Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

2022 Events with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Gurudev will be offering a series of live, in-person programs here at the Center this May 12–15 and July 9–14. 

May 12–15 Programs

Includes birthday celebration for Gurudev on May 13!

MEDITATE FOR PEACE WITH GURUDEV

May 13

Venue: Main Meditation Hall

Doors open at 9:00 am; session starts at 10:00 am (please make your travel plans accordingly).

Note Participants registered for programs are already included—you do not need to RSVP. Only visitors need to RSVP at this link.

Holistic health RETREAT

May 12–15

This exciting program focuses on health, healing, and Ayurveda. You’ll also engage in yoga, daily guided meditations, evening wisdom Q&A, and evening gatherings for music, chanting, and community. Some program sessions will be led by experienced faculty and some by Gurudev. This retreat includes the Meditation & Satsang Package.

Schedule
(Tentative; session times are subject to change.)
All times are Eastern Standard Time (ET).
May 12  7:30–9:00 pm
May 13  10:00 am–12:30 pm, 4:00–5:30, and 7:30–9:00 pm
May 14  7:00–9:00 am, 11:00 am–1:00 pm, 4:00–5:30 pm, and 7:30–9:00 pm 
May 15  7:00–9:00 am, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
 
Prerequisite SKY Breath Meditation/SKY Campus/Happiness Retreat

From $800 per person—includes program tuition, accommodations, and meals. Final cost based on selected housing.

Guru PujA 2

May 12–15

Guru Puja is a traditional ceremony of gratitude honoring the lineage of spiritual masters who have been the custodians of the knowledge of the Self.

Under the loving guidance of Bhanu, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s sister, learn to chant and perform the Guru Puja. Chanting the Guru Puja unites our minds with this tradition of masters. Many participants report an experience of the presence of Divinity during the course and from performing the Puja.

The program also includes beautiful ancient knowledge, lovely guru stories, and a profound feeling of the presence of these great masters.

This course brings the qualification necessary to invoke the lineage of spiritual masters through the puja chant taught during Guru Puja Part 1.

Prerequisite Guru Puja 1 course

From $700 per person—includes program tuition, accommodations, and meals. Final cost based on selected housing.

Meditation & Satsang Package

May 12–15

Spend your days with noon meditations diving deep into peace and clarity, and your evenings in satsang—entering that shared space of support, unity, and joy.

Important Note For children 7 years of age and below, we request one parent be with their child to attend the noon meditation and satsangs in Veda 4 where LIVE webcast will be available.

Schedule
(Tentative; session times are subject to change.)
All times are Eastern Standard Time (ET).
May 12  7:30–9:00 pm
May 13  10:00 am–12:30 pm and 7:30–9:00 pm
May 14  12:00–1:00 pm and 7:30–9:00 pm
May 15  12:00–1:00 pm

From $550 per person—includes program tuition, accommodations, and meals. Final cost based on selected housing.

Intuition Process Kids Program

May 12–15

This revolutionary program teaches children and teenagers from 5–17 years of age, simple and powerful techniques which enable them to access, cultivate and maintain their inherent intuitive capacity. They’ll learn practices that enhance decision making, increase self-confidence, bolster study habits, better, and help them communicate more effectively. 

Schedule Juniors (5–7 years)
(Tentative; session times are subject to change.)
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
May 14  11:00 am–1:00 pm
May 15  11:00 am–1:00 pm

Schedule Seniors (8–17 years)
(Tentative; session times are subject to change.)
All times are Eastern Standard Time (ET).
May 14  10:30 am–1:00 pm
May 15  10:30 am–1:00 pm

From $1285 per person—includes program tuition, accommodations, and meals. Final cost based on selected housing.

LIVE STREAMING PASSES

May 12–15

Can’t make it to the Center? No worries—celebrate with Gurudev virtually with this virtual daily noon meditation and satsang package. We’ll broadcast online through Zoom. You’ll receive the Zoom link when you register. 

Please note The livestream platform does not allow simultaneous logins from multiple locations or devices. Please don’t share your login with anyone. You will be logged out if someone else logs in from another location. A recording will be available for viewing 24 hours after the livestream ends. This will allow you to watch the wisdom series at your convenience if the scheduled times don’t work with your schedule.

SOLD OUT

Join us at the Center in Boone for a wonderful mix of restorative breathing practices, deep wisdom, silence, and powerful guided meditations. Take your energy to another level, reconnect with your practice, and spend time in community with other Art of Living family and friends old and new.  Starting at $1500; includes tuition, housing, and meals.

