22-29 September 2019
The Ineffable Stream
~ A retreat for returning Home in connection with our Essence ~
with Susannah Grover
Welcome to a heart-centered community – exploring meditation practices and the art of self-inquiry. The Ineffable Stream teaching integrates spiritual, psychological and somatic wisdom with the aim of supporting awakening into Self-realization.
The goal of the spiritual journey is only to evermore arrive in a place called ‘Here’, in the Heart of an ever-expanding ’Now’, and to increasingly discover the profound significance of what this means.
In 2018 there was three experimental, preliminary retreats. They all surpassed our vision and we inaugurated the official Ineffable Stream group in March 2019. The upcoming September retreat is open to all, both previous participants and new. Feel free to join us and the group resonates with you.
Supporting self-realization & self-actualization
The Ineffable Stream retreats focus on integrating spiritual, psychological, and somatic wisdom within a relational context, with the aim of supporting awakening into the two sides of human fulfillment, being Self-Realization and Self-Actualization. This unfolding happens both individually and in connection with everyone in the group, where each one’s work becomes a source of nourishment, inspiration and support for everyone’s transformative streaming towards Home.
During the retreats the group explores different practices, such as meditation and Alchemical breath work, as we are each learning to deepen our own experience via Presence and practicing the art of self-inquiry. The group also explores TaKeTiNa – a movement, rhythm and singing practice (http://taketina.com/), which supports the neural circuitry of the body to become more flexible and supple, also supporting the flow of Essence to replace ego structuring and tension patterns. These practices also support the overall psycho-spiritual work of the retreats to land and gradually become integrated. In addition to Susannah and her assisting colleagues, there are others who enhance the retreats via yoga, bodywork, music and creative expression in order to make the offering more complete. The teachings are guided from what is organically emerging from the interactive field of the group participants.
Interview with Susannah Grover
HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS – EXPLORING THE WHOLE SPECTRUMThe second Ineffable Stream retreat 'Deepening in the Doorway of Light' with Susannah Grover and colleagues will take place 25-30 May, at Ängsbacka Kursgård in Sweden. In this retreat we will explore the full spectrum of our consciousness – from the most unfree aspect of our conditioning to the most absolutely free aspect of ourselves. This will involve a teaching on the Superego, also called the Inner Critic, an aspect that can make us feel trapped, unworthy and ashamed. By reversing the power dynamic with the Superego we can free ourselves – turning it into our ally instead of our nemesis.Like in the first retreat we will continue exploring meditation practices and the art of self-inquiry. The Ineffable Stream teaching integrates spiritual, psychological, relational and somatic wisdom with the aim of supporting awakening into Self-Realization and Self-Actualization.
Publicerat av The Ineffable Stream den 10 maj 2018
What is the focus of The Ineffable Stream group?
Integrating spiritual, psychological and somatic wisdom currents allows for the optimization of each unique person’s realization, maturity and life-flow unfolding so that each may come to realize the Reality of Seamless Unity. Exploring meditation practices we have been taught from various traditions as well as developing the art of self-inquiry will be the primary supports for our process.
The Ineffable Stream is another way of naming The Tao. The word ‘Ineffable’ means ‘indescribable, inexpressible, beyond words’, yet, mysteriously, the Ineffable Stream expresses itself everywhere, including in us, ultimately as us. Though this group will not specifically be a Taoist group, the logos or teaching stream of the group is in harmony with the heart or essence of all traditions, including Taoist teachings. We enter the Ineffable Stream to be brought ever more in harmony with the totality of existence.
From ‘The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin’, a Taoist master, he points to the luminous intelligence which is activated by entering and deepening in the Stream when he writes:
At the spoken level, they are sounds.
At the subtle level, they are thoughts.
At the silent level, they are gone.
It is in this silence, from this Silence, that All arises”
The structure of the group
There will be a large group experiential teaching format, as well as small groups and individual sessions offered. Susannah will also invite guest teachers and others to enhance the offering via movement, music and body work. During the retreat week the participants will have some time to take beautiful forest walks, be in silence, rest and contemplate as well as contribute to the venue in working mediation.
