This course is being held in silence, including meals.
All participants must reside on the Omega campus during the retreat, must arrive on time, and must stay through the end of retreat (except for emergencies).
This retreat requires parents to come without their children. The retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. and ends Friday at noon. There are no refunds once the retreat has started.
- Participation requirement: Adyashanti requires that all attendees arrive on time for retreat (4-6pm on the first day) and plan to stay at the retreat site through the end of the retreat (just before lunch on the last day). Please do not attend if you cannot arrive on time and stay through the end.
The Retreat Container
A powerful retreat container supports a deep and transformational unfolding into truth. Participants work together to create and nurture this container by maintaining silence and giving themselves to the schedule and structure of the retreat.
Retreat participants are asked to come to the retreat prepared to be fully present, with loose ends tied up at work and at home, completing all business before retreat and making arrangements with loved ones to help maintain the silence. This depth of intention allows an undistracted experience of surrender that is not often possible in daily life.
We also encourage participants to focus on this retreat program only. By not engaging in other classes and activities that Omega offers during this retreat, you will be supporting the depth of silence for each individual and the group as a whole.
The Importance of Silence
This retreat will be held in silence, except during satsangs. The outward presence of silence draws attention to inner silence, and beyond—to its Source.
Immersing yourself in silence can bring up issues such as conflicted feelings or perceived needs. When such issues arise, it is especially important to maintain the silence so that these issues can be seen and resolved inwardly in the light of truth. To help keep the spirit of this silence, we ask that no notes be written to the Retreat Manager or passed to other people during the retreat except for emergencies only. Please do not talk with the staff at the retreat site except in emergencies. The Retreat Manager will be available during the announcement periods to address urgent practical matters.
This retreat is your opportunity to dive deeply into the silence and discover the truth of your being, while supporting others to do the same.