Loving invitation to drench yourself on the mystical path of Sufi..... the path of heart, in a very special Five day event with Videha.
Videha lead a Sufi group in Atlanta in 2017, the group touched the heart and being of the participants and proved to be very life transformational. On special request to Videha has gracefully accepted the invitation for very short 2018 US tour. This is a very rare gathering and an opportunity to delve into the mysteries that Sufi techniques have to offer.
Sufi is a Mystic path, and the essence that is at the heart of all religious spirits. It is the ancient wisdom of the heart, and the path of love born from that wisdom. It’s finding the true nature and realization.
This group in a meditative process using different methods, like rhythm, breath, music, dance, voice, sound, poetry, to enter a state of emptiness.
“Zikhr” (Remembrance), an essential Sufi method, will bring us in touch with different layers of our being. Its waves will deepen and expand the different qualities of human consciousness and take us to the silent lake of our being.
Whirling symbolizes and represents man’s unity with the cosmos; it is a movement where we dissolve ourselves with a world that cannot be understood with our mind, it has to be felt with the heart.
This gathering is a process of emptying ourselves, a process, an atmosphere where love and wildness flower into meditation.
We will also explore the beauty of Sufi poetry and music. This Sufi group will be a deep immersion into our inner world, an exploration of the love and wisdom we all carry in our being. A Remembrance of the joyful song, and luminous silence, of existence.
“By knowing the mysteries of our own heart, we begin to resonate with the mysteries of existence”.
"Dervish' is the Sufi word for sannyas. You cannot believe it unless you experience, that just by whirling you can know yourself. No austerity is needed, no self-torture is needed, but just an experience of your innermost being and you are transported into another plane of existence from the mortal to the immortal. The darkness disappears and there is just eternal light…. It is not that the Dervish dances, God keep dancing in him. Whenever a wave of such divine rapture strikes the heart of the Sufi, it creates a wave in the lake of his inner being…. Something is pouring in him, and it is too much, it starts overflowing in his dancing and singing. ….In reality, it is the wave of the ocean of God that are tossing and turning the anchor-less vessel that is the heart of the Sufi. His state is that of non-being….” Osho
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. For years as a Zazen practitioner, he has traveled and trained in Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Central Asia, Korea, Tibet, where he received many initiations. He is leading groups, seminars, camps and meditation retreats all over the world since more then 28 years, uniting the path of love and the path of meditation.
“All the work is inspired by Osho’s teachings, my Master, and an endless source of compassion and wisdom, an inexhaustible mine of countless Dharma teaching treasures”.
Please note - The Sufi sessions gradually build over five days and hence all Five day Participation is required. There is no partial days participation.
Event Contribution -
All Osho Atlanta events are not for profit - "at cost events" jointly organized by Osho Atlanta volunteers. The participation cost is based on projected expenses.
The cost includes complete participation and all food for five days. Food served is nutritious vegetarian food including breakfast, lunch, evening snack, tea and dinner.
Individual: $250 + $25 for essential participation material to be provided by Videha - Total $275
Couple: $450 + $50 for essential participation material to be provided by Videha - Total $500
Request - Space is very limited for this event so if you plan to attend please confirm your spot at the earliest by making the payment in advance. For any questions please reach out to [masked] or calling[masked] / Dev Darshan @[masked]
How to pay
a. Check - Send the check in favor of 'Rohit Mathur' and mail to 3398 Palm Circle NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Call[masked] for any questions.
b. Online (preferred) - Using Paypal send payment to [masked]
Space is limited for this event. Please RSVP at the earliest and reserve your spot by sending your payment.
Sufi Group will begin at 8:30AM on Wednesday May 30th and End on Sunday June 3rd at 5:00PM
Dress recommendation: Loose clothing that allow free body movement. Meditation robes if available. Maroon or white color preferred but not mandatory.
Parking – please park in the cul-de-sac in front of the Venue. If the cul-de-sac is full then park near the pool which is at the entrance of the subdivision. Subdivision name is Champions Run.
Accommodation for out of town guests -
HOUSE RENTAL: SPACE AVAILABLE FOR 4-5 PEOPLE
HOUSE : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22924580?s=51
DISTANCE : 1 Mile from Osho Vivek
** YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION BEFORE MONDAY 8 PM WITH NO CHARGES AND JOIN THE DERVISHES IN THE LODGE
CONTACT Swami Dev Darshan at[masked] NOW !!!
“This is love.
To fly towards a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of live, in the end, to take a step without feet.
To regard this world as invisible,
And to disregard what appears to be the self.
Heart, I said, what a gift it has been to enter this circle of lovers.
To see beyond seeing itself,
To reach and feel within the breast.” (Mevlana)
LET US BEGIN THE JOURNEY HOME
“Wake up lovers, it’s time to start a new journey.
We have seen enough of this world, it’s time to see another.
These two gardens may be beautiful, but let us past beyond them,
and go to the gardener himself.
Let us kiss the ground, and flow like a river towards the ocean.
Let us go from the valley of tears, to the wedding feast.
Let us bring the colors of blossom to the over pale faces.
Oh my heart, shiver like autumn leaves about to fall.
In this world of dust there is no avoiding pain or feeling excited.
Let us become like beautiful colored birds and fly,
fly to the sweet land of paradise.
Everything is painted with the brush of the invisible one,
let us follow the hidden sign, and find the painter.
It’s best to travel with companions, on this journey only love can be the way.
We have stayed at home, scared like mouse, let us find courage and join the lions.
Let our souls turn into mirrors, longing to reflect the essence of beauty, of the Beloved.
Let us begin the journey home.”
Important note –
1. Osho Meditation events may involve Dancing, Active breathing, physical activity. All participants are advised to engage as much as their individual health provide. You should not exceed your own physical limitation.
2. The meetups are informal gathering of friends. The gathering is not affiliated to any other organization in USA or abroad.
3. The group is a non profit. The groups are not selling any product or service, the group is simply to experience the magic of Osho Meditations.
4. Occasionally few photos are taken and may be shared on meetup. If you do not like this then please let the organizers know ahead of time. By default the consent is presumed.
5. Food is usually arranged by host. The food is Vegetarian but may contain milk and nuts.