India Retreat

In Tribute to Sri Ramana Maharshi

with John David
7 - 28.01.24

Satsang • Meditation • Mantra • Yoga • Heartdance Theater • Meeting Spiritual Masters

Finding your True Self

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

In January 2024, John David and the Open Sky House Community will offer the 23nd 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 Enquiry

Self Enquiry 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

Practical Information


2.350€ Standard
1850€ Concession
1.600€ Students under 30


Cheap Plane Tickets can be found here:
Select your country or city as departure and CHENNAI airport as destination 
From Chennai Airport you can take a taxi to the Ashram in Tiruvannamalai 〜 $40-50


Don’t hesitate to call or Email us for any questions 


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Corona Info

If virus regulations change and an unconditional travel ban is issued, a full refund will be given. 

We advice you to get vaccinated.

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