The Landmark Forum costs around $350 in the U.S.;
this varies slightly depending on the location. It lasts for three
full days--Friday through Sunday--and Tuesday evening. It takes place
in a large room such as a hotel ballroom and looks like any large seminar
would. The course leader starts a conversation on a particular topic
and participants share their insights with the whole group. So, it
is like a large group conversation. The topics are structured although
it doesn't seem like that at all. There are some requirements which,
even though they appear simple, can be a challenge in themselves.
The request is that no notes are taken and that you stay in the room for
each entire session. The purpose of this is so that you will be present
to the entire conversation and not side tracked in any way. The point
is not to get knowledge or to have notes to review later, which we normally
expect from seminars, but rather to look at how you have structured your
life. Your life is very present to you, you don't need notes to look
at your life. The insights you get 'stick'; they don't need to be
reviewed like in more traditional kinds of education.
In the Landmark Forum, you will hear things from
other participants that you will totally identify with in your life--things
that you have never discussed before. You will walk away with a lightness,
openness, feeling of self-validation, and freedom that you have never experienced
before. Everyone who completes the course gets this result.
No one slips through the cracks. That's how well the course has been
designed and refined.
I describe my experience as 'champagne on the
brain' for the next few weeks. I had insights into many areas of
my life and my dreams that would not have been possible before. The
most immediate effect was that of altering a moderately good relationship
into one that really worked and I now had tools that could address all
of the sticky areas of the relationship with simple, authentic, and straight