Open Sky House

Spiritual Community

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Spirituelle Gemeinschaft Deutschland

Latest Newsletter

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Spiritual Shortfilms: 

Teachings, Inspirations, Motivations

 by John David

Kommende Events: 

Weekly Zoom Meetings

Thursdays 8pm

New Book
about Self Realization

Mantra Music

with the Open Sky Band

Darkness Retreat

Open Day Weekend

Workshops

Friday Evening: Meeting with John David

John David

John David’s teachings are unique in their emphasis on the importance of community and connection. He emphasizes that spiritual growth cannot be achieved in isolation and encourages his students to support each other on their path to freedom. This emphasis on community has created a vibrant international ashram in Germany, Spain and Ukraine and a worldwide community of serious seekers.

Whether you are just beginning your spiritual path or are already a seasoned practitioner, John David’s multi-layered approach to freedom can help you discover the peace and liberation you seek.

Friday evening: Heart Dance

Om & Indira

The Universal Heart Dances are inspired by Murshid Samuel Lewis (1896-1971), an American Sufi and Zen master. He created circle dances as a spiritual practice to open the heart and “find God through experience within.”

In the Open Sky Community, the dances are part of our spiritual practice and remind us that life is nothing but a joyful, energetic dance. Music has always been a great inspiration in my life. A new chapter began when I discovered mantra music, an expression of devotion, love and life!

Saturday + Sunday morning: Yoga and Meditation

Radha

We start in the morning focusing inside. Through yoga and meditation, we open our body and mind so that we can start fresh into a colourful day.

Radha has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than 16 years and is a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher.
She is deeply connected to the Indian yoga tradition and has visited many yoga masters there. Peace and Love

Saturday morning: Contact-Impro

Ananda

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of contact improvisation and experience the art of non-verbal communication and physical dialog. Through intuitive dance you will discover a deep connection to yourself and to others. This is an invitation to switch off your head, let yourself be guided by the music and start to feel.

Feeling your partner’s impulses, you move to the music. The exercises in contact improvisation promote deep empathy and understanding between the dance partners, which trains and deepens your mindfulness. Experience how you can enter into a deep dialog with your dance partners without words, through movement alone.

Ananda discovered the beauty of contact improvisation a few years ago and was immediately touched by the simplicity of fully engaging in the moment. Without any previous knowledge or preparation, she was able to experience deep encounters through pure presence.

 

Saturday morning: Rhythm and drumming

Om

Through drumming, dancing and singing we playfully dive deeper and deeper into the energies of rhythm and feel the power released from within.
Sharing heartfelt chants, free dance and earthy rhythms
the universal energy takes over and joy and creativity bubble up! this is life!

No musical experience needed, everyone is welcome.

Saturday morning: Figure modelling with clay

Traudel

Immerse yourself in the art of figurative modeling with clay and let your creativity run wild. Under the guidance of experienced clay artist Traudel, you can create anything you can imagine, such as a small Buddha or a turtle with an imaginative shell …

Traudel has been sculpting clay with dedication and enthusiasm for over 30 years. She is best known for her magical gnomes and elves, which she brings out of the forest into the light of day.

Saturday afternoon: Painting workshop

Gabriele Musebrink

OUT OF FOCUS

Get a taste of the creativity that resides within you and paint by leaving traces of marble powder, liquids and pigments. It is a game with structure as well as color and requires you to let go.

Gabriele Musebrink sees art as an integral part of life and encourages her students to authentically engage in the creative process by leaving their comfort zone and courageously facing their own challenges.

Saturday afternoon: Qi Gong – trial lesson with Eva

Traudel

Get your life energy flowing!

Qi Gong strengthens the Qi and harmonizes its flow.
Posture, movement, breathing and mental control are combined to form a harmonious unit.

We deal with the basics of Qi Gong using the “18 harmonious movements of Taiji – Qigong”.
Together we want to get into the initial flow.

Eva has been practicing Qi Gong since 2019 and leads a permanent group of like-minded people in Lünen.

