“The Day is Nearly Over”
A meditation on Quran Sura 103, Al ‘Asr, from Desert Wisdom. The new revised edition of this book was published in 2011 and is available in the Online Store.
Chinese Therapeutic Movements and Sufi Elemental Healing Breaths
These ancient Chinese folk exercises are selected from hundreds that were used therapeutically by those injured from the martial arts. I learned most of the exercises in 1976-78 from Nirtan Lim (who learned them from his teacher, Master Kwan Sai-Hung). I have edited and arranged them to provide a simple stretch and warm-up of about 10-15 minutes in the morning, which I normally lead on meditation retreats. The write-up is most useful after one has seen the exercises demonstrated and performed them oneself.
These are followed by a version of the elemental awareness and purification breaths originally taught by the Sufi Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. The body awareness attunements were inspired by his paper on “Metaphysics” as well as my experience with various teachers in the somatic psychology and new cosmology fields. (ND-K)
Abwoon Study Circles: A Guide to Creating Local Groups
Brochure with suggestions for and resources supporting the creation of local study groups using the material in Prayers of the Cosmos, Desert Wisdom, The Hidden Gospel and The Genesis Meditations and associated recordings. To print out, use “landscape mode” on your printer.
Art and Word: The Sura Fateha – A Prayer for Peace
by Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz and Alana Lea