Luminous Awareness Institute

LAI4 Adv1 Financial Agreements and Terms & Program Overview

Dear Luminous Being,

We are excited to have you join us as a student in the LAI Advanced Awakening course starting in February 2022!

We, with Luminous Awareness Institute LLC (“Luminous” or “LAI”), are asking you to read over and sign the following agreements that set the container for the relationships between you and Luminous, between all of us as members of an intentional evolutionary learning community, and between you and your own integrity, intention, and alignment to serving Awakening. While we realize this is a lot to read, your careful consideration of and consent to these agreements enables Luminous to create and maintain itself as a teaching lineage of high integrity, heart-centered offering, and impeccable quality. It facilitates a community in which the greatest trust, healing, and awakening can occur. 

These are the categories we ask you to consider and agree to:

  1. Program Overview (see below)
  2. Financial Agreements & Terms (see below)
  3. Use of Luminous Teachings, Materials, and Transmissions (separate document)
  4. LAI Advanced Awakening Liability Waiver and Release (separate document)

Questions? Please feel free to contact:

Luminous Coordinating Team, at 

Jen Medrick, Program Director, at


Advanced Awakening Course Overview

Luminous is dedicated to generating a loving, harmonious, awake world and to creating happiness and well being for all sentient beings. Luminous programs train people to awaken to their deepest nature as well as provide tools of liberation and healing that enable us to clean up and purify all the parts of self until we are the living embodiment of that realization. The healing that arises and the skills and techniques taught within a committed community of co-explorers, with expert guidance from teachers who strive to walk the path themselves, are meant to become ongoing practices that ripple through all areas of our lives.

Advanced Awakening Course is an 8-month course for those who have stable access to Simultaneous Awareness and want to deepen their meditation practice explicitly.

The Advanced Awakening program will provide advanced meditation practices for stabilizing Awakening and liberation practices for embodied realization.

What's Included:

  • One 5-day Retreat with Anna-Lisa Adelberg and John Churchill
    • Primarily online. Limited options to attend in person in Boulder, CO upon request.
  • Seven 1-day Virtual Retreats with Anna-Lisa Adelberg
    • Sundays, from 9am-2pm Pacific (US)
  • Seven Peer Practice Groups
    • Practice with fellow students to integrate and deepen your understanding of the material.
    • Dates to be determined with cohort.
    • Online materials offered in support.

In the initial longer retreat we will:

  • Deep dive into the 7 Awakened Wisdom Qualities
  • Learn Advanced Meditations that are designed for after Awakening
  • Practice the Simultaneous Liberation Process in small groups.
    We will learn how to allow the Self-Organizing and Self Liberating Wisdom to become the source of healing and realization. In these sessions, instead of the healer-client model, we will allow the natural liberation process to unfold with effortless grace. There will be individuals who are the central focus of the group field and shared awareness. The facilitation of the process will primarily occur from allowing the Self-organizing intelligence with the support of group members.

Each day-long retreat will:

  • Give Advanced meditation practices that support the recognition and stabilization of one of the 7 awakened wisdom qualities
  • Support the practice of the Simultaneous Liberation Process in small groups to liberate that which obstructs the complete realization of each awakened quality.


  • 5-Day Initial Retreat (Virtual)
    • February 23-27, 2022
    • Wednesday - Sunday, 9am-3pm PT

  • Seven 1-day Online Retreats (Virtual)
    • Sundays, 9am-2pm PT
    • March 20, 2022
    • April 10, 2022
    • May 15, 2022
    • June 12, 2022
    • July 10, 2022
    • August 14, 2022
    • September 18, 2022
  • Inclusive Zoom streaming
    • All formal aspects of the program are available to participants from the comfort of their own homes.

Review the full course description of the Advanced Awakening course here.

This student body has been carefully chosen to build a diverse and potent community. Each person matters and helps set the tone to create the context for our journey together. Your active engagement with the material and with the community is essential. We invite you to hold both yourself and others with this in mind.

Luminous Awareness Institute reserves the right to make necessary adjustments to the curriculum, course offerings, class hours, scheduled dates (with at least 30 days notice, barring unexpected emergency), format, equipment and organization as it deems necessary to deliver the program content.  

Personal Responsibility

Luminous Awareness Institute offers educational programs and lineage transmission for those who are actively engaged with and committed to their own awakening, personal growth and development.

Regardless of how your experience with Luminous ripples out into the world, you are ultimately responsible for your own path. Luminous provides tools and points out instructions for finding your way into new and profound states of being and seeks to support your integration of these shifts in lasting, sustainable ways beyond the program and the cushion. And, this is an active path that requires your direct involvement and commitment. As with any practice that leads to real transformation and manifestation in the world, you get out what you put in. The commitment you make to engaging with the teachings, exercises, practices and community throughout your time in the program will determine the growth, healing and lasting consciousness shifts that you experience. We invite you to step up, step in and see what emerges from your active engagement with and ownership of your own unfolding!

I have read and understand the Luminous Awareness Institute Advanced Awakening course details (including dates and offerings) and acknowledge personal responsibility for active engagement with the course.

Financial and Terms Agreement

We recognize that enrollment in our courses is an investment on many fronts – financially and time-wise as well as with respect to your engagement with personal healing and growth. We seek to be as clear as possible about what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. You agree to let us know in advance of any changes to your address or other circumstances that may impact your payments and to respond promptly to requests around any payment issues that may arise.

Please review the following information and reach out with any questions before signing this contract.

