“THE DANCE OF SILENCE” * A Sufi and Sufi-Zen Gathering*
Dates: July 22-26, 2020
“Just as the bird has two wings, let love and meditation be your two wings.”- Osho
Sufi is the expression of the ancient wisdom of the heart, and the path of love born from that wisdom. Zen is the silence, the sky, of that wisdom. This unique process is a journey to silence through love, and to love through silence.
Zikhr, breath, music, dance, poetry, the Sufi path and joy, will take us into the open space of the heart, the door, the bridge, to the silent lake of our being.
A structured process of Sufi whirling, Zen sitting, and Zen walking. Whirling take us into the many expression of ourselves and finally to the state of union; sitting in Zazen, listening to Sufi poetry and Zen haiku will help to remember the wisdom and the silence of our true nature.
Finding the silence, the stillness, in our whirling, and the song, the dance in our sitting. This camp is a powerful process of emptying ourselves, an atmosphere where love flowers into meditation.
A path to allow the empty space to be revealed.
The “Dance of Silence” is a deep Sufi and Sufi Zen meditation process of five days.
An immersion into the Remembrance of our True Nature.
“ Meditation and love together are supportive energies for each other. If you love, you will be able to meditate more deeply, if you meditate you will be able to love more totally. They go on helping each other. Slowly a pyramid is created in your consciousness. By the bricks of love and meditation, one can reach the highest peak of existence… …Meditation is the disciplined opening of the self to God. Because of fear we are closed, and only love can become a door. So love more, or rather be loving, then there is less fear and less tension, and you are more open. This help meditation as nothing else. Meditation plus love is the Path” Osho
“Love and meditation are the two sides of the same coin. Meditation and love are names of the same door seen from two different places. Seen from outside the door is called love. Seen from inside it’s called meditation. If you arrive at the door from outside, the label is love; if you arrive from inside, the label is meditation. Meditation is becoming filled with love in your alone, and love is the art of slipping into meditation with the other.” Osho
“My entire teaching consists of two words, meditation, and love. Meditate so that you can feel immense silence, and love so that your life can become a song, a dance, a celebration. You will have to move between the two, and if you can move easily if you can move without effort, you have learned the greatest thing in life.” Osho
“We have dropped all works and profession,
We have nothing but poetry and love songs now.
We sing of the heart, soul and beloved,
Only to burn all trace of heart, soul, and beloved.” – Rumi
Osho disciple since 1980. Initiated into the Mevlevi Sufi Order of Konya ( “The Whirling Dervishes” ), Videha integrates the Sufi Path into Osho’s vision and love. For years as a Zazen practitioner, he has traveled and trained in Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Central Asia, Tibet, where he received many initiations. He is leading groups, seminars, camps and meditation retreats all over the world since 30 years, uniting the path of love and the path of meditation.
“All the work is inspired by Osho’s teachings, my Master, an endless source of compassion and wisdom, an inexhaustible mine of countless Dharma teaching treasures”.
Early bird special: Participation $299
Regular price: Participation $349
Every participant will cover 30$ additional charges for materials provided during this workshop.
Meals and Accommodations are additional to above prices and are provided on site at $65 per day/per person
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- This is a residential retreat and partial participation is not permitted.
- For out of town friends, please arrive a night before so that you can rest and be prepared for the event early morning next day.
- If you have a whirling skirt and whirling shoes, please bring along.
Venue: Osho Nirvana, 14945 Ranch Creek Ln, Valley Center, CA 92082
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