Two Seven Day Retreats in India 2025

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

First Retreat:
Personal Enlightenment

In the teachings of Andrew Cohen, personal enlightenment is viewed not merely as a static state to be achieved but as a dynamic journey of evolutionary transformation. It's about transcending the narrow confines of the ego and embracing a broader, more inclusive perspective of life. Cohen implores us to engage in what he calls "the authentic self," which is a profound expression of our deepest truths, unencumbered by selfish desires and illusions. This journey towards enlightenment is deeply personal yet universal in its implications. It demands rigorous honesty, relentless inquiry, and a courageous willingness to let go of familiar but limiting patterns of thought and behavior. Cohen teaches that this path is not for the faint-hearted; it is a heroic journey that requires us to continually evolve beyond our comfort zones. Through practices like meditation and contemplative inquiry, one cultivates an awakened state of consciousness, where the sense of a separate self begins to dissolve, and a deeper connection to the cosmic process is revealed. This enlightened state is not an escape from the world but a deeper engagement with it, guided by wisdom and compassion.

Second Retreat:
Collective Enlightenment

Andrew Cohen’s concept of collective enlightenment expands upon the individual's spiritual awakening to include the entire spectrum of human endeavor and consciousness. In this vision, enlightenment is not confined to individual realization but extends to the transformation of culture and society. Cohen suggests that as individuals awaken, they can form creative collectives that embody higher states of consciousness and act as catalysts for global transformation. This collective enlightenment is about realizing our interdependence and acting from a place of deep responsibility to each other and the planet. It involves a shift from ego-driven competition to soulful collaboration, fostering an environment where spiritual and material progress are aligned. Cohen’s teaching emphasizes that this enlightened society is not utopian but practical, achievable through the evolution of consciousness and culture. It requires a radical shift in values—from self-centeredness to universal concern, from acquisition to altruism. By embracing these ideals, we can create a world that reflects our highest aspirations and spiritual truths, where peace and prosperity are not just for some, but for all. This is the profound promise of collective enlightenment—an awakened world, created through the synergy of enlightened minds and hearts.
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Two Retreats India January 2025

Please arrive on the 4th January for the first and January 12th for the second.

The first retreat starts in the morning of the 5th January and ends January 12th Jan after Breakfast.

If you have booked both retreats, 12th Jan is a free day, without teachings.

The second retreat starts in the morning of January 13th and ends January 20th after Breakfast.

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) one Retreat only: $570.00

Tuition (Indians only) one Retreat only: $340.00 / 28100 INR

Tuition (Non-Indians) Both Retreats: $980.00

Tuition (Indians only) Both Retreats: $550 / 45000 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) no AC

Single occupancy : 2250 per night
Double occupancy : 2750 per night

Deluxe Rooms (Eco Village)  AC

Single occupancy : 2650 per night
Double occupancy : 3200 per night

Studio Rooms (accommodation ground floor) AC

Single occupancy : 2750 per night
Double occupancy : 3600 per night

Premium Studio Rooms (accommodation first floor) AC

Single occupancy : 3900 per night
Double occupancy : 5200 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.

Thai Residency

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

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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

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Teachings with Andrew Cohen in Tiruvannamalai

Monday 10th - Friday 14th January 2022

Tuition

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

Schedule

10:00am - 1:00pm Teaching sessions

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

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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: 2024-07-22 05:33

End Date: 2024-07-22 05:33

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

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First Retreat Only: Price for Indians
First Retreat $340 / 28100 INR
Available Tickets: Unlimited

The price excludes accomodation but includes all meals

The "First Retreat Only: Price for Indians" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
First Retreat only: Price for Non-Indians
First Retreat $570
Available Tickets: Unlimited

The price excludes accommodation but includes all meals

The "First Retreat only: Price for Non-Indians" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Second Retreat Only: Price for Indians
Second Retreat $340 / 28100 INR
Available Tickets: Unlimited

The price excludes accommodation but includes all meals

The "Second Retreat Only: Price for Indians" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Second Retreat only: Price for Non-Indians
Second Retreat $570
Available Tickets: Unlimited

The price excludes accommodation but includes all meals

The "Second Retreat only: Price for Non-Indians" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
BOTH Retreats: Price for Indians
Both Retreats $550 / 45000 INR
Available Tickets: Unlimited

The price excludes accommodation but includes all meals

The "BOTH Retreats: Price for Indians" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
BOTH Retreats: Price for Non-Indians
Both Retreats $980
Available Tickets: Unlimited

The price excludes accommodation but includes all meals

The "BOTH Retreats: Price for Non-Indians" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
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Date

Jan 04 - 20 2025

Time

UTC
All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 04 - 20 2025
  • Time: All Day

Cost

$340.00

Location

Gia Mantra Global Village, Tiruvannamalai, India
6XJX+FJ Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
Website
http://giamantraglobalvillage.com/
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Speaker

  • 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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