Events > European Danda FREE Retreat: Where Is Happiness? April, 2017
Dates: Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9, 2017 Place: European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands Presented by: Adidam Europe Retreat language: English Cost: FREE Online registration:Click
Can't make these April dates? Don't speak English? Other upcoming
retreat dates and languages include: May 20-21 (German); June
17-18 (Dutch); September 2-3 (German);
September 23-24 (Dutch); October 21-22 (English);
November 18-19 (Dutch).
The fundamental human urge and need is not food, sex,
power, "things", or even physical survival.
The fundamental human urge and need is happiness – but
not in the mere "satisfaction-of-self" sense.
The fundamental human urge and need is ecstasy.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj
This two-day retreat will be filled with the Revelation and Spiritual
Presence of Adi Da Samraj.
Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness?
Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this FREE, two-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border.
This retreat is based on, and inspired by, the wisdom of Adi Da Samraj and includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.
The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art.
The retreat program and the stay for two nights in a pleasant yet simple former
monks room are for free. You pay only a nominal fee of 45 euro
(to cover the cost of food and drinks) for the whole weekend.
This retreat is for free, only the first time of your visit.
Please don't wait too long with registering, because there are
only a limited amount of 20 people who can attend the retreat.
First come, first serve.
Tangibly feel and receive Adi Da's 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 Da’s 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 Da’s Transcendental Realist Art.
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.
Yi Wen Hsia: "It brought me clarity in my questions
and clarified my path and what moves me. It moved me deeply and
effected me strongly. It helped taking a much deeper look at myself.
I very much like to learn about it and am open for it."
Iren Winterkorn: "Brought peace and awareness and
understand ego as activity."
Ciska Janssen: "Despite the fact that I don’t understand
things it has brought me more understanding and insight. This
sounds paradoxical, but this is the way I feel it. Letting go
has become more important, but difficult."
Kees van Ekeren: "Brought peace, relaxation, emptiness
and giving. I have gotten to know interesting and nice people
that I otherwise would have never met. Beautiful surroundings
and a new source of philosophical information."
Shiva Najaf Nejad: "This retreat gave me an answer
to what happiness means to me. I am happy and can allow myself
to feel this more in my whole body."
Jeff van Haarlem: "It has brought me in contact
(relationship) with Adi Da Samraj in a very nice, beautiful and
penetrating way. And with nice and wonderful people."
Monique Marten: "It was a very nice group of people
– both participants and hosts. I felt that all people and opinions
where respected and that made me feel save to express myself.
Everything was very nicely and lovingly served, including food,
the rooms etc. The energy was very nice. In that sense I feel
invited to come again. It was an acknowledgment and recognition
for what is important for me. From a new angle, but in essence
the same. Feeling of enrichment and gratitude."
Soraya: "It led me to seeing things from a different
angle. It showed me that more people than I thought of are having
a warm and open heart as I do. It made me think of ways I’m doing
in my live that prevent myself from being happy. Gave me some
Mariso Acchiardo: "I always like the Teaching of
Adi Da and this was the first time I could discuss this with other
people that were interested in the same subjects and teachings.
I really enjoy this and loved the interaction with the guides.
Had many deep insights throughout the whole weekend, many tools
to take home. And I am really looking forward to go home and implement
this teaching in my daily live. Thank you so much.’ Timo Jansen:
‘I felt a big pull to come and check out your school and it’s
teachings. I am very happy I did. Thank you so much for having
us. It is amazing to be here and experience Adi Da’s legacy. You
are all very open and giving."
The retreat runs from Saturday 9.30 till Sunday 17 o'clock.
The retreat language is English.
The retreat program and the stay for two nights in a pleasant
room are for free. You pay only 45 euro for your meals.
Canceling registrations is free up to three days before the retreat
begins. Only in the last three days before the retreat there is
no return of your deposit.
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.