TAT Foundation Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, April 11-12, 2015
True Perspective

Photographer's perspective by Bob Fergeson Richard Rose said that a person had to get a different point of view. It wasn't possible to view the Earth while standing on it. What he's talking about, of course, is getting a true perspective. A climber reaches the top of a mountain, and for a moment everything makes sense. All is perfect. But the moment doesn't last.

The April TAT meeting is an aid to reaching the top of that mountain. There is a top, though it's somewhere deep inside rather than out. There is a moment, as well, that does last; an eternal perspective. TAT's presenters and participants create a matrix of friendship and wisdom, inspiration and information that can lead you home.

The April TAT Weekend Features:

  Gary Weber, Ph.D. – author of Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening and other works, is one of the world's forefront explorers of the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and spiritual practice. After 20,000 hrs of meditation and yoga, Gary had his self-referential thoughts, fears and desires abruptly stop.

  Eric Clark – An experienced facilitator of spiritual process groups, Eric enjoys sharing his insights into the pursuit of self knowledge.

  Paul Constant – Veteran rapport facilitator and student of Richard Rose. For a sampling of Paul's writings, visit the Articles and Essays page on searchwithin.org.

  Poet and Filmmaker Shawn Nevins

  Additionally, there will be Group Self-Inquiry and Rapport and Meditation Sittings

The registration deadline for the April intensive is Monday, April 6th.


TAT Weekend: True Perspective. April 11-12, 2015.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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

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

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

  7:30 to 8:00 AM – Optional meditation in Lakeside Lodge – Led by Vince Lepidi

  8:00 to 9:00 AM – Potluck continental breakfast

  9:00 to 10:00 AM – Welcome and introductory activity

  10:00 to 10:45 AM – Neuroscience and Meditation session with Gary Weber: Gary will present the latest updates from the intersection of neuroscience and spirituality, as well as share his practical experience with spiritual practice.

  10:45 to 11:00 AM – Break

  11:00 to 11:45 AM – Further exploration of Gary's talk

  11:45 to 1:15 PM – Lunch (provided)

  1:15 to 2:45 PM – Group Inquiry – session one: Through honest, open dialogue, 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.

  2:45 to 4:15 PM – Free Time/Discussion

  4:15 to 5:30 PM – Rapport sitting: "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.'"

  5:30 to 7:00 PM – Dinner (provided)

  7:00 to 7:45 PM – A Richard Rose Primer on Perspective: Shawn Nevins will share his understanding of Rose's method to find a truer perspective.

  7:45 to 8:00 PM – Break

  8:00 PM to ? – Group Inquiry – session two: Continuation of the afternoon session.

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

  7:30 to 8:00 AM – Optional meditation in Lakeside Lodge – Led by (TBA)

  8:00 to 9:00 AM – Continental breakfast

  9:00 to 10:30 AM – For the Love of Truth session with Paul Constant. As a spiritual seeker, you yearn to become something more—or something less. But what shall you become? What shall you relinquish? And what will galvanize you when your desires and strategies have gone awry? In this session, Paul will work to fuel your love for Truth...

  10:30 to 10:45 AM – Break

  10:45 AM to Noon – Personal Reflections and Questions session with Eric Clark. Eric will weave stories from his experiences with Richard Rose and the Self Knowledge Symposium with a series of interactive exercises.

  Noon to 1:30 PM – Lunch (provided)

  1:30 to 2:30 PM – (TBA)

  2:30 to 3:00 PM – Wrap-up

Location and Facilities

Penn Scenic View T he event is being held at Penn Scenic View in southwestern Pennsylvania. The facility includes conference rooms in Lakeside Lodge and Stable Lodge, which has an upstairs bunkhouse room and several dormitory rooms for overnight lodging. Additionally, the Red Oak and Green Hemlock cabins are available for lodging and break-out meeting locations. Penn Scenic provides bed linens, pillows, and bath towels for overnight guests. 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. On-site camping is available in the lawn area near Stable Lodge.

Penn Scenic View is located at 118 Scenic View Lane, Rockwood, PA 15557 [GPS coordinates: N39.97635 W079.24017]. Penn Scenic is one and a half hours from the Pittsburgh International Airport.



The April Intensive 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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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.

Become a TAT member for $40 on or before March 14th and register at the discounted member prices.
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Registration Fees*

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



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


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Space is limited, so registration is required. The deadline for registration is Monday, April 6th. Upon receipt of your registration, a packet containing information on lodging and driving directions will be sent to you. You may cancel your registration on or before April 6th and receive a refund, minus a $5 handling fee. Cancellations after April 6th will not be refunded. Because ADA-compliant facilities are limited in the Stable Lodge, persons with a disability should contact before registering.



Lunches on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday are catered from a local establishment. Continental breakfasts are potluck style for Saturday and Sunday and include cereal, pastries, fruit, juice, bagels, etc. As a good rule-of-thumb, we ask that each TAT member bring enough breakfast food to feed 4 people. All meals are included for non-members. TAT will provide coffee and tea.

Sorry, we cannot reduce fees for those who prefer to bring their own food.


Off-Site Lodging

For those who register using the alternative (off-site) lodging option, the following overnight accommodations are located near Penn Scenic View:

For more information...

phone: (609) 414-3676

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