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Presence Being - a meditation and Dances of Universal Peace 3 day retreat w...

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Presence Being -

A 3 day retreat blending Meditation and Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Sesshin) with Prem Provan and Amrita Bhakti

"The Dances of Universal Peace are an excellent way to prepare for Meditation and Meditation is an excellent way to prepare for Dances of Universal Peace”

Samuel Lewis – Zen Roshi and originator of Dances of Universal Peace

About the Retreat

In a beautiful natural setting, you will be gently guided in this retreat interweaving Dances of Universal Peace and Zikr with Meditation.
Alternating sitting meditation with moving meditatively, these powerful vehicles for experiencing the Divine Reality reconnect us with the Oneness of All Life, our true home.
Meditation does this through the breath, silence and stillness while the Dances also include the qualities of ecstasy, intimacy and devotion.

Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) and Zikr

Weaving the power of sacred sound (chants) and live music together with devotionally moving in unison, we can enjoy a living experience of unity with all, and a natural arising of inner peace. Celebrating many spiritual traditions, the Dances of Universal Peace range from joyous and uplifting to deeply meditative, promoting an easing off of the mind and a softening in the heart. Similarly Zikr is the Sufi practice of remembrance which has a powerful cleansing effect upon our hearts.

Meditation

The potent modality of Meditation where the focus is on watching our breath, being silent and still, facilitates becoming fully present with whatever is within ourselves; making reconnection with our inherent nature easier. Periods of sitting meditation assist us to hold the focus of remembrance of who we truly are. We discover the mystery of stillness and spaciousness together with the support of the group presence.

Sufi Sesshin

Called Sufi Sesshin, the synergistic effect of these two modalities combining together is far greater than either modality being experienced on its own. Sufi Sesshin deepens the whole experience for participants and can lead to a profound sense of inner harmony, beauty and unity.

Who is it Suitable For?

This retreat is suitable for:

  • Beginners with no previous experience of Dances of Universal Peace or Meditation – All are warmly welcome
  • Experienced meditators and dancers wishing to deepen in these practices
  • Those questioning that there is more to life than what they are currently experiencing
  • Anyone needing to unwind, relax, restore and refocus in their life in a quiet, peaceful environment
  • Anyone wanting to live from the immensity of their hearts rather than the limitations of the mind
  • Those wishing to reconnect with the very Life that lives all of creation


Facilitators Amrita Bhakti and Prem Provan

Amrita Bhakti and Prem are certified leaders and trainers of the Dances of Universal Peace and active practitioners of meditation. They have been leading Dances of Universal Peace events including meditation for many years.

Amrita Bhakti delights in bringing the Dances of Universal Peace and Meditation to people, embracing the reconnection with our inherent nature that is our birth-right. She brings her love of all Life to joyfully guide you on this experiential exploration of Being Human.

Prem was profoundly touched by the discovery of the Dances of Universal Peace, Sufism and Meditation in the late 80’s. He continues to grow and deepen in these pathways which are central to his life and spirituality; also a great lover of nature and Sufi poetry.

In recent years, Amrita Bhakti and Prem feel gratefully enriched and enlivened by their growing understanding of Life through their study with Wisdom Masters Sri Yanchiji and Arohananda Ma.

"...I love the taste of phrases in ancient languages, all praising the Divine which I am part of. I enjoy the company and engagement with others, I adore the palpable devotion and clarity of the facilitators. There's the opportunity to express the gratitude, happiness and fullness of Life that is me..." -Zsuzsanna

"...I have mostly lived through a complex mind to suppress my feeling side therefore what Amrita Bhakti and Prem offer challenges me to expose what is suppressed...Sufi Sesshin is one way to do this; it should be part of every day life as much as thinking!.." -Nu Wa

"...This simple form of dance and silence creates the opportunity to surrender into the Unknown. With these gentle yet joyful guides, self effort falls away leaving one in the joy of breath and being here: coming back to your truer self. Celebrate through stillness and movement the already whole unified present moment called Life." - Agni Prava

"Dance with Amrita and Prem was an experience like no other dance I've ever tried as it offers dance with no goal, no "right way", no motive to impress, no other substances needed than your own body and sound provided, your own movement and voice in a beautiful, safe environment activating all those yummy hormones that usually lie dormant, self-consciousness momentarily slipping off" - Sitara

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