The Art of Silence
in the presence of Gurudev

Embark on a transformative journey into the New Year with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Amsterdam's exclusive Art of Silence course. This unique program, provides the perfect opportunity to go deep into your own self, letting go of limiting beliefs, release regrets, and transcend the daily worries that often plague our minds.

Experience deep rest and relaxation, facilitated by advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry, and rejuvenating yoga sessions. As the program unfolds, you will find yourself forging a deeper connection with your inner self, gaining insights into life's challenges, and embracing the timeless wisdom that Gurudev imparts.

Mark your calendar for this life-changing experience in Amsterdam from December 28th to January 1st. Embrace the Art of Silence and unlock your true potential. Reserve your seat now for a close interaction with Gurudev and embark on a transformative journey into the New Year!

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What's Included in the Programme?

Deep meditations

A set of guided meditations called “Hollow and Empty” created by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar are a central part of the retreat. These meditations are geared towards drawing out the deepest layers of stress and tension from our nervous system.

More elements

  • Yoga - Unite the body and mind with a morning yoga session to start each day.
  • Vedic Knowledge- Explore the “Four Pillars of Knowledge” from the ancient Vedic texts of India, which gives us the tools to live with bliss in our lives.
  • Q&A- Get clarity on meditation and peaceful living in nightly Q and A sessions with your teacher.


Silence is more than not speaking, it is a way to renew ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Even just a few minutes of true silence gives a rest far deeper than sleep, and possibly anything else you’ve experienced in life.


The course builds on the breathing exercises you experienced in the Happiness program. You practice with different mudras. With these simple and subtle techniques you can further balance your mind and emotions. And they are easy to apply.

A Profound Spiritual Immersion

The Art of Silence programme is a natural progression from the The Art of Breathing course, which is a prerequisite.

This programme can help you drop limiting beliefs, regrets, worries, and tap into a bigger vision for yourself. You come back to your life more grounded and centred, unshaken by outer circumstances. The more often you do this retreat, the more this strength and freedom builds inside of you.


Many people want to achieve inner peace but find it a challenge to quieten their minds. The Art of Silence programme provides optimal conditions for sinking deep within and breaking free from our mental chatter. Your whole day is carefully guided and crafted to give you as relaxing and transformative an experience possible. It’s no wonder that many programmes and participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.


Programme and Benefits:

  • Deep rest and relaxation
  • Deeper self-connection and introspection
  • Profound wisdom
  • Go deeper with advanced guided meditations, silent inquiry and rejuvenating yoga

Meet your teacher:
Christopher Kiran Byrt


The Art of Silence course will be guided and conducted by Christopher Kiran Byrt during the day. The course includes  some special sessions  and evening Satsangs (wisdom and mantra chanting) with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.


Christopher Kiran Byrt is teaching the Art of Silence Programs for more than 30 years and hence can be counted to the most experienced teachers the world over. His courses are light, joyful and with clear explanations of the wisdom hidden in each course. Not for nothing is Kiran one of the most sought after teachers worldwide.



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"Meditation is the journey from movement to stillness, sound to silence.."

~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The Art of Silence 

28th Dec to 1st Jan, 2024

Course fee: 895 €. Early bird 795 € until 22nd December.
Premium ticket to New Year Satsang with Gurudev its included (valued on 155€ )

Vegeterian breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on the course fee.
The fee does not include accommodation. You need to make your own arrangements.
Here you will find an overview of hotels in the vicinity of the course location. We are not responsible for the reservation or availability of hotel rooms. This document is intended for information purposes and is regularly updated.

Venue: Convention Center Novotel Amsterdam City, Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

28th December:
Dinner: 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Session: 7.30 - 9.00 pm

29th, 30th and 31st December:
Session: 7.00 - 8.30 am
Breakfast break: 8.30 - 10.00 am
Session: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Lunch Break: 1.00 - 3.00 pm
Session: 3.00 - 5.30 pm
Dinner Break: 5.30 - 7.30 pm
Session: 7.30 - 9.00 pm (7pm on 31st Dec)

1st January:
Session: 7.00 - 8.30 am
Breakfast break: 8.30 - 10.00 am
Session: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Lunch Break: 12.30 - 14.00 pm

The course will be given in English. Translation to Dutch will be available

From Netherlands: Register Here

Internationals: Register Here

New Year Satsang with Gurudev

Leap into the new year: embrace 2024 with inner peace and celebration

Let us gather together in celebration and harmony while we go into the New Year with Gurudev in an evening of wisdom, meditation and celebration!

Date and Time: 31st December from 7.30 pm onwards
Location: Novotel Amsterdam City, Europaboulevard 10, Amsterdam
Tickets: €100


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From head to heart

Guru Puja, book reading and stories with Bhanumathi Narasimhan

Join Bhanu Ma in an enchanting evening as she weaves the magic of her presence and timeless stories of Gurudev through a book reading. This heartful session includes a special Guru Puja followed by group meditation.

Date and Time: 30th December, 3.00 to 4.30 pm
Location: Vondelkerk , Vondelstraat 120, Amsterdam
Regular Ticket: €40
Golden Ticket: €65


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