What is the deepest secret of death?
The turn of the year is a special time. An old year ends: it dies so that something new can begin. What lies in the gap between the two?
This time is an invitation into a deep letting-go and an inviting of something new. It is a metaphor for the deepest kind of transformation – death and rebirth.
In Tibetan, the word for body is “Lü” and it means ‘something you leave behind,’; so every time “Lü” is said, it is a reminder that this life is transient and we are only travellers. In our modern world, on the other hand, we have created a reality full of consumption and distractions where there seems to be no death. This simultaneously robs us of the deeper meaning and mystical depth of life. We plan, and prepare, and wait – without ever really being alive.
Using a story from the ancient Kata Upanishad, in which a boy sets out to meet and question him about the meaning of life and death, we will explore the transformative depth of this incredible mystery – death – finally to be reborn in it.
This is the invitation of this new online retreat with Shai Tubali.
“Those who look at the surface of the sea must behold the birth and death of the waves, but those who seek the depths of the ocean behold one indivisible mass of water. Similarly, those who acknowledge “life” and “death” are tossed by sorrow, while those who live in the illimitable superconsciousness behold and feel the One Ineffable Bliss. “
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
The Katha Upanishad belongs to the most ancient and transformative teachings of India, called the Upanishads.
It is also the most popular Upanishad, since it tells a lively and touching story of the transformation of a boy who goes to meet Death, in order to ask him about the meaning of life and death.
This story and the teachings transmitted by Death will enable us to understand the teachings hidden in our death and the possibility of rebirth.
Through Shai’s explanations and guidance, we will learn to decode the transformative potential behind this ancient, sacred text.
According to teachers like Paramahansa Yogananda or Swami Satyananda Saraswati, kriya yoga is possibly the most efficient method that has ever been developed for systematically evolving man’s consciousness.
The kundalini kriyas of kriya yoga are said to have been the teachings for the transcendental sadhana which Lord Shiva gave to his disciple and wife, Parvati. By tradition, kriya yoga was never taught publicly. The kriyas were always communicated verbally from guru to disciple. It is only in recent years that these kriyas have been published in accordance with the needs of this era.
In this retreat, advanced and Kundalini-activating practices from Kriya Yoga will be an essential building block. Kriya Yoga activates the Kundalini, our spiritual potential, allowing us to enter deeper into expanded states of consciousness. This makes it easier to dive into the experience behind Shai’s teachings on death and rebirth.
Spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher, Shai is a prolific and renowned author with 23 published books to date. His bestselling books have been translated into five languages and have won awards in Israel and the United States. In his teaching, Shai combines Yogic knowledge and Eastern practices with the latest in Western science, psychology, and philosophy to create innovative transformative processes. Indeed, almost 20 years of in-depth study of Eastern thought and Yogic tradition have brought this trained Yogi up to a master level in utilizing the tools of spirituality to offer structure, deep insights, and methods for personal growth in all areas of life. Based on his own direct and ongoing revelation of cosmic consciousness since the age of 23, he is a pioneering figure in the field of self-transformation who has helped thousands of people to transform their lives in his many years of teaching around the world.
The retreat will take place online via our interactive live stream.
Via our online campus you will also get access to the recordings, materials and exercises of the seminar for another 12 months after the programme is over.
Date: 29.12.21 – 02.01.22
Time: The retreat starts on 29.12. with an evening talk at 19:45 and ends on 2.1.22 at 13:30.
Venue: Prana Berlin, Altensteinstr. 48A, 14195 Berlin or Online
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