Celebrating Wisdom

Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, comes back to Boone, North Carolina, this December to share powerful wisdom in a series of intimate talks and guided practices. In this combination of two programs, you’ll explore ways to free the mind and discover your infinite nature.

For More Info Please Call:  828-513-0032

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“Your needs are fully taken care of. You are being loved very dearly. This reminder softens you; brings about miracles around you, and changes your life. This reminder brings plentitude: there is nothing lacking for you. And that is the complete ‘letting go’.”

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING

2019 SHUTTLE SERVICE

  • Airport shuttles are available between Charlotte Airport and Boone.
  • Please arrive at the Charlotte Airport at least one hour before your shuttle departure to Boone. (See times below)
  • Pick up will be from Charlotte Airport Baggage Claim Area D.
  • Please take into account the transit time of 2.5 hours between CLT and Boone while you make your flight reservations.
  • Shuttle reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable for another time.

 

Shuttle from Charlotte Airport to Boone
December 21—9:00 am or 12:00 pm
December 24—9:00 am or 12:00 pm
December 26—12:00 pm

Shuttle from Boone to Charlotte Airport

December 24—2:00 pm
December 29—2:00 pm

PARKING INFORMATION AND PARKING PERMIT

  • 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.

*CARPOOLING FORUMS PAGE

COMING SOON! Visit our forums page to find carpool buddies.

VISITORS

  • We invite you to join us for Christmas celebrations and satsang on December 25. 
  • You may enjoy meals at the Art of Living Retreat Center by purchasing passes for $10/meal/person. 
  • Currently, accommodation is reserved for registered course participants. We will update this page by early December if visitor accommodation is available on campus. We recommend you make alternate arrangements in nearby hotels or via Airbnb. 
  • We request all visitors to sit in the designated visitor seating area during evening satsang. Please support maintaining silence for retreat participants.
  • Visitors with children under the age of 14 will be guided to Veda 3 where a live feed of the program will be telecast during the evening satsang. 
  • Children below the age of 17 are minors according to Boone, North Carolina county law. For the safety of your child, we require an adult or guardian be with your children at all times,  including during the evening satsang.

VOLUNTEERS

 If you are interested in volunteering for the December 2019 with Sri Sri Event at the Art of Living Retreat Center, please complete this application formThank you for your interest!

CONTACT US

For information about courses and events with Sri Sri,

 Please Call 828-513-0032

Email [email protected]

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

ACCOMMODATIONS

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.
  • Limited rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Men and women will be housed separately.
  • Limited shared housing are available for physically challenged participants on a first come, first served basis—please email [email protected].
  • Limited family housing is available on a first come, first serve basis for those with children under the age of 18. Please select the FAMILY HOUSING option during your course registration and fill out the family housing form AFTER you register yourself and your family members. 
  • If you are making your own accommodation arrangements, please select SELF-ARRANGED HOUSING option during your registration.

 

FAMILY HOUSING

  • Please note that the family housing course package includes: course tuition, housing, and meals starting with dinner and ending with breakfast on the registered course check-in day through check out day. Please note that three meals will be served each daybreakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, family housing is very limited, and is made available on a first come first served basis without any guarantee of availability.  Please reserve early to ensure availability.
  • Family housing is only applicable to families with minor children under the age of 18.
  • For participants aged 18 years and older, men and women will be housed separately at the Art of Living Retreat Center.
  • All family members staying in family housing should be registered for courses.
  • Housing is provided on a quad sharing basis.
  • Please email [email protected] for more information. 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR FAMILY HOUSING (For families with minor children under the age of 18yrs)

  • Please register yourself and your family members for courses. Select the appropriate housing option when you register. 
  • After you register all members of your family, please fill out the FAMILY HOUSING FORM. This will help us assign all members of the family together in a room.
  • Children under 5yrs of age, need to be registered for Angels program but can stay on premises at no charge if they are co-sleeping with the parent.

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

    • Please register selecting Hotel Room Request at Retreat Center accommodation option.
    • Fill out the HOTEL ROOM FORM. (room prices have been listed in the form)
  • Please note that 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.
  • Once we receive your form, you will receive a payment link for your hotel reservation. Please note that filling the hotel form does not guarantee hotel accommodation. 

 

Hotel Room at Retreat Center Cancellation Policy

  • Written request for hotel room cancellation received up to 7 days before the program start date – Full refund.
  • Written request for hotel room cancellation received 7 days or less before the program start date – Full refund minus one night hotel room charge.
  • No shows – No refunds.

Cancellation Policy

  • For written cancellation requests received up to 10 days before the course start date, we will provide a refund of the course fee and expenses, subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • For written cancellation requests received 10 days or less before the program starts, the program expenses are not refundable.  The VVM course fee refundable subject to a $100 cancellation fee
  • No shows: No refunds or credits will be given.

Please note:

Any exceptions to the policy e.g. in the case of medical emergency will require a written request along with submission of a letter from a physician or other relevant documentation; and will be considered by the administration once all documentation is provided. Exceptions are not guaranteed.

The course fee cannot be applied towards a future VVM program.

Youth Courses Cancellation Policy

  • For written cancellation requests received up to 10 days before the course start date, we will provide a refund of the course fee and expenses, subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • For written cancellation requests received 10 days or less before the program starts, the program expenses are not refundable. The VVM course fee is refundable subject to a $100 cancellation fee.
  • No shows: No refunds or credits will be given.

 

Hotel Room at Retreat Center Cancellation Policy

  • Written request for hotel room cancellation received up to 7 days before the program start date – Full refund.
  • Written request for hotel room cancellation received 7 days or less before the program start date – Full refund minus one night hotel room charge.
  • No shows – No refunds.