A Nâm Retreat is about the quality of the silence
During the silent days, the daily programme with regular meditations and meals invites an atmosphere in which ‘what is unknowable’ can infuse. In the meditations we use a rattle in a particular rhythm which influences the brain frequency. Using the rattle in a monotonous rhythm is an ancient and simple technique that has proven to be very effective for entering states of meditation. We also use the book ‘Oh Abbah, Songs for Lovers’ as an orientation. As we recite the texts, there is no room for rational analysis which awakens an inner psychological process.
During the retreat there will be no communication. This means participants do not communicate at all and phones or other digital devices are not being used. In addition, you try to limit any impulse and any expression. These are not strict rules to follow, but rather an invitation to create a situation for yourself which enables you to let silence take over.