June 2015
Francis Lucille

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A Satsang Retreat

June 07, 2015 – June 12, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Francis Lucille

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Francis Lucille, a longtime friend and student of Jean Klein, is a spiritual teacher of the Advaita Vedanta tradition. His teaching is not “Neo Advaita” but traditional Advaita, which means that the experience of our true nature has been transmitted from generation to generation by a lineage of sages.

Lucille's teachings reflect those of his guru: appreciation for humor, art, music, and poetry; intellectual rigor with a “personal” twist due to his training in mathematics and physics; and emphasis on the body and its feelings. During this 5-day retreat we practice meditation and yoga inspired by the Tantric and Hatha Yoga traditions, in addition to the traditional Advaitic dialogues.

This retreat is an opportunity to experience one of the West’s most renowned senior teachers of nondual meditation, Francis Lucille. With clarity, humility, and impersonal compassion, Lucille transmits the ancient teaching of nonduality—the common ground of Advaita Vedanta, Ch’an Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, and Sufism—leading us to a deep understanding that what we are is love, the pure awareness behind and between all the activities of the mind.

In Advaita Vedanta, the most direct path to self-realization is the study of truth, deep meditation, and association with the teacher through satsang. Satsang means “gathering in our true being.” This retreat is not a class in how to learn a particular meditation method. Instead, it’s a chance to sit in unstructured stillness and silence and enter into dialogue with an awakened teacher. We also experience yoga of nonduality sessions and informal meetings in the evenings.

Lucille frequently refers to the works of Eastern and Western sages, so his teachings are widely accessible to both Eastern and Western students.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
10:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Workshop
10:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Workshop
10:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
10:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Francis Lucille

Francis Lucille became a disciple of Jean Klein, a French Advaita teacher whom he met in 1975. This was the beginning of a close association that lasted until the death of his friend and spiritual master in 1998. Lucille now teaches worldwide and is author of Truth Love Beauty, The Perfume of Silence, and Eternity Now.