Silent Retreat – Netherlands


Nothing in existence can overcome you
when you know who you truly are.
This discovery begins to unfold
as your mind enters your heart.
Satsang is the discovering space.
Welcome to Satsang.

~ Mooji

This 5-day Silent Retreat with Mooji is a powerful opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the energy field of Satsang in the presence of a great spiritual Master. The setting and services offered at Kasteel de Berckt inspire and support genuine introspection and contemplation by allowing you to fully turn your attention inwards without the usual daily demands and distractions.

Mooji introduces the direct path to freedom through self-inquiry and the Invitation, which is proving to be one of the most effective aids for true and lasting Self-discovery. In Satsang, Mooji guides, challenges and responds to questions with wisdom, love, humour and searing honesty. This powerful communication underpins the silence that is maintained throughout the five days. The silence takes you deeper into what is being pointed and is an essential part of the retreat. During the retreat Satsang with Mooji will take place twice each day, and these sessions may sometimes be offered as a guided Silent Sitting as feels appropriate to the flow of the retreat.

Through Mooji’s presence and direct pointings to Truth, the unfading love, joy and peace that so many are searching for are revealed to be our very nature and Self. Participating in a Silent Retreat with Mooji is a compelling invitation to all who are called to discovering this timeless Truth. Welcome!


Guidelines

This Silent Retreat with Mooji is not for the merely curious, but for those beings who have a sincere and wholehearted commitment to Self-discovery. If you intend to participate in this Satsang event it is essential to watch these important videos: An Invitation to Freedom and A Simple and Profound Introduction to Self-Inquiry.

Each participant is required to adhere to the following guidelines which are in place to facilitate your awakening. Therefore, by attending this event you agree to:

  • Approach the retreat with the understanding that it is not a casual event—it is for those earnestly seeking Self-realisation in this life.
  • Complete the entire retreat and attend each and every Satsang session without exception. Remain inside the Satsang Hall until Mooji has left the room—this is out of respect for what he is offering to all of us.
  • Respect and abide by the code of silence for the full duration of the retreat.
  • Move quietly with your attention resting in silent awareness. There is no socialising, no physical or eye contact, talking, singing, dancing, reading, writing or use of phones, cameras, other mobile devices, or the internet during the retreat. This ensures that the attention is not pulled outward but remains in the heart’s energy field. In this way, you make the most of your opportunity and also honour the retreat of other participants.
  • If attending with a partner or friend, you agree to not communicate with each other in any way. Please respect the Satsang of your loved ones and other retreat participants.
  • Present questions to Mooji in a simple and open way. Avoid sharing personal stories; come as though this is your only opportunity for freedom. Please understand and respect that it is only during Satsang that Mooji invites questions—he will not receive questions afterwards.
  • Refrain from using intoxicants or recreational drugs for the duration of this retreat.
  • Wear modest clothing throughout the retreat, avoiding tight, revealing or transparent clothes.
  • Silent Retreats are not a replacement for any therapy or other medical treatment or diagnosis. If you are currently receiving or have previously received any medical treatment or therapy for issues related to mental health, this Silent Retreat may not be suitable for you. Therefore, for those with a history of serious mental health conditions, it is not advisable to attend this retreat without ensuring it is reasonably safe to do so. Please check with a specialist healthcare practitioner whether attending the retreat is suitable for you at this time. More information can be found here.
  • By attending this event, you agree to have your image and voice recorded and possibly used for the sharing of Satsang on DVD, mp3 and on the Internet. All recorded material will be used to serve satsang only. Images of all individuals will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and respect.

Location

Our home for the Netherlands retreat is Kasteel de Berckt in Baarlo. Set in the natural and tranquil surroundings of its own extensive grounds, this 13th century castle was used for 100 years as a monastery and is the ideal location as a retreat venue. The castle is incredibly beautiful and the accommodation and our stay there for the duration of the retreat will be simple and comfortable.

It is possible to stay in the castle itself in shared accommodation. Another option for accommodation is to camp on the beautiful castle grounds, in which case you would need to bring everything you need to camp (tent, sleeping bag, mattress etc.). Please be aware that there is no private individual accommodation, or shared accommodation for couples on-site.

There is also off-site accommodation available, which you would need to arrange yourself. Please be aware that we ask those staying off-site to remain on the retreat premises during the day as the afternoon program and contemplation time between satsangs is an important part of the retreat. If you are attending the retreat with a partner or friend and are staying together off-site, we highly encourage you to continue to move in silence throughout the retreat.

Venue address
Kasteel de Berckt
De Berckt 1,
5991 PD Baarlo,
Netherlands


Languages

Live Translation in Dutch, German and French is available both at the event and for the online participants, and is lovingly offered by a team of devoted, non-professional interpreters.

It is very helpful for some participants to listen to Satsang in their native language, however please be aware that there is always the possibility that some of Mooji’s words or meaning are missing or not translated perfectly. Naturally, Mooji’s own, unfiltered words are the highest and most powerful transmission, but many have benefitted deeply from listening to the live translation.

Please note that live translation is offered only for Satsang. All other communication and written information, such as the schedule, registration, travelling and so forth, will be available only in English.

Requirements:
Smartphone or tablet
Compatible headphones
Installation of VLC player App for Android or iOS.


There are no dialogues in the world.
It is all a divine monologue.
For in reality there are not two.
There is only the single reality
in its appearance as many.

~ Mooji

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