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Watch the webcasts of Francis Lucille, and ask live your questions on non-duality, happiness, meditation, etc...

Francis, a long time friend and student of Jean Klein, is a spiritual teacher of the Advaita Vedanta tradition. His teaching is not "Neo Advaita" but traditional Advaita, which means that the experience of our true nature has been transmitted from generation to generation by a lineage of sages.

Francis' master, Jean Klein, met his guru in India in the early Fifties and stayed and studied with him for several years. He later studied the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism with Dibianandapuri and of Hatha Yoga with the famous teacher Krishnamacharya. Jean Klein was an Acharya, meaning a guru who, having realized the common ground of all spiritual teachings, can teach according to many traditions with equal ease. He loved the humor of the Zen patriarchs, the poetry of Rumi and of the Sufi tradition, and the sweetness of Meister Eckhart's Christian expression of the Absolute. His teachings reflected his love for art and music, addressing the needs of a demanding intellect while focusing to a large extent on the perceptual and sensorial aspect of our experience.

Francis' teachings reflect those of his guru: appreciation for humor, art, music, and poetry, intellectual rigor with a "personal" twist due to his training in Mathematics and Physics, emphasis on the body and its feelings. There are meditation and yoga sessions inspired by the Tantric and Hatha Yoga traditions in addition to the traditional Advaitic dialogues. Music concerts, often featuring Francis as a performer, are also included in the program of the retreats.

Click on the link "Pages" above for more infos on Francis Lucille and videos.

You may register here for the webinars and webcasts and for the retreats with Francis. We are making sure Truth lovers with financial hardship can have access to the teachings by offering them scholarships (free spots). Donations are of course welcome and necessary to cover the expenses.

There are also 8 week long retreats every year at Laura and Francis' home in Temecula, California, and retreats in Tampa (Florida), Orlando (Florida), Paris (France), Barcelona (Spain), Munich (Germany) and at the Omega Center (upstate New-York).

ADVAITA is an eclectic group of friends interested in meditation, yoga, enlightenment, self realization, non duality teachings (Advaita Vedanta, Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism).

Diverse age groups and professions are represented: artists, musicians, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, physicians, dentists, yoga teachers, therapists, business owners, home makers, retirees, students etc.

Week-end Meetings: This is not the Meetup group for the Temecula week-end meetings, only for the online webcasts and for the retreats. For a schedule of week-end meetings you would like to attend in person instead of online, become a member of the ADVAITA Temecula local Meetup group:

https://www.meetup.com/ADVAITA-Temecula/calendar/list/

Information:

Info: http://francislucille.com/index.html ...

Upcoming events (4+)

Online Retreat with Francis Lucille - Week 2 - Sponsors

Online event

$500.00

DESCRIPTION
This five-day online retreat with Francis will offer two sessions per full day, starting with one introductory session on the first day. During the following days the first session will be guided meditation followed by universal body awareness. There will be a 2 hour break. The second session will consist of questions and answers. No past experience of meditation or yoga is required.

SCHEDULE

Friday:
Introduction to meditation and the non-dual path to freedom.
Pacific Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Eastern Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
United Kingdom: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Continental Europe: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday , Sunday, Monday, Tuesday:
Meditation & yoga
Pacific Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Eastern Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
United Kingdom: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Continental Europe: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Dialogue
Pacific time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Eastern Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
United Kingdom: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Continental Europe: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

For other countries you can calculate the time using this link: timeanddate.com

REGISTRATION
Register by RSVPing on the Meetup.com/Advaita page of the event. You will be led through the payment process using a credit card or a PayPal account. Make sure you register through the page CORRESPONDING TO YOUR GROUP (Scholarship, Standard, or Sponsor, see info below) and pay the requested fee in full. No partial payments will be honored, unless you have a partial credit due to the cancellation of a prior event and you are paying the balance due. Registrations will close three hours before the first meeting.

$125- Scholarship: for those who would like to attend but are unable to pay the full amount due to financial hardship. Please contact Francesca to request a scholarship at least 48 hours before the beginning of the retreat.
$250 - Standard
$500 - Sponsor: Your contribution will support two friends with financial hardship.

HOW TO ATTEND
All registered attendees will receive a link to attend the live events and a link to the recordings. The recordings will be available for four weeks. You will need a computer, smart phone or tablet and an internet connection.

DOs & DON"Ts
Use the exact same name under which you registered to enter the meeting.
Listen through ear phones whenever you unmute your microphone to participate in the conversation.
Keep your microphone muted at all times unless you are in a dialogue with Francis.

