Cumbria, UK: The Hidden Gospel of the Aramaic Jesus

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/03/2020
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Ambleside Parish Centre

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A Day with Neil Douglas-Klotz

sponsored by Christian Meditation Cumbria

Since the publication of Neil Douglas-Klotz’s Prayers of the Cosmos in 1990, which Dr. Matthew Fox called the “seeds of a revolution,” chanting and meditating with the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic language has become one of the most widespread methods of community-based, devotional contemplative prayer and ritual. Using Aramaic (either aloud or silently) offers one a direct connection—through vibration, sound and breath—to the spirituality of person who used the words, as well as to the indigenous Christianity of the Middle East, which predates the Western creeds and original sin-based theology. In the same way that Eastern mantra can, it bypasses the overly-busy, conceptual mind and allows one to enter deeply into one’s heart-feeling and body.

This meditative art combines simple chanting with contemplative, body-based awareness, either sitting in silence or with gentle circle dance movement. It can also be used as a retreat process of spiritual renewal, when various sayings are combined in particular ways. This day workshop will offer a sample experience of this work  with its originator.

Flyer for this event here.

For details, please contact: Bob Morley, Tel. 07704 419526 or Email at rgm1@live.co.uk