Silent Love Schweige-Retreat 2023

Silent Love Retreat 2025 | with OM C. Parkin

Diving into 10 Days of Silence and Darshan

Thu – Sun, 31 July – 10 August 2025 | Gut Saunstorf Monastery

This summer the traditional “Silent Love Retreat” with OM C. Parkin will take place at Gut Saunstorf Monastery – Place of Stillness. The retreat gives you something that is very rare and precious these days: an intense time with yourself in silence and inner reflection.

When love is allowed to enter the inner silence, when nothing else is needed but to deepen the contact with yourself, then silence can take hold. A retreat provides a space to respond to the call of inner silence. In the presence of the awakened teacher, you will naturally fall inwards and touch the depths of who you are. The mental forces that cloud the silence are seen with greater clarity, can be expressed and transcended, and thus serve to deepen your awareness and awaken you.




Wochenende Mann Frau
„ It is grace which leads a few to question their world and reminds them of their yearning for freedom, the freedom of their own soul which has been forgotten.“

OM C. Parkin


OM C. Parkin Portrait

OM C. Parkin

The spiritual master OM C. Parkin speaks the language of our hearts. As a wisdom teacher and philosopher, he teaches access to the Great Stillness in the tradition of Ramana Maharshi across all confessions. He embodies the union between the Eastern Non-Duality teaching (advaita) and Christian mysticism. He serves the awakening path of the human being and accompanies students on their way back to the core of their true being.

Information on the Programme

Darshan with OM C. Parkin

Darshan is the direct vision of the Divine, an invitation from your innermost being to listen awake and receptive to your heart. You will have the opportunity to share what moves you and to ask questions in Darshan with OM twice a day. OM’s answers will focus your attention on what is essential. They meet you where you are and lead you into the unknown of your true being. Trusting the complete simplicity and presence of yourself is the process into which you are taken.

Meditation in the Dark

During the retreat there will be two special opportunities to experience Darshan with OM in complete darkness. Far away from the visual stimuli of the outside world, you will be able to fall into a deep state of inner concentration and stillness.

Music Darshan

A truely beautiful aspect of this Silent Love Retreat is the musical accompaniment to the Darshans. A powerful highlight will be the evening Music Darshan, which is dedicated to support the energetic processes of these days.

Karma Yoga

A traditional part of the Silent Love Retreat is the meditative work of Karma Yoga. All those attending spend one hour a day working in the kitchen, house and garden, serving the whole and their own inner process.

” I have experienced the Silent Love retreat as a deep immersion, a silent journey to myself, a growing awareness, a feeling of what is right now. It was a feeling of being with the group, of being in the support of the group, and yet being intimate with myself.  Everything was allowed, everyone was allowed. And little by little my heart opened, while listening to the deeply touching words of OM C. Parkin in Darshan. Those days at Kloster Gut Saunstorf nourished me on all levels. With a deep sense of gratitude.“

Claudia B.


Times may be subject to slight changes.

07:30 – 08:00 am   movement meditation
08:00 – 08:30 am   meditation
08:30 – 09:00 am   breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 am    Darshan (English translation on request)
1:00 – 1:30 pm        lunch
2:00 – 6:00 pm        free time
6:00 – 6:30 pm       dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm     Darshan (English translation on request)

Practical Information


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Registration is possible from late summer 2024. There will also be an early bird price.

A rebate is available on request.
For pupils, students and trainees, the participation fee is reduced by 20% (upon presentation of appropriate proof).
For people with a low income, 7 free places are available for participation in the retreat with a 30% reduction for board and lodging (accommodation in a shared room). Please contact us if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Your accommodation and catering at the Gut Saunstorf Monastery must be booked separately. Further information will follow.


Gut Saunstorf Monastery - Place of Stillness
Am Gutspark
D-23996 Saunstorf

The modern Monastery Gut Saunstorf - Place of Stillness, located near the German city of Schwerin, is dedicated to retreat and contemplation. It invites seekers of every confession and tradition to rediscover their own inner stillness in meetings with OM C. Parkin, at events or simply in a time of introspection and meditation.


Thu, 31. July 2025 - Sun, 10. August 2025


- Darshan is given in German,
English dialogues with OM are very welcome,
English translation on request (please contact us in advance)


Monastery Gut Saunstorf - Place of Stillness


OM Foundation Inner Science
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