Special Events > European Danda Retreat - July, 2013


The Teaching Work Begins


Dates:

Retreat: Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, July 28, 2013
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 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 and Truth.
  • 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.
  • Viewing of Adi Da's now world-renowned Divine Image-Art.
  • Recitals offered by exceptionally gifted musical artists.
  • 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 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.

Retreat 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 Image-Art.

James Steinberg

James Steinberg has 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.

James talking about Adi Da's life and work

James talks about how he found Adi Da


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

   

Ben Grisso

Ben 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.

Ben gives a testimonial to Adi Da


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


Four-Day Retreat

RETREAT TIME: Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, July 28, 2013.

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, and Finnish.

RETREAT COST: €425. Includes lodgings and meals for 4-day retreat.
Special "Early Bird" Registration Price: 325. (Register by July 10 for this special price.)



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.

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 recent April 2013 retreat at the European Danda
(hosted by Anthony Costabile, Eileen McCarthy,
Frans van den Bossche, and Sally Talor)


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April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

April 2013 Retreat at the European Danda

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