Darshan

The Darshan begins with collective Mantra singing. To open up the heart breath in strongly and sing out loudly. It is a moment to join in and come into the flow of the group, feel the energy of every moment.

After the Mantra singing there will be a heart opening Dhikr Circle, an active meditation from the Sufi tradition. Then John David will enter. To support the sensitive space that has opened, from this moment on everybody is asked to stay in the energy and not leave the room, therefore please attend to any toilet needs before the Darshan starts. This is a period of sitting in silence, being with yourself and listening to the music of the band.

When you feel moved, come to receive your Blessing. It is okay to stay in the Darshan and not come for a Blessing. To speed the flow of the blessing, please come first to the reserve chair. Knee or sit close enough on the cushion so John David can reach you easily. 

The Blessing begins with eye contact. Then John David will place his hands gently on your head. Later he will touch your third eye. Finally there will be eye contact and bringing the palms together in Namaste.

When you feel moved, come to receive your Blessing. It is okay to stay in the Darshan and not come for a Blessing. To speed the flow of the blessing, please come first to the reserve chair. Knee or sit close enough on the cushion so John David can reach you easily. 

The Blessing begins with eye contact. Then John David will place his hands gently on your head. Later he will touch your third eye. Finally there will be eye contact and bringing the palms together in Namaste.

 

 

After the Blessing it is best to lie down and totally relax the body and mind. After some longer time the music will stop and the Darshan is over.
It is possible that John David will stay at the end and conduct the music intensely. This is an invitation to dance and celebrate, you can also sit quietly.

Enjoy!

Open Sky House​

Construction of New Facilities for our Communities

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One of our best Guestrooms with view onto the Rhein will get a new Bathroom. 

We did not expect our Musician Kiran to transform into a skilful plumber, thanks to YouTube tutorials and many Lego experiences :

Open Sky House Tripillya

With our 6 new rooms  the Open Sky Retreat Centre in Tripillya, Ukraine, will soon be able to accommodate also large retreat groups. 

Our super Plumber Vijay (left) did a great job in Tripillya and also advised us in Germany via Zoom Video Call. A great value of community. 

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