Rebirth from the Breath: Aramaic Dance Sesshin

Date(s) - 13/10/2017 - 15/10/2017
All Day

Othona, Dorset

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Further Meditations with the Aramaic Jesus

Neil Douglas-Klotz

During this retreat, we will use teachings and practices suggested by the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic language to deepen in our own sense of rebirth and healing. This rebirth can occur when we re-connect with the timeless, always-on part of our nature that Jesus called in Aramaic ruha. In his famous conversation with Nicodemus in the Gospel of John, Yeshua recommends feeling a connected breath, non-grasping flow and life energy as keys to this rebirth. These will be our main themes as we alternate gentle moving meditation (in the form of Dances of Universal Peace) with sitting in silence to absorb the wordless teaching further into our hearts.

Throughout the weekend, we will explore the spirituality of Yeshua, the Middle Eastern prophet, through a mixture of teaching, silent meditation, walking meditation, chant and sacred movement. Neil will draw teachings and new Dances of Universal Peace from his most recent work on the Jesus traditions in early Aramaic Christianity as well as Islam. The retreat is open to all, some prior contemplative prayer or meditation experience is helpful.

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