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Thanksgiving 2018 Retreat in Temecula, California - Week 1
View the highlights of a Francis Lucille retreat: 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. 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, which is the home of Laura and Francis Lucille, 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. 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 with meditation and dialogue and will conclude at approximately 1:30pm. Your hotel room is only 6 minutes away, and there are several hotels to choose from (see list below) Click here for more info on Francis Lucille and his teachings. ( Click here to contact the organizer of this retreat. ([masked]) More practical info: TUITION is $695 if registered at least 45 days before the first day of the retreat, $745.00 afterwards. FOOD COOP: For those interested, we have formed a food coop with our chefs preparing delicious vegetarian meals on site for lunch and dinner. The cost is $190 per week for both lunch and dinner and is separate from the retreat. CASH ONLY. (This includes the cost of retreat food supplies, paper and cleaning supplies, catering, a cleaning service used during and at the end of the retreat, and partially covers scholarships for those performing karma yoga tasks.) The kitchen facilities are available only to those participating in the food coop. There is a $90 per week fee for those NOT participating in the food coop to help cover fixed costs including 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 $100.00 non-refundable DEPOSIT is required to guarantee your space at the retreat. Deposits 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. Space is limited. TRANSPORTATION: Temecula is accessible from several airports in the area including San Diego Airport (1 hour), Ontario Airport (1 hour) and Los Angeles Airport (2 hours). Names of friends interested in forming car rental groups to share the cost and facilitate transportation to and from the airport and lodging facilities to Francis' home can be coordinated. Driving instructions to Francis' home are provided below. A member of our satsang group offers rides to and from airports at a discounted rate. You can email her at [masked] for information. Local airport shuttles: DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: Take Highway 15 to the Rancho California exit, go west on Rancho California (coming from San Diego turn left, coming from LA turn right). Go 2 miles. Turn left on Via Santa Rosa (first left after long incline). Go 1 mile. Turn right on Via Vaquero. Go one half mile. Turn right at driveway marked 49555 (at the bottom of a short hill, directly across from Calle Pinturesca). Francis and Laura's home is the one on the right at the top of the hill, about one half mile. CHECK THE INTERNET FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF LOCAL HOTELS AND MOTELS, A FEW LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE LISTED BELOW (located approximately 6 minutes from Laura and Francis' home): MOTEL 6: (951)[masked] Moreno Dr., near corner of Rancho California and Jefferson HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: : (extended stay rate 7 days for about $85 per night, ask for yoga retreat rate) Jefferson Avenue, Temecula[masked] COMFORT INN: (951)[masked] Jefferson Ave, near corner of Winchester and Jefferson RAMADA INN - Old Town Temecula - Inquire about extended stay rates (951)[masked] LOCAL ROOMS IN PRIVATE HOMES: Email Francesca at: [masked] for contact information

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Rancho La Luz

49555 Via Vaquero Rd · Temecula, CA

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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:


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