Dates: Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July 9, 2017 Place: European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands Presented by: Adidam Europe For: Devotees, or public who have attended a retreat before
(including one of our introductory "Where Is Happiness?"
retreats) Online registration:click
A Three-Day Retreat
Devotional, Literary, Theatrical, and Artistic Happening
[Adi Da talking about His
Image-Art:] The living body inherently wants to
be one with the matrix of life. The living body always
wants to allow the light of perfect reality into the "room".
Assisting human beings to fulfill that impulse is what
I work to do by every act of image-art.
My images are created to be a means for the fully participating
viewer to locate fundamental light — the world as light,
all relations as light, naturally perceived light as absolute
The theme of this retreat —
Indivisible Space of Conscious Light"
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 2017, corresponding
to June 24 through July 23 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.
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 Da’s 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
Delicious vegetarian meals.
and much Good
This retreat will be hosted by longtime devotees Ruchiradama Nadikanta
and Steve Brown.
Nadikanta is a senior renunciate devotee of Adi
Da. She lived and served in His direct Company for 38 years,
and now travels the world to invoke His Presence and speak
about His Divine Revelation. She is writing a book about
the meaning and significance of Adi Da's artistic creations.
Brownhas been a devotee of Adi Da since 1984, and
was personally Instructed by Him in the Sacred Arts, particularly
in theater. He has performed, produced, and directed enactments
of Adi Da's literary master works within the First Room
Theater Guild for over 25 years. Steve has presented several
times at the European Danda — to rave
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 Adi Da Museum of Art, the largest
collection in the world of Adi Da’s Transcendental Realist Art.
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.
Testimonials from participants in recent retreats at the European
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,
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: 9:00 am, Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm,
Sunday, July 9, 2017.
Retreat language: English, with support services
in Dutch, German, and Finnish.
For public: €380 (or €342 if you register by June 28).
For devotees; €250 (or €225 if you register by June
Includes accomodations on Friday and Saturday nights and
3 delicious, vegetarian meals a day, including a special
Celebration lunch on Sunday. Note that the standard accommodation
is 2 per room. Single room supplement (if available - there
are very few) is €50.
Registration. Please register before the retreat
online registration form. We will reply with confirmation,
payment instructions and to arrange local transport. Send
any questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early registration: A discount of 10% is offered
to all registering for the retreat if we receive payment
in full by Wednesday, June 28.
Extending your retreat? Our per diem is €40.
We are happy to customize your fee around your itinerary
if travel logistics require you to arrive the day before
or leave the day after — just let us know your plans.
Refunds: Cancellations before Wednesday, July 5
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
NL-6105 AT Maria Hoop
Railway stations Echt, Roermond, Geilenkirchen close-by.
Airports Eindhoven and Maastricht. Pick-up from railway
You can also register or ask for more information via
phone or email:
United Kingdom: Tel. + 44 845 330 1008,
Flights go with Ryan Air from Stanstead to Eindhoven.
Alternatively, some people drive and take the ferry.
Concessionary rates may be available upon request.