TOMAR (PORTUGAL), April 17 – 21, 2024
for participants between 18 – 40 years

‘Leading your life in the midst of chaos’

Sometimes the world can be overwhelming, chaotic, senseless. How do we make life work in a positive, constructive way when the world around us doesn’t make sense at all? And what is exactly our role in it? Do we have a ‘destiny’ or mission? If yes, what is it?

Many questions to be asked. Within the concept of Open Space – meaning we will create the program together on the spot – we will explore what it means to live in these weird, changing, but interesting times. We will touch upon questions like: Who am I? What’s my purpose in life? How do I cope with relationships, money, work and love? What does it mean to be masculine or feminine, or both? How do I fit in with others and with the world around me? How can I express my feelings in a safe way? How can I use my intuition? Basic questions that contribute to the handbook ‘how to live on earth and still enjoy the ride’.

This 4 day retreat in the middle of Tomar, the old Portuguese capital of the Templars, is for participants between 18 and 40 years of age. We call them ‘Young Templars’: people who are ready to take the lead, both of their own lives, in their relationships, as well as in the world around them. If you feel called you are very welcome to join.

Hope to meet you in Tomar in april!!

Ton & Anne

NB. If finances are a problem, no worries. Please let us know so we can find a solution.

This is not a time to sit back and wait, but a time to become active, to take your role in the great game. Not to fight or to destroy, because there is no enemy, but to rejoice and create a new world. For this you have to be strong and fierce, to fight your own demons, your own doubt, your own ignorance, your unworthiness, your fear, your abuse of power. This is the ultimate battle you have to fight within yourself.

Are you ready to believe in yourself? Are you ready to trust and overcome your own fears and become the force that you were meant to be? Because this is your destination and your fulfilment. You are all part of the prophecy of the Rainbow Warriors.
So what are you waiting for?’

WHERE: Hotel Uniao, in the heart of the town, at the foot of the old Templar castle
WHEN: April, 17 – 21, 2024
Starting 17/4 with dinner at 6 pm (18:00)
Ending 21/4 at 1 pm (13:00), after the closing circle
WHO: Facilitators are Ton van der Kroon & Anne Wislez
HOW: We are working with the principles of Open Space.
Read more about it.
COSTS:  € 840 (including accommodation in hotel Uniao, sharing a two person bedroom, breakfast and dinner, excluding excursions, drinks and lunch).

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.

Please send us a mail before booking – to –   with a few words why you want to participate, and what your expectations are. When we feel a mutual agreement, you can book your flight and  finalize your subscription.  Your subscription is definitive by paying the full amount of the retreat to bank account: IBAN: NL90 INGB 0008216143, BICcode: INGBNL2A, Tree of Life, Laurierstraat 122, 1016 PR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Please mention the name of the retreat. Also let us know with whom you would like to share a room.
NB. In case of cancellation, there is a 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 to the retreat will only be confirmed once the payment is received.

HOW TO GET IN TOMAR: The hotel can be easily reached by plane to Lisbon and a direct 2 hour train drive to Tomar. You can walk from the trainstation to the hotel in 10-15 minutes.

PLEASE READ OUR GENERAL CONDITIONS attentively before booking.

The aim of ‘the New Templars’ is to unite people of all faiths, all backgrounds and all ages and to recognise each other as participants of one humanity, one race, one earth. It is nót our intention to promote an age old christian anti-muslim or anti-jewish ideal, nor do we believe in a dark government, illuminati or any conspiracy theories about the Templars. We like to focus on the heart, not the mind.



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17 - 21 Apr 2024


18:00 - 13:00


Hotel Uniao
Tomar, Portugal