India Retreat

In Tribute to Sri Ramana Maharshi

with John David
20.01.2025 - 09.02.2025

Meeting with John David • Meditation • Mantra • Yoga • Heartdance • Theater • Meeting Spiritual Masters

Earlybird Price until 15th November

2.350€  1.850€

Finding your True Self

join us for a Pilgrimage to one of India's most powerful spiritual sanctuaries at the feet of Arunachala Mountain.

From 20 January 2025 until 9 February 2025, John David and the Open Sky House Community will offer the 23rd Indian Retreat in Hommage to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Saint of Arunachala.

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Retreat Trailer

Impressions from previous retreats

Sri Ramana Maharshi

The Sage of Arunachala

Sri Ramana and his teachings of Self Enquiry and surrender are the main inspiration for this retreat.


You Root out the Ego of those,
who meditate on you
in the heart

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Practices and Activities

to come back to your true Self

Self Inquiry

Self Inquiry means effort to trace thought back to its source and the relentless pursuit of the investigation, “Who am I?”

When thoughts arise, tackle them with the counter thought, “To whom has this thought arisen?” This arrests the further development of the thought.

 – Sri Ramana Maharshi 

Satsang with John David

Satsang means coming together in the quest to explore the Nature of our True Self. The word comes from Sanskrit (the ancient Indian Language) and points to a meeting of Spiritual Seekers with a Self-Realised Master.

Satsang often starts with a brief period of silence followed by a talk or an invitation to ask questions. Everything happens spontaneously. You may participate by simply listening to and absorbing the sense of freedom and peace, or you may choose to become more actively involved in a dialogue with John David.

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Mantra Singing

Open Sky Band in India

Visiting Temples

Visiting the Ramana Ashram
Meeting Indian and Western Spiritual Masters

Walk to Caves and Huts where Ramana meditated for years

Every time a thought arises, ask yourself, 'To whom has this thought arisen?' and then take the mind back to its origin, which is the primordial state of subjective awareness.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Booking & Information


2350€   Standard
1850€  Concession & Early Bird until 1st Juli 
1200€ / 600€ Young Helpers (talk to Indira)

 We are especially looking for young helpers to support with childcare. 
The cost includes all Program, meals and accommodation in  twin rooms. 
Single rooms are available at an additional cost.

Contact: Indira

Mobile and Whatsapp: +49 (0)178 289 0814


Cheap Plane Tickets can be found here:
Select your country or city as departure and CHENNAI airport as destination. From some countries BANGALORE is easier to find an airplane to.
From Chennai Airport you can take a taxi to the Ashram in Tiruvannamalai 〜 40-50€. From Bangalore 〜 60€.

India Retreat
with John David

20th Jan 2025 – 9th Feb 2025


If you have any questions about the retreat or registration you can contact Indira. 

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