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- European Winter Retreat
- European Deepening Program
- Mentor Program – USA
- The Annual Gathering – Europe
- Couples Deep Work Intensive
European Winter Retreat – France
- Next European winter retreat - France
Saturday 23 February - Sunday 3 March
SAINT-MARTIN-DE-LONDRES – France
Building on the rich transformational work of the Radical Aliveness Retreat, each winter Richard offers an 8-day Retreat that is an opportunity to re-experience aspects of the summer’s work and bring it to a new level of integration.
Held in the South of France each February, this gathering is for those who have attended a 10 Day “Radical Aliveness Retreat” in Europe or the USA or for those who have attended 2 workshops.
The winter retreat has a different pace than the summer Radical Aliveness, but it always goes very deep. Generally the days are not as long, but the structure tends to be more spontaneous and unfolds as Richard listens into what is happening both within the group and within the larger collective. Foundational elements of the teaching such as the Mandala work, dream work, and body awareness practices are used, but there is a greater element of improvisation. Often it is in the winter that Richard will experiment with introducing new elements of the work and new exercises and practices to stimulate participants to learn and grown on their transformational journey.
Richard eats every meal with participants, saving breakfast for former European Deepening Program or Mentor graduates, lunches for the current European Deepening Program participants and dinner for everyone else who wants to have some time with him. Whether in session of at the meals you will have a chance to get your questions answered and to discuss aspects of your life where you wish to have his guidance.
As with the summer retreat, there is a team of people very familiar with the work as well as interpreter, Lucie Nerot.
Next program starts February 2018
Information at : firstname.lastname@example.org
The European Deepening Program is the equivalent in Europe of the U.S.A. Mentor Program. It is interpreted in English and French. It is a three year program consisting of two one-week meetings per year. One meeting takes place in France au Hameau de l’étoile during the winter retreat. The second meeting takes place in early September in Lone Pine, California, at the majestic high-desert ranch – The Great Space – the home of Richard’s deceased mentor, Franklin Merrill-Wolff. The group size is limited to 20 people allowing for intensive training and individual depth work. It is a profound opportunity to grow and transform under Richard’s mentorship. Participants are encouraged to join the team during the summer retreat to gain further experience of and insight into the work and maximize contact with him.
Pre-requisite: To apply for acceptance into this program you must have attended a summer 10-day Retreat in France or a Radical Aliveness Seminar in the U.S.
For a thorough description of the intent and requirements to be considered for acceptance to the Program and for further information regarding the next European Deepening, please contact us.
Mentor Program – USA
Mentor Program – USA
The program started in July 2016
Information at : email@example.com
The Mentor Program is a three year program consisting of two one-week meetings per year. The group size is small allowing for intensive training and individual depth work. It is a profound opportunity to grow and transform under Richard’s mentorship. Participants are encouraged to assist at one or more of Richard’s retreats during these three years to gain further experience of and insight into the work and maximize contact with him.
Pre-requisite: To apply for acceptance into this program you must have attended a Radical Aliveness Seminar or two Deep Work Programs.
For a thorough description of the intent and requirements to be considered for acceptance to the Program and for further information regarding the next USA Mentor Program email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Gathering – Europe
- Next Annual Program in Europe
Sunday 28 July - Sunday 4 August
Chemin sur Martigny – Switzerland
For many years this program has been held in Chemin, Swizterland. It is open to individuals who have attended the European Deepening Program in France or a Mentor Program in the U.S. or for those who have attended at least one winter retreat in France. It is a gathering of a community of people who have been part of the work, sometimes for more than 20 years. Yet, new people are always welcome. It is the combination of long-time association and newer members that keep the Graduate Program dynamic and love-filled.
Couples Deep Work Intensive
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The existing paradigm of couple relationships, so deeply rooted in Patriarchy, is evolving quickly. Old role models and patterns of self-identification within relationships are in profound flux bringing confusion and fear. Even when our deepest hope and desire is to achieve enduring love and rich intimacy, we so often find ourselves facing schisms and suffering we do not know how to effectively meet.
In this work we will look at how every couple can learn to invent and co-create together a new appreciation and experience of intimacy. We will focus on creative communication and listening practices that invite new potentials for knowing and respecting each other. We will learn how to sense and trust the “field” of the relationship, so that the relationship itself becomes a guide and teacher. We will engage shadow material in a healthy and transformative way. Finally, we will explore practices for joining in deeply embodied Erosic connection.
This is not couples therapy. It will help address problems within a relationship, but it is an invitation to couples who wish to live their relationship as their spiritual path. It is about couples becoming partners in the evolution of consciousness.