Autumn Satori Process Weekend in Amsterdam
27-29 September 2024 | De Meditatie Tuin, Amstelpark
The Satori Process
The name Satori is Japanese and means a “direct experience of truth” and the Process that leads you to experiencing this moment of truth is as powerful as the destination. A Satori is a moment of profound realisation that is not to be forgotten, so powerful as experienced in such a way that it will always stay with us, and it is for us to come back to it, long after the workshop is over.
The process involves working in pairs through communication exercises within a structure that offers outside of these times, several moments where you get to experience yourself in silence.
Satori opens you to an unparalleled self empowering process: while you journey towards the peak experience, what arises while you pose your attention to your question (the first question you start working with is "Who am I?") is the opportunity to meet yourself in truth, gathering insights on your own basic life patterns and attitudes. While the stories around who you are – or rather who you think you are – dissolve through self enquiry, you experience the power of being held with compassion by each of the participants you will be sitting with.
Exploring who you are will involve looking at the myriad ways your conditioning has affected you and continues to affect your relationships – from birth experiences, through childhood and into the decisions you have made as an adult - and how identified you are with this conditioning which was imposed on the essential being you are. The Satori process begins to free you up from the patterns your upbringing has imposed on you, very often unconsciously, and connects you with the presence – in your daily life – of a greater and self-nurturing understanding of who you really are.
The state of Satori is experienced on all levels, with every cell and fibre of your being. These moments are never forgotten – from that time on you know, from your own experience, who you are. Life is never quite the same again.
The Satori process does not depend on any belief, thought, feeling or context. Whatever it is that you experience over the duration is entirely and absolutely yours. Exactly what is experienced and how it affects the individual concerned is unique to that person.
To learn more about the Satori Process, visit the official website: satoriprocess.com
What to expect?
Expect the unexpected!
The work is open to anyone, no previous experience is required.
Friday, September 29
Arrivals: 06.45 - 06.55 pm
Starting of the work 07.00 pm
Closing of the first day 09.00 pm
Saturday, September 30
Arrivals: 09.45 - 09.55 am
Starting of the work 10.00 am
Closing of the second day 07.00 pm
Sunday, October 1
Arrivals 09.45 - 09.55 am
Starting of the work: 10.00 am
Closing of the Process 2.00 pm
(We recommend you consider allowing space for additional time to say your goodbyes after 2pm)
A nourishing vegetatian/vegan lunch will be served on Saturday.
De Meditatie Tuin is an Urban Retreat Center, a hidden location in the green heart of the Amstelpark, with various rooms and enclosed gardens that will support our Process. This is a unique oasis of tranquillity in the city that helps us in re-connecting with ourselves, nature and each other.
If you live in Amsterdam and come by bike, parking lots are available at the entrance of the Amstel Park.
If you travel via public transport or car and walk 15 min, the area is also accessible via:
- Metro 50/51 (stop Amsterdam RAI)
- Metro 52 (Europaplein)
- Tram 4 (stop Drentepark)
- Car (Amstelpark Parking, Europaboulevard 352)
If you travel from outside Amsterdam/The Netherlands
- Schiphol Airport has direct flights to most of the European main cities
- Schiphol Airport Train Station and Amsterdam Centraal Train Station connect you to Amsterdam RAI train station (from there Tram 4 stops 15min walk from the venue)