DEEPENING YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED
Ongoing closed group
Free Introductory Session: Tuesday 15th September, 4pm-6.30pm
Closed Group: every Tuesday from 22nd September for 8 weeks until 10th November, 4pm-6.30pm
For this 8-week, closed group we will deepen our inner experience of the sacred, and we will explore the non-dual dimension at the heart of all the world’s spiritual traditions.
The purpose of this group is to help each of us to deepen our daily experience of oneness in the great mystery of life. Buddhists would call this luminous presence Buddha-nature. Christians would say that not only is God in us, but we are in God, and that our fundamental nature is nothing else but God – we can never be separate from this presence.
We will support each of us drawing out of ourselves our inner longing for oneness and the experience that we are, and have never been separate from, this oneness. We will use meditation (contemplation) and prayer to express and practice our own innate spirituality, drawing on any feelings of support we get from any of the world’s spiritual traditions, yet not being bound by those traditions.
We will become a group of mystical seekers looking into the luminosity that is behind every tradition, yet that also transcends the language and narrative of every tradition. When we identify deeply with the oneness of existence, our bodies may die but our existence continues.
We will develop (or enhance) our own short daily practices of stillness and devotion so that we can increasingly experience ourselves as part of the great mystery, rather than separate from it. The more we experience ourselves as this great mystery, the more joy we may feel at the radiance of the eternal moment and the beauty of the ever-changing motion of life.
The aim of the eight weeks is to have a nourishing and deepening daily practice and an increased appreciation of the sacred in everything.
The classes will be conducted on Zoom with group sharing, meditations, small group exercises in break-out rooms and personal coaching from Julian. You will need to use a device, ideally a computer, with video and audio and be undisturbed in a quiet location.
In addition to attending the weekly class, we will participate in peer spiritual mentoring sessions with another participant each week. There will be an email group to share your daily experience with each other.
Free Introductory Session
Tuesday 15th September, 4pm-6.30pm
Ongoing Closed Group
Every Tuesday from 22nd September for 8 weeks until 10th November, 4pm-6.30pm
In the aftermath of COVID 19, I want to enable most people, whatever their personal circumstances, to participate. I will therefore run this course on a donation basis. To help you consider the value of my time and my own income needs, I am suggesting 3 possible levels of donation:
Standard donation: £330
Low income minimum donation: £95 (speak to me if even this feels too much)
Benevolent Sponsoring Others donation: £495
These are suggestions – please pay what you feel is right between the lower and the upper figures.
Please pay PPD Consulting Ltd, Lloyds Account no: 42549268, sort code 30-92-63 with the reference DYES.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount to confirm you have paid.
I started looking for a spiritual path at 16 and started studying with Taoist and Zen Buddhist Master Liu Hsiu Chi at the age of 18. I was a close student of Buddhist Master Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche for over 25 years, attending teachings and retreats, including solitary retreats. I have benefited from many traditions including the awakening teachers Colin Harrison and Fanny Behrens, the Christian mystics, the Western Mystery Tradition, the Chinese and Japanese martial arts, Transpersonal Psychology, the Goddess, nature traditions and Sufi poetry.