Brigsteer: Philip O’Donohoe

Date(s) - 16/04/2016 - 17/04/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brigsteer, Nr Kendal

Leader details:

Open Hearts and Spacious Minds. Sufi Dancing and Meditation

at Brigsteer, Nr Kendal. 

Dancing together, spacious in the sound, sitting in stillness, receptive in the silence, always tuning the body, the mind and the heart to the most optimum frequencies. For those drawn to this path it is such a blessing to be able to be together and share time and space in a joyful, effortless, peaceful way.

Sufi Dances are the most joyful way to share the spiritual journey with other people that I have ever come across. Sufi dancing is a unique way to allow the transmission of healing blessings to flow easily between all those in the dancing circle.

Our Sufi Dance gatherings happen in Brigsteer three times a year. It’s always so wonderful to join in the circle together. Each time we gather we have the sense of reconnecting with Unity, of Re-Union with the Beloved. It is our Yoga, our Union with the Divine. As we say in our Zikr, our Remembrance of Unity, la illaha illa ‘llah. There is only One Reality which is Unity.

In our circle everyone stands equal to everyone else. The dances, or more accurately we could call them body prayers, are easy and accessible. The movements are simple and the sacred phrases of the chants are all explained fully. It’s an easy process and we all come as we are. As Rumi would say, “Whatever coin you may bring along is acceptable currency.”

There are many layers of being to be explored and mastered on the spiritual path. Sufi practices are the most joyful way to share this journey with other people that I have ever come across.

The weekend is non-residential and will take place at Brigsteer Village Hall, a spacious and clear, ecological venue in a tranquil setting with plenty of parking. For those travelling from further afield there is accommodation in the village. Brigsteer is less than four miles and only a ten minute drive from Kendal.

Bring along mats and blankets for relaxing in the breaks and also cushions for the sitting meditations if you prefer. The hall has plenty of chairs.

Times: Saturday: 16th arrivals at 10am to start promptly at 10.30am. Finish at 9.00pm.
Sunday: 17th from 10am to 4pm.

Price: £105 which includes delicious home-cooked vegetarian food for lunch and supper on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.

Special diets can be catered for.

For catering purposes please book by Friday 8th April.

Further Details: Contact Mary Rabia Dowson. Tel. 015242 21147 Email:

Bookings: Cheques payable to P. O’Donohoe.

Send to Mary Dowson, 1, Hindburn Cottage, Wray, Lancaster, LA2 8QB.

Pay online to Account Name: P. O’Donohoe. Sort Code: 09-06-66. Account Number: 41989379.

*If paying online please also email Rabia to let her know you have booked.*

Next Session in Brigsteer following this is 10th/11th September 2016.