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The Sufi Heart - Breathwork and Whirling Meditation

Hosted by the Consul of the Dubai Meditation & Celebrations Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 27 Sep 19:30 - 20:30

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Friends, We Invite you for the 4th and the last weekly Sufi Evening Meditation - The Sufi Heart - Breathwork and Whirling Meditation at Protected content on 27th September.

Sufi is the celebration of the Heart, it is the taste, it is the fragrance of love. If you once got drunk with the wine of Love, if ever you felt nostalgic attraction listening to the music of the dervishes, if you have ever saw theirwhirling and felt something familiar inside calling you ... if you felt - even once - Silence to sing softly in your heart, then come in this caravan of untold, silent love story ...
No need to know ... if you read these lines and your heart beats, just come ...

Energy exchange: 95aed (80aed for the first timers)
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Sufi Breathwork Session – We do some selected Sufi Breathing exercises including ‘Zikr’. Among the practices of the Sufis, “Zikr”, or the breathing exercise has the central importance. The Sufi Breathing Exercise is the first step of the some Sufi Orders. Their breathing technique’s can have life-changing effects, they appear to be simple to practice, but its effects can be miraculous.

If someone says, 'Prayer is a very important thing,' people may think, 'Yes, perhaps.' If one says, 'Meditation is a great thing,' people may say: ' Yes, it is something.' But when one says, 'Breathing is a great secret,' the reaction is: 'Why, I have never thought about it. What is it really?

For the mystic or a Sufi breath is that current, which carries the air out and brings the air in. The air is perceptible, not the current; the current is imperceptible. It is a kind of ethereal magnetism, a finer kind of electricity, the current of which goes in and comes out, putting the air into action. This is what the Sufis calls Nafs, which means the self.

Sufi Whirling –

Whirling is an ancient Sufi technique. While your whole body is moving you become aware of your very being, the watcher at the center, which is unmoving. You learn to be an unidentified witness at the center of the cyclone.

Whirling is one of the most ancient techniques, one of the most forceful. It is so deep that even a single experience can make you totally different. Whirl with open eyes, just like small children go on twirling, as if your inner being has become a center and your whole body has become a wheel, moving, a potter’s wheel, moving. You are in the center, but the whole body is moving.

Jalaluddin Rumi introduced this method. He himself became enlightened by thirty-six hours of continuous whirling; day in, day out he went on and on. He was riding on a cloud, he could not stop till he fell down. But when he opened his eyes and got up he was a totally new man, the old was gone. People had gathered to watch him, thousands of people — he was a well-known mystic. What had happened to him? Had he gone crazy or something. And he had told his disciples that he should not be disturbed.

For thirty-six hours he danced and danced. The dancer disappeared in the dance, there was only dance and no dancer — the ego died. And he could see his own body from the higher plane dancing somewhere on the earth. He became a watcher on the hill, the body was in the deep dark valley. And that's how he introduced the method to his disciples.

"If we are a mystery, then avoid this alley.If you can not tear off your clothes, Do not come to this stream. This place from which all emanates Is no place for cowards,so continue on your way. But if you catch the scent of what awaits you here, And the fragrance draws you near, Then come, please come. If you would tear off all your clothes, Jump right in and drawn, In these waters you'll be lost, but Love is found. For this is where the heartexist, and all road lead to this. Here they begin and then return. So come, please come. " ~Mevlana Jellaledin Rumi ~