julio 26, 2018 julio 31, 2018
Meppel, Holland

About Open Dharma:

In short: Open dharma stands for meditation, gentleness, contact with nature and deep rest to deepen our connection to ourselves and to the rest of live. Teacher Gemma Polo Pujol primarily draws on her own experience in diverse wisdom traditions as Buddhism, non-dual Advaita, Christian and Sufi mysticism and her own human experience. There are offered instructions in connected movements, relaxation, and the expansive approach to vipassana (insight-) and loving kindness meditation.

Please also take a look at www.opendharma.org and www.gemmapolo.com


About the retreat:

The retreat will be held on an old estate of the Drents Landschap close by Meppel, with an own piece of forest behind the house.

This Open Dharma Deep rest retreat is an opportunity to explore silence and deep rest. There will be a daily schedule which includes silent and guided group meditations, teachings, one-to-one meetings with the teachers and occasional sharing groups. Also walks in nature and singing. Apart from the sharing moments, the retreat will be held in silence and participants are expected to stay for the whole retreat. Teachings are given in English and (if necessary) translated into Dutch.


Practical information


The retreat starts on Thursday the 26th of July 2018 and will end after the lunch on Tuesday the 31th of July. The silence then stops and there is no more program. We will meet Thursday the 26th at 1 p.m. at the train station in Meppel.



There are dorms and also space to camp in the large garden surrounding the building.



Full pension: € 260,-

Program: on donation (dana)

Please note that the amount of 260 euro does only partly cover the expenses made. As for the teachers, they honor an ageless tradition of generosity (dana), and invite you to join them in supporting, and being supported by, what is beyond measure and price. In other words: It is your voluntary donations at the end of the retreat that make the whole retreat possible. The managers are also volunteering. Different than in other years during the silent retreat in Holland, the cook is professional and her fee is calculated in the price, meaning that she will not receive donations.




After receiving your subscription form and payment we will send you a confirmation by e-mail and later on another e-mail with a proper route description, a what to bring list and all the other information you need to survive these days in July!



We look forward to hearing from you!


With love,


The Open Dharma Team – Holland


For questions and registration you can e-mail to opendharmaholland@gmail.com