Kirkcaldy Sep 2014

Recordings of the workshop at the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Saturday – Sunday, 20-21 Sept 2014

Saul Barodofsky“Mastery of Everyday Life”
with Murshid Saul Barodofsky

This two-day workshop included chant, meditation, breath practice, walking meditation, movement and other active tools to help one build magnetism and meet the challenges of everyday life. These tools allow one to become a channel for healing for oneself and others.

Practices were drawn from many world traditions, as it is the Sufi way to see unity in all spiritual paths. Saul also shared what the Sufis call baraka or heart- blessing through his telling of stories about his travels worldwide and his time with various spiritual teachers and healers.

Saul is the spiritual director of the Dervish Healing Order and an original student of Murshid Samuel Lewis (1896-1971), the founder of the Dances of Universal Peace.

Saadi Neil (author of The Sufi Book of Life) assisted him by sharing some of these circle dances, which raise life energy for self-healing.

This was the first UK workshop led by Murshid Saul, who is from the USA.

RECORDINGS:

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Saturday 20th Sept 2014

10.00-11.30 First morning session
part 1
Saadi: Welcomes Saul. Introductory Bismillah dance.
part 2
Saul: Sufism, Mother Mary and SAM. Chant: Allah. Darood meditation.
part 3
Saul: about early days with Mother Mary and SAM. SAM meeting Papa Ramdas.
part 4
Papa Ramdas’s zikr. Stories about SAM. Intro to the healing ritual.
11.45-12.00 Morning second session
part 1
Saul explains the healing ritual.
  (Actual ritual not recorded)
2.00-3.15 Afternoon first session
part 1
Saadi: dance: Ya Hayy, Ya Haqq
part 2
Saul: becoming SAM’s hakim; story: the Kali mantra.
part 3
Saul: Kali mantra. Spiritual walks. Don’t change the words of the prayers.
part 4
Saul: stories – his dog. Murshid Sam’s walks, poetry and the dances. .
2.00-3.15 Afternoon second session
part 1
Saul: Yunus Emre. The planetary walks: Sun, moon, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus.
part 2
Saul: walks on the Names of Allah. Pluto, Ya Fattah, Heart & wings, symbols.
part 3
Saul: zikr of Hazrat Inayat Khan
part 4
Saul: walks of the masters, saints & prophets.

Sunday 21st Sept 2014

10.00-11.30 First morning session
part 1
Saadi: dance: As Salaam Aleikum. Saul: chant: Allah. Stories. Filling the room with energy.
part 2
Saul: Intuition. Practice: Ya Sami, Ya Basir. Stories. Chant: Rama Ram.
part 3
Saul: Stories. Bakti Engel.The first healing circle. Vilayat Khan. Adab.
part 4
Saul tells his story, answers questions.
11.45-12.00 Morning second session

(Healing ritual – not recorded)
2.00-3.15 Afternoon first session
part 1
Saadi: dance: Ya Mohammed Abdullah
part 2
Saul: story. Walk: Dhul Jalal wal Ikram. Protection practices.
part 3
Saul: the Devil. Auric massage, Allah Ho Akbar. Allah bandage. Irfan.
2.00-3.15 Afternoon second session
part 1
Saul: intone invocation. Voice exercise. Practice: sound of bees.
part 2
Saul: walks: heart. Ram, Abrahim, Moses, Deborah. Explaining about Deborah.
part 3
Saul: stories about Mother Mary and how he met her. Qwan Yin walk.