Deep Awake for Soul and Body
4 days residential retreat in Japan
April 23 - 26, 2020

At the end of 2019 I had the most important experience of my life. I became utterly immersed in light and love. I felt I had made a brief excursion into death and it was beautiful. In the experience ‘Tim’ dissolved into the oneness, but afterwards I had a profound appreciation for my individual life and knew the importance of the work I am doing.

I am so looking forward to coming to Japan in 2020 to share with you all the insights that have arisen since this experience. I want to drive into that enormous love together so you can also appreciate how special and full of significance your individual life is.

And this time I am coming with my wonderful wife Debbie, whose wisdom about the body perfectly complements my teachings about the soul. I hope you will join me for a big adventure into meaning and connection.



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To find out what happens at the Deep Awakening retreats, check out this video, now with Japanese subtitles!

The invitation for the Deep Awakening life(8m 02s)


Tim can help you experience a ‘deep awakening’ for yourself … and that changes everything! He explains “It feels like being immersed in limitless love with a wonderful sense of connection with everyone and everything, and it leads to a genuine faith in the essential goodness of existence. Once you experience it, you’ll never forget it.”

Listen to Tim read the first chapter of his audiobook Deep Awake(8m 02s)


Tim has been exploring spirituality since a spontaneous awakening aged 12. He is the author of 35 books translated into more than 15 languages, including a Sunday Times bestseller and Daily Telegraph 'Book of the Year'. Tim is a spiritual guide not a guru, who wants to personally connect with you to explore the depths of this bittersweet experience of life.

Watch Tim talk about the most important experience of his life (9m 57s)


For 20 years Tim has been pioneering ‘Gazing Meditation’ and other ‘Deep Connection ‘practises as natural ways to awaken. During the retreat, he will create a safe space in which you can experience how beautiful, transformative and deeply moving these practises are.


Tim is internationally respected as an original thinker who shares life-changing ideas with clarity and humour. He will explore a new understanding of the evolving cosmos, the nature of death and the purpose of existence, which unites science and spirituality. He teaches that we are presently undergoing an evolutionary leap from ‘individuals’ into ‘unividuals’ (individuals who experience oneness with the universe).

Watch Tim’s inspiring talk at TEDx Berkeley(18m 35s)


During the retreat Deborah O’Shea, (Tim’s wife and collaborator), will be offering her of-the-moment wellness treatments, which bring together two ancient modalities to revitalise the body while calming the mind.

Meditation Massage: A massage sequence to create physical and emotional harmony is accompanied with a series of powerful mediation techniques.


"Tim is the most conscious and sincere person I have ever met. It is truly amazing." ~ Sue

"Tim is a surprisingly well-informed person who explains the most complicated problem most simply. Moreover, full of love, wisdom, creativity and humor." ~ Ginnie

"It is very difficult to communicate experiences with retreats in words. When trying to tell it, it all melts to this excitement." ~ Kristina

"It can be said that this weekend was the best weekend in my life. I am looking forward to bringing back what I gained from retreat to my family and my life. Because I was re-born." ~ Tod


I was 22 when I first watched a film called "Leap! Take the leap or fall asleep". I searched out this film because I felt that something was missing in my life and there was more to it that meets the eye. One of the people interviewed on this film was Tim Freke and I was really struck by his both/and philosophy. I'm thinking "You mean this life is both great and shit and I can be OK with this?" and then that's when I started getting into Tim's work.

The mystery experience, how long is now, deep awake. These were all so important to me in being able to remember to connect to what my experience of life is and not to shy away from it... Although there's been plenty of that too haha.

Soul story really feels important to me. I love that I can understand it really logically but also it makes sense in a deeper level too. I think the greatest thing I've been taught by being around Tim is that what you put your attention on is what is going to be important to you. Start with yourself, your body, your mind and then work outwards to everyone else!

I can't express how much gratitude I have for the work you do Tim, I'm so looking forward to meeting you in Japan in April!

