From October 14 to 18, 2015, around twenty persons gathered in the Besant Hall of the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands, for Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu’s eighth Silent Retreat there, with talks, meditative enquiries, seated and walking meditations, and above all: silence. The subject was based on I.K. Taimni’s book The Ultimate Reality and Realization or Siva-Sutra. Thanks to the building up of attention and open-mindedness during earlier retreats, many participants were able to open their minds fully to the profound and inspired experiences Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu shared, and to the meaning beyond words.
Participants meditating in the Besant Hall
The connection with Taimni’s The Science of Yoga or Yoga Sutras and with Pratyabhijna-Hridayam or The Secret of Self Realization was explained, with synopsis and overview in three handouts, to further the studies.
This retreat as a continuation of earlier ones has benefitted many through profound mutual sharing.