German Intensive Small Group Retreat with Eli


Small Group Retreat with German Translation.  Limited to 30 participants.


Small Group Retreat with German Translation
September 4 – 12, 2019

The intention of the Intensive Retreat with Eli, first and foremost, is passing on the precious, holy incomparable gift of Papaji: the living presence of truth and silence. With this living silence realized as the seat of the heart everything that shows up is useful. From this primary transmission come secondary teachings relative to the historical conditions and personal circumstances that humans find themselves in. As consciousness evolves, the secondary teachings evolve and change as well. Something fresh and free is always appearing in this moment to support deeper realization of the Self.

Eli’s intention is to offer support for continued deepening in this realization as well as to share the wisdom gained through his experience in meeting the traps and tests along the way. Furthermore, Eli will be passing on innovative tools and techniques acquired through years of therapist training to facilitate individual and group inquiry.

Health professionals, therapists, spiritual counselors, or anyone working with people, will find this program of particular value for enhancing the quality of their work and deepening their insight into human nature.

Group format
This will be a small group limited to 30 participants to be with Eli in an intimate living room setting.

We will join for nine days to spread freedom and awakening to all beings. During this retreat we will usually meet for two or three sessions a day and sometimes have a retreat within the retreat, which is a day of silence. The meetings themselves consist of satsang, group exercises, movies and other activities such as day trips in nature. Through all of this Eli brings his master’s transmission of silence.

In coming together there is the possibility to establish a safe space for exploration, inquiry and reflection. It is the chance for you to offer and receive true and loving support for the capacity of awakening in all.


Das Anliegen des Intensiv-Retreats mit Eli besteht vor allem darin, das kostbare, heilige und unvergleichliche Geschenk Papaji‘s weiterzugeben: die lebendige Gegenwart von Wahrheit und Stille. Wenn diese Stille als das wahre Zuhause des Herzens erkannt wird, ist alles, was auftaucht, nützlich. Aus dieser primären Übermittlung erwachsen sekundäre Lehren, entsprechend den historischen Gegebenheiten und persönlichen Umständen, in denen Menschen sich befinden. In dem Maße wie sich das Bewusstsein entwickelt, entwickeln und verändern sich auch die sekundären Lehren. Immer wieder erscheint im jeweiligen Moment etwas Neues und Freies, um eine tiefere Erkenntnis des Selbst zu unterstützen.

Eli‘s Absicht ist es, Unterstützung für die weitere Vertiefung dieser Erkenntnis anzubieten und die Weisheit und Erfahrung, die er durch die Begegnung mit den Fallen und Tests entlang des Wegs gewonnen hat, zu teilen. Darüber hinaus wird Eli innovative Werkzeuge und Techniken weitergeben, die er während seiner jahrelangen Ausbildungstätigkeit für Therapeuten entwickelt hat und die sich sowohl für Einzelarbeit als auch die Arbeit mit Gruppen eignen.

Gesundheitsexperten, Therapeuten, spirituelle Berater oder alle, die mit Menschen arbeiten, werden dieses Programm besonders wertvoll finden, um die Qualität ihrer Arbeit zu verbessern und ihr Verständnis für die menschliche Natur zu vertiefen.

Dieses Retreat ist auf 30 Teilnehmer begrenzt und ermöglicht ein Zusammensein mit Eli in einer intimen Wohnzimmeratmosphäre.

Wir werden neun Tage lang zusammen sein, um Freiheit und Erwachen für alle Wesen zu unterstützen und zu verbreiten. Während dieses Retreats wird uns in der Regel pro Tag zwei oder drei Treffen geben. Manchmal gibt es einen Tag der Stille – ein Retreat innerhalb des Retreats. Die Treffen selbst bestehen aus Satsang, Gruppenübungen, Filmen und anderen Aktivitäten wie Ausflügen in die Natur. In all dies bringt Eli die Übermittlung der Stille seines Meisters.

Unser Zusammenkommen bietet die Möglichkeit, einen sicheren Raum für Erkundung, Erforschung, Untersuchung und Reflexion zu schaffen. Dies schenkt dir die Gelegenheit, wahre und liebevolle Unterstützung für die Kapazität des Erwachens aller zu erhalten und anzubieten.


Location: TBA, Near Downtown Ashland

Tuition: € 850




Near Downtown

Meeting Times

  • Schedule TBD

LS Policies

Event Cancellation Fee

50 dollars until 30 days before the retreat start date or the entire amount in case of cancellation within 30 days of the event start date.

Policies and further information
Certification, Mentor Sessions, and Delaying Certification

  1. Certification is not guaranteed. Your certification will be based on evaluations that are both objective and subjective in nature.  Mentors and Students work very closely together so you will be well aware of the possibility of certification, and your chances of this by the end of the course year.  If you take the course, and do not qualify for certification, you will need to retake the course to be certified. We have discovered that to fully integrate the skills learned in this True Friend Immersion course, it takes at least two years, so we encourage everyone to be open to attending this course for two consecutive years.
  2. The Mentor Committee has full discretion to not allow a student to continue the training, or to advance in the school, at any time. Mentor committee will have the final say in certification of each and every student. Students are permitted to discuss any concerns they have with regards to their own certification outcome, however the Mentor Committee still has final say.
  3. Prior to the course, if notice is given more than 30 days before the retreat begins, full refund is given, less a $50 cancellation fee. After that no refunds are given.  No refunds are given for Module 2 regardless if the sessions have been completed or not.
  4. Module 2 (mentor sessions and practice sessions) are a mandatory part of becoming certified.  Feedback forms are necessary for certification to allow the mentors to evaluate you. If you take Module 2 then decide you do not want certification, or to continue with Part 3 of the course, no refund is given for unused mentor sessions.  If you are extending your course work for any reason,the 10 mentor sessions must be completed within 8 months of starting Module 2.
  5. If you would like an extension and delay entry into Part 3 for certification, you need to apply formally for an extension. If the extension is granted, it will be up to the Mentor Committee’s discretion of what needs to be redone or completed prior to coming back in to the school at the later time.  You may need to pay full price again for the remaining module/s.  You will need a minimum of one mentor session per month, which will be paid for directly by the student to the Mentor. For example, if you have already used your 10 mentor sessions, but decide to delay certification until the following year, you will need to continue with Mentor sessions in order to be certified. These extra Mentor sessions will need to be paid for.
  6. Upon successful certification, it is a requirement of the Leela School to undertake supervision sessions with a Leela School mentor or teacher. A minimum of one mentor session for every 6 client sessions given for a twelve-month period.
  7. There is a compulsory certification fee that is listed on the price sheet.
  8. Certification is limited to a two-year period. To re-certify, 30 hours of continuing education courses are required with supporting documentation. This can include attending any Leela School or Leela Foundation event, paid mentor sessions, or attending any related course.
  9. In order to be considered for the School’s Leela Mentor or Teacher Certification program, you must be certified, and have attended a minimum of two full years of True Friend Immersion.
  10. Guidelines for use of ‘True Friend’ by Leela School students
  • Officially sanctioned Leela School True Friends events can only be held after the student has been certified as a Leela School teacher.
  • Leela School students who have received their certification in hypnotherapy/psychotherapy can introduce the True Friend role into their own events, but they are to acknowledge Eli and the Leela School as the source of this methodology, and the events should not be titled True Friends retreats, etc.

If any of these points need clarification please contact The Leela School.