Big love, Dan from Sydney

Listen to inspiring testimonials from previous Deep Awakening participants -

The deep awakening brings together men and woman of all ages and backgrounds.
Some participants are long-time spiritual explorers and others are new to the possibility of awakening,
with the youngest participant having been 13 years old and our oldest 87.
Some participants come because they are going through a challenging time and others because life is expanding positively.
Some are attracted by TIM’s deep ideas and others by his big heart.
Tim has brought his deep awake teachings and practises to radically different cultures throughout the world
which include: the UK; USA; Japan; Mexico; Argentina; Canada; The Netherlands; Croatia; Cyprus; Norway; Ireland; Greece; The Czech Republic; Hawaii and South Africa.
Now he want to share the deep awake state with you!

To know more about Tim or his ideas etc in English,
please visit Tim's English website:Tim Freke English web

Enticing Accommodation "Seisen-Ryo

The retreat will be held at a beautiful retreat centre in the countryside outside Tokyo, surrounded by nature, forests and a creek, with views overlooking Mt Fuji and Yatsukatage.

There are a range of rooms available, and each one is designed to a high specification.

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Seisen-Ryo Lounge

Seminar hall in Seisen-Ryo New Lodge

Seisen-Ryo restaurant view from Seisen-Ryo

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  • The cost for the tuition is 136,400 JPY
  • Room prices start at 39,000 JPY
    The details of the room types and prices are in the below.
  • Full massage (50 minutes): 17,600 JPY
  • Partial massage (30 minutes): 8,800 JPY
  • Massages are available to those who have made prior reservations and the cost is separate and not included in the main retreat fee.
    If you would like to have a massage, please make a reservation when you register for the retreat. (A first-come policy is in place as the number of appointments are limited.)
  • All prices include tax.
  • regarding cancellation:

If you need to cancel your registration, please let us know by email;
If you cancel on or before April 2, half of the full payment will be refunded.
If you cancel on or after April 3, your full payment is not refundable.

※In case of cancellation, please contact us by email.
※Applicant must pay the cancellation fee and transfer fee.

Room types and prices

All prices are per person and included meals and tax for 3 nights for the 4 days during the retreat. All rooms are non smoking.

  • Room Amenities (common to all rooms) each have:
    bath towel / face towel / shampoo / hair rinse / body soap / hair dryer / tooth brush / tea sets / night wear for adults / slippers (except Japanese rooms) / baby bed (free to rent)

Maisonette style with two beds; new lodge

C65,000 JPY per personsharing with 2 persons
maisonettes style

A stairway connects the first-floor living room with the bedroom and bath on the second floor. On a sunny day, you will be able to see beautiful mountains from the wood deck on the first floor. The bath, washbasin and toilet are in the room.

Japanese style with living room; new lodge

D63,000JPY per personsharing with 2 persons
E52,000JPY per personsharing with 3 persons
E47,000JPY per personsharing with 4 persons
japanese style with living room

Spacious living room with a Japanese tatami mat bedroom (straw-mat floor). Guests can feel at home in this traditional style room that offers a calm mood overlooking the forest. The bath, wash basin and toilet are in the room.

Western style with living room; new lodge

F66,000JPY per personsharing with 2 persons
F55,000JPY per personsharing with 3 persons
F50,000JPY per personsharing with 4 persons
Western style with living room

A high ceiling creates a sense of spaciousness. The living room on the southern side of the bedroom has a fireplace for a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxing vacation in this graceful suite overlooking the forest.The bath, wash basin and toilet are in the room.

Western style with two beds; annex lodge

A61,000JPYfor single occupancy
B48,000JPY per personsharing with 2 persons
Western style with two beds

The history of the Old Lodge dates back to 1938 and provides all guests with an 'Old Lodge style feeling' while providing modern comforts. The bath, washbasin and toilet are in the room.

Western style with two beds

G47,000JPYfor single occupancy
Western style with two beds

The history of the Old Lodge dates back to 1938 and provides all guests with an 'Old Lodge style feeling' while providing modern comforts. Shared bath, wash basin and toilet.

Japanese style

I39,000JPY per personsharing with 2 up to 5 persons
japanese style

A Japanese style room with tatami mat with futon.  
Shared bath, wash basin and toilet.

