True inner guidance is calm, centered knowing. Learn simple techniques to draw the guidance that is always freely available to you and to distinguish it from imagination or hope.

David Gamow left a career on Wall Street to immerse and intensely live Eastern teachings for the past 35 years. Author of Freedom from Stress, he has taught meditation and mind-calming techniques to 30,000 people at places like CBS, Citrix, Stanford, NASA, GE, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

During this weekend retreat, you will learn:

  • How to ask for guidance
  • How to tell true guidance from imagination
  • To develop courage to face the unknown
  • Calming the heart — techniques for increasing your intuition

What our guests say:

"I think this workshop is one of those life-changing events that truly causes a shift in your perspective. We all suffer from letting events in the outer world control our emotions, but once you can truly make the shift of knowing how to control your inner world, you feel a huge weight lifted. David has the ability to genuinely connect with his students and intuitively guide the workshop to best suit their needs. I highly recommend David to anyone who is looking for that deeper connection in life." —Andrea M.

“I absolutely enjoyed this course. All of your work flows out of you in a very loving, alive, and sensitive way.”  —C.H., Ellicott City, MD

“I was held in rapt attention! Trying to feel my own inner guidance is new to me, and has been a goal of mine. I am looking forward to getting started!”
—Terry R., Napa, CA

“Your stories really touched me.”  —Peggy Holt, Moraga, CA

“I can’t put into words what I’ve gotten from this program. I’m quite moved. Thank you very much.”    —D. Linville, San Jose, CA

“There were many practical tools to take home that I may apply in my life. And I could really feel your sincerity. I loved the stories and examples to illustrate your points.”     —Scott S., Concord, CA

“Your integrity and wisdom are an inspiration. Lots of humor and heart! Thanks so much.”    —Carolynn R., Vacaville, CA

“This workshop was a validation of what ‘I know’ already. It was a reminder to ask. I did so several times tonight during the program, and immediately received several answers.”     —Jane H., Fremont, CA


Learning Online Option:

For those who need the convenience of taking this course online, see our extensive offering of classes through Ananda Online. Click here for the Developing Intuition series.

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David Gamow

David Gamow

David Gamow, author of Freedom from Stress, left a career on Wall Street to immerse himself in living Eastern teachings for the past 35 years. He is the founder of Clarity Seminars, and has taught meditation and mind-calming techniques to almost 30,000 people at places like CBS, Stanford Medical, NASA, GE, the U.S. Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Justice. He has been featured in the San Jose Mercury News, the Chicago Tribune, Investor's Business Daily, and on Fox TV.

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How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

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How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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