• July 7 - 12, 2020


    During this meditation retreat we will explore “direct path” yoga practices that can reveal the immediate experience of our most intimate and joyful true nature. We will explore ways to awaken to this experience while in seated meditation, in movement, in satsang (“sharing the truth”), and during outdoor activities. The retreat will draw primarily on practices from the nondual school of Kashmir Shaivism (focusing on the Pratyabhijna Hridayam), but will connect these teachings to a wide range of wisdom traditions, including mystical Christianity, Sufism, Buddhism, and shamanism.The Art of Living Center near Blowing Rock,NC is an area considered sacred to Native Americans and locally referred to as "Heavenly Mountain". Geologically the interior of this mountain is composed almost entirely of quartz.

  • Art of Living Retreat Center Fun Facts

    • Largest in the US: 381 acres, nestled 3,400 feet up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC
    • The Blue Ridge Mountains are the oldest mountain chain in the world and at one time higher than the Himalayas 
    • The Center is a 2-hour drive from Charlotte 3.5 hour drive from Raleigh
    • Designed with Vastu architecture - 2,000 year old Indian understanding of how buildings, the Earth and experience relate
    • Plant-based, vegetarian cuisine provides delicious balanced foods to satisfy and quiet the mind
    • Shankara Ayurveda Spa is nationally known for authentic treatments nurturing balanced health for each individual https://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/spa/