Tuition Costs & Payment Plans

Advanced Awakening course (2022) initial cost: $4500

After paying your application deposit of $850, the remaining tuition may be paid in the following ways:

  • Pay in full: $3650
  • Financed Loan: $314.14 in 12 monthly payments
    • Loan issued by TFC Credit Corporation (6% finance fees apply). 

Payment in full or loan set up is due by January 20, 2022 or within 10 days of acceptance thereafter or before the initial retreat (February 23-27, 2022) if you join late. 

If you elect to enroll, you will be responsible for the entire tuition cost (including finance fees, if applicable), subject to the Cancellation & Withdrawal provisions below.

Please put YES in the option you choose, and NO or N/A in the other option.

Payment in Full: I am choosing to pay in full for my entire remaining tuition after my $850 deposit. 

12 Monthly Payments: I am choosing to take out a loan to finance my remaining tuition in the form of 12 Monthly payments (my $850 deposit has already been subtracted from my total). I understand that 6% financing fees apply. I will complete all loan paperwork and set up automatic payments for my tuition. 

Cancellation & Withdrawal

The student body in your class is a very carefully held gathering of people who will journey together for the duration of the course. Once you choose to commit to this program, you become an integral participant in the program. Other applicants are turned away based on your enrollment. Please keep this in mind as you read our cancellation and withdrawal policies.


  • Your $850 deposit ($250 of which is non-refundable) is applied to the total cost of tuition. The deposit has already been subtracted from the remaining total tuition fee when you sign up for a payment plan. 
    • If you decide not to enroll or withdraw before January 15, 2022, $600 of the deposit is refundable. 
    • Before February 1, 2022, $300 of this deposit is refundable. After February 1, 2022 the entire deposit is non-refundable.
  • The final drop deadline for the Advanced Awakening course is March 3, 2022 (one week following the initial intensive).
    • If you drop by March 3, 2022, you will receive a refund of payments made, minus the $850 deposit and the cost of the initial 5-day retreat.

Withdrawal Period:

  • You may attend the initial retreat to directly experience whether this program is a fit for both you and Luminous Awareness Institute.
  • The Withdrawal Period ends Thursday, March 3, 2022. 
  • If you withdraw from the program during the Withdrawal Period and have attended the initial retreat, you acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for the cost of the initial retreat ($1875).
    • Your deposit and any tuition already paid will be applied as credit towards your outstanding tuition cost.
    • If anything is owed, we will let you know the amount and how to pay.
    • A refund will be issued by check if you have paid more than the cost of the initial retreat, at the time of your withdrawal from the program. 
  • If for some reason a student must discontinue the program after March 3, 2022, there will be no refunds and the student is committed to pay the tuition in full (including those on financed payment plans) for the duration of the Advanced Awakening course.
    • Unfortunately, given the design of the course we are only able to make exceptions to this policy in the case of a true emergency. We will consider any extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.  

Again, you must inform the Luminous Coordinator of your decision to withdraw from the program no later than 11:59pm on March 3, 2022.  If you do not contact us by March 3, 2022, you are committed to the entirety of your tuition costs for the complete Advanced Awakening course.

I understand the drop deadline and withdrawal policies and take full responsibility for withdrawing by the drop deadline or committing to pay my tuition in full.

Luminous Awareness Institute at all times reserves the right to terminate any student for failure to meet its policies and guidelines.  

COVID-19 Protocol 

The safety and well-being of our students, staff, families, and communities is something we hold with intention and care. We recognize that we are living in unusual times and that extra awareness is necessary to support all of us and the shared work we are doing together.

Our capacity to deliver our entire curriculum online allows us to be adaptable and responsive.

While Advanced Awakening is held primarily online, there may be limited options to attend the initial retreat in-person in Boulder, Colorado upon request. As circumstances evolve, it is possible that federal, state, local or venue requirements may require in-person participants to be vaccinated in order to attend in-person. Please consider this when you apply. Unvaccinated participants will NOT be able to attend in-person in this situation but will be warmly welcomed through our online format.

In the event you attend a gathering in-person, we request a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival (regardless of vaccination status). If you are ill, we ask that you NOT attend in-person, and instead participate virtually. 

Part of enrollment includes understanding that you are joining a course that is a fully immersive delivery of the Luminous curriculum in a virtual context. It is your responsibility and agreement to pay your tuition in full (whether financed or paid up front).

We recommend you have hand sanitizer, face masks, and other preventative measures. We strongly support each person in making the choices that best support your comfort.

Please note: you will be asked to sign a liability waiver specifically related to Covid in order to attend in person, recognizing that you are solely responsible for all risks incurred through gathering in person.

I understand that I may be unable to attend in-person if federal, state, local, or venue mandates require me to be vaccinated to gather in groups and I am unvaccinated. 

I understand and agree that the entire Luminous Advanced Awakening curriculum, including the experiential aspects, can and will be delivered virtually.

I acknowledge that I am fully responsible for paying my entire tuition, in full or with a financed loan, whether attending online or if there are in-person opportunities, according to the deadlines and details outlined in this agreement.


This Financial and Terms agreement (“FT Agreement”), together with the Use of Luminous Teachings, Materials and Transmissions agreement and Liability Waiver and Release constitute the whole agreement.  The terms of this FT Agreement are incorporated herein by reference into the provisions of the Use of Luminous Teachings, Materials and Transmissions agreement and Liability Waiver and Release to constitute one, whole agreement.

I have read and agree to the Luminous Awareness Institute Financial Agreements & Terms and agree to pay my tuition in full after the drop date as well as any Food and Lodging costs I may have accrued. 


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