Please note All silence course sessions will be streamed into the Veda Halls. An in-person meditation and darshan will be held with Gurudev on one of the days.

If multiple members of a family are registering in the same room for the Silent Retreat, please select the accommodation type when selecting your room and then change “Guests in room” to the total number of members in your family—including yourself—that will be registering.

If you are registering a family member who is not not taking the Silent Retreat that will be staying in your room, go to the “Optional Items” section of the registration page and select the number of family members who are non-course participants. Kids below five years of age are complimentary;  and anyone 5+ years needs to be counted as a family member.

*At this time, we request that you register for one on-campus Silent Retreat only, so that all who wish have the opportunity to stay on-site. We encourage you to attend one on-campus retreat and join us online for the other.

Day Passes

Includes darshan with Gurudev at 11:00 am, noon meditation, and a boxed lunch. Campus access for visitors is from 9:30 am–4:00 pm only. 

Cost $150, per person.

  • You will be required to check-in at Registration upon arrival to get a wristband before darshan, so please plan your travel accordingly.
  • Boxed lunch available for pick-up at the Dining Hall between 1:00–2:00 pm.

Day passes do not include dinner, satsang, and accommodations.

  • Children below 5 years of age are free. Important note For children 7 years of age and below, we request one parent be with their child to attend the noon meditation in Veda 4 where LIVE webcast will be available.

Cost $150.

Kids under age 5 are complimentary; children 5+ years old need a separate day pass. Day passes are per person and must be purchased for each family member.

July 9–14

Includes Guru Purnima celebration on July 13!

Tentative Program Offerings

  • Silent Retreat
  • Guru Puja 1
  • Intuition Program for kids
  • SKY Kids & SKY Teens

More information coming soon.

On-CAMPUS Silent Retreat

December 21–24 or December 26–29*

Join us at the Center in Boone for a wonderful mix of restorative breathing practices, deep wisdom, silence, and powerful guided meditations. Take your energy to another level, reconnect with your practice, and spend time in community with other Art of Living family and friends old and new.  Starting at $1500; includes tuition, housing, and meals.

Please note All silence course sessions will be streamed into the Veda Halls. An in-person meditation and darshan will be held with Gurudev on one of the days.

If multiple members of a family are registering in the same room for the Silent Retreat, please select the accommodation type when selecting your room and then change “Guests in room” to the total number of members in your family—including yourself—that will be registering.

If you are registering a family member who is not not taking the Silent Retreat that will be staying in your room, go to the “Optional Items” section of the registration page and select the number of family members who are non-course participants. Kids below five years of age are complimentary;  and anyone 5+ years needs to be counted as a family member.

*At this time, we request that you register for one on-campus Silent Retreat only, so that all who wish have the opportunity to stay on-site. We encourage you to attend one on-campus retreat and join us online for the other.

Online Silent Retreat

Can’t make it to the Center? Don’t worry—we’ll be livestreaming. Join us virtually for this beautiful program. Choose from four different sessions in EST or PST. Cost $500.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Onsite Hotel and Retreat rooms are fully booked. 

We have now closed family accommodations form and hotel room request form as we are unable to take a waitlist.

We suggest that you book a hotel or Airbnb around the Art of Living Retreat Center. If you are staying offsite; we have limited registrations open for all programs. You can now register for a program choosing the “Commuter” option.

To enhance the experience of your course and events, we highly encourage you to book housing on Center premises. Please note the following:

  • When you register, please select appropriate housing option.
  • Onsite Accommodations are available to those who sign up for programs which are for the full duration of the event for May 12—15.
  • ID will be required at check-in for all adults and children.
  • Limited hotel rooms, family accommodations, and double and triple occupancy rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Men and women will be housed separately, except for family registrations.
  • To reserve family housing or hotel rooms, please review and follow the steps below.
 

Family Housing

  • Please note that family housing course packages include: tuition, housing, and meals starting with dinner on May 12 and ending with lunch on May 15.
  • While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, family housing is very limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to ensure availability.
  • Family housing is only applicable to families with children under the age of 18.
  • All family members staying in family housing should be registered for a program.
  • Please email [email protected] for more information.

How to Register for Family Housing  (families with children under the age of 18)

  1. First register yourself and your family members for any program by selecting the appropriate housing option when you register ( i.e., retreat room double or triple)
  2. After you register all members of your family, please fill out the FAMILY HOUSING FORM. This will help us in assigning your room.
  3. There is no charge for children under 5 years of age co-sleeping with parents; children over 5 years of age will be charged and will have a bed.

