the secret of access to Truth – the Guru – someone with Direct Access to Truth
by way of Realization, not mere scholarship or patterned experience, and who
transmits that Realization to others. Come and participate!
Thursday, March 8 - Sunday, March 12, 2012 Place: European Danda, Maria
Hoop, The Netherlands.
This retreat will be conducted
in English by James Steinberg. Support and services in Dutch and German will be
Steinberghas been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj since
1973. He has been personally schooled by Adi Da in the entire Great Tradition
of humankind's religious and spiritual literature. He is the author of the books,
Love of the God-Man
Distraction, both about the Guru-devotee relationship (on which he is
a world authority). James has been Graced to live with Adi Da Samraj in His Island
Hermitage, Adi Da Samrajashram in Fiji, and at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in California.
He has represented Adi Da Samraj in meetings with some of the most famous Spiritual
figures in the world, and is a regular visitor to India in completion of a variety
of Sacred projects. James attended Harvard University and the University of California,
Berkeley, graduating in 1972. He has two daughters and lives in California.
will speak to us not only from the perspective of his extensive study of the Spiritual
traditions via books and personal encounters with many genuine gurus in India
and elsewhere, but also, and more significantly, from his grace-filled life as
a devotee of Adi Da Samraj.
one wishes to understand the sea, ask a sailor, a lover of the sea. By the same
token, if one wishes to understand the heart and nature of the Guru-devotee relationship,
ask a real devotee devoted to a real Guru, a teacher and Master of the heart.
James Steinberg is such a devotee, whose scholarship bows before insights and
knowledge that could only be gained from this living relationship.
M. Kennedy, Ed.D., Psychologist
Event: Screening of Not-Two Is Peace
Ferrone and Marga Nativa
In addition to James Steinberg's
presentations on the Guru-devotee relationship, a unique event will take place
Saturday evening. As described in the poster below, Keith
Ferrone and Marga Nativa (the co-directors of the Florence Dance Company)
will be on hand to present a video of the production of their ballet theater event,
location: the European Danda
retreat will be held at the European Danda, our Center located in the south of
the Netherlands and Spiritually Blessed and Empowered by Adi Da. The Danda is
a former monastery . . . a quiet place, and a place where Adi Da twice resided.
It houses the the largest collection in the world of Adi
Da’s Transcendental Realist Art, and art tours and presentations will be offered
during the retreat. Its serenity, beauty, and peace, Adi Da’s tangible Presence,
and the good company of Adi Da’s devotees, make the European Danda a perfect location
to retire from worldly stress and distraction, and enter into spiritual retreat
and the deepest feeling of Reality Itself.
Your retreat will include 3 great vegetarian meals
per day, contemplative walks in our private forest and plenty of opportunity to
ask your questions to James or other devotees of Adi Da.