Crewe Feb 2016

Recordings of the 2016 Annual Retreat at the Oblate Retreat Centre, Crewe

Oblate Retreat Centre, CreweFriday – Sunday, 19-21 February 2016

“The Secret Path of the Heart”

With
Saadi Neil Douglas Klotz and
Philip Tansen O’Donohoe

There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens,
beyond the highest, the very highest heavens.
This is the radiant light that shines in the heart of human beings.
–Chandogya Upanishad

MYSTICS FOCUS ON THE HEART because they know it is the centre of the being that controls the mind and all its vehicles, including the physical body. All mysteries belong to the heart yet the heart knows no mysteries. This is because the heart is the seat of true understanding. Bright but hidden, the Real Self dwells in the heart.

MANY BELIEVE THAT CONSCIOUS awareness originates in the brain alone. Recent scientific research suggests that consciousness actually emerges from the brain and body acting together. A growing body of evidence suggests that the heart plays the most significant role in this process. Far more than a simple pump, as was once believed, the heart is now recognised by scientists as a highly complex system with its own functional “brain.” The heart generates the body’s most powerful and most extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field. Compared to the electromagnetic field produced by the brain, the electrical component of the heart’s field is about 60 times greater in amplitude, and permeates every cell in the body.

THE SECRET PATH OF THE HEART is a path of inner healing and a gradual unfolding of the Real Self. This retreat is an opportunity for you to explore the sacred space of your own heart sphere and to gain an increased capacity for life in the heart. In this way one may reach to the very depths of one’s being and at the same time may expand to encompass the whole universe. The emphasis of the practices shared during this retreat will be to feel every experience as coming from and belonging to the heart, so that feeling and love may control every experience. There will be Dances of Universal Peace, walking meditation, heart meditations, sound, mantra and rhythmic movement to emphasise the heart space and heart rhythms.

The retreat is open to all who are ready and willing to open the doors of the heart.

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Friday 19th Feb 2016

Evening Session Tansen: Welcome and Invocation
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Tansen: Dance: Shalom
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Tansen: Names and introduction
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Saadi: Dance: Abba Abada
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Tansen: Logistics of the venue
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Saadi: the programme
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Tansen: Dance: Let my heart reflect Thy light, Lord
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Saturday 20th Feb 2016

Morning practices Tansen: Breathing with mudra
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First morning Session Saadi: Invocation
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Saadi: Dance: Mityil-adu min daresh
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Saadi: Teaching
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Saadi: Chant: Alaha Hedi
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Saadi: Wazifa: Ya Muqalib
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Second morning Session Tansen: dance: La ilaha illa ishq
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Tansen: teaching
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Tansen: dance: Om Mane Peme Hung
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First afternoon Session Saadi: dance: Inana Gepeta
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Saadi: meditation. Wazifas: Ya Dayim, Ya Qayim
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Second afternoon Session Tansen: dance: Om Sri Bhairava Namaha
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Tansen: teaching
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Tansen: Sing/dance: Om Puurnnam-Adah

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate
Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate 

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Evening Session Tansen: Dance: Angelic Bismillah
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Saadi: Dance: Allah huma j’al
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Tansen: dance: Custom zikr
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Saadi: Story: Conneda and the little shaggy horse
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Saadi: dance: Kalama
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Sunday 21st Feb 2016

Morning Practices
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First morning session Tansen: dance: La Wasselatee
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Saadi: dance: Shimeni khahotam al-libbeka shimeni khahotam al-zeroeka ki-azza kammawet ahaba
“Set me as a seal upon your heart and arm, Love is as strong as death”
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Tansen: teaching
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Second morning session Tansen: dance: Om Tare Tutare
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Saadi: dance: Wa illa huna
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Saadi and Tansen: teachings
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Saadi: dance: Alaha Abaru
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Afternoon session Tansen: dance: Shanoon
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Tansen: dance: Medicine Buddha
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Tansen: dance: Kalama, and sing: May All Beings Be Well
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