Netherlands 5-Night Retreat

August 2-7, 2020
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Zeist, NL

Program Fee
$565 Register after November 1, 2019
(Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Housing Fee: $675-$790
(Payable to Woudschoten Conference Center)


Dear Friends,

Silence is the container of retreat to which all participants dedicate themselves, for it is in inner silence that deep realization spontaneously blooms.

Retreat is also a time of one-pointed inquiry, a commitment to questioning our most cherished ideas and beliefs. On retreat, I encourage all participants to fearlessly inquire down to the very root of self and the illusion of separation so that the light of awakening can penetrate throughout the whole of one's being.

The entire structure of these retreats is something I’ve developed over the years to both support the flowering of realization as well as challenge the various ways that we hold on and resist letting go into the truth. Whether you feel drawn to attend retreat or not, I encourage you to enter into the spirit of retreat, into a wholehearted commitment to eternal truth here and now.

With Great Love,


Netherlands 5-Night Retreat

August 2-7, 2020

Check in: 3:00-5:00 pm Sunday
Check out: 12:00 pm Friday

Program Fee(payable to Open Gate Sangha)
$565 Per Person Register after November 1, 2019

Woudschoten Conference Center

Woudenbergseweg 54

Zeist, NL 3707 HX

Woudschoten Conference Center is centrallly located on a wooded peaceful estate of 45 acres, less than one hour from Amsterdam.

Event and Housing Fees inclusive of VAT (tax).

Housing Fee: Payable to Woudschoten. All housing fees are due no later than June 1 or within 48 hours if you register after that date. Prices are estimated and subject to change.

  • Doubles $675
  • Singles $790 (availability very limited, waiting list only)
  • Fees are per person and include meals. There are no "commuter" or camping options for this retreat. All particpants must stay at the retreat site. The cost and availability of your housing preference is not guaranteed. For the best choice of housing options, make your reservation early using the housing form provided to you.
  • Questions about accommodations can be sent to registration.
Woudschoten Conference Center

Woudenbergseweg 54

Zeist, NL 3707 HX

Transportation to Woudschoten Conference Center  Map

Air Transporation

We recommend flying into the Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS), which is 60 km (or 45 minutes) to the southeast. Visit for more information. Rotterdam the Hague Airport (RTM) is another option, located 75 km (or 50 minutes) to the west.

When making flight arrangements for retreat, keep in mind that you must arrive on time (during registration on the first day) and stay through the end of retreat. In order to accomplish this, we recommend flying in no later than 1:30 pm on the first day of retreat and departing no earlier than 4:00 pm on the last day. If necessary, consider arriving a day early and/or leaving the day after retreat ends.

Driving Directions and Transportation Options

Most of your driving and transportation questions will be answered at Woudschoten’s Directions and Public Transportation page.

Public Transportation

Schiphol Airport to Driebergen Zeist: Between 07:30 am until 10:00 pm a direct train leaves from Schiphol Airport from platform 3. This train leaves every 30 minutes.

Driebergen Zeist Train Station to Woudschoten: From the train station it takes 10 minutes by taxi to our location. A taxi can be reserved by calling 0031(0)88 55 344 00 or Email for a Taxi

Staying Extra Nights

Contact Woudschoten directly if you need to stay extra nights before or after the retreat: 31 343-492492.


Netherlands 5-Night Retreat

August 2-7, 2020

Program Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Program fees are not transferable to other people or to other programs.
Cancel on or before July 1, 2020: $50.00 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after July 2, 2020: No Refund

Housing Fee - Woudschoten Conference Center

Cancel up to 4 months prior to retreat: 10% cancellation fee
Cancel between 4 months and 1 month: 60% cancellation fee
Cancel 30 days or less before the retreat: No refund

To cancel your event, please log in and click on Account.  To cancel your housing, please contact Open Gate Sangha.