Special Events > European Danda Retreat: April, 2017

European Danda FREE Retreat: Where Is Happiness? October, 2016


Dates:
Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29, 2017
Place: European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands
Presented by: Adidam Europe
For: Devotees or public
Online registration: click here

presentation sections:

Retreat Overview
A TWO-DAY RETREAT

The Zero Point:
A New Kind of Human Consciousness


In actuality, the calamity everyone fears has already happened.

The "old order" is already dead.

Nevertheless, this need not be the darkest moment in human history. On the contrary, this moment in historical time could (and, indeed, must) be the historic moment in which the Intrinsic Pattern of Reality Itself is established as the universal basis for human life.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"Two Is Not-Peace", Not-Two Is Peace


The basis of the global education I propose is the restoration of the principles of egolessness and prior unity to the course of human life. I called this mode of education "zero-point" education.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
"On Zero-Point Education", Not-Two Is Peace


In these challenging times, Adi Da Samraj, spiritual teacher, philosopher and artist, has given us profound wisdom and action-tools that inspire and urge us to take responsibility all seven billion of us, for the earth and all of humanity as a single system. This wisdom and these action-tools, described in Adi Da's book Not-Two Is Peace, will be presented and deeply explored during this two-day retreat.

Join us for this special and timely event and take part in a life-transforming consideration that speaks to the place in us far beyond the mind. Carolyn Lee and Leo Burke, from the Da Peace organization, have been immersed for many years in the Revelations of The World-Friend, Adi Da, as expressed in His book, Not-Two Is Peace. Both are excellent presenters and facilitators. They will provide an in-depth basis for "Zero-Point Education", which is urgently needed now in this world.



This retreat will celebrate Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj's Unique "Avataric" Appearance and His Divine Calling to all of humankind to embrace Prior Unity as the Intrinsic Power to righten conditions in the world.

Tangibly feel and receive Adi Das Spiritual Presence and Blessing-Transmission as it is powerfully communicated in many ways:

  • Sacred Sightings of Adi Da — Rare videos of Adi Da granting His Silent Spiritual Blessing to all and speaking about the True Condition of all beings, which is Prior Unity, Perfect Freedom, and Divine Happiness.
  • Avatar Adi Da's Liberating Teachings and Revelations about the Ultimate Nature of Reality and Truth.
  • Intimate, inspirational stories about Adi Da's Life, Work, and Blessing-Influence, told by His devotees.
  • Viewing of Adi Da's now world-renowned Divine Image-Art. The European Danda houses The Adi Da Museum of Art, the largest collection in the world of Adi Das Transcendental Realist Art. Art tours and presentations will be offered during the retreat.
  • Recitals offered by exceptionally gifted devotee musicians who serve the retreat with keen sensitivity and feeling.
  • Time and space for rest, relaxation, refreshment, and sacred contemplation.
  • Delicious vegetarian meals.
  • and much Good Company.

Retreat Hosts


This retreat will be hosted by longtime devotees Carolyn Lee and Leo Burke.

Leo Burke

Leo Burke is Professor and Director of the Global Commons Initiative at the Mendoza College of Business, the University of Notre Dame. In this capacity he teaches courses on the commons to undergraduates, MBAs and Executive MBAs. From December 2000 through June 2008, he served as Associate Dean and Director of Executive Education. In 2009, he co-founded the Anthroposphere Institute, with Carolyn Lee and Kathy Skerritt.

   

Carolyn Lee

Carolyn Lee, Ph.D., graduated in 1970 from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts. She received Ph.D. for a dissertation on secular polyphonic music in Spain, 1450-1530. She was subsequently appointed St Leonard's Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and senior lecturer in Music in the National University of Ireland. She has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj since 1985. She has been serving the publication of His Teaching and chronicling His life and work, authoring books that include The Promised God-Man Is Here and Adi Da.

