Classes in the Edinburgh area
Monthly Healing Meditation Group:
A monthly group meeting on Saturdays, using meditation methods from the Sufi, Buddhist and Aramaic Jesus traditions in the line of the Dervish Healing Order, continues during most of the year, under the leadership of Neil Douglas-Klotz and Natalia Lapteva. This is a small group of experienced practitioners. For information, please email. This class occurs in Glenrothes, Fife. For information, please email.
2017 Events in Scotland
13-14 May, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Prana: The Breath of Life and How to Live it Fully
with Philip O'Donohoe and Neil Douglas-Klotz
Prana, chi, hayy, orgone, life force—throughout human history, people have searched for the secret of vitality, health and energy.
Over the ages, spiritual traditions and certain branches of body-oriented psychology developed practices and techniques to access the energy present throughout nature and the cosmos. During this weekend, we take time out from our usual routine to remember our connection to life force as we share active practice--relating to each other face to face, heart to heart.
Swami Sivananda has said, “Prana is related to the mind, through the mind to the sankalpa Shakti, or willpower, through the willpower to the individual soul and through the individual soul to the supreme being. When the breath is directed by the mind, under the control of the will wonders can be achieved in all spheres of life from personality development to healing as well as spiritual experience.”
In this workshop, we will dive deeply into the arts and sciences of life energy—focusing on our breathing, body awareness, meditation, movement and our hearts. Our companions will be the Dances of Universal Peace, Sufi zikr, walking meditation along with practices selected from the Buddhist, Tantric and Yogic traditions, world spirituality and holistic psychology.
"Sometimes it becomes a question as to how to increase life in order to bring perfection. There is way of breath, way of heart, way of silence, way of music, way of contemplation, and by many other ways that humanity has been raised from imperfection to perfection.... The teacher strives to heal the pupil's heart and this healing of heart is far more than an ordinary healing. It leads to the increased capacity for life in the heart.... This spiritual attunement may reach to the very depths of one's being, and may expand to the universe."
--Murshid Samuel L. Lewis
Philip Tansen O'Donohoe is a singer and musician who has made a lifelong study of the use of sound, breath and heart in healing and spiritual development. He has trained in various forms of meditation over the last 30 years and is a senior mentor of the Dances of Universal Peace. He teaches this work around the world. Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz is the author of several books on Sufism and Middle Eastern mysticism, including The Sufi Book of Life, Desert Wisdom, The Tent of Abraham, The Hidden Gospel and Prayers of the Cosmos (see http://www.abwoon.org).
Venue: The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy, Fife. Kirkcaldy is just north of Edinburgh, easily accessible by bus or rail. We can recommend local B&Bs close to the venue. Access is from Kirk Wynd (KY1 1EH) or Church Lane (KY1 1BG). Please check the venue website for details: www.kirkcaldyoldkirktrust.org.uk
Cost: Saturday and Sunday: £125/£110 (Concessions). Other reductions / work exchanges also available.
Contact: Stella Cranwell. Email: email@example.com Tel: (01738) 636 842
28 September - 1 October: Allanton Centre, Dumfries, Scotland
Walking with the Stars:
Getting Insight into our Past, Present and Future
Through Walking Astrological Charts
with Neil Douglas-Klotz and Natalia Lapteva
Contact: Neil and Natalia, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org