Returnee Weekend Online Retreat

Inspiration, enthusiasm, and energy for your practice

A returnee weekend retreat restores your energy and enthusiasm for the spiritual life, so that you can be at your best and benefit everyone else around you.

Returnee Online
Onlineretreat

3 days

In our troubled times, your meditation practice enables you to tap into the source of courage and wisdom within you, supporting your family and all around you. This retreat will strengthen your ability to access your inner resources and, over time, become a force of unconditional love and respect for all.

This weekend retreat will help you absorb Easwaran’s teachings, deepen your practice of passage meditation, and develop a spiritual schedule you can use to guide your daily activities. It also gives you the opportunity to share your eight-point program practice with like-minded spiritual aspirants. 


By the end of the weekend you will have

  • Studied Easwaran’s books and watched video talks that he gave to his closest students to find answers to the challenges you are facing
  • Had time to ask your questions of BMCM presenters who are longtime passage meditators, and to share practical tips with fellow retreatants
  • Gained experience in integrating your spiritual practice into your home life
  • Developed a personal plan for extending the eight points throughout your day at home
  • Had quiet time for a variety of eight-point program activities to enrich your spiritual practice
The workshops offer contemplative time as well as interactive opportunities in which you can speak up as much or as little as you choose.

Your retreat will be facilitated by two BMCM presenters who have dedicated their lives to this practice and completed a five-year training program.

 

The retreat consists of three half-day Zoom sessions (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) with recommended offline practicum activities to work on at home. All times below are Pacific Standard Time.

  • 9:00 Silent study offline (in-home, optional)
  • 9:30 Zoom-based workshops (with break)
  • 12:00 Zoom call ends, meditation begins, followed by self-selected spiritual enrichment activities

Note** We also ask that you also attend a one-hour retreat orientation a week before the retreat.

A weekend online retreat is a good fit for you if you have been making your best effort to meditate every day for the past six months using passage meditation, and in addition:
  • You have already attended an online or in-person BMCM retreat, or
  • You have been participating in the BMCM eSatsang or one of these Satsangs for at least six months
  • You have read the book Passage Meditation and have chosen a mantram from Easwaran’s recommended list.
  • You are able to attend the one-hour retreat orientation a week before the retreat

Fee

The standard fee is $150. The sliding scale is $75–$225.

The maximum enrollment for this retreat is 20. Enrollment requests over 20 will be put on a waiting list. The minimum enrollment to hold this retreat is 8.

Explanation of Sliding Scale

  • Our sliding scale means that you can choose the price that's right for you. If you can pay the standard fee, that will cover the cost of your retreat.
  • Please choose a lower fee if the standard fee is too much for you to afford.
  • If you add a donation to the standard fee, that will help others to attend – thank you!

The BMCM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All of our work is made possible by donations. While income from books and retreats covers a portion of our costs, everything we do depends on the generosity of those who benefit from Easwaran’s teachings.

Each dollar paid over the standard fee is a tax-deductible contribution. We keep all donations and fee payments confidential.

Financial Aid

You are welcome to attend this program with a scholarship if you need to pay less than the lowest end of the sliding scale. Our scholarship fund is created out of donations from generous friends to help more people attend programs.

We also offer payment plans, so you can pay your fee in installments.                                           

For either a scholarship or payment plan, please don’t register online, and instead write to financial.aid@easwaran.org or call us at 800.475.2369. We’ll get back to you within three days.

Refunds

If you need to cancel your retreat, please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll refund your full fee.