Workshop

Boundless Liberation

Oct 11 - Oct 18 2019 Rhinebeck, NY
Join Adyashanti in this silent retreat to explore the fluid and dynamic nature of Boundless Liberation.

We usually think of spiritual awakening or enlightenment as a specific insight, experience, or state. And initially it often appears that way. But this not the end of enlightenment. For, if we examine the enlightened condition very carefully, we find whole new dimensions of enlightenment we never imagined, and rarely hear about. As a old Buddhist sutra says, “to realize the absolute is not yet enlightenment.”

The enlightened or awakened condition has two aspects. One is the specific realization of the non-dual view of total unity. And within this fundamental realization lie more subtle and paradoxical realizations to experience. But the other aspect of enlightenment is Boundless Liberation. Boundless Liberation does not refer to enlightenment in its conventional sense. It is not a specific dimension of realization, or a static state. It is free from fixations, even the fixation on the nondual or enlightened view of reality.

Boundless Liberation is an aspect of enlightenment that is very easy to miss because we are so conditioned to think of enlightenment in terms of a specific realization or experience of awakening. And enlightenment is a specific realization, but it is not only a specific realization. Boundless Liberation refers to an enlightenment that is fluid and dynamic and never attaches to any specific aspect of realization—and therefore remains continually open to reality discovering and experiencing itself in new and increasingly paradoxical ways. Boundless Liberation is not something new to attain or search for; it is realized by deeply exploring the always and already complete state of the awakened view itself.

Together during this retreat, we explore the subtle and often paradoxical nature of Boundless Liberation, and how by seeing through some of the high-level delusions that often exist in the awakened or enlightened condition itself, we can become open to whole new and unexpected vistas of realization.

Please note:

  • The children’s program is not offered for this retreat. Participants are asked not to bring their children to Omega during the retreat.
  • There will be no refunds once the program has started.
  • Participation requirement: Adyashanti requires that all attendees arrive on time for retreat (4:00-6:00 pm on the first day) and reside on the Omega campus through the end of the retreat (just before lunch on the last day), except for emergencies. Please do not attend if you cannot arrive on time and stay through the end.

More Information

This retreat is held in silence, including meals. All participants must reside on the Omega campus during the retreat, must arrive on time (4-6 p.m. on the first day), and must stay through the end of the 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.

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, including breaks and meals, 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.

Things To Bring

What to Bring:

  • Alarm clock (required)
  • Ear plugs (if needed)
  • Toiletries
  • Extra towels
  • Shawl or light blanket
  • Small fan (optional)
  • Journal (optional)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Insect repellant
  • Layered, loose-fitting clothes that are not distracting*
  • Slip-on shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Extra back supports or cushions**

What to Leave at Home:

  • Food (no storage)
  • Radios
  • Books
  • Scented deodorants and lotions
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Perfume
  • Essential oils
  • Aftershave
  • Backjacks or chairs**

*Shorts are not allowed in the meditation/satsang hall.

**Omega will provide prearranged backjacks, chairs, and cushions for meditation and satsang.

Schedule

Please note this course begins Friday evening and has a special schedule. The schedule offered at Adyashanti’s retreats uniquely reflects his sense and experience of what best supports awakening. Additionally:

  • Participation requirement: Adyashanti requires that all attendees arrive on time for retreat (4-6.p.m. 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.
  • This retreat will be held in silence, including breaks and meals. The deep silence of meditation coupled with the focused inquiry of satsang are the ground and seed from which awakening flowers.
  • The children’s program is not offered for this retreat. Participants are asked not to bring their children to Omega during the retreat.

The schedule offered at Adyashanti’s retreats uniquely reflects his sense and experience of what best supports awakening. The deep silence of meditation coupled with the focused inquiry of satsang are the ground and seed from which awakening flowers.

DAY 1 SCHEDULE: FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Check In (Please arrive on time; rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Omega & Mandatory Open Gate Sangha Orientations (followed by satsang)
 
DAILY SCHEDULE: SATURDAY-THURSDAY
  • The first meditation of each day begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • There are two satsangs each day, three meal breaks, and several meditation periods throughout the day.
  • The last meditation ends at 9:30 p.m.
  • Lights out at 10:30 p.m.
 
THE LAST DAY: FRIDAY
Noon Retreat Ends
Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Check Out

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Resurrecting Jesus, Falling into Grace, True Med ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Boundless Liberation

$630
regular
$700

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 7 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 693.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 826.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 1106.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 1050.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1211.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1365.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1491.00

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1680.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1918.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1211.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1764.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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