¡@SUFI-ZEN MEDITATION CAMP AND RETREAT. KYRGHIZISTAN
"Meditation and love togheter are supportive energies for each other. If you love, you will be able to meditate more deeply, if you meditate you will be able to love more totally. They go on helping each other. Slowly a pyramid is created in your consciousness. By the bricks of love and meditation one can reach the highest peak of existence." - Osho
Sufi is the expression of the ancient wisdom of the heart, and the path of love born from that wisdom. Zen is the silence, the sky, of that wisdom. This unique process is a journey to silence through love, and to love through silence. Zikhr, breath, music, dance, poetry, the Sufi path and joy, will take us into the open space of the heart, the door, the bridge, to the silent lake of our being. A structured process of Sufi whirling, Zen sitting, and Zen walking. Whirling take us into the many expression of ourselves and finally to the state of union; sitting in Zazen, listening to Sufi poetry and Zen haiku will help to remember the wisdom and the silence of our true nature. Finding the silence, the stillness, in our whirling, and the song, the dance in our sitting. This camp is a powerful process of emptying ourselves, an atmosphere where love flowers into meditation. A path to allow the empty space to be revealed.
Sufi-Zen Meditation Retreat:
¡§After the camp, we will have a Sufi-Zen Meditation Retreat. It¡¦s an opportunity to assimilate, to absorb, and settle into the meditative space, particularly after the intensity of the camp process. The Retreat, characterized by silence and deep introspection, gives the space to deepen and maintain the awareness. Meditation itself is the retreat¡K¡¨ .
¡§Osho disciple since 1980. Initiated into the Mevlevi Sufi Order of Konya ( ¡§The Whirling Dervishes¡¨ ), Videha integrates the Sufi Path into Osho¡¦s vision and love. Since many years he¡¦s also practicing Zazen meditation, traveling and practicing in Tibet, Mongolia, China, Taiwan. He is leading groups, seminars, camps and meditation retreats all over the world since more then 25 years, uniting the path of love and the path of meditation.¡¨
¡§There is a music which has no sound,
the soul is restless for such silent music.
There is a love in which the body is not,
the soul longs for such unembodied love.
There is a truth which has no form,
the soul longs for this formless truth.¡¨
¡§As the birds sing each morning at sunrise, the heart fills with song at the dawn of meditation.
As flowers bloom in spring, the soul is drenched in fragrance as meditation is born.
As everything glisters green beneath the rain, consciousness shines with many colors as meditation showers.
All this and much more takes place, and this is only the beginning. Ultimately,
everything goes: fragrance, color, light, music¡Keverything disappears.
And an inner space, like the sky, appears. Empty, formless, without quality¡K¡¨