13/10/2017 - 15/10/2017    
All Day


Othona, Dorset
Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4RN

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copyright Fatima Lassar 2003 for the book Original Meditation






Reborn from the Breath:

Further Meditations with the Aramaic Jesus

with Neil Douglas-Klotz

During this retreat, we will use teachings and practices suggested by the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic language to deepen in our own sense of rebirth and healing. This rebirth can occur when we re-connect with the timeless, always-on part of our nature that Jesus called in Aramaic ruha. In his famous conversation with Nicodemus in the Gospel of John, Yeshua recommends feeling a connected breath, non-grasping flow and life energy as keys to this rebirth.

These will be our main themes as we alternate between gentle moving meditation (in the form of Dances of Universal Peace) and sitting in silence to absorb the wordless teaching further into our hearts.

Opening to the divine in this way, we can then allow ourselves to become channels for blessing and healing, both for ourselves and others. Throughout the weekend, we will explore the spirituality of Yeshua, the Middle Eastern prophet, through a mixture of teaching, silent meditation, walking meditation, chant and sacred movement. Neil will draw teachings and new Dances of Universal Peace from his most recent work on the Jesus traditions in early Aramaic Christianity as well as Islam. The retreat is open to all, some prior contemplative prayer or meditation experience is helpful.

Contact: Othona Centre, bookings@othona-bb.org.uk

Art copyright Fatima Lassar 2003.