Winter Retreat: Tucson, Arizona (December 27- Jan 6)
Listen to senior teachers of Evolutionary Enlightenment and Retreat Directors, Mary Adams and Rob van Vliet speak about the journey of a Being & Becoming Retreat with Andrew Cohen. (1 hour)
Listen to Andrew Cohen and Steve McIntosh dialogue and answer questions about 'soul development', and how the Being & Becoming Retreats that Andrew leads can help you develop at the deepest level. (1 hour 30 mins)
Listen to Andrew Cohen and Carter Phipps dialogue and answer questions about Evolutionary Enlightenment, an Evolutionary worldview, and how the Being & Becoming Process that Andrew has pioneered over 25 years facilitates individual and collective development. (1 hour 30 mins)
Taken from a Q&A call with Andrew Cohen earlier this year, in this 30 minute audio highlight you will hear first hand how Andrew guides people on Being & Becoming Retreats, and how he regards success as the collective emergence of a new cultural worldspace between retreat participants. (30 mins)
Enjoy this classic animated audio clip of a young woman in dialogue with Andrew Cohen on retreat. She describes her experience of the 'Supermind' (4 mins).
Theme: In this first teaching from the 2012 Tuscany Being & Becoming Retreat, Andrew Cohen describes how the Enlightenment dimension of our interiors is untouched by time and history and only emerges if we relinquish time and history. (7 min)
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Theme: During the second day of the retreat Andrew described how assuming the position of no relationship to thought is a training for life. (9 min)
Theme: In the deepest dimension of yourself, nothing has ever happened. It is already free and infinite. (7 min)
Theme: In this audio Andrew speaks about the shift that occurs when we start to become an expression of the freedom that comes from knowing who we really are. (6 min)
Theme: On the closing day of the Being retreat Andrew described what it means to trust in what the mind can’t see and can’t know. (9 min)
Theme: In this clip Andrew introduces his teaches on 'Becoming.' He describes how the question that has always compelled him is, “How does the experience of transcending the fears and desires of the ego translate into human behavior?” (10 min)
Theme: If we become driven by a profound need to know our life will become a perpetual experience of insight and discovery. (10 min)
Theme: The ultimate nature of reality is both the timelessness of pure being and the eternal creativity of pure becoming. (9 min)
Theme: During this audio clip Andrew Cohen describes how each one of us is that one without a second that decided to come into form and initiated the process of evolution that has produced us in our current form as awakening human beings. (7 min)
Theme: With the discovery of the eternal creative aspiration we also discover that human life has meaning because we are on a cosmic journey of development—we are going somewhere. (10 min)
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Theme: In this audio clip, Andrew explains that the strength of our soul is measured in terms of our ability to hold an audaciously positive aspiration for ourselves, and our ability to realize that aspiration under pressure. (7 min)
Theme: In this audio clip, Andrew describes the third tenet as expanding our awareness to include more and more of the human experience without giving attention to the ego. (6 min)
Theme: In this audio clip, taken from the last day of the retreat, Andrew describes how there is an unbearable ache for those who see so much more is possible than what most people see. (10 min)
Theme: 'Something' is meditating on Nothing, and we are the something.
Theme: If you contemplate consciousness, and assume the position of consciousness, you experience lightness of being and joy, since that is its nature. It's a position you take, not a technique. (8 mins)
Theme: The mind is a machine and has no self nature. If you know it’s not you, then you don’t have to do anything about it (9 mins)
Theme: Assume no relationship to the content of consciousness to discover the deepest dimension of self, the nature of which is inherent freedom. (6 mins)
Theme: Emotional steadiness in one’s life comes from how profoundly we understand having no relationship to the content of consciousness. (9 mins)
Theme: The most fundamental shift from seeing oneself as a fragment to seeing oneself as never having been separate from the whole. (10 mins)
Theme: Only in a context of absolute withdrawal from engagement can you be free of all problems. When you awaken to the deepest part of yourself which has never been born can you experience the spiritual joy of unconditional freedom. (7 mins)
Theme: The nature of freedom itself - not freedom in relationship to anything else, or from anything. The overwhelming significance of awakening to the deepest dimension of our self which cannot be grasped or understood by the mind. (11 mins)
Theme: Experiences of ultimacy are given value and proven by our own transformation. Taking this radical position makes it real and creates traction in the world. (9 mins)
Theme: Discover and rediscover the deepest nature of yourself is inherent freedom, and keep rediscovering that the mind is a mechanical process.
Emergence means creating the conditions for higher potentials that never existed before to enter into time and space. Our Success depends upon you the individual. (7 min)
A very big part of a transformational process is going back to before the beginning and discovering a source of pure motivation that is uncorrupted by ego. (8 min)
In those times when we are undistracted by self-concern we fall into a natural state where there is a calm abiding, a lightness of being and spontaneous joy. What you are experiencing is the nature of your own consciousness as it already is. (8 min)
Spirit is both a pull all the way back to before the beginning and simultaneously, paradoxically also the desire to exist and to become. (11 min)
Big ideas need to accompany mystical insight in order to consciously embrace the developmental implications of what these insights reveal to us about the human experience and life as a whole. (7 min)
If you recognize that in order to achieve this particular goal you need to make a quantum leap in your own transformation, then you have to realize that it is in your hands. (9 min)
Do I have the moral courage and fortitude to be able to take on board that I am the eyes and the ears of the leading edge of a process that had a beginning fourteen billion years ago? (10 min)
From the perspective of evolutionary non-duality this is your project. When you let this in as absolute truth, your reason for being here is to give rise to that which is new. (10 min)
In all of manifestation the greatest truth is that we are going somewhere. (10 min)
We see this larger developmental process at work through a very big historical lens of cultural development, and we begin to see that something is really trying to happen here through the human experiment. (10 min)
On Saturday February 25th 2012, author Michael Wombacher held a conference call to answer questions about what it's like to attend a retreat with Andrew Cohen. Michael wrote 11 Days at the Edge: One Man's Journey into Evolutionary Enlightenment to share his experience of being on retreat. Thousands have read his book and find it an invaluable guide to Evolutionary Enlightenment.
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If you have any questions about this retreat, and would like to speak to a member of our retreat team please contact Aterah Nusrat at +1 413 637 6116 or by email at Evolutionaries@EnlightenNext.org