When you realize yourself as completely empty and devoid of all form...this is wisdom
When you realize yourself as the fullness of love overflowing itself without object...this is bliss,
And when you are aware of yourself incarnate in the appearance of form...this is leela.
The intention of the Three-Year Group with Eli, first and foremost, is passing on the precious, holy incomparable gift of Papaji: the living presence of truth and silence. With this living silence realized as the seat of the heart everything that shows up is useful. From this primary transmission come secondary teachings relative to the historical conditions that humans find themselves in. As consciousness evolves, the secondary teachings evolve and change as well. Something fresh and free is always appearing in this moment to support deeper realization of the Self.
Eli’s intention is to offer support for continued deepening in this realization as well as to share the wisdom gained through his experience in meeting the traps and tests along the way.
Public Meetings with Eli and Gangaji offer the opportunity to recognize the deepest truth of who you are and support in living a life true to this realization. They are open to all who feel the desire to come regardless of previous experience or knowledge.
For many, public meetings are an introduction to Eli and Gangaji and the transmission of silence. The meeting contains a period of silent meditation and an opportunity for questions and reports from the audience.
Silent Retreat with Eli and Gangaji offers the opportunity to drink deeply of the nectar of Being in a fully supportive environment. Whether sitting in silence with a community of like minded people, working in pairs, sharing reports and questions, or in guided meditations, there is a chance to discover the infinite capacity of love, and come to know the abundant joy of your own nature. This retreat is an opportunity to stop, to withdraw from the normal cares of your life and plunge into the depths of true self inquiry. Coming together for a committed period of time naturally results in strengthening and deepening into the exquisite beauty of your own self and the profound silence that encompasses all.
The Winter Core Retreat is made up of 6 days of Silent Retreat with Gangaji and Eli and 7 days of Living in Freedom: Insight and Skilful Means Retreat with Eli. The full Core Retreat serves as a prerequisite to the Three-Year Program, offering both a solid grounding in self- inquiry and the possibility of direct awakening.