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5-day IMMERSION at Light on the Hill in Van Etten (near Ithaca), New York - ENTERING THE HEART

  • Light on the Hill Retreat Center 209 Blake Hill Road Van Etten, NY, 14889 United States (map)

This deep dive retreat is an immersion into the path of surrender. 

Held in a container of unconditional acceptance, you will be supported in the process of purifying the heart. Through tender openness and unwavering honesty, you will be invited to bring to light everything that stands in the way of your true radiant nature as love. And together, we will enter the slipstream of unspeakable grace inside the human experience. 

The Daily Schedule will include Talks, Inquiry (Q&A) Sessions, Silent Sitting, Guided and Active Meditations. There will also be time for contemplation, rest, walking, and enjoying heart-centered celebration with each other. 

This retreat will be supported by Kavi (Amoda's husband and beloved), who will provide music of the heart, and his own unique brand of wisdom and unbounded love.

Immersions are for those who are ready for real transformation, and the results are often life-changing. We recommend that you already are familiar with Amoda’s teachings, by having attended at least one of her live events, participating in at least one private session, or having read her book 'Embodied Enlightenment'

Arrival - Wednesday August 29th, 4pm

Departure - Sunday September 2nd, 3pm

This is a fully residential retreat - accommodation and meals included (see details below). All attendees are required to stay overnight at the retreat center, as this creates an energetic container for the deep dive. 

Held at Light on the Hill - a beautiful retreat center perched on a hill in Upstate New York and surrounded by 236 acres of woods, streams, walking paths and panoramic views. 


The meeting room - daily meetings take place in the Inner Light Lodge, a light-filled meeting room, hexagonal in shape and with a 32-foot pyramid-shaped ceiling. 3 sides of the room are glass and overlook the stunning landscape. Chairs, backjacks, pillows and blankets are available for comfortable seating. Smaller break-out rooms with comfy sofas allow for quiet time and intimate conversation during break-times. 

Other facilities - a sacred space for solitude and silent meditation/contemplation is available in the Stillpoint Sanctuary, a small hexagonal chapel surrounded by glass. An outdoor Labyrinth is also available for silent walking/contemplation. 

Accommodations - most rooms are single, with a few double rooms (twin beds). Rooms are simple but elegant, modern and comfortable, with large windows overlooking the beautiful grounds. All bedding and towels are provided. There are ample bathrooms (men & women separate) conveniently located in the common hallways.

Meals - 3 full meals are provided daily. All meals are gourmet vegetarian, with organic ingredients whenever possible. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Coffee, tea and light snacks (fruit, rice cakes, nuts/nut butters) are also available throughout the day.  

How to get there - Light on the Hill is easily accessible from Syracuse, Ithaca and New York City. Driving instructions and a map are shown here.  If you are flying in from outside the US and need assistance with travel to the venue, please contact us (see below) and we'll try to assist you. If you need to stay an extra night before or after the retreat, you may be able to stay at the center for a small additional cost or we may be able to help you make other arrangement. 

Costs - 

Tuition = $495 (full rate) / $420 (reduced rate - we have a limited number of these tickets)

Lodging (accommodation + meals) is additional.

Full cost (Tuition + Accommodation + Meals) for Single or Double Room at the Full and Reduced Rate options in shown in the Ticket prices below. 

We can also offer a Payment Plan if you need this - please contact us here before reserving your place. 

Cancellation policy - Prior to July 1st, full refund minus $75 administration charge. After July 1st and up to August 1st, 50% refund. After August 1st, no refunds are possible. 

Contact - if you have any questions about this retreat before making your reservation, please email us here.