Dates: Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6, 2016 Place: European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands Presented by: Adidam Europe For: Devotees, or public who have attended a retreat before. New public? Our special, regularly offered FREE retreat, Where Is Happiness? is for you!
A THREE-DAY RETREAT: I Am Here To Awaken A Bright New
Age Of Global Humankind
I Am Looking for men and women who will live free of
every kind of seeking, attendant only to the consciousness
of universal prior unity, who will constantly devote themselves
to the responsible cooperative management of individual
and collective human life in the Indivisible Form and
Logic of Reality Itself, rather than the egoic and separative
form and 'difference'-bound logic of egoity and illusion.
Such men and women are the unexploitable human presence
of Reality Itself.
This three-day retreat will be filled with the revelation and
spiritual presence of Adi Da Samraj. The theme of this retreat
— "I Am Here To Awaken A Bright New Age Of Global Humankind"
— coincides with devotees' Celebration
of Da Jayanthi (Adi Da's 77th Birthday) on November 3, 2016.
This retreat will celebrate Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj's Unique
"Avataric" Appearance and His Divine Calling to all
of humankind to embrace Prior Unity as the Intrinsic
Power to righten conditions in the world.
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
Delicious vegetarian meals.
and much Good
Location: The European Danda
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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.
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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.
This retreat will be hosted by longtime devotee Canada Shannon.
Shannon is a longtime devotee, educator, and missionary.
This is her first visit to the European Danda.
Canada has been Adi Da's devotee since 1973. She participated
in Adi Da's extraordinary Garbage
and the Goddess considerations in 1974. She spent over
twenty years as a resident in Adi Da's Empowered Sanctuaries,
serving Him directly. Under Adi Da's personal guidance,
she developed her skills as an educator and missionary.
Over the past ten years, Canada has authored courses for
the the Adidam Academy, the Global Cooperation Project,
and the Vision of Mulund Institute. She lives in Northern
California near The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary.
Testimonial from participants in recent retreats at the European
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.
RETREAT TIME: 7:30 pm, Friday, November 4, 2016
- 4 pm, Sunday, November 6, 2016.
RETREAT LANGUAGE: English, with support services
in Dutch, German, and Finnish.
RETREAT COST: €380 (or 340 if you register
by October 26). Includes lodgings and meals for 3-day retreat.
(And birthday cake!) Devotees: 250 (or 225 if you register by October
Standard accommodation is 2 per room. There are very few
single rooms; single room supplement (if available) is 50.
"Danda support" subscribers receive credit for room charges. Local devotees (no room, no meals): 155 (or 140
if you register by October 26). Children: 20/day all-inclusive. Sunday Celebration (including meal): 60.
Service retreats are available before and after the main
retreat for 25 per day.
Special rates for: unemployed, over-65's, or disabled.
Refunds. Cancellations before Wednesday, November
2, will be subject to a 25 administrative fee. For later
cancellations, we will refund the full cost of meals not
eaten + 50% of the balance.
Come early, stay late. All retreat attendees are
invited to spend extra retreat or service time at the Danda
immediately before or after the scheduled event:
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.