Experienced team of teachers
The Ineffable Stream group is led by the appreciated teacher Susannah Grover and her experienced colleagues. Susannah was initiated and invited to teach by her Indian lineage Sufi teacher in the 1970s, and also requested to teach by the Oracle of Tibet in the 1990s. Susannah was previously a teacher of the Diamond Approach, in which she has taught in groups in USA, Australia and Europe for 22 years. Susannah resigned from the organization in 2017, and she has since been invited to Ängsbacka to lead this new group – combining the different wisdom currents from her rich experiences from 50 years of deep inner work and trainings in the fields of spirituality (traditional and indigenous), psychology and numerous healing modalities.
During the upcoming September retreat Susannah will again be accompanied by her husband Paul, (aka Prashantananda of the Bihar School of Yoga), Esther Diethelm and Joachim Münster (both certified teachers of TaKeTiNa and Ineffable Stream teachers, who also went through the Diamond Approach teacher training) and Bogar Nagaraj (psychotherapist and spiritual teacher in the Kriya Yoga lineage). The retreats are held in English, though two of the teachers are fluent in German and one in Spanish.
“Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine-mountains and the maker of canyons and mountains! All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars. The acid that tests gold is there, and the one who judges jewels. And the music from the strings no one touches, and the Source of all water…”
The group is open – apply now!
The group is currently open to all sincere beings who might resonate with the opportunity to get to know themselves in subtler and deeper ways. People are free to attend the September retreat without needing to have attended the previous retreats, also without making a commitment to continue in the group, as you and the teachers will determine if this group is right for you at this time. Feel free to join us and see how the offerings resonate with you.
The Ineffable Stream group meets for two week-long retreats per year at Ängsbacka Kursgård and via a couple of web-based in-between meetings. The group will stay open for new participants for some time before closing and no longer accepting new people. Keep in mind that this will be the only group Susannah and colleagues intend to teach in Sweden. This opportunity will not be available again once this group closes.
- Join the FB-page https://www.facebook.com/theineffablestream/
- The retreat will be taught in English.
- Limited to about 64 people, maximum.
- For questions and signup, please contact Lovisa, admin:
- For information about food and lodging, contact Ängsbacka:
Welcome to Ängsbacka in September.
May Love and Auspiciousness find each of you,
Susannah Grover & Friends!
Susannah became a student of Zen in 1969, and later was initiated into Tibetan Buddhism via His Holiness Karmapa XVI in 1977. Her Sufi teacher initiated her as a teacher in the Indian Chishti lineage in 1974.
Susannah was a lay midwife doing home births and at the same time was sitting with the dying as a hospice worker (1974-82). She was appointed to be the California State Psychiatric Patients’ Rights’ Advocate-Ombudsman, where her job was to defend the rights of both psychiatric patients and the elderly in locked facilities (1977-78). She later became a Doctor of Chiropractic, Craniopathy and Homeopathy in 1983 and ran her own alternative healing clinic near San Francisco (1984-2005).
Upon meeting the Oracle of Tibet in 1994, he requested that Susannah start teaching spiritual work. One of her teachers, Moriah St. Clair, who was the founder of Beyond Words and Pathways United, made Susannah her successor (2008).
Susannah was a student in the Diamond Approach (1986-2017), where she also trained as a teacher, and she taught groups in the U.S., Australia and Europe for 21 years, from 1996-2017. She resigned from the organization in 2017.
Susannah loves being at Ängsbacka, where she has also taught (2008-2017) and most recently she presented at the No Mind Festival there (2017). She has also been extensively mentored by a Bodynamics™ psychotherapist, and is currently a faculty member of ZIST Psychotherapy Academy, Germany.
Most of all, perhaps, Susannah experiences herself to be a witness to the Miraculous. ♥ This what she wishes for every participant in the group, as well.
Susannah is accompanied by her husband, Paul, who is also a teacher in his own right, as well as an artist, writer and cook, adding his full support to the operation and holding of the group field.
