In a Beautiful 17th century Villa
Do you want to Live Spirituality in every Moment of your Life?
Instead of just talking or reading about it?
Come and visit us at Open Sky House
Find out who we are
How you can visit and participate
“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
Open Sky House is a spiritual community and retreat center that was founded by John David (formerly known as Premananda), a spiritual teacher and author, in Germany in 1992. The community is based on the principles of self-inquiry, meditation, creativity and spiritual growth, and it provides a supportive environment for individuals who are seeking to deepen their understanding of themselves and the nature of reality.
It is a vibrant international meeting place and we are always welcoming visitors and volunteers.
Doing happens in a space of love and connection
A supportive and nurturing environment
The Open Sky House community is a truly unique and special place that offers a supportive and nurturing environment for individuals on their inner journey to freedom. One of the most remarkable aspects of daily life in the community is the sense of warmth and connection that permeates every aspect of the communal living experience.
Residents of the Ashram in Germany come together in a spirit of openness, authenticity, and love. This sense of community creates a safe and supportive space where individuals can explore and deepen their inner work without fear of judgment or isolation.
A deep sense of belonging
The ashram in Germany also offers a wide range of practices and activities designed to support the inner journey to freedom. These include meditation, yoga, conscious communication, and other embodied practices that help individuals connect more deeply with their inner selves and cultivate a greater sense of inner peace and harmony.
Perhaps most importantly, the community provides a space for individuals to connect with others who are on a similar path of self-discovery and growth. The sense of belonging and support that comes from being part of such a community can be truly transformative, helping individuals to break free from old patterns and beliefs and discover their true potential.
The cultural and spiritual revolutionist established a radical and powerful movement for freedom last century. Osho emphasised to be fully alive in the moment, and enjoy the offerings of the world whilst developing Love and Wisdom.
The powerful Lion of Lucknow is famous for his ability to invoke awakening in many people who came to him in search of Freedom. His teaching was “No Teaching, No Teacher, No Student, just keep quiet”.
Sri Ramana lived his life on the holy mountain Arunachala, in South India. He is known for the practice of Self-Enquiry. According to Ramana, asking the question “Who am I?” is the most direct route to Self Realisation.
Residential Spiritual Guide of the Open Sky House Community
John David is a renowned spiritual teacher whose multi-faceted approach to freedom has helped countless people discover true liberation. With over 40 years of experience, John David combines a deep understanding of the spiritual path with a practical and down-to-earth teaching style that resonates with people from all walks of life.
Drawing from various spiritual traditions, John David’s teachings encompass meditation, self-inquiry, and embodied practices that help individuals tap into their inner wisdom and transform their lives. His approach is not limited to any particular belief system or religion, making it accessible and inclusive to everyone.
John David’s teachings are unique in their emphasis on the importance of community and connection. He believes that spiritual growth cannot be achieved in isolation and encourages his students to support one another in their journey towards freedom. This emphasis on community has created a vibrant and supportive ashram in germany, spain and ukraine and an international community of earnest seekers.
Whether you are just starting on your spiritual path or are a seasoned practitioner, John David’s multi-faceted approach to freedom can help you discover the peace and liberation that you seek. Join the thousands of individuals who have been transformed by his teachings and discover your true potential with John David as your guide.
Open Sky House is based in Germany between Cologne and Düsseldorf.
Both cities have major airports and central stations from which Open Sky House can easily be reached.
The Place is situated in a small town called Hitdorf, right at the banks of the river Rhein:
Rheinstraße 54, 51371 Hitdorf
We look forward to seeing you!