurolinguistics.
Papaji asked Eli to bring his insights into the structure of ego, and teaching skill, into satsang. When he heard that Eli trained therapists Papaji said, “Let both client and therapist wake up.”
This retreat is Eli’s response to Papaji’s request. We will discover our deep structures of ego and the insight necessary for living a life of true liberation.