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

5-Day Retreat

✔︎ Attend online or in-person in Amsterdam

✔︎ Receive direct support to see through the structure of your ego

✔︎ Awaken to your True Nature


Total Cost


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?

Book a free 20 min consultation with one of our mentors and learn more

Casey Frieder - Direct Scheduling - Webpage: www.sotruehealth.com

Margot Gedert - Direct Scheduling - Webpage:  www.margotlynngedert.com

Lucie Voskuil - Mail: lucievoskuil@hotmail.com

Marie-Christine de Kroon - Mail: info@meditatieismedicatie.com - Webpage:  https://meditatieismedicatie.com/en-gb/gratis-consult

Johannes v. Gwinner - Direct Scheduling - Webpage: https://johannes-gwinner.com

Monique Engelenburg - Mail: mo.insideout@gmail.com

Joey Bloom - Direct Scheduling

Marja Harrijvan - Direct Scheduling

Julia Green - Mail: juliakgreen@gmail.com

Ute Jäger - Mail: jaeger.ute@gmx.net

Henk Engelenburg - Mail: Henk@leela.org

Cate Taylor - Mail: catetaylor88@gmail.com


More Information about all Mentors

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.


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):
de Roos
Stichting de Roos
P.C. Hooftstraat 183
1071 BW Amsterdam

Amsterdam (CEST) Times
Thursday June 9: Open Meeting with Lisa and Jared at 6pm
Friday June 10 – Monday June 13: Three Meetings each day at 10am, 2pm and 6pm

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

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.


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.