05/04/2019 - 07/04/2019    
All Day


New School
3 Burton Woods Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229

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Dances of Universal Peace, walking meditation, contemplation, chant, spiritual practice, body awareness and teaching stories from the world’s rich treasure chest of wisdom

Life presents us with many faces of blessing and unripeness, with challenge and opportunity. How do we witness it all from a heartfelt place, discovering in the many signs of life the activity of one Heart, one Beloved?

This retreat will especially explore practices from the traditions of the Middle East, from the biblical prophets, the ancient Goddess traditions, the Aramaic Jesus and the Sufis. Neil will draw practice and teaching from all of his published work, including The Little Book of Sufi Storiesand his new series of books editing the lesser-known mystical writings of Kahlil Gibran. Saturday evening will feature Sufi zikr and stories.

Neil Douglas-Klotz is an internationally recognized author and the co-founder of the International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace (www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org). A frequent speaker and workshop leader, he is the author of several books. His books on the Aramaic spirituality of Jesus include Prayers of the Cosmos, The Hidden Gospel, Original Meditation: The Aramaic Jesus and the Spirituality of Creation, and Blessings of the Cosmos. His books on a comparative view of ‘native’ Middle Eastern spirituality includeDesert Wisdom: A Nomad’s Guide to Life’s Big Questions and The Tent of Abraham (with Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Sr. Joan Chittister). His books on Sufi spirituality include The Sufi Book of Life: 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish andA Little Book of Sufi Stories. His biographical collections of the works of his Sufi teachers include Sufi Vision and Initiation (Samuel L. Lewis)and Illuminating the Shadow (Moineddin Jablonski). He has also written a mystery novel set in the first century C.E. Holy Land entitled A Murder at Armageddon.For more information about  his work, see the website of the Abwoon Network (www.abwoon.org)or his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNeilDouglasKlotz/)


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Contact: Email Margaret: cincinnati.dup@gmail.com