Day Meeting: From exhaustion to surrender

Sat 21 May 2016, 10:00 - Sat 21 May 2016, 17:00

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This weekend consists of 2 full day meetings on Saturday and Sunday with themes that complement each other and together form a whole. The meetings may also be attended separately without any problem. We look forward to welcoming you!



“Whatever it is, stop trying to figure it out now.
Let it remain unresolved a little while.
Stop trying to fast-forward to the ‘answer’ scene in the movie of your life;
trust the present scene of ‘no answer yet’.
Allow the question itself space to breathe and be fertilised.
Relax into the mysterious ground of Now.”  
~ Jeff Foster

Being a “person” can be so exhausting, can’t it! But is a separate “person” who you really are? Are you limited to your beliefs, your feelings, your history and your future? Or are you much vaster than you ever imagined? Are you Life Itself?

We try so hard to control and understand life, to fit in, to succeed, to reach our goals. We try so hard to be perfect, to be happy, even to be enlightened or awakened, and often we can feel so far away from where we think we ‘should’ be. Often, no matter how hard we try, life doesn’t go according to our plans. Sometimes we feel exhausted, fed up, or depressed. We feel like a failed ‘self’, so far from home. We long to rest deeply, but we just don’t know how. But perhaps it’s not even a question of ‘how’….

Join Jeff Foster for a day of laughter and tears, a day of remembering who you truly are, and have always been. A day of rest and deep acceptance. A day of truth and openness, of coming home…

Jeff’s message is this: You were always perfect from the very beginning – perfect in your total imperfection! Your imperfections, your quirks, your flaws, your weirdness, your unique and irreplaceable flavours, were what made you so loveable, so human, so real, so relatable. Even in your imperfection, you were always a perfect expression of life, a beloved child of the universe, a complete work of art, unique in all the world and deserving of all the riches of life. 

It was never about being a perfect ‘me’. It was always about being perfectly Here, perfectly yourself, in all your divine strangeness. “Forget your perfect offering”, Leonard Cohen sings. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

This will be a day of talks, restful meditative silence, exploring feelings, and intimate dialogues on the theme of exhaustion and surrender – a day of seeing your struggle, your fears, your suffering in a new light. Permission to rest deeply, no matter what is going on in the story of your life. A day to fall in love with where you are…

“Every moment 
 Is a brand new invitation
 To let go of the story
 To crucify history
 To breathe
 To remember presence
 To come back to life
 To resurrect 
 Every moment.”
~ Jeff Foster

You don’t need to have attended one of Jeff’s previous talks to attend this one. All are welcome.

Click to view the Sunday meeting.


“Thank you for a wonderful day… I loved every minute of it! … Love, and lightness, that’s what I felt! The weight has fallen away, the seriousness of spirituality is gone… Surrender is the recognition that it is already allowed to give up, to let go, to not handle pain and not handle life, to not to have to cling … You were the “personification” of that surrender, of that allowance!” – A.B.

“Such a lovely, life-enhancing day. This was my first experience of Jeff on a stage. He was a wonderful mix of wise, funny, compassionate and surprising. A truly heart-warming presence. A lovely audience too, who posed often challenging questions that Jeff answered with gentle and inspiring honesty. I’d recommend such an event to anyone drawn to non-duality and the spiritual path, or those simply curious about the true nature of love and reality. Thanks to Jeff and his team for a perfect day” – J.W.

For many more testimonials, click here.

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Contact: Menno van der Meer -
Info: The meeting is English spoken without translation.

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Booking: Booking is highly recommended. Please mail your reservation to Menno and inform him if you would like to have the lunch mentioned below as well.
Location:   ‘t Atrium
Address: Paladijnenweg 611, Amersfoort
Fee: Private rate: € 85 per day.
Both days: € 150.
Company rate: € 106 per day.
Both days: € 188 (excl. BTW).
A business invoice will be issued.
Discounted rate: please contact Menno for a special rate when you are on social welfare.
Vegetarian lunch buffet: € 15 (freshly prepared soup, salads, hot snack, variety of bread rolls, fresh fruit and coffee/tea)

Payment: In cash at the door or by bank transfer in advance.
The bank account number will be sent to you by mail, together with a confirmation of your reservation.

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