Retreat Location: The European Danda

the European Danda
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European DandaThe retreat will be held at the European Danda, our Spiritually-Empowered Center in the south of the Netherlands. The Danda is the Spiritually Empowered Seat of Adi Da's Blessing in Europe. The Danda is a former monastery — a quiet place, and a place where Adi Da twice resided. It houses The Adi Da Museum of Art, the largest collection in the world of Adi Das Transcendental Realist Art. Art tours and presentations will be offered during the retreat. Filled with Adi Das Presence, it is a perfect location to retire from worldly stress and distraction to sink into the deepest feeling of Reality Itself.

the European Danda
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Your retreat will include 3 great vegetarian meals per day, contemplative walks in our private forest and plenty of opportunity to ask devotees any questions you may have.

the Da Peace site
the Da Peace site
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For a tour in pictures of the beautiful grounds of the European Danda, click here.

For more about the European Danda, click here.

Testimonials


Testimonials from participants in recent retreats at the European Danda:


All kind of things happened to me and one in particular: I am completely happy.


I felt so much resistance during this weekend. But suddenly, as if struck by lightning, it all became completely clear. This is SO incredible, so much joy and relaxation.

It's not that nothing matters to me anymore, but I feel relieved of this fear, of a certain pressure. I don't have to search for anything, I can just completely surrender and BE. . . .


[I feel] a fiery sensation, from deep within me, a knowing, a realization. I can contact it and feel I can surrender into this knowing I can't describe how this feels, the relaxation — it's indescribable.

It's amazing how this process occurs and how I feel carried in it by Adi Da (and I can really feel this).


Beloved Adi Da,

Im very thankful for the retreat in the Danda. It is a very special place, has Big Energy and has touched my heart deeply. I would like to say thank You for coming and staying here, for allowing me to see and feel all the devotees that You Love. I will go with strong energy and love and I try ever and ever to give it back to You.

Love, Ilka


More Information


TWO-DAY RETREAT


Retreat time:
9:00 am, Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Retreat language: English, with support services in Dutch, German, and Finnish.

Retreat cost: €260 (or 240 if you register by April 19). Includes accomodations on Friday night and 3 vegetarian meals a day for Friday and Saturday. Note that standard accommodation is 2 per room. Single room supplement (if available - there are very few) is 50.
Devotees of Adi Da Samraj can extend their retreat to include the Sunday Celebration of the Establishment of the Way of Adidam. Please ask for more information and pricing.

Registration. Please register before the retreat using our online registration form. We will reply with confirmation, payment instructions and to arrange local transport. Send any questions via email to info@adidam.org.

Early registration: A discount of 10% is offered to all registering for the retreat if we receive payment in full by Wednesday April 19. We cannot guarantee a room for bookings after April 19, or meals after April 24.

Refunds: Cancellations before Wednesday April 26 will be subject to a 25 administrative fee. For later cancelations, prior to the start of the retreat, we will refund the full cost of meals not eaten + 50% of the balance.

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PLACE: European Danda
Annendaalderweg 10
NL-6105 AT Maria Hoop
the Netherlands

Railway stations Echt, Roermond, Geilenkirchen close-by. Airports Eindhoven and Maastricht. Pick-up from railway stations possible.

You can also register or ask for more information via phone or email:

  • United Kingdom: Tel. + 44 845 330 1008, or email:
    Flights go with Ryan Air from Stanstead to Eindhoven. Alternatively, some people drive and take the ferry. Concessionary rates may be available upon request.

  • Germany: Tel. + 49 30 21478179, or email: .

  • Holland: Tel. + 31 0475-484710, or email: publicretreats@adidam.nl.

  • All other countries: email us at publicretreats@adidam.nl.

If you are interested in coming, do let us know ahead of time if you can, as we may be able to arrange a car share.


The Adi Da Museum of Art

(formerly known as "The Bright Room Gallery")

Art Exhibition at the European Danda


More information about the Adi Da Museum of Art here.

 

Videos of past retreats


Clips from recent retreats (including events and responses) at the European Danda.

Pictures from past retreats


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April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda\

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda


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