Awaken to Brightness Tour Europe 2024

A series off retreats with Vanessa Kenoyer and Michael Shaw, two long time devotees of Avatar Adi Da residing at Adi Da’s principal Sanctuary on Naitauba Island, Fiji. (See bios). This retreat was successfully hosted earlier this year in Tiruvannaamalai, India.

Portugal – Saturday June 15 until Sunday June 23

  • 17th June – One day retreat, Mãe Terra. More information click here.
  • 21st June – Conscious Light screening, Casa do Ser, Lisboa. More information click here.
  • 23rd June – One day retreat, Fontanelas. More information click here.

Brighton, England – Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30

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The European Danda – Saturday July 6 until Friday July 12

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Program off the Retreats

The program will include:

  • Unique audio and video excerpts of Avatar Adi Da speaking.
  • In-depth consideration about the nature of Adi Da’s Revelation.
  • Stories, questions, and discussion.
  • Conductivity exercises, yoga and contemplative walks in nature.
  • Meditations, guided contemplation, recitation, and sacred music.
  • Tasty vegetarian meals!

The European Danda

The retreat will start on Saturday July 6th at 10am and will end Friday July 12th at 4pm. If you come from far and have a long travel time there is the possibility to arrive and stay at the European Danda for the Friday night July 5th. We charge 37,50 euro’s for the extra night including dinner and breakfast. If you want to leave on Saturday July 13th you can also book an extra night.

The cost for the retreat is 495 euro including (vegetarian) meals and accommodation.

We can take personal financial situations into account. Please send us an email at if the retreat fee is too challenging for you, and we can consider a possible discount. We don’t want money to prevent people from participating.

The European Danda
Annendaalderweg 10
6105 AT Maria Hoop
The Netherlands


The retreat will be held in a quiet location in the outskirts of Brighton, overlooking the beautiful South Downs hills, sea, and sky. The house is also full of Adi Da’s Image Art.

Saturday 10am – around 8pm (includes a contemplative evening occasion)
Sunday 9:30am – no later than 4pm

Those travelling from a distance can stay overnight. We will send you full address and travel details when you confirm your booking.

• Weekend programme (including vegetarian meals): £70 (€ 81,50)
• (Optional) Friday night accommodation + breakfast: £15 (€ 17,50)
• (Optional) Saturday night accommodation + breakfast: £15 (€ 17,50)

Travel Info – The European Danda

The closest airports are Schiphol Amsterdam, Eindhoven Airport, Dusseldorf (Germany)

The closest railway stations are Echt (Netherlands), Heinsberg or Geilenkirchen (Germany).

For a reasonable fee we can arrange pick up service at one of the trainstations or Eindhoven airport.


Vanessa Kenoyer

Vanessa Kenoyer

Vanessa has been a formal devotee of Avatar Adi Da for over twenty years. She lived and served around Adi Da when He was physically in the Body, and has continued to do so with His living Presence.
She currently resides at Adi Da Samrajashram in Fiji and travels regularly from there to share the direct relationship with Avatar Adi Da to all.

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw has been a devotee of Adi Da Samraj for 45 years, and has served His Divine Presence on His Hermitage island of Naitauba for most of that time. He was present during the many years of Avatar Adi Da’s consideration about all aspects of spiritual life, and happily passes on that Wisdom when traveling and speaking. Michael has a wealth of stories about life in the Divine Company of the Adept-Realizer Adi Da Samraj from his many years of serving Adi Da directly.