Advanced Techniques Course, Phase 2

Advanced Techniques Course Phase 2

$348.00$2,131.00

September 5-12, 2019 (Thu.-Thu.)

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If you have any problems with online registration, please call the office at 828.531.9946.

Registration Notes

Register by choosing your options above and clicking “Add to cart”.

  1. After you click the “Add to cart” button, click “View cart” at the top of the page to leave the page and proceed with your registration.
  2. All course participants will need to lodge at Mount Soma and stay onsite for the entire retreat. If you would like to maximize the benefits of the course, we recommend arriving at Mount Soma 2 or 3 days early.

Learn about the Advanced Techniques Courses.

If you have not taken the Advanced Techniques Course Phase 1, please apply and register for the Remote Advanced Techniques Course, Phase 1.

The Advanced Techniques Course Phase 2 includes:

  • Phase 2 Advanced Techniques taught by Michael Mamas
  • Group meditation rounds
  • Follow-up Q&A videos

Course Notes

  • Price includes Advanced Techniques Course, all meals, all meditations, and 8 nights lodging (nights of September 4-11).
  • Please note: The Advanced Techniques Course starts at 7:00 am with breakfast on Thursday, September 5 and ends with dinner on Thursday, September 12. If you would like to come early or stay longer and meditate with the Mount Soma Ashram, please contact the office. There will be additional charges payable upon departure.

Additional Important Notes

  • The early registration discount of $200 for first time attendees ends at midnight EDT on Friday, August 9, 2019.
  • A late fee of $108 will be applied starting August 29, 2019.
  • All Student Union Lodging has shared bathrooms.
  • Be sure to read Before You Come to Retreat and the Refund/Cancellation Policy.

Retreat Options

Classic Option
With the Classic Option, no work/activity shifts are required. Participants do all meditation rounds (4-5 per day), attend all lectures, and have the option of attending temple ceremonies. They are NOT required to do activity shifts such as food preparation, cooking and cleaning. Student Union lodging options include Basic (shared room), Semi-private (2 people per room), and Private. All accommodations are first-come, first-served.

Economy Option
The Economy Option is discounted from the Classic price. Economy participants do all meditation rounds, are able to attend all lectures and temple ceremonies, and have 1 activity shift per day, such as food preparation, cooking and cleaning. Student Union lodging options include Basic (shared room), Semi-private (2 people per room), and Private. All accommodations are first-come, first-served.

Seva Option
The Seva Option includes free room and board for the 8 days. However, people choosing this option are still required to pay the Advanced Techniques Course fee.

The Seva Option is designed for people who like to help out, and who want to save money by volunteering. Seva (service) participants help out with a large portion of cooking, cleaning and dishes. Generally, these participants do fewer rounds a day than the rest of the group with a minimum of 2 rounds per day. Seva participants will be able to attend all retreat lectures unless they interfere with meal preparation, and will be able to attend temple ceremonies if time allows. Seva Option Notes:

  • If staying in the Student Union, Seva participants are required to stay in Basic (shared room) Lodging.
  • In order to qualify for the Seva Option, applicants must have previously attended at least one paid retreat.
  • Seva Application required.

If you have lodging questions, please email reservations@mountsoma.org or call (828) 627-6200.

Temple Activities

Retreat participants have the option of attending temple ceremonies. The meditation schedule will accommodate all scheduled Pujas and Havans. However, at this time, there are no monthly or annual Pujas or Havans scheduled.

Additional information

First Time or Retake

First Time, Retake

Option

Classic, Economy, Seva

Lodging

Basic, Semi-private, Private, Mount Soma Resident, Staying with friend at Mount Soma