REFUNDS
You can get a full refund by e-mailing a request to manager at (@) francislucille.com before the beginning of the retreat. No refund requests will be granted afterwards.

SOCIALIZING WITH FRIENDS
It is impossible to truly enjoy during an online event the same sweet, loving, non-judging social interactions that take place at onsite retreat. However, some of this fragrance may be emulated if the online attendees have the opportunity to somehow interact outside the scheduled sessions. To that end the online meeting room will remain open during the two hour break between the two daily sessions and for two hours after the end of the last session. Attendees will then be able to talk and see each other collectively, and to privately chat one on one with each other.

Online Retreat with Francis Lucille - Week 2 - Standard

Online event

$250.00

DESCRIPTION
This five-day online retreat with Francis will offer two sessions per full day, starting with one introductory session on the first day. During the following days the first session will be guided meditation followed by universal body awareness. There will be a 2 hour break. The second session will consist of questions and answers. No past experience of meditation or yoga is required.

SCHEDULE

Friday:
Introduction to meditation and the non-dual path to freedom.
Pacific Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Eastern Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
United Kingdom: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Continental Europe: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday , Sunday, Monday, Tuesday:
Meditation & yoga
Pacific Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Eastern Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
United Kingdom: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Continental Europe: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Dialogue
Pacific time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Eastern Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
United Kingdom: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Continental Europe: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

For other countries you can calculate the time using this link: timeanddate.com

REGISTRATION
Register by RSVPing on the Meetup.com/Advaita page of the event. You will be led through the payment process using a credit card or a PayPal account. Make sure you register through the page CORRESPONDING TO YOUR GROUP (Scholarship, Standard, or Sponsor, see info below) and pay the requested fee in full. No partial payments will be honored, unless you have a partial credit due to the cancellation of a prior event and you are paying the balance due. Registrations will close three hours before the first meeting.

$125- Scholarship: for those who would like to attend but are unable to pay the full amount due to financial hardship. Please contact Francesca to request a scholarship at least 48 hours before the beginning of the retreat.
$250 - Standard
$500 - Sponsor: Your contribution will support two friends with financial hardship.

HOW TO ATTEND
All registered attendees will receive a link to attend the live events and a link to the recordings. The recordings will be available for four weeks. You will need a computer, smart phone or tablet and an internet connection.

DOs & DON"Ts
Use the exact same name under which you registered to enter the meeting.
Listen through ear phones whenever you unmute your microphone to participate in the conversation.
Keep your microphone muted at all times unless you are in a dialogue with Francis.

REFUNDS
You can get a full refund by e-mailing a request to manager at (@) francislucille.com before the beginning of the retreat. No refund requests will be granted afterwards.

SOCIALIZING WITH FRIENDS
It is impossible to truly enjoy during an online event the same sweet, loving, non-judging social interactions that take place at onsite retreat. However, some of this fragrance may be emulated if the online attendees have the opportunity to somehow interact outside the scheduled sessions. To that end the online meeting room will remain open during the two hour break between the two daily sessions and for two hours after the end of the last session. Attendees will then be able to talk and see each other collectively, and to privately chat one on one with each other.

Online Retreat with Francis Lucille - Week 2 - Scholarships

Online event

$125.00

DESCRIPTION
This five-day online retreat with Francis will offer two sessions per full day, starting with one introductory session on the first day. During the following days the first session will be guided meditation followed by universal body awareness. There will be a 2 hour break. The second session will consist of questions and answers. No past experience of meditation or yoga is required.

SCHEDULE

Friday:
Introduction to meditation and the non-dual path to freedom.
Pacific Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Eastern Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
United Kingdom: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Continental Europe: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday , Sunday, Monday, Tuesday:
Meditation & yoga
Pacific Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Eastern Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
United Kingdom: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Continental Europe: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Dialogue
Pacific time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Eastern Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
United Kingdom: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Continental Europe: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

For other countries you can calculate the time using this link: timeanddate.com

REGISTRATION
Register by RSVPing on the Meetup.com/Advaita page of the event. You will be led through the payment process using a credit card or a PayPal account. Make sure you register through the page CORRESPONDING TO YOUR GROUP (Scholarship, Standard, or Sponsor, see info below) and pay the requested fee in full. No partial payments will be honored, unless you have a partial credit due to the cancellation of a prior event and you are paying the balance due. Registrations will close three hours before the first meeting.

$125- Scholarship: for those who would like to attend but are unable to pay the full amount due to financial hardship. Please contact Francesca to request a scholarship at least 48 hours before the beginning of the retreat.
$250 - Standard
$500 - Sponsor: Your contribution will support two friends with financial hardship.

