Seeing Through the Structure of the Ego Realize Your True Self
An intensive 5-day retreat with Eli to help you see through the structure of your ego and awaken to your True Nature
June 9- 13, 2022
✔︎ Attend online or in-person in Amsterdam
✔︎ Receive direct support to see through the structure of your ego
✔︎ Awaken to your True Nature
Video about the Role of the True Friend
In this course you will:
- Attend satsang with Eli Jaxon-Bear - the principal teacher, and founder of the Leela School, author of Wake Up and Roar: Satsang with Papaji, Sudden Awakening: Stop Your Mind, Open Your Heart, Discover Your True Nature, The Awakened Guide: The Next Wave and father of the Enneagram of Character fixation (Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation)
- Receive direct & compassionate support to see through your egoic structure and awaken to your True Nature.
- Deepen your realization and strengthen your resolve to stay true to yourself in the midst of all the challenges that arise
- Immerse yourself in experiential exercises and self-inquiry with Leela school teachers Lisa Schumacher and Jared Franks
- Expand the range of your existing therapy, counseling, healing, leading or teaching practice with new insights into the nature of reality
- Get a taste of the Leela School if you are interested in attending a longer program with us.
Need help deciding if this course is right for you?
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The Essence of the Retreat
Have you explored different healing modalities, sacred substances, spiritual paths, meditation practices but some residual suffering remains unresolved?
Are you willing and ready to end the cycle of suffering, searching and momentary realizations, and see through your fixated patterns to discover your True Nature at the core?
Do you hear the call of your Heart for Home?
This retreat is for you.
An 18-year spiritual search led Eli Jaxon-Bear to his final Teacher Papaji. Confirming his realization, Papaji sent Eli back into the world and asked him to pass on the transmission of awakening one heart at a time.
This retreat uniquely combines Papaji’s direct transmission of Silence and Eli’s decades of therapeutic and Enneagram mastery in a single intimate container. It comprises live questions as Eli works with people to see through egoic fixation, and group exercises to bring personal insight and revelation, led by experienced Leela School Teachers and Trainers Lisa Schumacher and Jared Franks.
This 5-day course is a lead-in for our Module 1 True Friend Immersion, open to anyone. You do not have to be in the Leela School to register.
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Hybrid Details: This course will be offered in-person with Leela School Teachers Lisa Schumacher and Jared Franks in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For those that do not wish to travel, you can be a full participating member of the retreat via Zoom in real time. Eli will be holding his meetings during the retreat online via Zoom (Eli will be holding at least one meeting per day for the first 5 days). The other meetings will be led by Leela School Teachers in-person, interacting with those in the room as well as those on Zoom.
*Please use the notes section in the webshop cart to specify if you are registering for in-person or online version of this event.*
Location (for in-person participants):
Stichting de Roos
P.C. Hooftstraat 183
1071 BW Amsterdam
Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change):
Amsterdam (CEST) Times
Thursday June 9: Eli Open Meeting at 6pm
Friday June 10 – Monday June 13: Three Meetings each day at 10am, 2pm and 6pm
Tuesday June 14: Last Meeting at 10am
Please allow 90- 120 minutes for each meeting
US (PDT) Times for Online Participants
Thursday June 9: Eli Open Meeting at 9am
Friday June 10 – Monday June 13: Three Meetings each day at 1am, 5am and 9am
Tuesday June 14: Last Meeting at 1am
Please allow 90- 120 minutes for each meeting
Sydney AU (AEST) Times for Online Participants is 6pm, 10pm and 2am
Please use www.timeanddate.com to convert to your local time zone.
This course is equal to 18 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for students applying for advanced certification or certification renewals.
In-Person Vaccination Requirements: For those attending in person you must have received your 2nd dose or booster shot no later than two weeks before the retreat. Please provide proof of this via email to Leigh when registering.
Why learn with Eli Jaxon-Bear?
Eli Jaxon-Bear is an American spiritual teacher and author of several ground-breaking books, including Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation and The Awakened Guide: The Next Wave. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his wife Gangaji who is also a spiritual teacher. Before he met his final teacher, Sri H.W.L. Poonja - Papaji, in 1990, he was best known for his new model of the Enneagram taking it deeper than personality to the core of ego. Now he infuses his mastery and depth of experience with the enneagram, with his teacher’s transmission of a silent mind and open heart, and the possibility for final liberation through self-realization.
Eli has taught hundreds of enneagram retreats all over the world, working with thousands of people to discover their true nature. His mastery is reflected in his capacity to work with individuals directly during the retreats and courses, both to identify the correct fixation, and to assist the student to wake up from the trance of their personal identity.