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"All pointers point to what is not."
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Workshops and Events


"All you can teach is understanding, the rest comes on its own."
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

From 1974-76, and then again from 1983-94, Stephen (Narayan) maintained a private psychotherapy practice. In addition, he traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe presenting workshops until late 1999. In December 2000, he stopped traveling and offering workshops to the general public and began offering retreats every 1 1/2 to 2 years. At that time, these retreats were open only by invitation.

In November 2007, Stephen, (Narayan) began to offer two retreats per year (Fall and Spring) to all of those who were interested.

Beginning in 2015 all workshops were by invitation only.

The 2016 Fall Retreat will be the last in this series of retreats. At the present time we are uncertain whether this will be a two year temporary pause from workshops or retreats, or if this will signal a more permanent retirement. Therefore, I wish to thank in advance all workshop participants and friends for their dedication and devotion to Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and his extraordinary teachings. Nisargadatta Maharaj Ki Jaya!

Workshop in 2016
September - October 2016
A Seventeen Day Intensive

The Teaching Mastery of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:
Nothing Comes From Nothing

Deconstructing Deconstruction

Madhyamika Buddhism:
Quantum 2.0: The Vedanta of Advaita-Vedanta
Quantum 2.1: Deconstructing Samskaras

Advaita: Not Two
Not consciousness, Not emptiness, Not awareness, Without non-duality
Beyond the waking state, the dream state or the deep sleep state
The Absolute: Prior to Perceivables or Conceivables


The Intensive will be seventeen days with one day off.
Ten (10) days beginning Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 9th, 2016
THEN
One (1) day off, (Monday, October 10th)
THEN
Six (6) days, October 11th to October 16th, 2016

As usual, we are at our home away from home, the Rio Sands Motel in Aptos, California. For our special workshop rate, ask for Dan at (831) 688-3207, or email manager@riosands.com.
Special rates are available for workshop attendees at $79 per night plus tax (let Dan know if you prefer to share a room).

Please see below for more details and the recommended preparatory reading materials.

Dates & Times
Sept. 30th – 16th, 2016
Sept 30, Oct. 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16 : 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Oct. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 Noon - 5:00 pm

Sept. - Oct. 2016
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
  30
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
1
Noon -
5:00 pm
2
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
3
Noon -
5:00 pm
4
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
5
Noon -
5:00 pm
6
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
7
Noon -
5:00 pm
8
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
9
Noon -
5:00 pm
10
Day off
11
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
12
Noon -
5:00 pm
13
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
14
Noon -
5:00 pm
15
2:00 pm-
7:00 pm
16
Noon -
5:00 pm
 

Tuition
$1295 if paid in full by April 1st, 2016
$1395 if paid in full by May 1st, 2016
$1495 if paid in full after May 1st, 2016
$1595 at the door.

Reservations
Please click here to download this registration form which you can print, fill out and mail with your check payable to Quantum Institute (or if you are coming from Europe, your international money order payable to Quantum Institute) to:
Quantum Institute
114 Rio Del Mar Blvd.
Aptos, California, USA 95003-4648


* This semi-residential retreat is offered only to those people "who feel a very strong pull" to attend and who are seriously interested in Advaita Vedanta in general and specifically in the Teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. These intensives are in no way psychotherapeutic, and are not intended for those interested in enhancing their therapeutic or coaching skills.

For more information about registration, contact us at info@stephenhwolinskyphdlibrary.com.

"Stay in the consciousness and your own unique path will emerge for you."
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Nothing Comes From Nothing

Notes from the Dream

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