The Silent Presence Within - Weekend retreat with Paul Hurcomb in Oslo, Aug. 4th - 6th 2017
Welcome to this weekend of satsang and self inquiry with Paul Hurcomb in Oslo, August 4th - 6th 2017.
Please read through this invitation carefully. The retreat booking form can be found at the bottom of the page.
In the midst of all the movement and experiences of life there is an unchanging, ever present stillness. This stillness is what we are, and is that in which all movement and experiences appear.
The purpose of this weekend is to meet together in stillness in order to discover the silent presence within. The retreat will include silent and guided meditations, guided self inquiry, open dialogue (Satsang), and walks in nature.
The weekend will also feature music from Radical Devotion, including a concert Saturday evening.
About Paul Hurcomb
Paul spent 12 years as a practicing Buddhist until 2002 when in the midst of deep suffering he had a profound awakening from mind identity to presence. This experience profoundly changed his life and led him to leave his job as a school teacher in the UK to spend long periods of time in India where he met his master Sri Mooji who introduced him to the self inquiry teachings popularised by the great sage Ramana Maharshi.
Since 2011 Paul has been holding simple meetings and retreats with small groups of seekers mostly in Spain, Uk and Sweden.
About Radical Devotion
Radical Devotion has been around since 2008 with concerts, chanting and sound healing.
Trond Erland Sigvartsen and Linda Grahn is the core of Radical Devotion, and they sometimes feature other musicians as well.
They have played at retreats with Paul several times before, and bring a beautiful energy very supportive to the meetings.
Their music is directed toward stillness, meditation and awakening. A space where the human, earthly life can meet subtle and spiritual dimensions.
Radical Devotion will play for us before or after the satsang meetings during the weekend retreat, as well as a longer concert on Saturday evening.
The retreat is held in a private home, and is non-residential.
There are 30 places available for this retreat, they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If there is a lot of interest, we will try to find a suitable, bigger space for the event.
The venue is located about 20 minutes north of the city centre of Oslo.
The address is Tåsenveien 130, 0880 Oslo. It is a large yellow house behind a yellow garage. Follow the narrow passage past the garage, continue to your right and go up the stone stairs.
Please use google maps or a similar application if you are arriving by car. Note that parking spaces are very limited.
If you use public transportation, the nearest bus stop is Korsvoll, about 3 minutes walking distance from the house. You can get there with bus no. 54, which goes from Oslo Central station. Please see www.ruter.no for more information and to plan your trip. There's an app for tickets, and you can also buy them at the ticket office near the central station, as well as in kiosks like 7 Eleven, Narvesen and Deli deLuca.
Schedule (Schedule may be subject to change)
19.00 – 21.30
10.00 – 17.00
Concert with Radical Devotion (optional): 19.00 – 20.30
10.00 – 16.00
Early-bird: £145 (available until May 31st)
Regular price: £175 (after May 31st)
The prices include the full program, including the concert with Radical Devotion.
Food: Tea and snacks will be served, but apart from that the prices do not include food. There will most likely be an option for food, more information on this will be added later. There is also a convenience store close to the bus stop.
Booking and payment
Please pay through transferwise following this link: https://transferwise.com/pay/e82e447e-d11f-48ab-a3c0-f97a4605a4c8
Then, fill out the booking form in the next section of this document (click "next" in the bottom of the page)
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Jardar will get back to you as soon as he can. If you come from the UK, please contact Jardar directly for payment details.
1 month before or more: Full refund minus 50 GBP
2 - 4 weeks before: 50% refund
Less than 2 weeks before: No refund
Tickets are non-transferrable (if you book the retreat but cannot come, ask for a refund: Tickets cannot be transferred to someone else)
The retreat is non-residential. If you are in need of accommodation you are required to find a suitable place yourself. A suggestion would be Anker Hostel, which is among the cheaper options for accommodation in Oslo, and also located close to the 54 bus, about 20 minutes from Korsvoll. www.ankerhostel.no/en/
Warm regards Meetings in Stillness team
'All that is required to realise the Self is to be still' Sri Ramana Maharshi