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To have attended a short program or workshop or the Radical Aliveness Retreat in Europe or the USA.
About the Program
The program is over three years, with 2 seminars each year: one week in France and one week in Lone Pine, California, at the home of Richard’s old mentor, Franklyn Merrill-Wolff. Lone Pine is a place of exceptional natural majesty, vastness and stillness conducive for the work. The group is small (around 16) to allow a close relationship.
During these three years, you will explore themes and dynamics that have been approached during the summer 10-day seminar: inner stillness, grounding in the body, dreams, yogic exercises, meditation, deep listening, conscious relationships, presence and, of course, the Mandala of Being. The program will support you to understand and stabilize your mind, inhabit your body and gain mastery over your thoughts and feelings. You will learn to quickly resolve conflict, whether within or without, so that you can more fully enjoy and serve life. However, the potential of this work is dictated not so much by the specific activities, but by the depth and integrity of your commitment to be in relationship to yourself, to Richard, and to a group of people who share a similar desire and intent. The work asks for the highest degree of openness and self-honesty as you look into the mirror of each others lives and thereby see more of yourselves.
- In 2018: France from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 04 March and then in California, first week of September, at Lone Pine.
- In 2019: France from Saturday 23 February to Sunday 03 March and then in California, first week of September, at Lone Pine.
- and 2020, in principle, similar timing: last week of February and the first week of September.
What Richard is saying about this program
This is a work that I have had the privilege and honor to share with people seeking to mature in their spiritual development since 1990. I am very pleased to invite you to join me in what I know will be a profound life-changing and life-enriching experience.
The program is for you if you want to profoundly deepen the work with me that you have had a taste of and because you are ready to make a serious commitment to expand your consciousness for yourself, your community, and the world. This work is about the art of living. It is a path of self-knowledge as a way of life. It is a journey of harmonizing your consciousness with the genius of life. From this integration you will be able to more fully birth your unique gifts into life, enrich your relationships, and be more effective in your form(s) of career, creativity, and service.
The work has elements of personal development and therapeutic integration of shadow material. Where there is early childhood trauma or where you may be carrying elements of collective wounding, we will explore those vulnerable places, not so much to fix or repair you, but as a means to continuously re-invent yourself in relationship to these difficult spaces. And, of course, this is essential consciousness work that allows you to to stabilize your attention and experience meditative deepening so that you realize more of your essential mind and become empowered to engage the world from a place of clarity, power, and humility. Over these 3 years you will literally be rewiring your brain and nervous system so that you radiate equanimity, joy, and caring.
By attending the program, every six months for three years you will give yourself a time to deepen and stabilize your spiritual practice as well as a time for physical rejuvenation. If this excites you, I look forward to hearing from you. If you are interested please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolment Information and Application
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