"A commune is a place where seekers gather together,
About living in the ashram
Since October 1995 we, Jagran & Nirad, have lived in what used to be a small hotel in the countryside of Groningen.
The locationThe Osho White Cloud ashram in the northeast of the Netherlands, is situated just outside the agricultural village of Nieuw Scheemda within the municipality of Oldambt: a vast area with magnificent skies, impressive farmhouses, blooming fields of rape seed in spring and golden cornfields in summer.
Living at the ashram
The Osho White Cloud ashram, born in 2018, is a spiritual place to live in the north-east of The Netherlands, where friends can
come to relax, meditate and through a commune lifestyle transform themselves. The ashram is an oasis of tranquility surrounded
by a beautiful and meditative garden, that has been created over the years by the two of us, Jagran and Nirad.
A few basic understandings:
The Osho White Cloud ashram is a place for grounding, for keeping in tune with life, for looking deeper within oneself.
While this journey may not be easy, transformation happens at its own pace and brings joy, love, and awareness to our daily life.
As a guest it is important to resonate with the spirit of the ashram, showing commitment to your own personal transformation, developing awareness of how to live in harmony with yourself, with others and with the environment.
In joining us we invite you to share in our commitment to living consciously.
Our ashram is a retreat from regular society, a time to move inwards.
While here, it is wholesome and healing if you take a break from electronic devices (mobile phones, computers, etc).
The mind is hectic, confused and creates disharmony within our life.
"Slowly slowly as witnessing grows,
As part of the ashram, we offer a program of Osho and other meditation techniques that help you drop into silence and connect with your
heart energy. This enables you to gently blend into the calm spirit and lifestyle we have here. These meditations also enrich your experience and assist in personal transformation.
What is Creative Meditation in ActionEverything we do with presence and awareness becomes a Creative Meditation in Action. This is a time spent each day, usually in the morning (minimum 4 hours per day) in devotion to the ashram and our inner transformation. This meditation could involve gardening, cooking, and cleaning or whatever else is required each day by the needs of the ashram. These meditations challenge us to watch the body and the mind, our patterns of thinking and feeling, and our habits of reacting rather than responding to people and situations.
It is important that you are physically fit and healthy in order to participate fully in Creative Meditation in Action.