HOW TO ATTEND
All registered attendees will receive a link to attend the live events and a link to the recordings. The recordings will be available for four weeks. You will need a computer, smart phone or tablet and an internet connection.

DOs & DON"Ts
Use the exact same name under which you registered to enter the meeting.
Listen through ear phones whenever you unmute your microphone to participate in the conversation.
Keep your microphone muted at all times unless you are in a dialogue with Francis.

REFUNDS
You can get a full refund by e-mailing a request to manager at (@) francislucille.com before the beginning of the retreat. No refund requests will be granted afterwards.

SOCIALIZING WITH FRIENDS
It is impossible to truly enjoy during an online event the same sweet, loving, non-judging social interactions that take place at onsite retreat. However, some of this fragrance may be emulated if the online attendees have the opportunity to somehow interact outside the scheduled sessions. To that end the online meeting room will remain open during the two hour break between the two daily sessions and for two hours after the end of the last session. Attendees will then be able to talk and see each other collectively, and to privately chat one on one with each other.

Thanksgiving Retreat in Temecula, California - Week 1

Rancho La Luz

$200.00

As of June 15, 2021 there are no more COVID-19 related restrictions for meetings among vaccinated people. For meetings including vaccinated and unvaccinated participants, the CA government requires for everybody to wear masks. We will be conducting our meetings without masks. Participants will have to verbally self-attest upon entry that they are vaccinated. Presentation of a proof of vaccination is not required.

If, however, the Covid 19 virus situation worsens we may be required to cancel or reschedule the retreat. Those effected by the cancellation will have the option to get a full refund or to be given priority to attend at the new date.

Any refund request should provide the exact first and last names used for payment without which we can't proceed the refund.

View the highlights of a Francis Lucille retreat:

https://youtu.be/IuBs_UZJRzE

The retreat begins on a Saturday at 6:00pm with dinner and dialogue to follow. It will conclude on the next Saturday at approximately 1:30pm.

The attendance is limited to 85 for the meetings and to 65 for the meals onsite prepared by the food coop, on a first come, first serve basis. Registration to the retreat secures your spot for the teaching events, but not for the meals. Reserve your meals directly with Francesca, the food coop organizer at: [masked]

Click on the "Pages" link tab on the horizontal menu on top of this page for more info on Francis and videos. Click on the "Photos" tab to view the place, located in the beautiful and serene De Luz Hills near Temecula, CA. The grounds include several patios, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The facility is open all day long to the participants. Basic WI FI is available.

The DAILY SCHEDULE:

1:00 pm - Lunch served buffet style
3:00 pm - Meditation session
3:45 pm - Yoga of non-duality session
4:30 pm - Tea break
5:30 pm - Dialogue
7:30 pm - Dinner
8:30 pm - Various after dinner activities may take place movies, talent show, classical or Indian music, etc.

The last day, we will begin at 10:30am and will conclude at 1:30pm.

Click here for more info on Francis Lucille and his teachings. (http://francislucille.com)

TUITION is $770 if registered at least 45 days before the first day of the retreat, $820.00 afterwards. Tuition includes a set of recordings of the retreat dialogues.

FOOD COOP: We have formed a food coop with our chefs preparing delicious vegetarian meals on site. The cost is $195 per week for both lunch and dinner and is separate from the retreat. CASH ONLY due on arrival. The kitchen facilities are available only to those participating in the food coop. There is a $95 per week fee for those not participating in the food coop to help cover the supplies, cleaning and maintenance costs of the retreat facility.

SCHOLARSHIPS: are welcome for those with financial hardships only. A scholarship application must be completed and approved 30 days prior the first day of the retreat to participate. Please request a scholarship application form from Francesca at: [masked]

REGISTRATION: A $200.00 non-refundable DEPOSIT is required to guarantee your space at the retreat. DEPOSITS ONLY are paid on line by credit card when you RSVP on WWW.MEETUP.COM. The balance is due upon arrival by CHECK ONLY made out to Francis Lucille on a US bank.

AIRPORTS: San Diego Airport (1 hour), Ontario Airport (1 hour) and Los Angeles Airport (2 hours)

HOTELS: There are several hotels to choose from 5 miles away. It is best to check online for a list and ask for a possible extended stay rate.

PARKING: Parking on the property is by PERMIT ONLY issued on a first come basis for carpoolers only. Contact Francesca at: [masked]

Past events (1,556)

2021 Events Payment Page #4

Francis on the Web

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