A CELEBRATION OF THE DIVINE AVATAR'S LIBERATING PLAY:
Celebrating Da Purnima
A LIFE-TRANSFORMING HAPPENING
This three-day retreat will be filled with the revelation and
spiritual presence of Adi Da Samraj. The theme of this retreat
- "A Feast of Leelas" - coincides with devotees'
of Da Purnima. Da Purnima is a special and sacred celebration in the Reality-Way of Adidam that has been celebrated every year since the beginning of Adi Da's Work in 1972. It coincides with celebrations of the Guru or Spiritual Teacher in Hindu ashrams and Buddhist monasteries throughout the world. "Purnima" means "full", and refers to the "full" moon. Every full moon or Purnima is a celebration of the Spiritual Teacher. But the full moon in the Hindu month of Ashad (in 2015, corresponding to July 2 through August 1 on Western calendars) is called "Guru Purnima". In the yearly cycle, it is the day set apart for remembering the Guru or Divine Teacher, and paying homage to, and worshipping His or Her appearance in human Form.
Tangibly feel and receive Adi Da’s 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.
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
Delicious vegetarian meals.
and much Good
Location: The European Danda
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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 largest
collection in the world of Adi Da’s Transcendental Realist Art,
and art tours and presentations will be offered during the retreat.
Filled with Adi Da’s Presence, it is a perfect location to retire
from worldly stress and distraction to sink into the deepest feeling
of Reality Itself.
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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
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For a tour in pictures of the beautiful grounds of the European
Danda, click here.
Gerald Sheinfeld is the host for this retreat. Gerald was one of Adi Da's first devotees. He is the author of the (soon to be published) book, At The Feet Of The Spiritual Master. During this retreat, Gerald will be telling many unique stories of the time he spent in Adi Da's Company from 1972 through 2008.
Gerald Sheinfeld with Adi Da in India, 1973
Testimonial from a participant in a recent retreat at the European
Beloved Adi Da,
I’m 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.
RETREAT TIME: 9:30 am, Friday, July 31 - 4 pm,
Sunday, August 2, 2015.
RETREAT LANGUAGE: English, with support services in Dutch, German,
RETREAT COST: €420. Includes lodgings and meals
for 3-day retreat.
Special Early Registration Price: €360. (Register by June 30 for this special price.)
Special rates for: unemployed, over-65's, or disabled; and devotees.
PLACE: European Danda
NL-6105 AT Maria Hoop
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
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.