27 october – 3 november 2024

We invite you to this week in the desert, hosted by the bedouins in camp Moussa, at the foot of one of the most powerful and mythological mountains in the world: mount Sinai. Learn from the wisdom of the desert, join the circle of men from different cultures, nationalities and religions, and discover your own inner leader, hero and healer. We’ll work with the format of Open Space, in which we’ll create the program together on the spot. This gathering is about taking personal leadership, and in doing so, creating a new standard of masculinity. One that is both open and grounded, both wise and playful, both sensitive and bold, both feminine and masculine. In this process of inner development we become more complete, full human beings, with both our blind spots as well as our qualities. Dance, music, meditation, encounter and exploration helps us to walk the inner labyrinth. In the heart of it we feel the power of our soul, the silence of the universe pulsing through our own being.
Opening Circle 27nd October 20:00 after dinner.
Closing 3 november 13:00 after lunch.
On new moon we will stay the whole night on Mount Sinai.
The costs of this retreat are € 1100. This price includes 3 meals & accommodation in a shared double room with a private bathroom in the Bedouin camp. It also includes one excursion and the night on Mt Sinai. The trip to and from Saint Catherine, by taxi or bus from Cairo, Taba or Sharm el Sheich, is not included.  NB. If the costs are a financial obstacle to your participation, please get in contact and we can see what we can do.
The Bedouin camp where we will stay has simple yet comfortable two person rooms. One person rooms are only available in case of a medical reason. At mount Sinai we will sleep in a cabin or under the stars. Sleeping blankets are provided. Please know that the desert can be cold in the night and hot during the day, and that you need suncream, a hat and good walking shoes.
You can only participate for the whole event. All retreats start at 6 pm (18:00) with dinner and the opening ceremony on the first night, and end at 1 pm (13:00) on the last day with a closing ceremony right before lunch time.
Your subscription is ensured by sending an email to eran.markose@gmail.com and deposit your payment on the following bank account: IBAN: NL90 INGB 0008216143, BICcode: INGBNL2A, Tree of Life, Laurierstraat 122, 1016 PR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Please book as soon as possible, since places are limited.
In case of cancellation, there is a cancellation fee of € 200 one month before the start of the event. After that the whole amount has to be paid.  Possible hotel cancellations should be checked with the hotel itself. Your registration will only be confirmed once the payment is received.
Tree of Life, Laurierstraat 122, 1016 PR, Amsterdam,  The Netherlands
IBAN: NL90 INGB 0008216143, BICcode: INGBNL2A
We work with the principles of Open Space. The schedule is based on meeting twice a day in a circle (morning and evening) and we create the rest of the daily program together depending on what’s alive in each moment .
The Open Space principles are:
  1. The people who are there, are the right people
  2. Whatever happens, is the right thing to happen
  3. When it begins, it begins
  4. When it is over, it is over
  5. Follow the Law of Two Feet
  6. Expect the unexpected
Ton Van Der Kroon, Eran Markose, Marcel Nijenhuis
All participants are present from beginning till end. You can only participate for the whole event. The conference starts with dinner and the opening ceremony on the first night, and ends on the last morning with a closing ceremony.
  1. No drugs of any sort are permitted, and we like you to limit alcohol, coffee and meat.
  2. Your participation is at your own responsibility. Of course we will do anything possible to make your stay as safe and comfortable as possible, but we can’t take any responsability for your safety, nor for your emotional, physical or financial well being.
  3. Make sure you have a valid passport and travel insurance.
  4. We are guests in another country, another culture and maybe for some of us another religion. Please respect the local customs, rules, dresscode and formalities.
  5. Note that the main language spoken on the conference will be in English.
  6. We will be using Open Space, a way to give space to that what wants to reveal itself and to connect to that what resonates inside of you. Open Space gives the possibility to expect the unexpected, out of your own inspiration, out of the group, out of the moment. It is a sometimes discomforting method but one that can reveal magic beyond our imagination – or so we discovered.
  7. The main intention of our work is personal healing and growth. So the fuller you personally engage in the process, the more it might bring to you. We encourage your preparation and devotion to this work by tuning in the months and weeks before, by asking a few questions to yourself: what is my intention? What do I want to achieve? What is my pitfall or my shadow? How can I prepare myself?
  8. As for the context and content of this week, personal healing, no children –nor animals –are allowed.
  9. To be clear about expectations; In our work we like to unite people of all ages, all faiths, all backgrounds. We do not believe in a dark government, illuminati or any conspiracy theories. We like to focus on the heart, not the mind.


27 Oct 2024 - 03 Nov 2024


18:00 - 13:00


Moussa Bedouin Camp

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