Meals during the retreat

 full of fresh vegetables

Each of the creative dishes is home-style and natural, with abundant local flavours of healthy ingredients. With influences from both Western and Japanese styles, the “Yamanashi cuisine” buffet is sure to please everyone. Pudding made from Jersey milk and other desserts are also popular.

Lunch is a western menu such as pasta and stew.

Dinner is a various appetizer and dessert buffet and meat or fish dishes for the main dish.

Meals begin with dinner on Thursday, April 23, and end with lunch on Sunday, April 26 and include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

※Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or food allergies in advance. There would be an additional fee for the vegetarian meals.

additional fee for the vegetarian meals2,600JPY(tax included)
additional fee for only vegetables and seafood/fish1,500JPY(tax included)


The spa “Seisen-no-yu” is the common bath space with an indoor hot bathtub and a outdoor hot bathtub, which also have the shower facilities. The hot water is making use of the natural spring water which stems from Mt.Yatsugatake. You can enjoy the view of the forest at the open-air common bathtab and if the sky is clear, you see the stars in the sky at night. The indoor common bath has a picture style window. This common bath space is separated by gender, female or male.

Spa Spa


Date: Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th April ,2020 / 3 nights 4 days

The first day - Thursday 23rd April

Reception: 13:45~14: 45
Orientation start: 14: 50
Retreat start: 15: 00

Once you arrive at Seisen-Ryo, please deposit your language at the reception of the New Lodge.
Register at the registration desk next to the reception between 13:45 - 14:45 (Seminar hall in New Lodge)

The last day- Sunday 26th April

The retreat will be finishing around 14:00
(After lunch, there will be closing session of the retreat.)

There will be a free mini-bus that brings you to the Kiyosato station.
You will be able to catch the train that leaves Kiyosato at 15:41.

Leave Kiyosato at 15:41 -> arrive in Kobuchizawa at 16:04 (JR Koumi-sen), leave Kobuchizawa at 16:36 (JR Azusa Express #26) ->arrive in Shinjyuku 18:34

Access to Seisen-Ryo


3545 Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture 407-0301

Phone: +81-551-48-2111

The nearest airport:
Tokyo Haneda or Narita international airport.
Take public transportation.
If you are coming from abroad, you might need to stay the day before retreat starts and/or after the retreat finishes.

Best connection

  • Thursday, 18 April
    leave Shinjuku at 11:30 (JR Azusa Express #13) -> arrive in Kobuchizawa at 13:25, leave Kobuchizawa at 13:29 (JR Koumi-sen for Komoro) -> arrive in Kiyosato 13:53

From Kiyosato station, there is a mini bus (free) to Seisen-Ryo.
It takes about 10 minutes to get to the destination.
Please get off in front of “Shinkan Front" (entrance to the New Lodge).
If you’d prefer to take a taxi, it costs about 1000 yen.
If you'd like to stay the day before the retreat starts or the night after the closing, please let us know. (We will help you with the booking as well.)

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Useful information about the retreat site and local area relating to personal preparation and comfort:

  • The retreat is located at a relatively high elevation area and as such, experiences wide variations in temperature and weather conditions between daytime and night. It is therefore suggested that you consider bringing an assortment of clothing which allows you to easily adjust to temperature by layering, including some warmer items and even a water-repellent outer layer for venturing outside.
  • There are no shops or convenience stores within easy walking distance of the retreat site other than a small souvenir/gift shop. If you require any favourite personal comfort items such as soft drinks, snacks or tobacco products, please bring them with you. There are however several vending machines selling beverages.
  • Many Japanese pillows have a heavy filling made from buckwheat husks which has a sandy resemblance. If you are used to sleeping with a fluffy pillow and are concerned for comfort, you may consider bringing a familiar travel pillow to allow you the option to change if you are having difficulty sleeping.
  • The western style room at new lodge has high sky lights, allowing natural light to enter in the early morning. If you are used to sleeping only in a darkened environment, a sleep mask would be a light and easy addition to your travel baggage.
  • There are 2 designated smoking areas at the lodge. Smoking is also permitted outside, away from the buildings. However, the management have asked that if chose to do so, that you please carry a small container or portable ashtray with you to allow you to dispose of tobacco waste products correctly later so as not to litter the grounds.

To participate the retreat, please send us the registration form>>>