Meditation Retreat

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$615 Weds–Fri • $715 Fri–Sun
(based on single occupancy)
Art of Living Faculty
Retreat Type
Art of LivingArt of Living
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Online ProgramOnline Program
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Relieve StressRelieve Stress

Calm body and mind—effortlessly.

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Do you wonder what prevents you from living each moment fully and with joy? Do you often feel that your mind is too busy, too tired or too overwhelmed by thoughts? Is that “monkey mind” causing insomnia, anger, depression, physical tension, or any of the other hosts of symptoms and diseases related to anxiety and chronic stress? The simple, powerful technique of meditation can effortlessly calm the mind, boost immunity, and decrease the physical and psychological stressors you’re experiencing.

Create a Lifelong Habit

Anyone can learn to meditate. The key to success is a powerful technique, experienced guidance, and practice. Our signature Meditation Retreat offers all of this—and more. You’ll work with an experienced teacher to learn a technique you can easily use at home (or any where you may be, at any time), and receive individual guidance during those critical first few days of practice. You’ll learn to

  • Slow down, rest, and get centered
  • Recharge your energy and enthusiasm
  • Build resilience and use tools to deal with bad times
  • Tune in to your true self and life purpose.

Connect to the Source

In Sanskrit, Sahaj means effortless. Samadhi is meditation—a natural state beyond waking, sleeping, and dreaming that is an unlimited reservoir of energy, intelligence and creative power and a place of infinite peace and tranquility. The practice of Sahaj Samadhi meditation brings these qualities of increased energy, clarity, joy, and deep inner peace into our daily experience.

Anyone can learn Sahaj Samadhi Meditation, and become fully proficient with just a few hours of training. The benefits are rapid, tangible, and cumulative, and the practice itself is relaxing and enjoyable.

Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older

Research

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Sahaj Researchers from Western University Department of Psychiatry won the top award from 17th World Psychiatry Congress in Berlin. Learn more about this award and Sahaj Samadhi Meditation research.

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Schedule

Subject to change.

Arrival Day
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:15–7:30 pm Orientation (In Venue)
7:30–9:00 pm Session

Daily
7:30–8:30 am Yoga
8:30–9:30 am Breakfast
10:30 am–12:30 pm Session
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
2:00–5:00 pm Free Time
5:15–6:00 pm Session
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner
7:30–8:15 pm Kirtan Meditative Chant (Optional)

Departure Day
7:30–8:30 am Yoga
8:30–9:30 am Breakfast*
Please checkout during breakfast; your luggage may be stored at Reception.
10:30 am–12:30 pm Session
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES 
To ensure a space, please register for  these activities by calling 800-392-6870 prior to your arrival.

Guided Hiking (1 hr) Saturdays Only

Ayurveda Cooking Class $35 (1 hr) Thu & Sat
Learn how to best nourish your specific body type and thrive in every season.

Pottery Class $30 (1 hr, additional cost) Saturday
Explore your creativity. Get hands-on experience in throwing on the wheel, hand-building and decorating handmade pots.

Mealtimes
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

Presenters

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Art of Living Faculty

Art of Living faculty are teachers from all over the world who integrate their passion for teaching with a dedication to service of others. Inspired by their own personal experiences of transformation and joy, our teachers blend ancient, timeless wisdom with contemporary approaches to well-being to bring you a heart-based approach rooted in the authentic, effective techniques of Ayurveda, meditation, and breathwork—the very best of health and wellness.

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 checkout. (Rates below are per person.)

Private Hotel Room
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$695 (Wed-Fri) / $795 (Fri-Sun)
  • King bed or two full beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Grounds and Facilities, including Gym & Steam Rooms
Private Retreat Room
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$615 (Wed-Fri) / $715 (Fri-Sun)
  • Two Twin Beds
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Fresh Fruit
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Access to Grounds and Facilities, including Gym & Steam Rooms

Reviews

Nathan S.
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This has been a very emotional and life-changing experience for me. As a veteran of combat and seeing a lot of death, it has given me happiness and a hope for long-term happiness.
Carsten L.
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Very clear that the faculty is passionate about what they are doing and helping people.
Lorrin F.
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This was my introduction to meditation. It was very easy to understand and practice. The teachers were compassionate and instructive without showing any judgment.
Diane Y.
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Both instructors and the program were highly effective for me and I am inspired to make this change in my life
Kelly G.
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I learned a lot from this program. Our instructor was knowledgible and program length was good for a weekend retreat.
Alandra M.
Program Participant
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The faculty were extremely knowledgeable in the practice and expert at presenting the material. Very relaxing and enjoyable.
Kristin O.
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Program was very peaceful and helpful, especially since I had no experience meditating. It was better than expected for a beginner.
Gunjan M.
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Experienced a heart felt program that gently guided me in going deeper into my meditation practice. Thank you!
Susan S.
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This program was life-changing!
Tiffany C.
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This has taught me how to breathe and deal with the stress of life. I can't wait to apply the techniques I learned.
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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.

A Retreat in the Mountains

During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails and bask in the fresh mountain air, enjoy a pottery or watercolor painting class, release stress with a therapeutic spa treatment, the choice is yours. (Additional fees may apply.)

Make Your Retreat Extra Special

Combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. The recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is an Abhyanga massage (“Abby” for short), followed by a relaxing steam to further release stress.

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Location

639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607
800.392.6870

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation on our tranquil mountaintop campus set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.  

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"A magnificent place for a refreshing retreat. So peaceful and close to nature as it can be."
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"Excellent food, spa, tons of activities outside of program warm environment for growth Thank you!"
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"The techniques I learned here have literally transformed my life."
- Michelle L.
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"Excellent program, beautiful surroundings. Wonderful setting for deep connection & reset."
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"I did not know what to expect. I am very pleased with what I have learned and excited to bring back home."
- Bonnie M.
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"Beautiful grounds with wonderful, genuinely loving instructors. This was a life changing experience!"
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