Time for Transformation | Winter Retreat with OM C. Parkin
Retreat at the turn of the year
Fri, December 27 – Wed, January 1 | Gut Saunstorf Monastery
The turn of the year brings us into contact with the inner principle of transformation – the old dies and a new beginning unfolds. In a natural way, the desire to let go, to go deeper, to become still and to realign ourselves is awakened.
The Winter Retreat with the wisdom teacher OM C. Parkin gives you the opportunity to withdraw from the outer world in order to immerse completely into your innermost self and root yourself there.
During the retreat, Darshan with OM takes place twice a day. Darshan stands for the direct vision of the divine, a true encounter with yourself in the mirror of a master who has already walked the path. You can ask any questions that move you and hear what reaches you – through words and beyond. On New Year’s Eve there will be a joint meditation with OM at the turn of the year.
„ All desires are a disguise covering up one real desire: the desire to be free.“
OM C. Parkin
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)
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.
To have taken part in the Winter Retreat is a great gift. The experience is special on many levels, including the encounter with the local people, Gut Saunstorf Monastery itself, the teaching and the teacher. Meeting OM is a wonderful, transformative experience that cannot be put into words. In him, a depth becomes visible that I have never seen before and I had the impression of seeing the divine itself in him. His words are clear, full of love and radically direct. Everything about him is intense – from his radiant presence and his walk to his loud laughter: Meeting OM over several days in the darshans during the Winter Retreat is a revelation.
Arrival day Friday, 27 December
Check in for board & lodging: 3- 5:30 pm
Check in for the event: 3:30- 5:30 pm
Start with the common dinner: 6 pm
You can plan your departure on Sunday around 2 pm after joint lunch.
Event ticket € 425,- plus board & lodging
It is the Foundation’s concern to enable everyone to have access to spiritual education, which is why we offer a reduced rate for people with limited financial means.
Reduced ticket € 340,- plus board & lodging – for pupils, students, trainees and pensioners. They receive a 20% discount on presentation of proof.
You will receive more detailed information on payment with your registration confirmation.
Board & Lodging
Your board and lodging at Gut Saunstorf Monastery must be booked separately using the following online booking form, which you will also receive with your registration confirmation by e-mail.
Gut Saunstorf Monastery - Place of Stillness
D-23996 Saunstorf (near Wismar)
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.