Waking up from the trance of suffering advanced skills for being a true friend

September 9 - 13, 2022

5-Day Retreat

✔︎ Attend online

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

✔︎ Get a taste of the Leela School

✔︎ Awaken to your True Nature

$685 AUD
$525 USD

Video about the Role of the True Friend

In this course you will:

    • Observe and participate as Eli works one on one with participants demonstrating a full range of therapeutic modalities.
    • Learn how the Enneagram of Liberation and advanced Ericksonian hypnosis techniques can be used for insight and realization.
    • Join Leela Trainers as they lead daily sessions to practice and utilize what was demonstrated that day.
    • Expand the range of your existing therapy, counseling, healing, leading or teaching practice with new insights into the nature of reality and the nature of mind.
    • Get a taste of how the Leela School presents these profound tools and direct experience, and see if you are interested in attending a longer program with us.

Need help deciding if this course is right for you?

Book a free 30 min consultation with one of our mentors and learn more

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, and is open to anyone. You do not have to be in the Leela School to register.

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Retreat details

In this unique retreat Eli Jaxon-Bear will work one-on-one with members of the group demonstrating the full range of therapeutic modalities offered by the Leela School in the service of waking up from the trance of suffering and direct Self-realization. The Enneagram of Liberation and advanced Ericksonian hypnosis techniques will be used for insight and realization. Leela Trainers will lead daily sessions to practice and utilize what was demonstrated that day.

“Every story has a happy ending. If you aren’t happy, your story hasn’t ended yet”
Eli Jaxon-Bear

Hybrid Details:
Due to potential weather conditions, we will be holding this retreat online only.  A Zoom link will be provided beforehand. This retreat is led by Eli and Leela School teachers.

$685 (AUD)
$525 (USD)

Daily Schedule:
Sydney AU (AEST):
Friday Sept 9th: 11am (Open Meeting with Eli) and 2:30pm
Saturday Sept 10th – Monday Sept 12th: Three meetings each day at 8am, 11am and 2:30pm
Tuesday Sept 13th: Last Meeting at 8am

Allow up to 2 hours for each meeting

US Pacific Time (PDT):
Thursday Sept 8th: 6pm (Open Meeting with Eli) and 9:30pm
Friday Sept 9th – Sunday Sept 11th: Three meetings each day at 3pm, 6pm and 9:30pm
Monday Sept 12th: Last Meeting at 3pm

Allow up to 2 hours for each meeting

Use www.timeanddate.com to find another time zone.

Times in Amsterdam (CEST) are at 12am, 3am and 6am. Please check for the date

This course is equal to 18 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for students applying for advanced certification or certification renewals.

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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.