Special Events > European Danda Retreat: July, 2017

European Danda Retreat: July, 2017


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 here

presentation sections:

Retreat Overview:

The Indivisible Space of Conscious Light

A Three-Day Retreat
and
A 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 light.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Trancendental Realism


The theme of this retreat "The 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 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 Ruchiradama Nadikanta and Steve Brown.

Ruchiradama Nadikanta

Ruchiradama 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.




Steve Brown

Steve Brown has 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 reviews!


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


THREE-DAY RETREAT


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.

Retreat cost:
For public: €380 (or 342 if you register by June 28).
For devotees; €250 (or 225 if you register by June 28).
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 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, 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.

Facebook: event page coming soon


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 2017 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2017 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2017 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2017 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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