This four-day retreat will be filled with the Revelation and Spiritual
Presence of Adi Da Samraj. The retreat theme will be the uniqueness
of Adi Da's Revelation within the long history of humankind's
spiritual and religious traditions.
The retreat will also include:
Intimate, inspirational stories of the unfolding
of Adi Da's Teaching-Revelation, and of His profound and humorous
Work with devotees.
Revelations about the Ultimate Nature of Reality
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.
Recitals offered by exceptionally gifted musical artists.
Time and space for rest, relaxation, refreshment, and sacred
Delicious vegetarian meals.
and much Good
Location: The European Danda
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 Da’s Transcendental Realist Art,
and 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.
Host, Featured Guest Speaker, and Testimonials
This retreat will be conducted in English by James Steinberg.
Support and services in Dutch and German will be available.
Featured guest speaker: Ben Grisso, who will present the profound Revelation
that is Adi Da's
Steinberghas been a devotee of Avatar Adi
Da Samraj since
1973. He has been personally schooled by Adi Da in
the entire Great Tradition of humankind's religious and
spiritual literature. He is the author of the books, Love
of the God-Man and Divine
Distraction, both about the Guru-devotee relationship
(on which he is a world authority). James has been Graced
to live with Adi Da Samraj in His Island Hermitage, Adi Da Samrajashram in Fiji, and at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in California.
He has represented Adi Da Samraj in meetings with some
of the most famous Spiritual figures in the world, and
is a regular visitor to India in completion of a variety
of Sacred projects. James attended Harvard University
and the University of California, Berkeley, graduating
in 1972. He has two daughters and lives in California.
James will speak to us not only from the perspective
of his extensive study of the Spiritual traditions via
books and personal encounters with many genuine gurus
in India and elsewhere, but also, and more significantly,
from his grace-filled life as a devotee of Adi Da Samraj.
If one wishes to understand the sea, ask a sailor,
a lover of the sea. By the same token, if one wishes
to understand the heart and nature of the Guru-devotee
relationship, ask a real devotee devoted to a real
Guru, a teacher and Master of the heart. James Steinberg
is such a devotee, whose scholarship bows before
insights and knowledge that could only be gained
from this living relationship.
William M. Kennedy, Ed.D., Psychologist
Grisso grew up in the Adidam community. During the
final years of Adi Da's lifetime, Ben worked with Adi
Da on His
Image-Art, at Adi Da Samrajashram.
Testimonial from a participant in a recent retreat at the European
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: Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, July 28,
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. For this reason, we recommend that you arrive on
Wednesday evening, July 24. (There are no extra charges
for staying over Wednesday night.)
RETREAT LANGUAGE: English, with support services in Dutch, German,
RETREAT COST: €425. Includes lodgings and meals for 4-day
Special "Early Bird" Registration Price: €325.
(Register by July 10 for this special price.)
PLACE: European Danda
NL-6105 AT Maria Hoop
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
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.