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Where Is Happiness? Retreat Testimonialvideo
poster: Debra Helleren
speakers: Dennis Duff, Alexis
length: 02:36
date added: January 5, 2019
language: English
Alexis talks about her "Where Is Happiness?" Retreat at the Man Of Radical Understanding Retreat Center (behind her) at the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in Northern California.

Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in the free two day retreats that we offer in many locations around the world.

The retreats are based on, and inspired by, the Wisdom of Adi Da Samraj. They include guided meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.

The retreats are hosted by a team of experienced and long time practitioners of Avatar Adi Da’s Teachings who guide the retreat program in an inspiring fashion.

The complete weekend program (including workbook and materials) is offered for free. You only pay a contribution for food, drinks and your possible lodging during the weekend. Costs can differ depending on the location.

For more about these free weekend-long retreats, click here.

The next retreat dates at the Mountain Of Attention are: March 2-3, 2019; and May 18-19, 2019.

Retreat at the Mountain Of Attentionvideo
poster: Mountain Of Attention Retreats
length: 01:46
date added: March 13, 2018
language: English
Come on retreat at the Mountain Of Attention! Retreat at the Mountain Of Attention is a unique opportunity to drop out of one's regular life and obligations, and devote a period of time exclusively to reinvigorating and intensifying one's practice of the Way of Adidam. And there is no better place to go on retreat than one of the Empowered Sanctuaries of Adidam, that are everywhere filled with Adi Da's Blessing-Power.

For more about upcoming retreats at the Mountain Of Attention, visit our Special Events page or write us at
Mountain Of Attention  

What is the Zero Point?video
part 2 of The Zero Point Retreat

poster: FIAT LUX
speaker: Leo Burke
length: 05:28
date added: March 5, 2017
event date: April 28, 2017
language: English
[Note: We reposted this video from Vimeo. Not everyone will be able to play this video on this web page, but you can always watch it on Vimeo.]

In this video, longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Leo Burke, talks about Adi Da's concept of "The Zero Point".

Leo and Carolyn Lee will be leading a retreat on "The Zero Point" that is taking place at the European Danda, April 28 - 30, 2017. For more information about the retreat, write

Introduction To The Zero Point Retreatvideo
part 1 of The Zero Point Retreat

poster: FIAT LUX
length: 02:30
date added: March 1, 2017
event date: April 28, 2017
language: English
[Note: We reposted this video from Vimeo. Not everyone will be able to play this video on this web page, but you can always watch it on Vimeo.]

In this video, longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Carolyn Lee, introduces "The Zero Point", a retreat taking place at the European Danda, April 28 - 30, 2017.

Read or watch the daily news these days and you will find it filled with identity politics and the fear and anxiety that such politics engenders. Identity politics is a major threat to the world. In this retreat, we explore the root of identity politics: the presumption of difference and separateness. We also study and consider Adi Da's Wisdom on understanding, un-learning, and transcending the illusion of separateness and the act of separation, and Realizing Prior Unity, Non-Separateness, and unlimited relatedness to everything and everyone.

The "Zero Point" is the place where we can drop all the limited and superficial points of view, and find the profound depth of Reality Itself. This has the potential for initiating a Reality-informed and Reality-transformed personal process and a collective activism in the contemporary world.

For more information about the retreat, write

Naituaba: Three Months After Cyclone Winstonvideo
poster: AdiDaUpClose
length: 41:48
date added: December 10, 2016
event date: February 20, 2016
language: English
A report in June, 2016 on the state of Naitauba, three months after the devastating destruction wrought by Cyclone Winston on February 20, 2016.

Interviews with Michiel Vos (Samrajya Administrator), Grace Evans (retreatant from California), Carol Smith (resident), Susie Bagshaw (Taveuni Support and Fijian Advocacy), Naamleela Free Jones (daughter of Adi Da Samraj), Joy Harland (resident), Andrew Savio (retreatant from Melbourne, Australia), Nicholas Wagner (public guest from Cape Town, South Africa), Da-vid Forsythe (resident), Ruchiradama Nadikanta (Ruchira Sannyasin Order), Jeff Hughes (retreatant from Taveuni, Fiji), and Ryan Bass (retreatant from Cape Town, South Africa).

While much has been done to restore Naitauba since the damage of Cyclone Winston (some of it reported in this video), much more recovery and restoration work and work aimed at minimizing the damage from future cyclones is still needed. You can find out more here.

Children's Retreat: Naitauba - 2009video
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 29:22
date added: November 24, 2016
event date: July 2009
language: English
Young people growing up in the Adidam community go on retreat to Adi Da Samrajashram, the sacred island of Naitauba, in Fiji, during July, 2009.

Opening music: Frou Frou, Let Go.
Videographer: Matt Braithwaite.

Da Purnima at the European Danda: Art Night Updatevideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 01:37
date added: July 23, 2015
event date: August 1, 2015
language: English
The European Danda is offering a 3-day retreat (hosted by longtime devotee Gerald Sheinfeld) from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, coinciding with the Celebration of Da Purnima. For more information, click here.

This video is an update on the special "Art Night" that will be taking place Saturday night (August 1), as part of the retreat and celebration. Your hosts will be longtime devotees Brian O'Mahony and Antonia Randazzo.
image-art   European Danda  

Adidam Australia Retreat: October, 2014video
poster: The Frankie Velvet Show
length: 04:35
date added: December 30, 2014
event date: October 2014
language: English
A brief glimpse of the October, 2014 Adidam Australia retreat at Gunnabah, Northern New South Wales, hosted by longtime devotee, James Steinberg, and focused on the theme, "The Ancient Walk-About Way", and taking place over three days.

