Arunachala India Retreat

8 - 30 January • with John David

You may imagine to yourself that you have parted from God, but know that He never parts from you. 

Ramana Maharshi

This Retreat is for everyone who wants to Discover their Essential Love and Inner Peace. We will travel to Arunachala Mountain in South India • One of the most Powerful Spiritual Hotspots on our Planet, this place Supports anyone with a Longing to Become Free.
 
You are welcome to join the retreat and Energy Field of the Spiritual Teacher John David and the Open Sky House Community, who will Guide you on the Adventure of Self Inquiry.
Ramana Maharshi, Aham Sphurana

Ramana Maharshi

Aham Sphurana

A Selection of Teachings

From

Sri Gajapathi Aiyyer’s Unpublished 1936 Journal

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

The Manuscript contains various stories through which you can get an intimate glimpse
into life at Ramanashram and around Bhagavan himself

A Former Classmate Visiting Bhagavan

B.: Why all these fancy items? You yourself have family-members who are suffering from asthma: is that not so? Is this body more important than or in any way superior to those bodies? How is it that ignoring them you have brought this medicine over to me? If you give this to those who truly need it, they will feel happy. I have no use for such things. I cannot think “Oh! we are taking medicine for our good health.” and feel elated. [smiling, in demure fashion saying—] I hope you are not angry with me…!

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Mrs Piggot’s Diary

I was told that the Maharshi had his finger on the pulse of the whole ashram, although he appeared prima facie totally unconcerned with all mundane affairs. For instance, when in the Hall, he was supposed to know what was going on even in the kitchen — and incidentally I was surprised to find that he himself assisted in the cutting up of vegetables for the daily meal.
I was also told that he knows what is passing in the minds of people. Of this latter ability, I had a small personal experience.

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A Small Wise Boy

B.: Did you notice what your son said? What was his request? He would stop playing with his pambaram [Spinning top], but the present session of rotation must come to a close naturally. You, of course, paid no attention to his imploration, but stopped the pambaram then and there.
However, Ishwara is not like this. The prarabdha which is attached to the Jnani’s body will have to exhaust itself inevitably.

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Open Sky House

Meditation Weekend and Community Week

We invite you to be as you are. Many Guest recently joined us to explore how it is to live in a Spiritual Community. We offered a Weekend for everyone to explore Meditation in different ways, with Fun and Play. 

Here a Video of our Heartdance together

John David’s Interview about the Value of Spiritual Community

Sweet News

New Arrival: 6  Flavours from Spain

The Art of Honey is now offering 16 different premium flavours of Honey
from selected beekeepers living in pristine Nature. 

The Start

of a New Spiritual Oasis 

We are now looking for Donations
of 90.000€ to finance:

☀ New Rooms: € 20.000

 Children Workshop Yurt: € 25.000

 Two Small Double Size Yurts: € 15.000

 Two Garden Cabins: € 15.000

 New Spaces for Yoga and Meditation: € 5.000

  Renewable Energy Technology: € 10.000

Watch the Project Film:

🌴 We are happy to announce that with your help we could buy the Beautiful Villa in Spain 🌴

Now we can start more projects to develop the place into a Vibrant Spiritual Community.

 

John David

Next Zoom Meeting on 2nd of December

Obstacles which Hinder Realisation of the Self.

Q: What are the obstacles which hinder Realisation of the Self?
B.: They are habits of mind (vasanas).

Q: What are the aids for Realisation?
B.: Introversion of mind is the one and only aid.

Q.: How can I achieve the same?
B.: By preventing the mind from straying out after thoughts, desires and imagined objects of sensory perception.

Q.: What are vasanas?
B.: Habits of thought, accumulated tendencies of mind, and intellectual proclivities.

Q.: How does one get rid of these hindrances?
B.: Seek the Self through meditation in this manner: trace every thought back to its point of origin, which is only the mind. Never allow thought to run on. If you do so, it will be unending. Take it back to its starting place: the mind’s essence of pure consciousness- again and again, and thought and thinker will both die of inaction eventually.

Indira

Next Zoom Meeting: 14th of December

Attention in the Here and Now

When you leave the conditioned mind behind and become aware of the stillness in everything, a natural relaxed alertness arises, a state of mind of awareness and attention in the here and now.

 

The Zoom meetings provide a space to share in this natural alertness.

More information here:
www.indira.life

Christmas Retreat

23 - 27 Dec • with John David
at Open Sky House Hitdorf

Celebrate with us!

Satsang

Meditation

Mantra Singing

Heartdance

Cabaret and Dinner on Christmas Eve

Give yourself space to withdraw from the patterns and demands of daily life in an energy field of silence, love and creativity. This intimate retreat suits everybody who wants to spend the winter time in silence, celebration and community and nourish the deepest and real part in us. 

Anything you would like to share or ask?