The year 2000 and the new millennium ahead of us are food for thought for many. 5 May 2000 in particular is generally considered to be a historic moment for planet Earth and consciousness. Astrologically, 28 May 2000 sees the beginning of a new era as well: shaping a more natural way of living jointly with people from different countries and cultures, with joy. As with the birth of a child, every beginning deserves attention – for the beginning holds the future. A perfect time (is it not?) to meet and discuss life on earth and higher consciousness, following in the tradition of very special World Gatherings of Holistic Centers.The program
The World Gathering is the annual conference where leaders of spiritual centers meet and are inspired by peers and colleagues in the field, discussing ways in which we can make our hearts focus, spirituality, part of mainstream society. With presentations by enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers as well as ample opportunity to socialise and exchange ideas and experiences, it will be an opportunity for you to share your vision of the role and development of spiritual and holistic centers in today’s world.
The organiser of the 1996 World Gathering, OIBIBIO is itself a spiritual center with a growing number of branches. The uniqueness of OIBIBIO lies in the fact that its aim is to make spirituality accessible to all people while at the same time as a company meeting the economic laws of growth and survival of the 21st century society. We experience on a daily basis what it means to run a holistic center with a spiritual vision, with our 180 paid staff and eight different departments under one roof (course program, department store, vegetarian restaurant/grand cafe/oriental tea garden, sauna with spa treatments, health practice, room rental and catering, business seminars and radio station).
OIBIBIO is located on the outskirts of the city of Nijmegen, in a former Dominican monastery, close to the University, the woods and the German border. Situated on a ley center, a powerful energy spot on the earth, many decades of meditation and contemplation have been stored up in this building, which for decades was an important point of religion and society in the Netherlands. Now the monks’ cells have been changed into comfortable hotel rooms representing OIBIBIO well-known earthy atmosphere. The many cosy conference rooms as well as a former chapel seating 250 people form the perfect background for the International Centers Gathering.
We look forward to seeing you at OIBIBIO next year!