Eva

Saturday afternoon: Authentic Theater

Indira

A field of experimentation for intuitive and creative forms of encounter that arise from the moment, from a space of silence, innocence and curiosity. We play with music and neutral masks that amplify the expression and make the “personal” disappear. In the protected space “stage” we can surrender to the NOW.

Indira , fascinated by the theater that emerges from the moment and free play. Teaching for 20 years and traveling as a clinic clown.

More information: www.authentic-theater.de

Saturday afternoon: movie about the community and John David

"Pointless Joy of Freedom"

This film gives an insight into the life and work of English spiritual teacher John David, his multi-faceted approach to freedom and how he works with the people who live with him in the Open Sky House communities. He takes the viewer on a journey through the spiritual world, starting with curiosity about oneself to understanding what true freedom is and living it in everyday life.

Saturday evening: Mantra concert

Open Sky Band

Singing mantras together opens the heart. The mind becomes calm and a space of silence and connection opens up. Mantras are sacred and healing sounds that have been recited and sung for thousands of years. Their great spiritual power is difficult to grasp with the mind, but we can experience them directly when we sing them.

Sunday: Open studio

Open atelier in the painting studio

Painting, drawing, working with clay – everyone can try their hand at art here. You can experiment with colors and different materials to your heart’s content. The open studio in the painting studio invites you to let your imagination run wild and experience the joy of creative work without any guidelines or expectations.

Sunday morning: 5 rhythms dance

Shiva

Bring everything that arises within you into motion and express it in dance. The five different rhythms of life release blocked emotions and loosen old patterns. In flowing, you get your body flowing and become aware of what is there, Staccato invites you to feel your power more intensely and let it out. In the hot rhythm of chaos, you can let go of everything, in Lyrical you experience the joy of the lightness of being. until your dance finally leads you into stillness and gently fades away. Shiva loves to dance and discovered the 5 rhythms many years ago as an effective method on the path to freedom.

Sunday morning: Kundalini meditation

Indira

Experience the transformative power of Kundalini meditation according to Osho! This dynamic meditation practice releases inner tensions and awakens your life energy. Through powerful shaking, ecstatic dancing, silent meditation and soothing resting phases, you will release blockages, expand your consciousness and experience a deep sense of inner freedom and vitality. Immerse yourself in this energizing process and feel the vitality in every cell of your body!

Sunday morning: Discover honey

Ananda & Om

Experience the beehive in the garden during the workshop and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of beekeeping and bees! We will discover different types of honey and their unique properties and uses in Ayurveda and alternative medicine. Learn why bees are so crucial to sustainability and how their endangered decline threatens global food security.

Be amazed by the impressive phenomenon of the bees’ collective consciousness and gain valuable insights into our connection with nature. Explore the Buzzz!

Sunday afternoon: Tantra - Conscious Encounter

Radha

This workshop invites you to get in touch with yourself and others in a playful and easy way. We long for moments without expectations and judgments. Together we will do playful exercises in a relaxed atmosphere to build a heartfelt connection and trust. By consciously being in the here and now with each other, we invite our nervous system to let go of stress, open up and relax in contact with others. An invitation to get to know yourself and others in a playful way and to discover a new lightness in togetherness, regardless of your experience.

Radha has been involved in yoga and tantra for many years and regularly leads evenings on the subject of mindfulness, encounter and conscious touch.

Sunday afternoon: Sound journey

Kali, Ananda

Let yourself be enveloped by the sounds of crystal singing bowls, cymbals, monochord, sansula, drums and other instruments. Follow the sound into the silence of being, from which everything arises. There, in the silence of your heart, listen to the voice of your Self and enjoy deep relaxation for body, mind and soul.

Ananda and Kali are deeply inspired by the free improvisation that happens from the silence of the moment.

Sunday Evening: Meeting with John David

John David

John David’s teachings are unique in their emphasis on the importance of community and connection. He emphasizes that spiritual growth cannot be achieved in isolation and encourages his students to support each other on their path to freedom. This emphasis on community has created a vibrant international ashram in Germany, Spain and Ukraine and a worldwide community of sincere seekers.

Whether you are just beginning your spiritual path or are already an experienced practitioner, John David’s multi-layered approach to freedom can help you discover the peace and liberation you seek.