Being & Becoming Retreat Summer 2012

Pratolino , Tuscany
Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Retreat: Tuscany, Italy, (August 10-25)




Video: Andrew Cohen on Being & Becoming








Audio: Creating the Conditions for Emergence, March 2012

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)

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Animated Audio: Supermind


Enjoy this classic animated audio clip of a young woman in dialogue with Andrew Cohen on retreat. She describers her experience of the 'Supermind.'
(4 mins)




Being Retreat Audio Highlights from Tuscany, Italy, 2011

Day 1 - Having no Relationship to the Content of Consciousness

Theme: 'Something' is meditating on Nothing, and we are the something.
(10 mins)

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Day 2 - The Nature of Consciousness is Lightness of Being and Joy

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)

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Day 3 - The Mind is a Mechanical Process

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)

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Day 4 - Primary Freedom

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)

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Day 5 - The Sign of Spiritual Maturity is a Shift in Values

Theme: Emotional steadiness in one’s life comes from how profoundly we understand having no relationship to the content of consciousness. (9 mins)

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Day 6 - The Significance of Non Duality: There is Only One, Not Two

Theme: The most fundamental shift from seeing oneself as a fragment to seeing oneself as never having been separate from the whole. (10 mins)

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Day 7 - The Best Vacation You’re Ever Going to Have

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)

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Day 8 - The Ground of Our Own Being is Infinitely Compelling

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)

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Day 9 - Bearing Witness to the Truth of Ultimacy

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)

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Day 10 - Practicing the Art and Science of Stillness

Theme: Discover and rediscover the deepest nature of yourself is inherent freedom, and keep rediscovering that the mind is a mechanical process.
(10 mins)

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Becoming Retreat Audio Highlights from Tuscany, Italy, 2011 

Day 11 - Emergence

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)

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Day 12 - Discovering a Source of Uncorrupted Motivation

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)

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Day 13 - A Natural State of Calm Abiding

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)

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Day 14 - The Nature of Spirit is Absolute

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)

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Day 15 - A Philosophical Orientation

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)

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Day 16 - It Is In Your Hands

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)

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Day 17 - The Soul in the Context of an Evolutionary Worldview

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)

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Day 18 - Using the Lens of Non-duality to embrace Evolution

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)

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Day 19 - Evolution is a Process that is Going Somewhere

In all of manifestation the greatest truth is that we are going somewhere. (10 min)

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Day 20 - How Evolution Works at the Level of Culture

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)

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Audio: Q&A with Author, Michael Wombacher, February 2012

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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Contact Us

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

 

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