A few times a year Naropa holds a Vipassana silence retreat at the “Oxerhof”, the study center for the school of philosophy, just outside of Deventer, Holland, and at the center “Sammasati”, near Ceska Lipa, Tsjech Republic.
Naropa is familiar with Vipassana since 1986. Naropa has practiced Vipassana since 1986.
Vipassana means “insight”. Insight into your true nature. Everything is brought to light. This light is your true nature. Vipassana awakens this. But also all the garbage that got stuck. Naropa has made vipassana less disciplinary. His approach is Love.
Participants experience the retreats as intense and powerful.
Being in the presence of a Heart master strengthens the power of vipassana. Here, Love and Consciousness meet.
“God is the breath of all breath”. ( Kabir )
How to practice Vipassana?
There The basic instruction is: ‘Be one with the natural breathing’.
The breath is a portal to the absolute.
You are not doing the witnessing; the natural witness is there regardless.
You do not divide yourself. You are
Each day, five to six sessions of one hour of sitting are held. In between these sessions, walking meditation is practised. You walk in alertness, and earthed.
During the natural walking, you are the walking. You are not going anywhere.
When you act, you are the act, you become the act. Every morning we recite the Gayatri Mantra.
After dinner, a meeting with Naropa is held, where you can share your insights.
Start meditating already a few weeks before the beginning of the retreat. This will enable you to be in presence and silence during the retreat, without effort.
“When you are able to ground yourself in the vital breath, then you become manifest, exactly as you are”. ( Nisargadatta Maharaj )You are absorbed and undivided.
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Your registration will be complete after paying the registration fee of €50,- or the total amount.
This can be transferred to Naropa Parivartan, with reference to ‘vipassana retreat’, the month the retreat will take place, and your (first) name.
Please ensure the full amount is transferred at the latest four weeks before the start of the retreat. An invoice can be requested.
Refund of the total amount minus the registration fee is possible when cancellation is made up to four weeks before the start of the retreat. In some situations it may be possible to use the registration fee for another retreat. Cancellation within four weeks before the start of the retreat may allow a refund of 50%, but within ten days before the start of the retreat, a refund is not possible anymore. Travel- and cancellation insurances often cover 100%.
Psychoses and addiction:
People with addiction to alcohol or drugs, or with a disposition for psychosis are advised not to attend a retreat or any other long programme. If this applies to you, but you feel you want to join anyway, you have to consult Naropa.
We take no responsibility for people who ignore this advice.
The address of the Oxerhof center is:
Oxerhoflaan 6, 7428 MB, Deventer, Holland
If you come by train:
Train station Deventer to bus stop Larikshoeve, Epse
Walking to the Oxerhof:
From the Bus stop Larikshoeve, 7214 EM Epse
Notify Tara in time if you want to be picked up at the bus stop.