How to Request a Hotel Room at the Retreat Center

If you wish to reserve a hotel room located at the Art of living Retreat Center,

  1. First register and select the hotel room accommodation option.
  2. Then, fill out the HOTEL ROOM FORM. (Room prices are listed on the form.)
  3. Your course registration does not include your room charges. You will have to pay for the hotel room separately once your hotel room request is approved.
  4. Once we receive your form, based upon the availability, we will confirm your reservation and charge your credit card on file.
  5. Please note that filling the hotel form does not guarantee hotel accommodation.

Live online satsang package

Celebrate with Gurudev virtually with this online Satsang package.

This pass includes virtual access to the live online Satsangs from December 26–29. (Nightly at 7:30 EST). Satsangs are broadcast online through Zoom. You’ll receive the Zoom link when you register. 
Cost $195.

Transportation

For transportation from the Charlotte, NC (CLT) airport to the Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) in Boone, we suggest the following options:

  1. Taxi-Apps – Uber/Lyft
  2. Hickory Hop (Airport Shuttle Service)
  3. Use the forums page to find and share a ride from CLT to Boone. 

For transportation from AOLRC to CLT, because we understand it is harder for participants to find a ride, we have arranged a shuttle for you departing on Friday, May 15, at 1:30 pm ET. There are limited seats—please register early to save your spot.

MEALS

Dinner from the day of arrival through lunch on the day of departure are included, however, please note that

  • No sit-down dining will be available at the Center
  • All meals will be served in to-go boxes
  • You may bring food from outside. We are a no meat, no alcohol facility— Meat and alcohol are not permitted.
  • The Center serves a delicious range of healthy, vegetarian cuisine.

 

Feel free to check with the dining team if you have any questions related to ingredients and allergens.

SHANKARA AYURVEDA WELLNESS

While you’re here, we invite you to combine your retreat with authentic Ayurveda for rejuvenation on all levels—body, mind and spirit. Shankara Ayurveda Wellness offers unique holistic treatments along with traditional services that can bring your whole-being back into balance.

Booking in advance is strongly encouraged and the only way to guarantee the service of your choice at your desired time. For pricing information and booking, please call Shankara Ayurveda Wellness at 828-264-8382.

Find out more here.

COVID-19 HEALTH GUIDELINES

  • In compliance with CDC travel guidelines, all attendees on campus are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a lab certified Covid-19 test that produced negative results within 72 hours of your arrival.
  • All campus attendees are required to check-in one at a time, have their temperature taken, answer screening questions, and sign a health waiver.
  • Guests on property will be monitored for symptoms and possible exposure on a daily basis. If they show any symptoms, they will be asked to leave the premises and seek medical advice immediately.
  • All guests will be screened for symptoms and required to sign waivers certifying their health and freedom from possible exposure to the Coronavirus.
  • Guests who have been exposed to, or show symptoms related to COVID-19, will be asked to leave the property and seek medical advice immediately.


Read all of our health and safety protocols here.

PARKING INFORMATION

  • Parking is available at the retreat center, but very limited.
  • Carpooling is strongly encouraged; parking preference will be given to course participants with three or more people per car.*
  • Only cars that have a valid parking permit are allowed to park on center premises.
  • Security personnel stationed at our entrance will distribute the parking permits upon your arrival.
  • Cars without permits, or not parked in designated spots, will be towed at the owner’s expense.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For Programs

  1. Written cancellation requests received up to May 1, will receive a full refund minus a $100 processing fee.
  2. Written cancellation requests received after May 1: program expenses are non-refundable except in case of emergency. Program fee refundable minus a $100 processing fee.
  3.  No refunds or credits will be given to any no shows, or should a participant decide to leave the program, except in case of emergency.

For Hotel Rooms

  1. Written request for hotel room cancellation received up to seven days before the program start date:  full refund.
  2. Written request for hotel room cancellation received seven days or less before the program start date: full refund minus one night hotel room charge.
  3. No shows: no refunds.
  4. Program cancellation fees will be applicable as listed above.

CONTACT US

For more information 

Call 828-513-0032

Email [email protected]

Address: Art of Living Retreat Center, 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

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Small Group Inquiry Request

Note: You will receive an email confirming our receipt of your inquiry.

Our peak season runs April–November, so space fills up quickly during that time.