TOMAR (PORTUGAL), April 17 – 21, 2024

‘Through the ages there have been holy warriors, sacred warriors, who had heard the call of their heart and the call of the divine. In any form. Be it Christian, be it Roman, be it Celtic. The outer circumstances of a society don’t matter. Because underneath there is always the sacred tradition of the heart and the warriors of the heart, who uphold the ethics and the sacred laws of the universe, which they feel in their heart. It is this tradition that you are part of, in a long lineage from the Essenes, the Cathars, the Templars, the Free Masons, the Rosicrucians, people who were striving to do good for a society, who brought in their stone to build a cathedral of love, or a temple of love. You are the guardians of light, the templars of the heart.’

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?

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 will be held in the middle of Tomar, the old Portuguese capital of the Templars. If you feel called you are very welcome to join.

Hope to meet you in Tomar in april!!

Ton & Anne

NB.  We would particularly like to invite ‘Young Templars’, participants between 18 and 40, young 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 finances are a problem, no worries. Please let us know so we can find a solution.

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, lunch and dinner, excluding  drinks).

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 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 possibly like to share a room. Finally, please send an email with your subscription to
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.



Check these books

* First Templar Nation, Freddy Silva
* Into the Unknown, Anne Wislez
* The Return of the King, Ton van der Kroon


17 - 21 Apr 2024


18:00 - 13:00


Hotel Uniao
Tomar, Portugal