For me it was a true healing; a healing I did not even know I needed.
After other workshops I return inspired, but it doesn't stick. This time... it is different.
I have waited 34 years for these 10 days.
David is a linguist, a devoted student of languages (French, German, Russian, Japanese and Indonesian), exploring the impact of words on our culture, in our relationships with each other, and the way we engage with our perceived "understanding" or meanings of things. David was raised in the ancient Druidic tradition of the Oghama -- an investigation of the sense-world-relationship. He coalesces these studies into his work as a Teacher at the Nine Gates Mystery School.
Bill’s commitment to advancing a Wisdom Christianity has roots deep in the soil of a life devoted to serving the reawakening of human – a reawakening beyond old patterns of being and constellated views. First as a licensed clinical social worker, then a 20-year ministry as an Episcopal priest in Fayetteville, NY, his evolving truth states “there is a path capable of taking us beyond conventional Christianity… a path capable of leading us into transpersonal realms where the Jesus teachings and everything we’ve believed about our lives can be experienced in brand new ways.”
Babaji is a Sadhu, a teacher and Hindu holy man. He is the founder of Sonoma Ashram in Northern California and Bal Ashram in Varanasi, India. Babaji is a descendant from the ancient mystical lineage of Avadhuts in Northern India.
Cynthia is an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher. She’s an advocate for Christianity to be known, and directly experienced, as a high-heart passage of Awakening rather than a dogma dulling one into compliance.
Shabda has been a disciple of Sufism since 1969. He is a direct disciple of Murshid Samuel Lewis and in his youth spent years with Pir Vilayat Khan. Shabda currently serves as the Pir (Spiritual Director) of the Sufi Ruhaniat International and Director of the Chisti Sabri School of Music. Shabda is an Indian Classical Vocalist, Raga singer and teacher, and has performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Shabda is also a disciple of the illustrious Tibetan Master, the 12th TaiSitu Rinpoche. He is currently the Spiritual Director of the Dances of Universal Peace worldwide.
Munir is a Sufi, a guitarist, senior Dance mentor, and a Sheikh in the Sufi Ruhaniat International order. He holds an M.A. in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names College and worked for years as a professional body worker and healer. Since 1995, Munir has led the Dances of Universal Peace at Sufi camps and retreats throughout the world and serves on the Guidance Council for the Dances. He is former Executive Director of Dances of Universal Peace International. His life is devoted to awakening consciousness, serving a more just and integrated world.
Michael uses the Native American tradition to knit together his body of wisdom. Under the tutelage of his Navajo teacher, Michael turned inward to uncover a ceaseless exploration into himself. His shamanic training also includes in-depth studies under Swami Muktananda, a world renowned teacher in the Indian Hindu tradition.