More about the retreat here.

Camels Of The Sacredvideo
poster: SacredCamelGardens
length: 09:28
date added: February 3, 2014
event date: January 2014
language: English
Video clip of the camels in Sacred Camel Gardens at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, in January, 2014.

Sacred Camel Gardens Director Stuart Camps writes: "With a great love for nature and all non-humans, Adi Da has a particular fondness for camels. We don't train the camels with conventional methods. Instead, we build relationships with them, similar to the relationships they build with each other. We also hold retreats and seminars for others to visit and experience being around such friendly camels up close. This video is a simple celebration of Adi Da's wish for these camels to become a major aspect of the sacred culture developing around His Spiritual Presence."

Adi Da: "I have always envisioned The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary being characterized by camels. I want to have the camels be a major aspect of The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, one of its special characteristics. I want camels pervading the Sanctuary."

For more about Sacred Camel Gardens, click here.

For upcoming camel retreats, check our Special Events page. Click here for a presentation about a past camel retreat.
Sacred Camel Gardens   Fear-No-More Zoo  

The Gentle Camelsvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 05:43
date added: November 17, 2013
event date: 2007
language: English
Introducing the gentle camels of Sacred Camel Gardens at The Mountain of Attention Sanctuary in Northern California.

Sacred Camel Gardens was originally created by Adi Da in 1974 (as "Fear-No-More Zoo"), in response to the increasingly challenging effects of humanity upon the natural world.

Music is Ray Lynch, "Too Wounded", from his album, The Sky Of Mind.

For information about upcoming retreats with these camels, visit our Special Events page.
camels   Sacred Camel Gardens   Fear-No-More Zoo  

Above The Cloudsaudio
poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 03:14
date added: October 21, 2013
event date: November 2010
language: English
Excerpt from the album of devotional music, Above The Clouds.

"In November 2010, a group of musicians traveled to the sacred hermitage island of Adi Da Samrajashram (Naitauba, Fiji) for spiritual retreat. We played daily at many of the holy sites on the island. We particularly fell into a blissful mood when playing on the veranda of our Guru's house."

"There, in the open air, with fresh breezes blowing, gentle waves washing, and birds chirping, we fell into deep devotion as we played. The music on this recording was spontaneously created on these occasions."
John Wubbenhorst

In celebration of the month of Da Naitauba (October), this album is currently on sale from the Dawn Horse Press at 40% off through October 31.

European Danda Autumn Retreat 2013video
poster: Adidam Europe
length: 02:31
date added: October 18, 2013
event date: October 31, 2013
language: English

Every year in late October and early November, devotees, friends, and supporters of Adi Da Samraj gather to enjoy an extended weekend of Celebration and Spiritual Retreat focused on the Life, Teachings, and Avataric Work of Adi Da Samraj. The occasion is the birthday anniversary of Adi Da, during which we joyously acknowledge that this Supremely Realized Spiritual Master has appeared in the world to Awaken all beings to Radiant Love, Perfect Freedom, and Indestructible Light. This year’s Celebration is also based on the new book, The Gift Of Truth Itself, and like all Adidam Events, is founded on the acknowledgment that Adi Da Samraj uniquely bestows the ultimate Gift of Divine Truth or “Reality Itself” to the human heart.

For more about this retreat, click here.
Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
European Danda   retreat  

European Summer Retreat 2013video
poster: Adidam Europe
length: 02:44
date added: June 21, 2013
event date: July 25, 2013
language: English

July 25-28, 2013: The Ecstatic Life of Relationship to the Divine Avatar - a 4-day retreat at the European Danda in Holland, led by James Steinberg.

For more, click here.

Narrator/Videographer: Matthew Braithwaite
Music: Tamarind Free Jones, Purna, from her album, Hansa
European Danda   retreat   James Steinberg  

Staying In Relationship to Bhagavanvideo
part 4 of European Danda Retreat March 2012

poster: Adidam Europe
length: 03:55
date added: May 20, 2013
event date: July 2012
language: English
James Steinberg reads from Adi Da's Teaching on how Adi Da's Presence is felt as a "pressure" that offends the ego, and how Adi Da's devotee must endure this pressure.

From the March, 2012 Retreat at The European Danda. For future retreats, visit our Special Events section.
European Danda   retreat   James Steinberg  

April 2013 Retreat at The European Dandavideo
poster: Adidam Europe
speakers: Matthew Braithwaite, Ineke van Amerongen
length: 04:29
date added: March 12, 2013
event date: April 25, 2013
language: English

We invite you to participate in a profound transformation at the depth of life and consciousness — a transformation made possible by the Divine Appearance and Self-Revelation of Adi Da Samraj. Come and experience His Blessing-Transmission, His Avataric Teachings, and His Divine Image-Art. Feel and receive Adi Da’s Spiritual Presence, which is powerfully communicated via Sacred Sightings of Him (recorded during His physical Lifetime). Enjoy the live Sacred Offerings of gifted devotee musicians who serve the process of retreat with keen sensitivity and feeling.

Narrated by Matthew Braithwaite.

Special introduction to the European Danda (the location for this retreat) narrated by Ineke van Amerongen.

The retreat will be hosted by four longtime devotees of Adi Da: Anthony Costabile, Eileen McCarthy, Sally Taylor, and Frans van den Bossche.

For more about this retreat, click here.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
European Danda   retreat  
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