Keys to Leading a Blessed Life

“The Blessings Course made me realize how sacred life is, how sacred every breath you take is…” 


The Blessings Course offers an experience of abundance, contentment, and fulfillment. These qualities are natural to all of us; through unique processes and guided meditations, the course brings them to the forefront of our experience. 


Through powerful meditations and interactive processes, you will:


  • Learn keys to leading a blessed life
  • Release inhibitions and blocks to your potential
  • Experience freedom from worry and fear
  • Discover powerful tools to share blessings with others

Fulfillment is a beautiful quality of consciousness. It gives one the ability to bless and be an instrument of healing. Being able to bless is a complete expression of a caring and sharing attitude, of being available to serve and bring peace and harmony to those around you. Many people have reported miraculous experiences. 


Especially for this program, attendance at all sessions is required.

John Osborne Art of Living 

John Osborne is a graduate of Hamilton College, and Yale Divinity School where he received an M.Div with an emphasis on Pastoral Counseling. He has been teaching mind/body and stress management techniques since 1975, with the Art of Living since 1989. 

Retreat: Hotel Room Single
Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds, flat screen TV, wifi, refrigerator, private bath, daily vegetarian meals.


Retreat: Hotel Room Double Sharing

Rate includes King Bed or Two Full Beds*, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual.


Retreat: Retreat Room Single

Rate includes Twin Bed, daily vegetarian meals (dinner the night of check-in and breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout your stay.


Retreat: Retreat Room Double Sharing

Rate includes Twin Beds, Room will be shared with a maximum of 1 other individual from the same gender.


Retreat: Retreat Room Triple Sharing

Rate includes Twin Bed, Room will be shared with a maximum of 2 other individuals from the same gender.


All sessions are mandatory for this program


Orientation: 7:00 – 7:20 pm
Session: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Fri & Sat

Session: 6:30 – 8:30 am
Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:15 am
Seva: 9:15 – 10:00 am
Session: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Seva: 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Session: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Seva: 6:45 – 7:30 pm
Session: 7:30 – 9:30 pm


Session: 6:30 – 8:30 am
Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:15 am
Seva: 9:15 – 10:00 am
Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Session: 1:30 – 3:00 pm (mandatory: everyone attending the Blessings course has to attend this session. Participants can leave after 3 pm session but not before that.)

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The Art of Living Retreat Center
639 Whispering Hills Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Phone Number

If you need anything, just give us a call.
Phone: (800)-392-6870

A warning about using GPS!

We do not recommend using your GPS for driving directions, as many roads are incorrectly marked in the navigation system and inputting our address will take you on a wild ride. Instead, we recommend using Google maps (above). Many prefer to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway route only May through October since the road closes often in winter.


Click here to open the map in Google Maps

Nearest Airport

There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles).
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)


The Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte airport to Boone five times daily. The cost is $90 per person. Please mention you are going to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone. Reservations are required, so please book ahead by contacting them directly. (828) 327-2340

Car Rental

Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, Hertz, National and Budget all offer car rentals at Charlotte airport. Please contact the rental company directly for pricing.
Uber: Uber has arrived in Boone. It is often possible to take an Uber from Charlotte airport all the way to the center’s reception. This is a very cost-effective option when traveling with friends or family.

Public Bus

The Mountaineer Express goes from Boone to Charlotte at 9:25am and from Charlotte to Boone at 6pm daily. Please check their schedule for current timings. To reach the Charlotte bus stop, you can take the Cat5 airport express. Once you arrive in Boone, you can take an Uber to the center.

Date & Time

Starts: Apr 18, 2019 07:00 PM

Ends: Apr 21, 2019 03:00 PM


Starting at $745, including tuition, room, board and expenses


Happiness Program/ YesPlus/ Art of Living course and 2 Art Of Silence Courses

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