John David and the Open Sky Community wishes you the Warmest Greetings for the New Year.

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December 2022

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December 2022

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Christmas Retreat

Impressions from the Christmas Retreat at Open Sky House Hitdorf

Festive Show

Support the Trypillya
Retreat Centre near Kyiv

Recently the local power station has been bombed and daily there are 10 hours power cuts in the bitterly cold winter time.

Please help the Trypillya Community and the local village make it through the winter.

Sadhu and Devendra fighting for Ukraine.

Next Retreat

Vipassana Island Meditation Weekend:
10 – 12 February in Germany
10 – 12 March in Spain

Spend 48 hours in Meditation, blindfolded on a mattress, in the supportive energy of the meditating group, John David and residents of Open Sky House. 

Poetic Words by one of the last participants 

A cup of steaming tea in your hands,
a bowl of steamed vegetables for lunch –
both lovingly prepared
both lovingly presented.

Sitting on a chair, Vipassana meditation,
behind me the cooing of the doves from the roof,
in front of me the singing of exotic birds in the backyard-
in the background, from another part of the building
sound devotional mantra chants.
Yes, the divine is great in this environment of devotion.

The yard walk in single file in the fresh air turns out to be an explosion
of sensory impressions. Noises like in the jungle penetrate the ear,
Hundreds of birds, ducks, peacocks and the cockatoo sing in competition.
The sun shines through a slit of the eye mask,

Deep gratitude rises
Thanks for this place
thanks for the sangha,
thanks for the animals
a gift of love to love.

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti

The Art of Honey

Our Favourite Honeys 

Now Available in 500g Hexagonal Pots
The shape of the Honey Comb

Denia

The construction continues and steadily transforms the place, growing in capacity and beauty. The property still has many uncharted corners which we are gradually developing, such as the area under the pool which we transformed into three cosy guest rooms with separate entrances and a front garden.

Volunteer Handymen Welcome at Open Sky Villa Spain! 

Open Sky Press

Books for the Winter Time

Book Trio  69,40€ 

now 60% OFF: 27,70€

Upcoming Events

India Retreat

at Arunachala Mountain

8 – 29 January

You may imagine to yourself that you have parted from God, but know that He never parts from you.
– Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi – 

Join us for a Pilgrimage to one of India’s most powerful spiritual sanctuaries at the feet of Arunachala Mountain which has been a powerful place of pilgrimage for two thousand years. It attracted the young Ramana Maharshi after his Self-realisation.

 Free Volunteer Week 

at Open Sky House Hitdorf

13 – 19 February
20 – 26 March

Get a Taste of Living in Spiritual Community 

Join the flow of the community and take the chance and discover how spirituality can be lived in everyday life. Come one week for free as a volunteer, meet like-hearted people and John David, the spiritual teacher of the Open Sky House Community. Take part in the daily activities and meditations and the evening program.

Meditation Weekend

at Open Sky House Hitdorf

17 – 19 March 

To understand the Miracle of Life, the mind must be very quiet.

In this weekend members of the Community will introduce you to a variety of still and active meditation practices. In Satsang with John David you can ask questions and share your experiences. This gives you the opportunity to find the right practices for you which you can bring into your every day life.

Easter Retreat

at Open Sky House Hitdorf

6 – 10  April 

 

Your Heart can open and you can rest in your Being

Step away from your daily life and stories and realize you are already home, already Free. John David’s message is not only in his words but also in his strong and loving Energy and Presence. Daily Satsang with John David, Mantra singing with live music, Meditation, Heart Dance, Yoga and walks at the banks of the river Rhine.

India Retreat

at Arunachala Mountain

8 – 29 January

You may imagine to yourself that you have parted from God, but know that He never parts from you.
– Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi – 

Join us for a Pilgrimage to one of India’s most powerful spiritual sanctuaries at the feet of Arunachala Mountain which has been a powerful place of pilgrimage for two thousand years. It attracted the young Ramana Maharshi after his Self-realisation.

 Free Volunteer Week 

at Open Sky House Hitdorf

13 – 19 February
20 – 26 March

Get a Taste of Living in Spiritual Community 

Join the flow of the community and take the chance and discover how spirituality can be lived in everyday life. Come one week for free as a volunteer, meet like-hearted people and John David, the spiritual teacher of the Open Sky House Community. Take part in the daily activities and meditations and the evening program.

Meditation Weekend

at Open Sky House Hitdorf

17 – 19 March 

To understand the Miracle of Life, the mind must be very quiet.

In this weekend members of the Community will introduce you to a variety of still and active meditation practices. In Satsang with John David you can ask questions and share your experiences. This gives you the opportunity to find the right practices for you which you can bring into your every day life.

Easter Retreat

at Open Sky House Hitdorf

6 – 10  April 

 

Your Heart can open and you can rest in your Being

Step away from your daily life and stories and realize you are already home, already Free. John David’s message is not only in his words but also in his strong and loving Energy and Presence. Daily Satsang with John David, Mantra singing with live music, Meditation, Heart Dance, Yoga and walks at the banks of the river Rhine.

Anything you would like to share or ask?