November in Amonines

In December Asharum Amonines is open and during Christmas and the New Year you are very welcome to join us!
The New Year will start with the Nâm Silent Retreat, which is fully booked in Amonines, online you can still join.




November in Amonines

In the beginning of November Louise and Irma came back from Nijar and Katelijn left for Nijar. Therefore the Asharum was mainly closed during the first half of November, except for one fully booked Weekend of Silence.
Just before Katelijn went to Spain, the single yoga lessons were expanded with a yoga retreat of three or five days. We had hardly finished the retreat’s text, when bookings began to pour in. With a mixture of Private Meditation Retreats, Yoga Retreats and requests for shiatsu massage, the second half of November was making up for the first half, being continuously fully booked.

You can find this Yoga Retreat through the following link:

You can find the single Yoga classes through the following link:

You can find the shiatsu massage through the following link:



For the upcoming period, we have developed a variety of activities to suit all tastes. New ideas and initiatives resulted in the following programmes:

Multi-day programmes, like the Reflection week, the Nâm Retreat and the Private Meditation Retreat can be attended online.

New is a Group Supervision every six weeks for those who participated in a programme before and want to stay active with the practice and principles of LivingNâm. These supervisions can help you realise a deeper integration of this vision of life and the instruments used in LivingNâm.

An Individual support programme for those looking for more personal support. Dealing with crisis in the private sphere and/or world crises that have an impact on personal life can be reasons for such an individual support.

Online Yoga classes to stay in touch with the different layers of being (the different dimensions of experience) in silence.

You can enrol for our online activities right here:



After enjoying a very colourful autumn now winter is approaching with expected early snow soon. However, we think we can keep enjoying our cup of hot chocolate at the ‘Chocolaterie’ with an extra blanket!


October in Amonines

In early October, Amonines was rented out for a fully booked meditation retreat. The people were enthusiastic and happy with the tranquillity and beauty of the Asharum. They loved the food and the garden and they felt at home. During their retreat, they discovered that even the mosquitoes are very quiet in Amonines. During Active Service, the theme of food came up prominently as one of our guests wanted to make different recipes from the same apples. With meticulous care, the apples needed to be processed in various ways…



Authentic Living Follow Up

In the follow-up weekend of the introduction course to Authentic Living, participants gathered both physically and online. They explored and elaborated upon the intrinsic meaning of particular Nâm vocabulary such as the Double Illusion of Separation and Nâm Remembering. The words became tangible through Active Service during daily activities. We very much enjoyed piling firewood together, pressing apple juice, baking apple pie and cooking apple compote from the apples from our garden. We were wondered by the meaning that was engendered by putting the Nâm Perspective into practice. It inspired us to develop a kind of ongoing follow-up gathering by means of hybrid (live & online) meetings every six weeks in which a topic can be explored related to performing the Task of Living through
active Service. These gatherings will be open for everyone to join. More information will follow soon.



Weekend of Silence

3-5 December, still some places available.
During your stay in Amonines, whether it is a Weekend of Silence, a Personal Retreat or a regular visit, it is always possible to request a Personal HarpMood. We note reservations and enquire about Yoginâm’s availability. No promises can be made, but you could be in for a beautiful surprise.



September in Amonines

Nâm Retreat of Silence

We had a beautiful Nâm Silent Retreat. One of the participants came all the way from the Canary Islands. The Retreat taking place in Belgium and Spain simultaneously made it into a special experience, certainly because of Yoginâm’s live HarpMoods twice a day. The programme for a Nâm retreat is designed to carry one in a supportive way through the days of silence. A seemingly simple, yet telling response came from one of the participants, who said it had helped her a lot to relate to her situation from a different perspective.


Upcoming event

22-24 October: Follow-up course Authentic Living

In October we will be organising the follow-up course ‘Authentic Living’. The follow-up course is for those who already attended the starters Introduction to Authentic Living or similar courses like Nâm Care for the Dying. This is the last chance to follow this course in the format you are used to. If you want to have an in-depth exploration of Nâm Vision and learn how to use the various meditation methods of Nâm, then we would like to invite you to participate in the follow-up course Authentic Living.

‘The direction of the spiritual endeavour is Attunement’
‘It is exclusively through a beneficial manipulation of Attitudes and Behaviour that Attunement emerges’
Yoginâm – The Book of Nâm



‘’Doing Active Service as being part of the staff in Amonines gives me an opportunity for transformation and the observation of my inner attitudes and resulting behaviour. Especially with an event coming up: emotions build up; the computer breaks down; staff is cancelling, in other words, a perfect chance to practice peaceful acknowledgement and keep an open attitude against all odds. In the end there was good and loving teamwork with all of us involved, of which I wish I had taken some photos, but for that I have to work on my programmed conviction of ‘not having time’ first. We still need staff for the Silent Weekend of November 5th till 7th and the Nâm Silent Retreat starting January 3rd till the 9th. If you would like to come, but these dates do not suit you, please let us know. We also need help for regular weeks and other upcoming events. You are most welcome.

August in Amonines

After the incredible rains in July, with a lot of damage in this area, the sky is opening up bit by bit, nature blooms, and the Asharum is open more often.
Beautiful and welcome developments are the regular Belgian visitors, who sometimes are also interested to come and help as staff. Inspired by questions about volunteer work for over a longer period of time, we created a new page on the website about Active Service.


In this time of warnings to cross the border and navigating to stay open, we are also very happy to see people coming to Amonines again, to help, but also to participate in the Reflection week from August 11th till the 15th .
There was a lot of interest in the reflection week and it was for the first time since all the measures, that we allowed the Asharum to be fully booked, an old-fashioned sense of joy!



It was a beautiful week with a new programme based more on experiencing, than explaining concepts of Nâm. Zooming in on one aspect, which was Attunement this time, I am very much looking forward to the next!
In keeping with new developments, people also took part in a daily yoga class and some enjoyed a shiatsu massage to integrate the experience of Nâm, as someone mentioned.
For yoga or shiatsu during your stay, see our new page on the website.