Evolutionary Enlightenment Retreat India

Seven Day Evolutionary Enlightenment Retreat India 2024

A rare opportunity to immerse yourself deeply in Evolutionary Enlightenment for seven full days of teaching in Tiruvannamalai, Southern India...

In this seven day retreat with Andrew Cohen, you will have the opportunity to discover and cultivate a miraculous new capacity in consciousness, and a deep sense of meaning and purpose, aligned with the fundamental creative principle of the universe itself.

Each of us has a latent potential dwelling within us – an innate ability to meet and embrace the profound challenges of life from a place of deep openness and trust, with a soaring heart and mind, and with an inspired creativity that completely transcends our own expectations and perceived limits.

Many of us have had a direct taste of this potential. We glimpse it when we are – usually for fleeting moments – the very best self we can be. In these moments, we enter a supercharged flow state. We feel connected to life and the cosmos in a way that is utterly liberating. We experience a dissolution of all boundaries and limits, an unconfined creativity, and a deep sense that a different way of living and engaging with life is truly possible.

What we are actually feeling in these moments, deep within our being, is nothing less than the primordial creative impulse that gave rise to the universe itself – the very same mysterious impulse that has animated the universe since it burst into existence 14 billion years ago.

Andrew Cohen calls this the Evolutionary Impulse, and when we discover it for ourselves as a living reality, we begin to sense the infinite cosmos pulsating and vibrating within us. We experience a radical aliveness and a lightness of being that is completely intoxicating.

What emerges from this experience is a new and higher self-sense that offers us a completely different lens through which we can view reality. As our focus begins to shift, we realise that human incarnation is not in any way separate from the energy and intelligence that is creating the universe. We recognize that our bodies, minds and personalities are actually complex vehicles through which this vast cosmic intelligence is becoming ever more conscious.

Yet at the same time we never lose sight of the extraordinary privilege of being an individuated self. Instead, we awaken to a higher and more authentic frequency of this self. We become a profoundly beautiful and unselfconscious expression of the unique soul that we already are.

When this Authentic Self is awakened within us, we no longer hold ourselves apart in any way from life and the entirety of the cosmos. We become compelled to participate deeply, both in our own awakening, and the unfolding process of life itself. Out of a deep care for the whole of life, we are called to co-create the future, in partnership with the primordial impulse that gives rise to it.

As we fearlessly embrace our role as a unique co-creator in this unfolding process, we simultaneously gain access to an unlimited source of inspiration and creativity.

Can you imagine what might become possible if compassionate and intelligent human beings from all walks of life could begin to access and express this evolutionary potential?

If more of us could learn to identify and align ourselves with the Authentic Self, and activate deep reserves of inspiration and creativity in ourselves, there is the potential to initiate real change in the world, where change is now so desperately needed.

Over the course of seven days, you’ll have the rare opportunity to immerse yourself deeply in Evolutionary Enlightenment, alongside a serious and dedicated community of students and adepts.

Join Andrew Cohen and the Manifest Nirvana Sangha on this extraordinary journey of discovery, and taste for yourself the unconfined freedom and joy of the Authentic Self.


Retreat India January 2024

Please try to arrive on the 6th January if you can. The first session with Andrew will be the following morning, and you'll be informed of the ongoing daily schedule during the retreat.

We will end after breakfast on 14th January – there will be plenty of time afterwards to hang out and share your experiences with other graduates of the retreat.

The retreat takes place at our new Guesthouse in the Gia Mantra Global Village, Tiruvannamalai. If you have any questions please contact us by email.

Ticket Prices

Tuition (Non-Indians): $570.00

Tuition (Indians only): $340.00 / 28100 INR

All meals are included, accomodation is not included.

20% Discount

There is a 20% discount for Friends and Residents of Manifest Nirvana! Please make sure you are signed in to the website with your membership credentials, and the discount will be automatically applied when booking.

If you would like to take advantage of the discount and you are not yet a Friend, you can join here.

  • Two teaching sessions each day with Andrew Cohen

    Including mediation and in-depth Q&A

  • Visit our beautiful Manifest Nirvana Guesthouse

    With views of the sacred mountain Arunachala from Gia Mantra Global village just outside Tiruvannamalai

  • Plenty of time for personal reflection

    Or spend time with other dedicated students and adepts of Evolutionary Enlightenment

Frequently asked questions

As a first choice, we recommend the Gia Mantra Global Village, as this is on campus – contact Arabsha for bookings on +919342331177.

