Meditation Retreat

Twice Monthly
From
$190 $395
Special Rate to Support You During COVID-19
SAVE MORE: $75 for Previous Program Graduates—must call to register.
144 Google Reviews
4.9/5
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.

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.

People aged 16 years and above and of all backgrounds all ethnicities 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.

Research

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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The Next Best Thing to Being Here

This is not a pre-recorded program where you watch videos and try to keep up. These are live-streaming, interactive sessions with the same expert faculty you’d experience on our campus. You will have ample opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, participate in discussion, and connect with fellow participants. Pre-requisite: 18 years of age or older

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Presenters

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.

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.
Program Participant
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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.
Program Participant
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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.
Program Participant
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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.
Program Participant
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Experienced a heart felt program that gently guided me in going deeper into my meditation practice. Thank you!
Susan S.
Program Participate
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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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Online Program FAQs

Retreat Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program. 
 
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 the date of issue.

No credit or refund will be given if you cancel on the program start date, if you do not show up, or if you do not complete the program. No refund will be given 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.

Your program is hosted on Zoom. In order to participate, you will need one of the following:

  • Computer: Windows or Mac computer with speakers and a microphone. (Note: Webcams are recommended but not required.)
  • Mobile Device: iOS or Android 
  • Phone: mobile, desk or landline.

You can find out more about using Zoom here. 

Once you register and reserve your spot, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to access the online sessions. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-392-6870.

Schedule

We’re bringing our signature programming to you!

All the knowledge, interaction, and benefits of our on-campus program in a special online format! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with a like-minded community for support, education, and empowerment—in the comfort of your own home! 

Schedule (Friday–Sunday)

Friday 6:30–8:30 pm EST
Saturday 10:00 am–12:00 pm EST
Sunday 10:00 am–12:00 pm EST

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Twice Monthly
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Special Rate to Support You During COVID-19
SAVE MORE: $75 for Previous Program Graduates—must call to register.
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Google Reviews

144 Reviews
5/5
- Leslie E.
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"If you want to relax, recharge, and find yourself again, this is the place!"
- Vasily T.
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"A magnificent place for a refreshing retreat. So peaceful and close to nature as it can be."
- Becca N.
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"Excellent food, spa, tons of activities outside of program warm environment for growth Thank you!"
- Rob H.
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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."
- Dan V.
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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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