"Living Wholeheartedly Each Moment -
Becoming Fully Human"
6th European Ruhaniat European Summer School
28 June - 5 July 2008
A gathering open to all seekers on the path of the heart, of all religions, or none.
It is our goal to
create our everyday lives with our whole hearts, so we can live in an active
way. We do spiritual practice, to attune our hearts to the spirit of guidance,
the will of God, personal and impersonal – in many different ways.
In Sufism we speak of the heart as the center of our love, courage and audacity – everything
what inspires our vitality and understanding of ourselves and others - for
a fulfilled life – inside and outside. We remember, that we are always
held in the Only Heart of the One – with each breath, with each heartbeat.
We don't have to do it ourselves.
We will experience the Divine Names – also
called pathways of the Heart – to heal our feeling of separation from
the source. In this way we can learn to identify with our soul as our Real
Self and further develop our intuition and insight. Our focus will be psychological
healing through dissolving our limited self in the Real. During this process
we practice letting go of all that is no longer helpful for us, which is
hindering us and that hinders us from following the voice of our heart unconditionally.
We cleanse our heart of unnecessary attachment (fana) and prepare
to receive the divine blessing in the Holy Marriage, the union of our human
nature with the divine soul.
"The devotion of the heart, the expression of calm compassion, the extension of love, the actual growth of wisdom which is reflected in one's daily deeds - these matter."
Samuel L. Lewis
The practices we use include Dances of Universal Peace, Walking Meditations,
Zikr (remembrance), Wazifa, Prayer, Song, Soulwork and spiritual psychology,
healing, art, Sufi poetry and stories, meditation and silence.
"Let your weaknesses become keys to your strengths."
When practicing Wazaif (sifat-i-Allah),
divine words of power', we can feel, that God is our lover, our friend, and
not our jailer. All the divine qualities are in us already: When we remember
and call them, we awaken them to new life and strengthen their power in us.
Dedicated to the service of peace and for the benefit of all beings.
We are the creators of our lives – here and now. In Soulwork we listen
to our inner life, to get to know ourselves better. In unison with our soul – our
intuition – we want to learn to master our lives instead of being victims
of circumstances – for our inner peace and peace in the world.
Come and join us for song, dance, music and meditation with brothers and
sisters from many lands as we celebrate the ages-old heritage of the path
of love, harmony and beauty as it applies to life today. May this Summer-School
awaken and inspire you to strive further and further for more life, love,
joy and peace!
Murshid Samuel L. Lewis (1896–1971) was a mystic schooled in both Zen and Sufism, recognized as a teacher in both traditions, who felt that spirituality should be a matter of living experience, not division and conflict. His spiritual successor, Murshid Moineddin Jablonski (1942–2001) believed that spirituality was not fully realized until fully embodied, with all elements of the personality – light and dark – included in a life of joy and compassion. Both lived and taught in the tradition of Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882–1927), who brought the Universal Sufism into the west. On this way we recognize equally all the different spititual traditions of the world and honor them as an expression of the Holy.
Special Guest Teachers this year:
Murshid Wali Ali Meyer (USA), head of the Esoteric branch of the Ruhaniat, original student of Murshid Samuel Lewis: Dissolving the limited self in the Real: Fana and Baka on the path of Sufism.
Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti (Scotland): Sufi Alchemy: Advanced work with the elements and the elemental Walks, based on „Metaphysics" of Hazrat Inayat Khan and „Spiritual Dancing" of Murshid Samuel L. Lewis
Murshida Sophia Onnen (Germany): Introduction to soulwork – based on the teachings of Hazrat Pir Moinedin Jablonski
Khalifa Baraka von Kügelgen (Germany): Sufi Healing and Self-Protection – based on the lessons on Healing, Magnetism and Self-Protection
Sheikha Latifa Chisti (Germany) The mutual effect between inner and outer life based on the lectures of "everyday life" of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis.
Khalif Tansen Phillip o'Donohoe (England): Bestowal of Blessing, based on the paper of Murshid Samuel Lewis
Wali und Arienne van der Zwan (Belgium): „Bowl of Saki" of Hazrat Inayat Khan with the commentary of Murshid S.A.M. – Daily wisdom – through dances, meditation, zikr, breath and movement we explore and experience some of the meanings.
Sheikha Alima Stoeckel (Germany): Rituals for our time – practices and atunement for ritualwork and ministry based on the new guidelines for Cherags and "Bestowal of blessing" from Murshid Samuel L. Lewis.
Khalif Hauke Jelaluddin Sturm (Germany): The path of sound – „Spiritual Training through Music" Practices on papers of Samuel Lewis and Hazrat Inayat Khan
Location: Proitzer Mühle in North Germany, in the hills of the nature reserve park of the Elba river, surrounded by forests, meadows and lakes. Proitzer Mühle is an old watermill, whose history goes back to the 14th century. The buildings are on a 10 hectare grounds and have been remodeled to a high standard, with a large, wooden, sprung-floor dance space that can dance 200 people. There are many possibilties for hiking, bicycling or horseback-riding (you can even bring your own horse!). . The next village Schnega is 4 km away, near Uelzen in North-Germany. The nearest airports are Hamburg and Hannover (with train-connections ). Full transport details will be sent upon registration, and there will be help for non-German speakers. For more information on the site, see: www.proitzer-muehle.de
Cost: Summer School program: 320 Euros. Couples (must live at one address): 600 Euros. Reduction in program tuition for registration before March 1: 40 Euros. Summer School accommodation including all meals: Camping/Mattress: 189 Euros. Bedrooms: 259 Euros. To register, please send a 250 deposit. For attendees outside of Germany, you may book online securely using PayPal. Attendees within Europe may also pay via a bank-to-bank transfer, using the information in the Registration forms below. For German registrants, please contact the registrar, Ayat Sabine Brandt at the contact address below. All registrations must be accompanied by a paid deposit. Limited scholarships and reductions are available. Please inquire early!
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Summer School attendees are now eligible for Oneness Project Dance Leader Training Grants (for mentored teachers of the Dances of Universal Peace).
Summer School Deposit (250 Euros)
Remainder of Summer School Payment (after booking and receipt of confirmation of accommodation and fees owed)
Cancellation: All cancellations will be charged 50 Euros. After two months before the start of the camp, 150 Euros is non-refundable. After one month before the camp begins, no fees are refundable.