We negotiated these prices with Gia Mantra:

Deluxe Rooms (Eco Village)

Single occupancy : 1850 per night
Double occupancy : 2700 per night

Studio Rooms (accommodation ground floor)

Single occupancy : 2250 per night
Double occupancy : 3300 per night

Premium Studio Rooms (accommodation first floor)

Single occupancy : 3350 per night
Double occupancy : 4500 per night

No meals included.

If you plan to book a twin room together with a Sangha Member, please mention their name when you book at Gia Mantra. Manifest Nirvana is not involved in the booking process this time.

There are also many hotels and guesthouses in Tiruvannamalai catering for different budgets, below are a few suggestions. Bear in mind that for these you'll need to get a Riksha/Scooter to get to the retreat.

Rainbow Guesthouse

Sunshine Guesthouse

Arunai Anantha Resort 

Sparsa Hotel

Athena Hotel

Dates, Times and Prices

Realising Cosmic Conscience Retreat
Two Weekends in August: 6th-8th August & 13th-15th August 2021

Book both weekends and save $30.

Friends and Residents get an automatic 20% discount – simply log in and book to get the discount!

Tuition for complete two weekend retreat: $140.00

Includes six days of online teaching, meditation and dialogue. Sessions with Andrew Cohen last three hours per day at the following local times:

USA: 7.30-10.30am PDT • 8.30-11.30am MDT • 10.30-1.30pm EDT

UK: 3.30-6.30pm

EUROPE: 4.30-7.30pm CEST

INDIA: 8-11pm IST


Intensive Weekend One

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th August 2021

Tuition: $85.00

Friends and Residents get an automatic 20% discount – simply log in and book to get the discount!

Includes three days of online teaching, meditation and dialogue. Sessions with Andrew Cohen last three hours per day at the following local times:

USA: 7.30-10.30am PDT • 8.30-11.30am MDT • 10.30-1.30pm EDT

UK: 3.30-6.30pm

EUROPE: 4.30-7.30pm CEST

INDIA: 8-11pm IST


Teachings with Andrew Cohen in Tiruvannamalai

Monday 10th - Friday 14th January 2022


Tuition will be donation based. You can attend as many of the sessions during these three weeks as you would like to.


10:00am - 1:00pm Teaching sessions

For more information please Whatsapp - text Daniela: +91 93634 87713


If you have any questions please contact us by email.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund if cancelled 30+ days prior to Retreat.
50% refunded if cancelled 7 days or more prior to Retreat.
No refunds if cancelling less than 7 days prior to Retreat.

In-Person Evolutionary Enlightenment Retreat India

Immerse yourself deeply in Evolutionary Enlightenment for a full seven days with Master Teacher Andrew Cohen, alongside other intrepid spiritual explorers and advanced practitioners of these extraordinary and leading-edge teachings.

Event Type: EducationEvent

Event Attendance Mode: https://schema.org/OnlineEventAttendanceMode

Event Status: EventScheduled

Performer: Organization

Performer Name: Manifest Nirvana

Performer URL: https://www.manifest-nirvana.com

Start Date: 2024-05-21 14:45

End Date: 2024-05-21 14:45

Ticket URL: https://www.manifest-nirvana.com/events/retreat-india-jan-2023

Entry Price: 490

Currency: USD

Availability: InStock

Availability Starts: 2023-01-06T06:00-UTC


Jan 06 - 14 2024


1:30 pm - 6:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 06 - 14 2024
  • Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 am




Gia Mantra Global Village, Tiruvannamalai, India
6XJX+FJ Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India


  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen
    Resident Teacher

    Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, author, cultural visionary and inspirational speaker. His work has been acclaimed by luminaries from all walks of life, from academics to philosophers to spiritual pundits.

    Andrew has become known for his willingness to boldly cast aside the sacred cows of the spiritual world. His work grapples with demystifying the wealth of knowledge found in the great wisdom traditions, and with making enlightenment deeply relevant to a post-modern audience.

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