Fourth Annual Being & Becoming Virtual Weekend Seminar , 2013

Lenox, Massachusetts
Saturday, February 23, 2013

     Being & Becoming Virtual Weekend Seminar: (February 23-24)
     Accessible by phone and internet worldwide

Discover a New Path to Spiritual Awakening

Experience Evolutionary Enlightenment from wherever you are in the world

Join Andrew Cohen, globally recognized spiritual teacher, best-selling author of Evolutionary Enlightenment, and founder of EnlightenNext, for a two-day virtual retreat.

Over the last twenty-six years, thousands of people have had life-changing experiences on retreat with Andrew Cohen. Normally, to experience those benefits, you’d often have to travel long distances to attend live, in-person events with him. Now, though, you can discover Evolutionary Enlightenment from wherever you are in the world.

That’s because, for several years now, EnlightenNext has been pioneering powerful ways to employ new technology for higher spiritual development.

And during the Fourth Annual Being & Becoming Virtual Weekend Retreat, you will experience the cumulative fruits not only of EnlightenNext’s years of experience with facilitating spiritual transformation using advanced communications technology, but also Andrew Cohen’s twenty-six years of leading hundreds, and even thousands, of participants at a time.

Participating is easy: all you need is a telephone and computer with an internet connection.


During the Being & Becoming Virtual Weekend Retreat, you will be guided through one of the most relevant and leading-edge models for individual and collective spiritual development available today: Evolutionary Enlightenment. As Andrew describes in his best-selling book, Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening, the typical messages of much of contemporary mysticism—“live in the moment” and “discover the power of now”—while still powerful, are no longer enough.

Instead, Andrew redefines spirituality for today’s world–a world characterized by exponential change and an ever-expanding appreciation for the processes of evolution. His teaching work is focused entirely on aligning yourself with what he calls “the evolutionary impulse.”

Andrew’s message is simple, yet profound: Life is evolution, and enlightenment is about waking up to this fundamentally creative impulse as your own deepest, most authentic self—so that you can play an active role in creating the future.

And over these two days, that is exactly what you will discover more deeply how to do.


Since 1986, Andrew has been traveling the world giving public lectures and leading intensive retreats. Through his writings, teachings, and ongoing dialogues with leading philosophers, scientists, and mystics, he has become known as one of the defining voices of a new “evolutionary spirituality.”

With Evolutionary Enlightenment, Andrew has brought the timeless depth of enlightened wisdom into the twenty-first century and significantly redirected its purpose and promise–calling not for transcendence of worldly attachment, or even for compassionate care and service, but for a deep and heroic responsibility for the evolution of the world.

    "Andrew has the pulse of modern life at his fingertips. His diagnosis of the demands and distractions of our noisy, busy world shows the accuracy of a skilled diagnostician"
    —Deepak Chopra

    "Andrew Cohen has arrived at an insight that is crucial for our historical situation. Enlightenment is not a movement out of the everyday world but is instead a profound entrance into deep participation int the evolution of the universe. Rarely have I encountered such simple, searing wisdom connecting religious ideas about enlightenment with the scientific understanding of an evolutionary cosmos." —Brian Swimme

Evolutionary Enlightenment is far more than a vision or theory. In working with thousands of people around the world for over two decades, Andrew’s efforts have led to a series of collective, or “intersubjective,” breakthroughs into the higher states of consciousness he describes in his best-selling book Evolutionary Enlightenment.

As a result, a growing network of people interested in higher human development—“Evolutionaries”—have begun to lay the foundations for what some consider a new cultural paradigm.

    "Andrew Cohen is the most precise teacher of the essence of spiritual conscious evolution and its social contribution. He has identified the impulse of evolution as our own subjective yearning to create, and he has given us ways of cultivating that creativity as a spiritual path toward authentic selfhood. This is the growing edge of spiritual/social evolution, and he is on it." —Barbara Marx Hubbard

    "Andrew Cohen is a truly remarkable spiritual teacher on the cutting edge of evolutionary thinking and action. He and his students are playing and invaluable leadership role in the emergence of evolutionary spirituality: and integrity-based, deeply meaningful approach to life grounded in our best scientific understandings of cosmic, earth, biological, and human history." —Michael Dowd
Andrew will bring his diverse experience as a teacher, author, and cultural visionary to bear on creating a rich, transformative, and even enlightening experience during the Being & Becoming Virtual Weekend Retreat.


Read what prior years participants have said about Virtual Being & Becoming Retreats with Andrew Cohen:

    I appreciated discovering a deeper understanding of the principles of Evolutionary Enlightenment, and a shift in my own consciousness, that led to a change in the way I act in the world. — A.F.

    It's always a pleasure and an illuminating experience to be with Andrew Cohen, and the virtual format is delightful, since I'm in Brazil! — B.G.

    I've been to two longer retreats, one shorter one, and now the virtual one. In all of these retreats the time with Andrew is the most memorable, so the virtual retreat loses nothing there. I also specifically valued the virtual retreat format, because during a longer retreat you’re gone from ‘your life’ and are fully immersed in Evolutionary Enlightenment, and so the contrast can’t be bigger when returning home. But that was not the case after this virtual retreat. It was a fantastic event and I hope for more in the future. —W.R.

    I gained a basic understanding of the principles of Evolutionary Enlightenment and the importance not just of learning these principles, but of engaging with others in the process of moving forward towards the future evolution of our world. —C.J.L.
These participants’ experiences exemplify how Andrew Cohen creates a powerful structure for virtual retreats–one that inspires, empowers, and compels individuals to meet the challenging call of our times.

Retreat photography: Tara Jones Photography

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Payment Instructions

    Take part in this virtual seminar for free with Early Bird registration for the 2013 Summer Retreat by Feb 22.

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