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India Retreat 2024 Aftermovie

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

Vipassana in Germany


Insight into the nature of all things

Hitdorf, Germany
9 – 11 August 
      8 – 10 November

Dénia, Spain
        22 – 24 November 

We are afraid of death, we are afraid of separation, we are afraid of nothingness. But if we look deeply, we realize the incessant change of things and gradually lose our fear.

 -Thich Nhat Hanh

Vipassana Island

Open Sky House near Cologne

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

Spend a whole weekend with yourself, sitting in silence in the supportive energy of a meditating group and the energy of the Open Sky House Community who has been practicing this unique form of Vipassana for over 15 years.

The Island consists of a chair, meditation cushion, a back jack, mattress and blankets. A loving helper team will bring you food and  take care of your needs.

Instructions in English and German.


We made a short film of the first moment people open their eyes after 48h of sitting in meditation blindfolded.


of the Vipassana Island Weekend




Arrival: Friday afternoon
Start:     Friday 7pm
                Silent Dinner and introduction with Indira
End:       Sunday 7pm 
                 Who wants, can stay for dinner

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Spanish phone: +34 691 372 916


Vipassana Island

9 – 11 August
at Open Sky House
Hitdorf, Germany

Here you can reserve your Vipassana Island. We will get back to you soon to send you all details. 

Prices: (incl. accommodation and food)

230€ Standard
195€ Concession
165€ Students under 27



The retreat in Germany takes place in the tranquil beauty of the Open Sky House in Hitdorf, right on the banks of the river Rhein.

Hitdorf is located between Cologne and Düsseldorf.

Vipassana Island

22 – 24 November
at Open Sky Villa
Denia, Spain

Here you can reserve your Vipassana Island. We will get back to you soon to send you all details. 

Spain prices: (incl. accommodation and food)

140€ Standard
120€ Early Bird until 1 October / Students under 27



The retreat in Spain takes place in the tranquil beauty of the Open Sky Villa in Dénia.

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

– Buddha

The Open Sky House Community around the spiritual teacher John David: Guidance and Support

This strong and loving energy field has many years of experience bringing people back to their essential Nature which is Love and Peace. 

The Open Sky House Community was formed around the spiritual teacher John David who is dedicated to helping people deepen their meditation practice and awaken to their True Nature. Through John David`s energy and guidance, he offers a powerful support system for spiritual seekers who are looking to transform their lives through meditation and Self Inquiry.
His approach to meditation is grounded in the understanding that true spiritual awakening is not just about experiencing temporary states of bliss, but rather about cultivating a deep and lasting transformation in one’s consciousness. He offers a variety of teachings and practices that are designed to help people move beyond their habitual thought patterns and connect with the deeper aspects of their being.
Vipassana Weekend germany

Vipassana participants on their Island

See what is unreal to see what is real

 Discover and connect with the deepest parts of yoursel

You will join a  journey of two days of silence. This means no talking, no phones, and no distractions. By eliminating external stimuli, you can be able to focus your attention inward and explore the sensations of your body, the fluctuations of your mind and emotion, and the nature of your heart.

With the support of the energy of the group and the Open Sky House Community, you will go deeply into the practice. Based on the teachings of the Buddha, Vipassana aims to develop insight into the nature of reality and liberate oneself from suffering. By observing the impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non-self of all experiences, you will cultivate equanimity and wisdom.

This weekend is not an escape from reality but an immersion into it. You might face the challenges of the present moment, like discomfort of physical, mental or emotional pain, or the habitual patterns of your mind. However, by meeting these obstacles with courage, compassion, and curiosity you can discover your inner strength, resilience, love, joy, and peace and connect deeply to what is always there and never changes: your True Self.