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Meditation Retreat

Meditation Retreat

A Deep Journey to your Self and your Authentic Path

26 – 28 July

       11 – 13 Octobre

in the Open Sky House near Cologne

At a glance


Yoga, Meditation, Heart Dance, and Singing Mantras.

We begin the day with yoga and meditation. Throughout the day, there will be various meditation workshops organized. There’s something for everyone!


Meeting with
John David

In the meeting with John David, we give space for the Longing for True Freedom. You have the opportunity to ask questions and get closer to The Truth.


Accommodation & Meals

Vegetarian food and dormitory accommodation from Friday to Sunday evening. Single and double rooms are available!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”

– Koan from Zen Buddhism


Personal Transformation

Meditation is a path to personal transformation, inner calm, peace and love. Through the regular practice of meditation, we can experience inner peace, mental clarity and spiritual connection. It is a path that invites us to explore the depths of our being.

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Finding Freedom

Detach from conditioning

We often don’t realize how deeply we are conditioned by society’s ideas of what life should look like. Breaking out of this is not easy and requires deep inner enquiry through meditation, for example.

Now is The Moment, Take it! 

The next Step in your Life

In this Retreat embark on an Awareness-Expanding journey of Self-Discovery and Personal Growth this weekend with the Vibrant and Spirited Community of Open Sky House! Get ready to Unlock Your Inner Potential and Explore a Universe of Transformative Experiences.

We will introduce you to a fascinating selection of meditation exercises, both still and active. Find practices that touch you deeply and give you the strength to bring mindfulness and serenity into your everyday life.


from recent Retreat Weekends


Why and for What Reason?

Meditation is a path towards Personal Transformation, Inner Peace, Harmony, and Love. Through Regular Practice of Meditation, we can Experience Inner Peace, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Connection. It is a way that invites us to Explore the Depths of our Beings.

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We are looking forward to seeing You!


Arrival: Friday afternoon starting at 5:00 pm
Start: Friday at 7:00 pm, dinner in silence and introduction with Indira
End: Sunday at 7:00 pm after sharing, (whoever wants can stay for dinner)
230€ including accommodation and meals
195€ reduced
165€ students under 27 years old.


+49 (0)2173 4099203
Whatsapp: +49 (0)178 2890814


The retreat will be held at the lovely Open Sky House, which is situated right on the banks of the Rhine river in Hitdorf. Hitdorf is located between the cities of Cologne and Düsseldorf.

Rheinstraße 54
51371 Leverkusen

Meditation Retreat

26 – 28 July

Here you can register and reserve your place. We will contact you promptly to clarify everything else.

Daily plan

Here's the retreat schedule.


17:00 Arrival

19:00 Silent dinner

20:00 Opening Circle with Indira


8:00 am: Yoga and meditation

9:00 am: Breakfast

10:30 am: Mantra singing with live music

11:30 am: Active Meditation (Sufi tradition)

1:00 pm: Lunch

3:00 pm: Heart dance with live music

4:30 pm: Tea break

5:30 pm: Meditation (Buddhist tradition)

7:00 pm: Silent dinner

8:15 pm: Film “The Pointless Joy of Freedom” and sharing with John David and Indira


08:00 Yoga and Meditation

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Mantra singing with live music

11:30 Active meditation (Sufi tradition)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Heart dance with live music

15:45 Tea break

16:30 Final Circle with John David and Indira

18:00 End

19:00 Dinner (optional for those who want to stay for dinner)

Experience spiritual community

Regularly there is the opportunity to spend a week in the Open Sky House, to carry the silence of the weekend into everyday life and to bring it into the flow of the community. You can discover a new way of living that nourishes and supports the search for freedom, love and peace within you.

“There is no spiritual life, there is only life”
– John David