Open Sky House

Spiritual and Arts Community
between Cologne and Düsseldorf

It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth” .                           

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

A Film about
the Community

A Spiritual Oasis which radiates out into the world

The Open Sky House Community is a spiritual and creative commmnity for living a spiritual life from day to day. It is a place for retreat and finding inner peace. For over 17 years, a strong energy field of Love, Silence and Creativity developed around the Satsang Teacher John David.

Developing Awareness together

Directly at the banks of the river Rhein in Hitdorf, a small village between Cologne and Düsseldorf, the Open Sky House developed in a picturesque villa from the 17th century. It is a place where people from different countries and ages can become still, in the midst of a hectic society. Together we develop awarness and connect with what is beyond thoughts and feelings: our Essence.

Awareness and Planet Earth

The Community is for People who recognize that awareness is the requirement for inner transformation. Inner Peace is an essential contribution for the conservation of nature and peace on planet earth. Because only if we bring awareness into our everyday life can we discover that we are in reality one with everything and not seperate. And if we begin to life from this recognition, it can increasingly radiates out into society.

Who am I?

“Who am I” is the most important question in our lifes. John David, the Spiritual teacher of the Open Sky House comes from the lineage of the indian saint Sri Ramana Maharshi and his direct teacher, the Advaita Master Papaji,who both were recommending Self Enquiry with this essential question.

Living from our Essence

Meditation and the collective focus support this process of becoming more aware and help to fall deeper into silence and integrate it into our daily life. Through this, a deep process of healing begins, in which we can incerasingly live from our Essence, our innert love and peace.