TAT's April 2020 Spiritual Retreat
New Beginnings

Friday through Sunday
April 3 - 5, 2020
TAT Center, North Carolina, USA

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, TAT's April spiritual retreat is cancelled. If you are interested in participating in a virtual event either by video or call-in, contact .


The TAT Foundation begins a new decade with its first event at our new home in North Carolina. Since its founding in 1973 by Richard Rose, TAT has sponsored numerous events that offer a remarkable gathering of seekers, finders, and friends, and we hope to see all of you at the TAT Center for a weekend of both celebration and contemplation. New opportunities, new challenges, and New Beginnings await.

Meet our featured presenters:

  Bart Marshall

"If a seeker's intent is to become the Truth at all costs, then it will happen." Profound and eloquent, an encounter with Bart brings one face to face with both the haunting fear and joyful possibility of Awakening. See Bart's interview on ConsciousTV and explore his books at Realface Press.

  Bob Fergeson

Bob is a teacher, writer, photographer, and avid mountaineer and is featured in the film Mountain High: Touching the Void. His work attempts to use the feeling of longing and nostalgia as a way within. He spends his time hiking and immersed in photography, as well as serving as a "teacher in residence" at the new TAT Center. Learn more about Bob at The Listening Attention.

  Additionally, our frequent lineup of TAT teachers, authors, presenters, photographers, and filmmakers—including Bob Cergol, Mike Gegenheimer, Norio Kushi, Paul Constant, Paul Rezendes, and Shawn Nevins—will be available for informal discussion throughout the weekend.

  Plus, there will be a Silent Rapport Sitting, Group Meditation Sessions, and Group Inquiry.

The registration deadline for TAT's April Spiritual Retreat Weekend is Wednesday, April 1.

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, April 3, 2020

  5:00 to 7:30 PM - Set-up and arrivals

  7:30 to 9:00 PM - TAT Foundation members-only business meeting

  9:00 PM to ? - Informal conversation

Saturday, April 4, 2020

  7:30 to 8:00 AM - Optional group meditation with Leesa Williams

  8:00 to 8:30 AM - Break

  8:30 to 9:45 AM - Potluck continental breakfast and open discussion

  9:45 to 10:00 AM - Welcome and introduction

 10:00 to 11:00 AM - The Core of Who We Are: TAT, Richard Rose, and a New Decade. We'll hear from a panel of TAT teachers, authors, presenters, photographers, and filmmakers who are frequent facilitators at TAT events and retreats.

  11:00 to 11:15 PM - Break

 11:15 to 11:45 AM - Q&A

  11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Break for volunteers to prepare lunch

  12:15 to 1:30 PM - Potluck lunch and open discussion

 1:30 to 3:15 PM - Group Inquiry
Through honest and open dialogue in small groups, we help one another clarify our understanding by turning away from untruths. Thus, we turn from the illusion of life to Reality. Such questioning is at the core of Richard Rose's Albigen System.

 3:15 to 4:00 PM - Free time and open discussion

 4:00 to 5:00 PM - A New Home, A Timeless Wisdom by Bob Fergeson
Many have worked tirelessly to bring TAT's new home from dream to reality. How can we as individuals, work to bring about its higher purpose: to find the Truth about ourselves? Richard Rose spoke of ways and means to find this Truth: he gave us a map—Jacob's Ladder—and told of two mysterious techniques, "becoming" and "between-ness." Let's explore these doors into our Inner Self, and see if together in our new Home, we can come to a greater clarity of Rose's vision.

  5:00 to 5:15 PM - Break

 5:15 to 5:45 PM - Q&A with Bob

  5:45 to 6:15 PM - Break for volunteers to prepare dinner

  6:15 to 7:30 PM - Potluck dinner and open discussion

 7:30 to 8:30 PM - Open Space

  8:30 to 9:00 PM - Silent Rapport Sitting with Shawn Nevins
The purpose of a group rapport sitting is to transcend personal, ego-centric consciousness. It is Satsang with the silent, inner guru that is present in everyone—yet hidden behind the ceaseless chatter of the ego and the glare of sensory experience. It is the meaning of the saying: "Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am present."

