“I do not know how much time this body has left. We all have an expiration date stamped into our genes and reflected in our circumstances. But as long as there is life breathing in these old bones, I will be sharing what I have realized. I invite you to join with us if you are called from your heart”
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 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 councilors, 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.
Attending this retreat opens up the possibility of signing up for a three-year commitment. The Three Year Group is a commitment to yourself and others to put your attention on the True nature of your being, a commitment to offer and receive support in living an awakened life. This commitment may be tested by circumstances and feelings. That testing will show the value of taking a stand.
This event with Eli can also be a stand alone retreat for anyone who feels called to attend.
Members of the Three Year Group will have access to the private Facebook group “Leela-Global 3 Year Group.” This group is comprised of current and former Three Year Group members from all over the world to connect during the times in between retreats.
We will join with the same group for eight days, once a year. During this retreat we will usually meet for 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 intentionally with the same group of participants over this period of years, 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.