Do you have a deep desire to shape your life around your highest ideals, and to build your career and family life as a manifestation of your spiritual aspirations? Do you feel a strong need for meaning? Do you long to make a positive and lasting contribution with your life? If this description fits you, and if you are willing to face considerable inner challenges and stick to your commitments, the Young Adult Cohort Program may be for you. This Program is a three-month intensive, combining at-home practices and exercises with in-person retreats in Tomales.
Getting serious about meditation has its challenges. You may be in the midst of full-time school or career expansion, and/or developing relationships and beginning a family. Learning to focus, unify desires, and train the mind in our modern culture is hard – as Easwaran writes, “the spiritual aspirant must swim upstream, against the current of habit, familiarity, and ease.” The Cohort Program is designed to help you do this wherever you are, with the support of others who share your spiritual ideals.
Cohort Program Goals
The main goal of the Cohort Program is for you to deepen your eight-point program practice in an intense and extended way. We will absorb ourselves in Easwaran’s books and recorded talks, engage in experiments to extend our practice of each of the eight points, benefit from the rich intergenerational wisdom of our spiritual family, and support and encourage each other throughout. It’s amazing what a difference it makes to be practicing with a supportive group of friends!
The Cohort Program is a combination of online interaction and in-person programs, and if you earnestly want to participate, we will do our best to accommodate your life situation.
We recognize that this intensive program format won’t be for everyone, and that’s why we have so many other types of YA programs including the YA weekend retreats, the monthly YA eSatsang video calls (shared on the YA eSatsang), and the YA eSatsang Facebook group. Choose what works for you!
Stay tuned for more details for the 2019 Cohort Program!