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Open Sky House
in Hitdorf, close to Cologne

At Open Sky House regular Retreats, Satsangs and weekends take place
It is run by a lively community with the guidance of John David.
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Next Retreat

Vipassana Island Weekend

An Intensive Meditation Retreat

A Short Film:
What people shared about their experience

The next Retreats will take place:

19 – 21 February at Open Sky House Hitdorf, Germany
16 – 18 April at Open Sky Villa, Denia, Spain​

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This special Vipassana Retreat is a great opportunity to understand how your mind and body are operating and to meet yourself in a deep way.

You will spend a whole weekend with yourself, sitting in silence in the supportive energy of a meditating group and the presence of John David. He has been guiding people into their heart and essence for 25 years.

“A quiet mind is an important foundation for awareness because it allows you to look more deeply inside yourself.” 

– John David

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John David`s version is a shortened and intensified way of a Vipassana Course.  On Friday evening we start with dinner in silence and Satsang with John David. 
    Afterwards you will begin your 48 hours of Meditation on your Vipassana Meditation Island. This will be a unique experience where you spend the whole weekend with yourself, supported from the energy field of a meditating group and John David.

We recommend to wear a blindfold. A loving helper team will bring food, fill up your water bottle and take care of all your needs. Your Vipassana Meditation Island is equipped as simply as possible: consisting of a chair, meditation cushion, back jack, matress and blanket.

On Sunday afternoon the blindfolds are removed and we come together for the opportunity to share, or to simply be in silence. The Vipassana Retreat sharings are characterised by a wonderful depth and energy.

For many meditators such an intense weekend surely brings up also challenging moments. This could for instance be back pain or a constantly grumbling mind.

However, the other side of the coin is that participants often are able to see through the illusions of the mind and relax into their own true essence. This is the real purpose of Vipassana Meditation and the reason why John David recommends such a weekend as one of the most effective methods for getting a glimpse, and a better understanding, of who you truly are.

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The Vipassana Meditation Island is open for everyone, regardless of how much or little prior experience you have with meditation. More important is a wish to understand the workings of the mind and to be available for a potentially transformational shift in your perception.

Testimonials of Participants

The experience of the Vipassana Weekend was very intense, being blindfolded and with little body movement, but more than worthwhile. I highly recommend this weekend for anyone with an Interest of Going Deep Inside themselves.
– Annette

In the Vipassana Island I had phases of constant thought loops and phases of very Deep Silence. At the end I didn’t want to stop, there was only Love and Joy and Silence and I am now afraid I will loose it when I get moving.
– Michael

I am extremely touched from the amazing care during the whole Weekend. Every little need was taken care of in such an amazing Tender and Loving way. A big thank you to the Open Sky support team!
– Sara

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Registration

If you have any questions or want more information please contact Indira.

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

Arrival: Friday afternoon
Start:    Friday 7pm, Silent Dinner and Satsang with John David
End:      Sunday 7pm (who wants, can stay for dinner)

Price:   Hitdorf: 180€ incl. acc. and food
              Denia: 95€ incl. acc. and food

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