The Ineffable Stream with Susannah Grover
22-29 September 2019
Arrival & Departure
Arrival day: Sunday 22 September
- Arrival / check-in: 16.30-18.00
- Dinner is served 18.15 – 19.15
- The retreat starts 19.30 Doors open at 19.15, please be on time
Departure day: Sunday 29 September
- The retreat ends after lunch – approximately 13.30
Price & Booking
The tuition for the the seven-day retreat, including the fee for one mandatory individual session, is set on a sliding scale: 550-850 Euro (the equivalent may be paid in SEK).
Note that the retreat requires two payments to different receivers: one payment to the organizer of the retreat (tuition) and one payment to Ängsbacka Kursgård (food, lodging and admin fee).
To participate in this retreat take these steps:
1. Confirm your interest and sign up by contacting the group admin: email@example.com
2. You will receive information regarding the registration process and payment details for the actual retreat from group admin.
3. Upon confirmation from the group admin that you have a spot in the retreat, fill in the form below to book and pay for your food and accommodation. First come – first served applies for the available options for accommodation, secure your wished alternative by booking early. It is very helpful for us that we have your request and payment a minimum of 2 weeks before the retreat starts, the sooner the better.
Observe! The payment and refund policy for the the two payments may differ, see information below regarding the food and lodging part (your payment to Ängsbacka).
It is possible to cancel your ticket and receive a refund, see details below. For all cancellations we keep a fee of minimum 400 SEK per adult and 200 SEK per participant 0-17 years of age. You contact booking @ angsbacka.se for all issues related to cancellation and refunds.
• Until 30 days prior the event: contact booking @ angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 400 SEK per adult ticket and 200 SEK per child/youth ticket.
• Until 14 days prior the event: contact booking @ angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket – minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth tickets.
• When cancelling your ticket less than 14 days before the event starts, a doctor’s confirmation of your inability to participate is required to receive a refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket – minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth tickets.
• Refunds will not be made if you cancel after the event has started.
• If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded (including the cancellation fee).
PLEASE NOTE: It may take up to one month before you have the refunded amount on your account.
PERSONAL DATA POLICY
When booking an event with us you give consent to our Personal Data Policy (as follows):
It is important for us that you as customer feel safe around how Ängsbacka handles your personal data. Our focus is to give all customers the best service possible; this requires that we have access to the following information about you: name, address, date of birth, phone number and an email-address.
We are relying on this information to be able to correctly process your requested service.
In addition to this, due to the type of events we offer, we will also ask you to specify a gender (some events have a limited amount of tickets offered within a certain gender-group).
We handle all data in compliance with Swedish law and GDPR. We have chosen to cooperate with Transitor AB (the supplier of our booking system) and in that cooperation we have secured full ownership of the customer data-base and that it is handled in line with this policy. We do not share data with any other party than what is required for the delivery of the service to you. You always have the full right to take part of the data we have collected from you, as well to revise and correct them as needed.
Once we have delivered our service to you (the event is fully paid and completed) you can actively reach out to us with any wish to be removed from our system. We will systematically remove data related to customers that have not requested our services within the past 7 years.
Unless you actively ask to be excluded from this part of our communication with our previous and current customers, you can expect us to get in touch with you who have participated in our events to share:
* Thank you letters and evaluation surveys.
* Offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest.
* Information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.
We also share a monthly newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events etc. You can opt in and out of our newsletter at any time. Information on how to register or opt out you find in the newsletter itself or on our website www.angsbacka.se
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY – ZERO TOLERANCE
All operations on Ängsbacka are based on a drug and alcohol free environment. The aim is to create a safe atmosphere that favors authentic meetings, personal development and spiritual practice. This means that guests and residents must not consume or be under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the whole area of Ängsbacka.
A person on the area of Ängsbacka under the obvious influence of alcohol or drugs can be asked to leave immediately.
If you have questions regarding the booking, payment, cancellation, our policies etc, please contact us:
Phone: +46-553-100 35 (Weekdays 10 am – 1 pm)