New Zealand – November 3-8, 2017
"The Garden of the Soul and Its Seasons"
A Five-Day Seminar with Atum O'Kane
Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel New Zealand
Enquiries and Registration: Donna Idol, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garden represents the soul in many great myths of various traditions. From the Jewish Garden Of Eden to the Agony of Christ in the garden to the Eastern Rose Garden of Sufism and many other stories. Our exploration will focus on opening to states of consciousness conveyed in the different images of the Soul's Garden. The unfoldment of one's being and life through the seasons of the soul will also be a central all theme. Understanding how these seasons are present in our stages of life, significant relationships, and deep callings, can offer us spiritual guidance for our journey. Meditation practices and teachings from various traditions along with Jungian Psychology will be integrated with creative exercises and small group sharing to personalize the themes. An interview with Atum on the mythic dimensions of the Soul's Garden is available on his website.
Atum will be supported in this program by Anahata Iradah, a dear friend and gifted dance and meditation leader. Anahata has been accompanying Atum for many years, often creating Dances of Universal Peace specifically to highlight his teachings. This has brought immeasurable joy and energy to many circumstances, as the synergy has a way of bringing even more flowers into the garden.
Pilgrimages with Anahata
Anahata will lead two additional separate pilgrimages, one before and one after the "Garden of the Soul" program. Atum asked Anahata to offer these pilgrimages so that people would have a chance to further explore New Zealand with someone who knows the soul of the culture deeply. These two pilgrimages will blend with and augment Atum's program, although he will not be in attendance. Information on and registration for these two separate programs is avalable in this downloadable pdf brochure, and by contacting Anahata at email@example.com
Anahata started teaching in New Zealand in 1994. She fell in love with the country and the people and came frequently between 1994-2001. With many deep friendships still in place she is happy to return to Aotearoa's shores both to support Atum in his "Garden of the Soul" retreat and to guide a short pilgrimage both before and after the retreat, specifically designed for overseas visitors.
Anahata has been accompanying Atum for many years, often creating Dances of Universal Peace specifically to highlight his teachings. This has brought immeasurable joy and energy to many circumstances as the synergy has a way of bringing even more flowers into the garden.
Anahata is known for her depth of transmission of the Dances of Universal Peace and the profound teachings accompany them.
Mana Retreat Center, Coromandel, New Zealand