Blossom as an instrument of the divine.
Fulfillment is a beautiful quality of the consciousness and gives one the ability to bless. The Blessings Program offers an experience of abundance, contentment, and fulfillment through unique meditation processes. These qualities are natural to all of us, and the program brings them to the fore of our experience.
A blessing is always given to others, not for oneself. 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 who seek your help. Many people have reported miraculous experiences.
“That state when you don’t want anything … then the blessings that flow out are bound to materialize.” —Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Blessings Course is a subtle yet powerful program that includes unique processes and meditations designed to take the individual to a deep state of gratitude and fullness. Participants report that they become aware of the tremendous grace that flows to them and through them.
During the program, we’ll also delve deep into ancient wisdom—and relive their secrets of a good life—in short video sessions and group discussions. These will open up new areas of understanding in one’s life, and guide one towards better living.
Prerequisite Two Art of Living Silence Retreats.
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. He currently serves as the national director of Project Welcome Home Troops, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life of returning veterans and their families through mind/body practices.
Rooms & Pricing for On-Campus Events
All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (Rates below are Per Person)
On-Campus Program FAQs
For room reservations, Ayurveda Wellness Retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:
- Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
- Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content. AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions. For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.
To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.
Our property is always smoke-free.
Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically, we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy, and nuts.
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