“Live life like dancing to music
Do not try to remember your steps
But discover where the music
is coming from”
Do you often feel tired or bored, anxious and stressful? Can’t you see the ‘meaning of it all’ any longer? Do you need to overcome a trauma or a loss? Do you think that the whole world is against you or that nobody understands you? Or do just want a change and a different direction in your life? Maybe it is time to take a Nâm Retreat of Silence.
During a Nâm Retreat of Silence, which lasts 5 days, together with some people, you observe total silence and avoid wordless communication as much as possible.
People often search for relief of stress in taking time off, in doing something else like going on a vacation. However as soon as they are back in regular life, everything is as before. The problem that causes stress is not horizontal but vertical. It is not about what you do but how you do it.
The Nâm Retreat
We merely need to remember what we are. This means we have to get rid of what we are not, or rather we should get rid of illusions about ourselves. These illusions are very deep rooted. For most people the illusions are what they consider as real, while what is real is usually considered as idle dreams, or fake.
Regular retreats are planned throughout the year at Asharum Amonines. Five days with a daily rhythm supported by silence and with specific instruments for focus and attunement, is a powerful way to unwind, relax at a deep level and to attune to your essence.
During this retreat we use meditation mostly, individually and together.
Meditation is not self-analysis, it is not concentration, it is not exploring your feelings; it is losing the illusion of what you are as a separate entity living in a world. It is the opening of Awareness of what you are, as living a human life.
Meditation within the context of LivingNâm is about creating a space in which the all-embracing whole can demonstrate itself as being the essence of each instant of living. This is the transformation of the Task of Living. At birth we enter a state of Ignorance in order to transform this Ignorance into Wisdom by means of the living that we do.
Meditation is living in Attunement.
It is essential to reserve periods of the day to remain silent and allow life, through you, to take care of itself. In the same way that dreaming is essential in ‘arranging’ the impressions of living, so sitting in silence is an advanced way for lifting transformation to a different level. The Nâm Retreat is an optimal method for making this ‘doing nothing’ as productive as possible. That what it is productive for depends entirely on the intent with which you use it.
One of the new participants of the new years retreat 2018/19,
herself 25 years of experience with retreats and facilitating this,
“This retreat was very special, there is so much love here”.
She immediately signed up for the next August retreat.
Why a Nâm Retreat of Silence?
In order to deal differently with regular life situations you need to reprogram the so called Habitual Programmes of Perception, which are like Apps that you create by living in the way you do. Subsequently these Apps determine how you access your world, in other words: how you relate to living. These Apps are unconscious and you cannot reprogram them with learning and trying.
A transcendental psychology
A Nâm Retreat of Silence is based on a transcendental psychology that is rooted in primordial wisdom and based on what you are as an experiencing human sense of being and how you can most beneficially relate to the larger whole of which you are an integral part.
Purpose and instruments of the Nâm Retreat of Silence
Just suddenly being silent generally leads to a racing mind. Calming such a mind just by silence would require much longer than the relatively short time available for a retreat. Therefore during a Nâm Retreat of Silence you receive instruments that act like a catalyst and speed up the necessary inner alchemy of reprogramming.
The aim of this alchemy is to enlighten your daily life and guide it, from within, towards progressing degrees of unconditional Well- Being in living and ultimately in post-living. Well-being is the potential of all living.
Next to inner instruments that you use individually, five times a day the participants in a Nâm Retreat of Silence gather for a meditation or recitation. Such traditional instruments are very suitable for reprogramming.
The Habitual Programmes of Perception are unconscious; you cannot know them and you cannot manage them directly. They appear only in the way in which you deal with regular life situations.
With the reprogramming that is activated by taking a Nâm Retreat of Silence you will gradually deal with life in a different way; a way that feels better and that may eventually become your natural state of unconditional Well-Being.
For everyone who is seriously involved in a spiritual quest
Regular retreats are very important for everybody who is seriously involved in a spiritual quest. The philosophy behind Nâm Yoga is a transcendental psychology, it is not religious or spiritual in a sectarian way. Therefore anybody, regardless of religion, spirituality, secularism or ideology can equally benefit from Nâm Retreat of Silence.
There are special Nâm Retreats of Silence in which Yoginâm participates with a selected sequence of twice- daily HarpMoods, that support the individual transformation of each participant. This adds significantly to the intensity of the Nâm Retreat of Silence.
Such Nâm Retreats of Silence with HarpMood are held in La Ermita in Salobreña, in Quartu Sant’Elena in Sardinia and in Asharum in Amonines.
During this retreat the following is included:
An introduction to the principle, purpose and practice of Nâm Yoga
A programme with five meditations a day
Complete silence for five days
A retreat text as instrument which guides you through the age-old Quest of Life
A powerful book for attunement, contemplation and inspiration (some use the book as an oracle)
A (virtual) meeting with Yoginâm
Six night stay
Small group of participants (maximum 12 people)
Personal guidance when needed
Three healthy vegan meals a day, tea, coffee and fruits
A staff who takes care of all daily needs with attention and care.
A Blessing from Yoginâm (when he is present)
The dates of the Nâm Retreats of Silence 2019 & 2020 are:
July 29 – August 2, 2019 (during this retreat Yoginâm is present)
November 21-25 (During this retreat we use an internet connection with Yoginâm, in case of bad internet an earlier HarpMood recording will be used).
August 1 – 5 2020 (Yoginâm will be present in the Asharum during this retreat)
These dates do not include the travel days.
Read here more about the Nâm Method.
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