  9:00 PM to ? - Informal conversation

Sunday, April 5, 2020

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  7:30 to 8:00 AM - Optional group meditation with Paul Constant

  8:00 to 8:30 AM - Break

  8:30 to 9:30 AM - Continental potluck breakfast and open discussion

 9:30 to 10:30 AM - Self-Realization, Cosmometry, and The Great Awakening by Bart Marshall
We live in extraordinary times. A 10,000 year old master-slave paradigm—the inverted matrix—is unraveling at warp speed before our eyes. Oppressors are losing power. Idols are falling. Demonic forces are being exposed to light. Decades of lies and propaganda on a massive scale are being exposed. Every belief we've ever held is being challenged. Suppressed technologies, galactic civilizations, and secret space programs are being disclosed. The hidden origin and history of mankind is being uncovered. The inner workings of the Universe—the mechanics of Maya—is revealing itself, and opening up previously unimaginable possibilities in every aspect of life... The speed at which all this is happening is staggering, and once you tune into it, you feel like you're binge-watching life.

But how does all this fit in with the quest for Self-Realization, with the longing for a direct experience of one's true nature, of Source? Can understanding the zeitgeist help us on the spiritual path, or is it a distraction? Is a passion for relative truth a valuable—or even necessary—companion to the desire for Ultimate Truth? What is the underlying medium of existence within which this fascinating dream of life unfolds? Let's talk about it.

  10:30 to 10:45 AM - Break / check out of rooms

 10:45 to 11:45 AM - Q&A with Bart

  11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Meeting wrap-up and feedback for future TAT events

  12:15 to 1:30 PM - Potluck lunch and open discussion

  1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Clean up

  2:00 PM to ? - Tour of the new TAT Center grounds and informal discussion

Location, Facilities, and Lodging

The event is being held at the new TAT Center near Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, USA. The 5,500 square foot Center is situated on a beautiful 15-acre site. It is only 50 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

Sleeping accommodations include new, comfortable twin-size beds, linens, pillows, and blankets in bedrooms shared with 3 to 7 people. All bathrooms are shared and towels are provided. However, we are still raising funds to upgrade the capacity of the water system for large groups, so there are no showers available during the weekend. Note that during the registration process, we will do our best to accommodate room preferences, but all guests should expect to share sleeping quarters and bathrooms with other participants.



The April Spiritual Retreat fees per person for TAT members are as follows:

The non-member fees per person are:

Full-time students should contact for information on discounted registration fees.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, TAT's April spiritual retreat is cancelled. If you are interested in participating in a virtual event either by video or call-in, contact .

Registration Fees*

Please enter your name and email address in the boxes below and select your meal preference from the drop-down list:



Vegetarian meals?

From the drop-down list below, select the registration fee that applies to you. Select "no lodging" if you will either camp on site or arrange off-site lodging on your own.


Note: If cost is a serious issue that will make or break your attendance, please let us know. We do not want someone to refrain from attending for reasons of cost.

2020 TAT Membership - $40*

Become a TAT member for $40 and register at the discounted member prices. Or, renew your annual membership. Combining your registration and membership payments into one transaction also reduces TAT's PayPal fees. See details on our membership page.



* The TAT Foundation hosts four public events each year. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, please allow up to 5 business days before receiving confirmation of your payment. See our membership overview or email if you have questions about registration fees.

Space is limited, so registration is required. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 1st. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information on the venue's address, facilities, and meals. You may cancel your registration on or before April 1st and receive a refund, minus the PayPal transaction fee. Cancellations after April 1st will not be refunded. Because ADA-compliant facilities are limited, persons with a disability should contact before registering.



Meals are potluck style for Saturday and Sunday continental breakfasts, Saturday and Sunday lunches, and Saturday dinner. All meals are included for non-members. We ask that each TAT member bring 2 items, totaling about $15. A good rule of thumb is to bring enough food to serve 7 people with each item. Sorry, we cannot reduce fees for those who prefer to bring their own food. TAT will provide coffee and tea.


Off-Site Lodging

For those who register using the alternative (off-site) lodging option, the following overnight accommodations are a 20-to-30 minute drive from the TAT Center:

You may also try searching Airbnb or VRBO for accommodations in the Roxboro, Hillsborough, or Hurdle Mills areas.

For more information...

TAT Foundation
P.O. Box 873
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-8873
(336) 933-0295

What is the TAT Foundation?

A group encouraging people to think rather than believe. A group determined to help people find ways and means to answer their deepest philosophical questions. A gathering of friends who are not afraid to be honest with one another. An island of hope and sanity (or at least the hope for sanity!). Last, but not least, TAT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization chartered in 1973.


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