Special Events > European Danda Summer Retreat - July, 2015

 

A Celebration of the Divine Avatar's Libreating Play


Dates:
Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2, 2015
Place: European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands
Presented by: Adidam Europe

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Retreat Overview

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' Celebration 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 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 largest collection in the world of Adi Das Transcendental Realist Art, and 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 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 largest collection in the world of Adi Das Transcendental Realist Art, and 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.

Retreat Host and Testimonials


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

Gerald Sheinfeld with Adi Da in India, 1973
Gerald Sheinfeld with Adi Da in India, 1973



Testimonial from a participant in a recent retreat at the European Danda:


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


Three-Day Retreat

RETREAT TIME: 9:30 am, Friday, July 31 - 4 pm, Sunday, August 2, 2015.

RETREAT LANGUAGE: English, with support services in Dutch, German, and Finnish.

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
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 Art Exhibition at the European Danda

Art Exhibition at the European Danda


More information about the Gallery here.

Pictures from this retreat


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July 2015 Retreat at the European Danda

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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