Silent Retreat – Meditation and Contemplation 2023

With Susanne Ahlendorf & Martin Bruders

Meditation and contemplation – surrounded by powerful nature!
We invite you to a week of inner retreat and intimate contact with yourself.
Through an increasingly refined contemplative exploration of the Now, we unfold the beauty of the moment.

Food for the Soul

It is a time of stillness, silence, non-doing, inner retreat, contemplation and meditation. Being without having to be someone. Nothing is expected of you, there is nothing to achieve. Just listen inside and see what happens inside you. Elements of object-based contemplation, meditative writing, listening into the source of a piece of music will support the process.

Days of inner retreat and reconnection

Meditations in sitting and walking, breathing, simply being there and drawing new strength, experiencing inner and outer tranquility. A clear daily schedule and the practice as a group supports the process of awareness. The power of the surrounding nature is available to us as a source of connection.


Guided meditation and silent meditations allow you to focus on the intimate contact with yourself. Elements of object-based contemplation, meditative writing, listening into the source of a piece of music will support the process.

Thomas Hübl will energetically accompany the meditation retreat from afar.

We look forward to spending time together, deepening coherence in the international field, and sharing the pleasure of the simplicity of sitting.

During this time, patterns and conditioning or even old hurts come up, it may also be that the mind gets louder and many thoughts come up. This is part of a mental detox process that for most people frees up space again for the authentic steps in life. To support you in this process, during the retreat week we offer daily consultation hours where you can ask your questions or let us accompany your process in contact.

An attitude of mindfulness and acceptance enables a deep energetic process of clarification and expansion of consciousness.

“Whenever you accept this moment as it is, you are silent, you are at peace.” Eckhart Tolle

Susanne and Martin present the retreat:

Martin Bruders and Susanne Ahlendorf have been connected for many years by the mystical texts and the fascination of the common silence. Thus, they developed and lead the ongoing annual cycle “Bibles-Online and several meditation retreats.

Martin and Susanne have had a close student-teacher relationship with Thomas Hübl for over 15 years.

As senior students they are involved in various projects and groups. Martin Bruders is facilitator of the Celebrate Live Festival, and has been co-leading meditation retreats for 7 years. Susanne is an authorized trainer for Transparent Communication and leads trainings in the Academy of Inner Science, training for practice group leaders.

Impressions of the seminar house Sophia and the surrounding area:

The retreat is open to all levels of meditation experience.

Organizational matters

Date: Sunday, November 19 to Sunday, November 26, 2023
Time: Start 6 pm, End 12.30 pm
Price: 390 Euro (incl. VAT) Early bird price until August 31, 2023, thereafter from September 1, 2023, 480 Euro (incl. VAT)
Accommodation/food (organic) is added to the seminar price.

Accommodation options: Single, double and 3-bedrooms:

68 € overnight stay in mattress dormitory, self-sufficient mobile home
73 € in a four-bed room ( shared bathroom)
75 € in triple room (shared bathroom)
78 € in double room (shared bathroom)
79 € in triple room with bathroom
84 € in double room with bathroom
Single room from 99 € (single contingent limited)

Please bring your own bed linen and/or towels. Rental is possible – cost 9 €/person
In case of special requests, food intolerances etc. the cook will take an extra charge of 3,00 €/person and day

Room reservation: | Tel: +49 (0)5862 – 941 1374
Seminarhaus “Sophia”
Address: Seminar house “Sophia” | An der Elbe 2, 29490 Drethem, Germany

Number of participants: Minimum number of participants: 8 (If there are less than 15 participants, only one of the speakers will lead the retreat on site)
Information and answers:
Fon: +49 (0)4407 – 716 094


Nov 19 - 26, 2023


6:00 pm - 12:30 pm




Early bird price until August 31, 2023: 390 Euro (incl. VAT)


An der Elbe 2 Neu Darchau, 29490 Germany
An der Elbe 2 Neu Darchau, 29490 Germany


  • Susanne Ahlendorf
    Susanne Ahlendorf
    Alternative practitioner for psychotherapy, practitioner of the NARM® developmental trauma method

    Susanne Ahelndorf practices in her own psychotherapeutic practice in Frankfurt am Main. She is a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy and practitioner of the developmental trauma method NARM®. She has been leading continuing education and training groups since 1998 on topics such as meditation, Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®, Mysticism & Healing, continuing education in an educational context as well as annual trainings “Women’s ROOM”. Since 2020 Susanne has been giving courses together with Martin Bruders under the name MakeSpaceForGrace.

  • Martin Bruders
    Martin Bruders
    Graduate social worker, mediator and coach

    Martin Bruders is a qualified social worker, mediator and coach. He worked for over 28 years as a comedian and presenter at over 2000 corporate events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His inner exploring expedition journey is as much about his meditation practice as it is about his daily life.