Journey into the afterlife realm to assist others in this life and beyond. Deepen your understanding of life, death, and self in this classic Monroe residential retreat.

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Conceived by the Monroe Institute in 1991, Lifeline® is the first soul retrieval retreat to enable people to journey into the afterlife state and be of service to others. In this advanced retreat you will explore Focus Levels 23-27 – the specific states of expanded consciousness associated with the afterlife experience and connecting to those who have transitioned.

Help those in need of assistance to transition into the afterlife realm.  Sometimes people aren’t aware that they have died or had a real life death experience and are confused about what to do or what has happened. As a part of the Lifeline retreat, you will learn ways to enter into these states of consciousness, comfortably make contact with people who need assistance and gently guide them towards “The Light.” We call this extraordinary service soul retrieval or soul rescue

Reunite with loved ones. Despite the weighty topic, there’s a social side to Lifeline. You’ll have a chance to visit ”The Park”, an afterlife experience reception center made for those that had a real life death experience or near death experience. You’ll connect with new guides or systems of guides. And you could reunite with friends and relatives who have made their transition. 

Retrieve lost aspects of yourself and enrich your life. Retrievals can also include reclaiming lost aspects or fragments of yourself. This healing process enables you to reconnect, feel whole again and embrace your total self.

Thousands of participants have attended Lifeline in the last two decades. They report a range of life-enriching benefits—including becoming more self-assured, receiving insight and healing from loved ones who have passed, and coming into greater feeling of oneness with all that is. 

This advanced program is open only to graduates of Gateway Voyage. Because it’s offered only two times a year, it fills quickly. To hold a spot—make your reservation early!  



The audio exercises used in this program are the original binaural beat hemispheric synchronization exercises developed by Robert A. Monroe. They were designed to facilitate specific expanded states of conscious relevant to this program and are owned by the Monroe Institute. These exercises are not available for commercial resale.

Grab your headphones, find a quiet place to relax and enjoy this free audio sample. Experience the deep relaxation and instantaneous expanded meditative state of Monroe's neural entrainment technology.

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What You Get

In addition to location-specific amenities, all Monroe Institute retreats offer numerous amenities to make your stay as rejuvinating as possible. (Virginia campus only.)

  • Semi-Private Rooms

    Standard accommodations are double-occupancy rooms.

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Free Wi-Fi is available for guests.

  • Daily Meals

    Our dining menu offers many fresh, healthy, and vegetarian options.

  • Shuttle Service

    Local area, shuttle transportation is included on the first and last days of each program.

  • Swimming

    During afternoon breaks, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or lake (weather-permitting).

  • Massage

    Massages are available during weeklong retreats during afternoon breaks. (additional fee)

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