Special Events > European Danda Retreat - April, 2014


The Universal Gift of Reality Itself: A New Paradigm for Living


Dates:

Retreat: Thursday, April 24 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Place: European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands
Presented by: Adidam Europe

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Retreat Overview

This four-day retreat will be filled with the revelation and spiritual presence of Adi Da Samraj. The theme of this retreat - "The Universal Gift of Reality Itself: A New Paadigm for Living" - coincides with the Adidam Celebration of The Establishment of the "Radical" Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam, which commemorates the start of Adi Da's Teaching-Work on April 25, 1972, in Los Angeles, California. On this retreat, we will explore the remarkable story of the Spiritual Unfolding of Adi Da's Teaching-Work in the lives and hearts of devotees around the world.

The retreat will also include:

  • 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 Das Liberating Teachings and Revelations about the Ultimate Nature of Reality and Truth.
  • Intimate, inspirational stories about Avatar Adi Da's Life, Work, and Blessing-Influence told by His devotees.
  • Viewing of Adi Da's world-renowned Divine Image-Art.
  • Recitals offered by 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


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 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 sitea
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 Hosts and Testimonials


This retreat will be hosted by longtime devotees Abel Slater and Dina Lautman, who will bring the Reality of Adi Da's Gift to all beings, through stories and presentations from a life in His Company.

Abel Slater
 
Dina Lautman

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


The Universal Gift of Reality Itself: A New Paradigm for Living

RETREAT TIME: Thursday, April 24 - 4:45pm, Sunday, April 27, 2014.

This retreat needs to be taken for the full four days (including all day Thursday) in order to give all participants the opportunity to fully enter into the depth of the retreat process. We recommend that you arrive by 7:45pm, Wednesday evening, April 23. (There are no extra charges for staying over Wednesday night.)

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

RETREAT COST: €420. Includes lodgings and meals for 4-day retreat.
Early Registration Discount: 360. (Register by March 30th.)
Formal Devotee Rate: 320.
Formal Devotee Early Registration Discount: 220. (Register by March 30th. Includes Celebration fee.)
50 standard reduction for disability or unemployment.



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 register online here. (Scroll down the page to the "Bookings" section.)

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 0475-301399, or email: publicretreats@adidam.nl.

  • All other countries: email us at publicretreats@adidam.nl.

If you are interested in coming, do let us know as we may be able to arrange a car share.

 

The Art Exhibit at the European Danda

Art Exhibit at the European Danda


More information about the Gallery here.


Videos of past retreats


Clips from recent retreats (including events and responses) at the European Danda.






Pictures from the April 2013 retreat at the European Danda


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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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