This moment is all there is – Retreat “Glückskind”, Sylt

Glückskind

From August 15 until August 22, 2015 I participated in the retreat “Glückskind” on Sylt. It was a very exhilarating experience.
We were 20 people. During the entire retreat there was so much love and devotion that a wonderful energy was coming up.
During Satsang with Madhukarji which took place in the mornings and evenings, a tremendous presence could be felt, and the energy even increased. Only the moment, Beingness was existing – no past, no future, no present – all became one. I never experienced a retreat of this intensity. It was a time full of harmony and love.

A participant of the retreat “Glückskind”

Sylt Retreat Glückskind

Sommerlust

Sommerlust

Sommerlust
Retreat with Madhukar

Dolce Vita – A Love Letter

dolce vita 2

Amato Madhukarji, amore mio, what a graceful, blessing and saving Beingness with you beloved Guruji here in Tuscany. The powerful retreat Dolce Vita, the gigantic Guru Purnima celebration and the ecstatic, humorous, loving and terrific Beingness with you and the Family of Love, with everything there is, happening through you and can be dissolved. Fantastico! Mille grazie dal profondo mio cuore!
La Sua Naima.

Guru Purnima during the Retreat ‘Dolce Vita’, Tuscany, Italy

Guru Purnima Ceremony
Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima: Traditionally in India this full moon day is the day of worship of the Guru. This day of thankfulness is of pure joy to the sincere spiritual aspirant. The disciples expect this event with excitement, with eagerness and devotion, to offer their reverential homage to the beloved Guru. It is the Guru who cuts the ties of the bindings, and frees the aspirant from the chains of material existence. The ceremony is carried out after a special, very old rite. For instance, the Guru’s feet get washed and anointed, he receives flowers, Mantras are sung and Prasad (blessed food) is eaten together.

Going by the Hindu calendar, Guru Purnima traditionally is celebrated at the full moon day of the month of Ashadha (July/August) which this year was on Friday, July 31, 2015. It was the highlight of the retreat Dolce Vita, taking place at the end of the three weeks retreat.

Guru Purnima Salute Alla Pace
Salute alla pace

Before the ritual ceremony started we came together to raise our glasses:
Salute alla pace!

Guru Purnima Sisters

Pure joy of life! Dolce Vita – sweet life in sunny Tuscany
with its picturesque charm and fragrant abundance.

Guru Purnima Brothers

In this wonderful surroundings we were celebrating Guru Purnima during the retreat ‘Dolce Vita.’

Guru Purnima Celebration

After the ceremony: Party! Celebrating and dancing through the full moon night into the next day…

Guru Purnima Dancing Guru

Joy, happiness, lightness, pure being – just indescribable.

Guru Purnima Family Of Love

Guru Purnima 2015 mit Sri Madhukarji

Fruit of the Heart

 Retreat ‘Dolce Vita’ Tuscany, Italy July 12 – August 2, 2015
with Guru Purnima Celebration July 30 – August 1, 2015
Open End August 1

Fruit of the Heart
I tell you on oath that it is
the Guru who gives the fruit
that is in your own heart.
He knows whatever you do.
It is He himself, who gives the correct fruit.
The Guru`s duty is only to give advice.
To have devotion and faith, and to study,
is the job of the devotee.

Do not give up devotion even if any
number of calamities fall upon you.
How can a devotee and a non-devotee
ever agree with each other?
A devotee will have to face tremendous
antagonism, and must sustain severe
criticism and suffering.
In this lies the spirituality of devotion.
Such a one is God in making.
Paramatman is waiting for him.
The meaning of the centrally important
Part of the Upanishads is,
‘Have no expectation’.
That is the greatest mystery.

Source: MASTER OF SELF-REALIZATION
An ultimate understanding
Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj
Chapter 47: Serving at the feet of the Master

 

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