The Leela School of Awakening
True Friend Immersion 12 Day Retreat
September 10 – 21, 2020

This is the third part of a one year course, offered in three modules. The foundation of this course is to be a True Friend, for yourself and the world. Discovering a silent mind and an open heart, you will be supported in waking up out of the trance of egoic identification.

Based in non-dual insights and the clinical hypnosis certification program Eli ran for many decades, you will absorb and learn different skills for being an awakened guide in the lives of those around you, whether it is family, friends, or clients. Discovering what it means to be a True Friend for yourself and others, you will experience what this means in a practical way, living in the world in skillful harmony.

As part of this immersion course, we will use Eli’s unique insight into what he calls the Enneagram of Character Fixation (very different from the more commonly used Enneagram of Personality). Seeing the fixated structure of ego in ourselves, our relation- ships, and our clients will cast the world in a completely new light. Insight into the structure of our own character fixation assists in the discovery of our true character, and the difference between ego and essential self.

This course can be taken as the first part of the one year Leela School course, or as a stand alone retreat. Maximum of 32 participants.

Professional Certification available for 2nd year students.

Tuition: $1200

Location: Two Locations

First Location: Wesley Hall (First Methodist United Church of Ashland)
175 N. Main St, Ashland, OR 97520

  • TENTATIVE Meeting Schedule
  • Thursday September 10: Doors open 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • First Meeting 7:00pm
  • Friday September 11 – Sunday September 13: Three meetings daily, 11am, 4pm and 7:30pm
  • Monday September 14: 11am meeting only (break for rest of the day)


  • TENTATIVE Meeting Schedule
  • Tuesday September 15: 4pm meeting only
  • Wednesday September 16 – Sunday September 20 : Three meetings daily, 10am, 1:30pm and 4pm
  • Monday September 21: Final Meeting 10am
  • Each meeting lasts approximately 90 minutes



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