France July 2019

Awaken into Action! Seven Day Retreat in France


Awaken into Action!

Seven Day Summer Retreat, Pontgouin France 
July 29th - August 6th 2020

Confronting the huge challenges of the 21st century

Human beings are facing overwhelming challenges: climate change, political turmoil, overpopulation, hunger, poverty and even our own annihilation. Most scientists and thought leaders claim that unless we act now our very survival is in question.

Many in the spiritual world say that the time for interior work is over, and that direct action is the only way to save ourselves and the planet.

But what is the deepest reason for our current predicament, and what can we do about it?

Andrew Cohen argues that only by continuing to work on the evolution of consciousness in ourselves – by evolving consciousness beyond ego – can we hope to find an inexhaustible source of creative inspiration that will give us the wisdom, strength and courage to confront and solve these immense challenges.

If you're reading this, you've most likely had a direct taste of enlightenment – or even many tastes. In your heart and soul, you know that profound awakening is possible in this life.

But many of you have also been on the path for a very long time, and you have the maturity to know how challenging it is to truly live an enlightened life. Your intuition may tell you that it’s possible for your life to reflect your deepest spiritual yearnings, but perhaps you haven’t yet found a way to make this depth and freedom a palpable living reality?

This is even more urgent in the context of our current predicament – the more profound the challenges, the deeper the answers must be. To find creative solutions, we need to discover a way to reach far beyond our personal dramas and egoic self-concern. We need to find a deep and consistent access to the source of creative inspiration itself. 

Andrew Cohen is one of the world’s foremost authorities on evolutionary spirituality. He is the pioneer and founder of the first truly coherent evolutionary teaching, Evolutionary Enlightenment. Through Evolutionary Enlightenment, Andrew has taught thousands of people around the world, including other teachers, how to transcend the illusory prison of the separate sense of self, and reach far beyond it to the highest potentials of evolved consciousness.

Evolutionary Enlightenment is a spiritual teaching that asks each and every one of us to awaken to the deepest and best part of ourselves – a dimension of being that Andrew Cohen calls the Authentic Self. Andrew teaches not only how to identify and align with this Self, but how to remain awake to it when we are in the midst of life's toughest challenges.

When we learn how to do this, it changes everything. Why? Because the Authentic Self always fearlessly embraces change, and it remains forever untouched by the wounds of the past and the fears and desires of the ego.

In our most lucid moments, we have all glimpsed this Self. It’s the best part of us, the part that is free from doubt, fear and pride. It’s the part of us that is free from self-consciousness and egoic self-concern.

Ordinarily, we glimpse it only fleetingly, in tantalising moments of unconfined freedom. Consistently accessing and activating this part of yourself is the key to understanding what enlightenment, and specifically Evolutionary Enlightenment, is all about.

In this seven day retreat, you’ll have the rare opportunity to immerse yourself deeply in the teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment, alongside a growing community of students and adepts

Join Andrew Cohen on this journey of discovery into Evolutionary Enlightenment, and taste for yourself the unconfined freedom and joy of the Authentic Self.


Standard price 

Twin bed room: Tuition incl. accommodation and vegetarian meals: $1200/ €1085

Four bed room: Tuition incl.  accommodation and vegetarian meals: $1050/ €950

Reduced price for Students and Unemployed 

Twin bed room: Tuition incl. accommodation and vegetarian meals: $1020/ €920

Four bed room: Tuition incl.  accommodation and vegetarian meals: $860/ €780


Cancellation Policy:

Full refund if cancelled 60+ days prior to Retreat
50% refunded if cancelled 7 days or more prior to Retreat.
No refunds if cancelling with less than 7 days prior to Retreat.

Dates, times and location

Wednesday 29th July - Thursday 6th August 2020

The doors open at 6:30pm on Wednesday July 29th. The first short session with Andrew will begin at 8:30 pm, and you'll be informed of the ongoing daily schedule during the retreat.

We will end after lunch on Thursday August 6th, and there will be plenty of time to hang out afterwards, and to share your experiences with other students and adepts.

The retreat takes place at the beautiful La Ferme Du Plessis retreat centre in Pontgouin, which is 1.5 hours drive from Paris.

Accommodation and vegetarian meals are included in the price.

If you have any questions please contact us by email.

For French language registration please follow this link.

The event will include:

  • Seven full days of tuition with Andrew Cohen

    Each day will include meditation, teachings and extensive Q&A sessions

  • Accommodation and all vegetarian meals

    Accommodation is available in either twin or four bed rooms

  • Like-minded people

    Connect with a growing community of serious Evolutionary Enlightenment students and adepts

  • The calm and quiet of a spiritual sanctuary

    The event takes place at a beautiful retreat center in Pontgouin

What people are saying

Andrew Cohen's teachings are brilliant in their simplicity. I have been a spiritual seeker for 25 years, and have experimented with multiple teachings. I find Andrew's approach, temperament and commitment to be not only powerful, but also fully approachable. His dual approach of merging traditional spiritual teachings with evolutionary spirituality cuts through much confusion and distortion. Andrew Cohen is a truly inspiring teacher.Rudy
As a scholar, I live in a world where people are passionate about articulating the nature of the dual world. Andrew Cohen is different – he is pioneering the articulation of the non-dual and the inter-penetration of these two realities. There is quite simply no other teacher who can do this right now. In a loud and confusing spiritual marketplace, Andrew is the real thing. His transmission will change your life forever, if you let it.Sally
I feel a deep sense of honor and joy having been a part of Andrew's first Evolutionary Enlightenment online course. His stable and enlightened presence allows room for the full discovery of me in a relative sense and also provokes an ongoing and living desire in me for true freedom and liberation. Karen
Evolutionary Enlightenment was the recognition of my own deeply felt truth. Awakening to the absolute is one thing – staying awake and becoming a conscious agent of evolution takes something else. Andrew shook me up by detecting a flaw in my thinking that I didn’t realise was there. I had lost my ability to totally surrender. The Universe needs me to want to be here – I can embrace this fully now. Thank you Andrew for unwaveringly following your calling. Andrea
Reading Andrew's brilliantly written book "Evolutionary Enlightenment" took me on a wild journey beyond time and space, and helped me to envision an extraordinary collective future. But his physical presence at a recent teaching enabled me to reconcile the relative mortal self with the eternal Self Absolute, as partners in the bliss of infinite creativity. This wonderful, unique and very simple fusion of radical teaching and deep meditation changed my perception about dealing with daily life forever!Henk
With Evolutionary Enlightenment, Andrew Cohen continues where other Advaita teachers stop. His unique way is an integration of Being and Becoming. All that sitting on a cushion and tuning in to the silence and the void is beautiful. But there is more. Beyond the silence, we are also the relentless momentum of creation itself. Silence is no longer an end in itself, but a way of tuning in to that which longs to manifest through you. After numerous journeys with so many teachers, deep inside I can sense that this is so true.Erica

La Ferme du Plessis
Retreat Center

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Ticket TypePriceSpaces
Standard 2-bed room MEN$1,200.00
Standard 2-bed room WOMEN$1,200.00
Standard 4-bed room MEN$1,050.00
Standard 4-bed room WOMEN$1,050.00
Reduced price 2-bed room MEN
for students and unemployed
Reduced price 2-bed room WOMEN$1,020.00
Reduced price 4-bed room MEN$860.00
Reduced price 4-bed room WOMEN$860.00