In this retreat we will explore how the discovery of deep and abiding inner freedom can lead to a radical shift in perspective that reveals the universal nature of our being.
The retreat will be held in silence and meditation. The instruction you receive for meditation will guide you to immediate recognition of your own inherent freedom. As you relax more and more deeply you will disengage from the movements of mind, and we become more open and deeply focused.
Day after day your perception will be increasingly liberated from the influence of fear, and you will become absorbed in the mysterious inner light that continuously reveals the true majesty of life and the subtle inner workings of the cosmos.
As your consciousness becomes clear your passion for greater clarity grows, fueling the intensity of your meditation and an upward spiral of accelerating awakening begins. The inner freedom that we discover will become the foundation for a transformative exploration of identity.
Normally when we meditate, we meditate as someone. We remain ourselves doing a practice. There can be great benefits to this, but to experience the transformative spiritual potential of this practice you need to question who you are.
The second set of instructions you will receive on this retreat will guide you on an exploration of your identity. You will gradually loosen your current sense of self and allow a deeper source of being to shine through you.
On this retreat you will have the chance to shift into a universal sense of self. This experience is often called cosmic consciousness and it is considered the supreme revelation of the Indian tradition of Advaita Vedanta.
The shift is both subtle and dramatic. You will not become a universal being; you will simply realize that you always were one. The shift happens in the background. It is not a change in how we see ourselves, it is a shift in where we are seeing from.
There is no way of knowing how deep any of us can go on a retreat like this. The structure of this retreat has been designed based on everything I’ve learned about what creates the most conducive atmosphere for awakening. I’m thrilled to have the chance to offer this opportunity to you.
This is a seven day retreat led by Jeff Carreira, with hourlong teachings each day, and 30-minute guided visualisations for five of the days. As a virtual participant you will be following along one day behind the in-person retreat.
The structure of the retreat allows for focus and concentration, as well as inner reflection and contemplation. Suggested schedules will be provided so you can create your own home retreat with the recordings.
Recordings will be posted to the online portal in the following timeline:
- February 6th: You will receive the opening evening teaching.
- February 7th: You will receive the first day's teaching and guided visualisation.
- February 8th: You will receive the second day's teaching and guided visualisation.
- February 9th: You will receive the third day's teaching and guided visualisation.
- February 10th:You will receive the fourth day's teaching and guided visualisation.
- February 11th: You will receive the fifth day's teaching and guided visualisation.
- February 12th: You will receive the final day's teaching.
"We were able to only do three days of this event. But the impact for me was most profound. On our day 4, integration day an awareness of the Truth arose in me and left me totally flummoxed. Just what I have been working for, for so many years. I am truly a different person than the one who started the retreat last Friday. Profound gratitude to Jeff and the team."
~ W. Francis.
"The daily teaching, Q&A's and and meditation sessions were so powerful , they brought such calm and flow to me and in turn to my family. Jeff's teaching enabled me reach greater depth in my meditations as each day passed."
~ T. Bird.
"The retreat was eye opening and life-changing, giving me a new understanding of me as a soul, and deepening my relationship with it. Giving all day to meditation for a few days, rather than an hour a day for a prolonged period, has brought changes in me that are indescribable. I did not want it end!"
~ J. Aebi.
"This retreat was a wonderful and profound experience of sinking into the depth of Being. Experiencing blissful happiness and liberation, just abiding there, without needing anything. Even in the face of challenges from outside, like a noisy neighourhood."
~ J. van den Bogaard.
"The retreat came at the perfect time in my life. It was the calm at the end of an internal and external storm that led to deep insights and deepening Awareness of my True Self. Jeff has an ability to transmit deep truths that find a home in soul."
~ M. Earlenbaugh.
"Jeff’s instructions and felt his passion to lead us into a available view of the world and ourselves. My life is so completely different. I’m looking out with Cosmic Eyes now... Wow So simple and so wonderful. Thank you Jeff"
~ N. Torrence.