April 23–26, 2020 + Arizona Biltmore
Eckhart Tolle teaches a simple but profound truth: you are not separate and are never alone. Just as a sunbeam is an emanation of the sun, you and everyone you know come from the same basic source—and are still connected at the deepest level.
In this spirit, we are pleased to host The Light of the World: A Retreat in Arizona with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng. In April of 2020, you can join Eckhart and Kim at the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel for four days of personal and spiritual exploration.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, this retreat will dive deep into questions about the origin of consciousness, humanity's ongoing evolution, the tendencies of the ego, and your true, timeless nature. Eckhart and Kim will guide you through inquiry, meditation, guided movement, piercing insights, and much more—all in the comfort of one of Arizona's most storied resorts.
When we meet to share the search for meaning, we take another step closer to embodying our inherent interconnectedness. During The Light of the World, you'll not only receive live instruction from two of the world's premier spiritual teachers, but also enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the spaciousness of the present moment with fellow seekers.
"There's no place where you say, 'Here's the sun and here's the ray.' They merge. Here's the sun, and then it becomes the rays of the sun. And in the same way, consciousness emanates from the source of all life and then manifests as beings."
Inspiring daily talks with Eckhart Tolle
Presence Through Movement practice and talks with Kim Eng
Group meditation and practical question-and-answer sessions with Eckhart and Kim
Opportunities to explore the startling beauty of the Sonoran Desert and its pristine night skies
Ample time for both solitude and community engagement within the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore
Since 1929, the Arizona Biltmore has been a stand-out destination, creating unforgettable memories. Over the years, the 39 acres of gardens, swimming pools, and iconic architecture have provided a safe haven for celebrities, diplomats, and presidents, and a luxurious resort for guests from all walks of life.
The resort has been an Arizona landmark since its opening and is one of the only existing luxury hotels in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright influence. The Biltmore was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate who had studied under Wright. The Arizona Biltmore, located at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Reserve, is a timeless treasure in itself as well as a base to explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. The beautiful and magical red sandstone formations of Sedona are a short two-hour drive away.
We have reserved a large block of rooms at a special group rate for retreat participants. The nightly rate of $359 for a single occupancy room or $419 for a double occupancy room includes a daily private group lunch for retreat participants.
Rooms will sell out! Please book your lodging as soon as possible.
Lodging costs are paid separately to The Arizona Biltmore and are not included in your retreat tuition. A special group lodging rate will be available until March 23, 2020 or until rooms are sold out, whichever comes first. Reservations require a one-night deposit. After March 23, 2020, any unsold rooms can be booked at the current hotel rates based on availability. Please be sure to review the room cancellation penalties at the time of booking.
For hotel booking inquiries with specific requests, or to book days before and after the retreat, please call the Arizona Biltmore at 602.955.6600.
For those who would like to find a roommate, please visit the Meetup forum.
A daily group lunch will be served in a private dining room for The Light of the World retreat participants beginning on Friday, April 24 and ending with lunch on Sunday, April 26. Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be offered.
For breakfast and dinner, guests are encouraged to dine at one of several restaurants and casual cafes at the Arizona Biltmore: Frank & Albert's (casual dining, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Wright’s (fine dining, only open for dinner), and the Wright Bar (contemporary American fare). Also available: poolside service at the Cabana Club, grab-and-go items at the Café, and 24-hour in-room dining.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (8 miles)
There are many transportation options available upon arrival at Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport, including airport shuttles, taxis, private car service, and car rentals. Driving time is approximately 15 minutes. Transportation Options.
Parking at the Arizona Biltmore is available for an additional cost.
Full retreat schedule to be announced at a later date.
Morning sessions on Friday and Saturday will be Kim Eng’s Presence Through Movement workshop. You will have the opportunity to choose which day you would prefer to attend. Afternoon and evening sessions will be talks, meditations, and Q&A sessions with Eckhart and Kim.