True Friend Immersion USA – Module 1, 2023


April 28 – May 9, 2023

Open for New Enrollments. On-Site Accommodations available. Contact leigh@leela.org for more details.

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The Leela School of Awakening
True Friend Immersion 12 Day Retreat
April 28th – May 9th, 2023
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, Lisa and Jared, 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, Lisa and Jared will be holding their 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.*

On-Site Accommodations:
Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center is located approximately 20 minutes away from downtown Ashland.

This retreat has a maximum number of 40 participants (for in-person attendees, online registrations are unlimited).  
The On-Site availability is almost fully booked. Please email leigh@leela.org to inquire about what is available, or to be put on a waiting list. 

Tuition: $1450

Location (for in-person participants):
Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center
2200 Buckhorn Springs Rd.
Ashland, OR 97520

Retreat Schedule (this is still subject to change) All in US Pacific Time:
Friday April 28th: Check in at Buckhorn Springs starting at 12pm
One Meeting at 4pm; Followed by group dinner
Saturday April 29th – Monday May 1st: Three Meetings each day at 10am, 1pm and 7pm
Tuesday May 2 – Monday May 8: Three Meetings each day at 9am, 12pm and 7pm
Tuesday May 9: One Meeting at 9am, Check out by 12pm

Cost per night (to stay onsite):
Accommodations Guide can be FOUND HERE

Tier 1: $137 per night per person
Tier 2: $87 per night per person
Tier 3: $57 per night per person

Accommodation charges include cleaning fees, and two catered meals. 

Important COVID Information for In-Person Participants:
We will not be requiring proof of vaccinations or masks, however, please be prepared to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test when you arrive.  This is subject to change based on CDC guidelines.


Watch this video to get a feel for the venue and accommodations at Buckhorn


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



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