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Celebrating the Auspicious Moment Now

Celebrating the Auspicious Moment Now – Sacred Dance and Mevlevi Dervish Turning

Sat 26 September 2020 (7 Days)
Maria Gabriele Wosien and Susanne Anders Bartholomäi, supported by Kathryn Kusa and Nadasree Georgete Gadas

Kairos, the auspicious moment NOW, great…great grandchild of Ouranos – timeless infinity – dances in adoration between the trees of remembrance and longing.

In the sacred journey of this workshop we will learn and practise two forms of meditation in movement: Mevlevi dervish turning in the mornings, and Sacred Circle Dance in the afternoons.

Mevlevi Turning

Drawing by Bernhard Wosien, early 1970’s

In the prayer in movement of the Mevlevi Dervishes, which goes back to the Sufi mystic and poet Jelaludin Rumi (13th c.), the centre of the circle is located in the dancer’s body. The turning movements allow dancers to merge with the music and with the higher consciousness that the dance invokes, celebrating the journey of the soul to God.

When for brief moments the body is borne along by the spirit, its movements may begin to shine through material substance.

By means of symbolic movements, Sacred Dance, as the dynamic expression of ‘being on the way‘, has the power to lead from the fragmentation of sensory awareness to the experience of wholeness. Through the integrating act of dedication, together with the expression of movement-symbols, the dancer, by the energy created, may manifest that spirit-body.

In our workshop we rely for inspiration on themes found in mythology, `in search of our own inner future in these past times, which enshrine much of eternity’ (R.M. Rilke). Mythic images, transformed into movement, awaken images in our soul towards a deep encounter with ourselves.

As a follow on to the workshop, on Saturday 3rd October, there will be a Mukabele Ceremony in the Universal Hall, organised by the Turning Group. For any queries regarding the Ceremony, please contact Kathryn Kusa, [email protected]

You can book the extra night’s accommodation for £45, by contacting [email protected]

Tiered Pricing

Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.

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Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

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2020-09-26 7 £1190 / £910 / £760