True Friend Immersion USA – Module 1


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SKU: True Friend Immersion Module 1-April 2022 Categories: ,


The Leela School of Awakening
True Friend Immersion 12 Day Retreat
April 21st – May 2nd, 2022
This course is offered in-person in Ashland, Oregon or Online

This is the first part of a one year course, offered in three modules. The foundation of this course is to be a True Friend, for yourself and the world. Discovering a silent mind and an open heart, you will be supported in waking up out of the trance of egoic identification.

Based in non-dual insights and the clinical hypnosis certification program Eli ran for many decades, you will absorb and learn different skills for being an awakened guide in the lives of those around you, whether it is family, friends, or clients. Discovering what it means to be a True Friend for yourself and others, you will experience what this means in a practical way, living in the world in skillful harmony.

As part of this immersion course, we will use Eli’s unique insight into what he calls the Enneagram of Liberation (very different from the more commonly used Enneagram of Personality). Seeing the fixated structure of ego in ourselves, our relationships, and our clients will cast the world in a completely new light. Insight into the structure of our own character fixation assists in the discovery of our true character, and the difference between ego and essential self.

This course can be taken as the first part of the one year Leela School course, or as a stand-alone retreat. The class is led by Eli and Leela School teachers.

Professional Certification available for 2nd year students.

Hybrid Details:
This course will be offered in-person with Eli and Leela School Teachers in Ashland, OR, US. 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 in-person and 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.*

Tuition: $1320 USD

*For Returning Students only, if you refer and bring with you three or more new students who pay in full for Module 1, you can attend Module 1 for free.  If you bring in 1 or 2 new students, you would pay 1/3 off or 2/3 off tuition respectively. Leela School must be notified of this referral by the student at the time of booking.*

Location (for in-person participants):
685 A Street
Ashland, OR 97520 US

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change):
Ashland, US (PDT) Times:
Thursday April 21: Open Meeting with Eli at 6pm
Friday April 22 – Sunday April 24: Three Meetings per day at 10am, 2pm and 6pm
Monday April 25: One Meeting at 10am
Tuesday April 26: One Meeting at 6pm
Wednesday April 27 – Sunday May 1: Three Meetings per day at 10am, 2pm and 6pm
Monday May 2: Last Meeting at 10am

Please allow 90-120 minutes for each meeting

Australia (AEST) Times for Online Participants:
Friday April 22: Open Meeting with Eli at 11am
Saturday April 23 – Monday April 25: Three Meetings per day at 3am, 7am and 11am
Tuesday April 26: One Meeting at 3am
Wednesday April 27: One Meeting at 11am
Thursday April 28 – Monday May 2: Three Meetings per day at 3am, 7am and 11am
Tuesday May 3:  Last Meeting at 3am

Please allow 90-120 minutes for each meeting

Amsterdam (CEST) Times for Online Participants are 7pm, 11pm and 3am

Please use to convert to your local time.

This course is equal to 44 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for students applying for advanced certification or certification renewals.

In-Person Requirements: For those attending the in-person retreats in the US and in Europe, vaccinations are required.  You must be fully vaccinated according to CDC Guidelines and must have received your 2nd dose no later than 2 weeks before the retreat starts. Booster shots may be required if guidelines change. You can show your card upon check-in at the first meeting, or you can scan and email your proof of vaccine to Leigh beforehand. Please plan ahead for this as this is non-negotiable.