RESIDENTIAL WEEK INTENSIVE-
many people say this is the best week of their life!
April 26 - May 2, 2014 BELTANE (Starts Fri Eve)
Joyful BELTANE week in the heart of beautiful Somerset countryside
Very near Glastonbury (The Mystical Centre of Britain).
In breath taking valley nestling between two sacred hills.
Gourmet vegetarian food.
Wonderful and magical and utterly life changing week.
£855 (Fully Residential)
During the weekend we will learn and practice the ancient and extraordinary Mongolian shamanic overtone chanting- an ethereal, magical and powerfully meditative vocal yoga; vocal purification and transformative breathing practices; sacred chants, mantras, dream- work, and a practice to heal the ancestral lines and transform family curses into their corresponding blessings.
A ceremony for journeying through the MANDALA, where we experience the union of the sacred masculine and feminine, bliss and emptiness. All Jill's Mandala ceremonies combine and contain a series of continuous chants, with spiritual practice with deep psychological work.
MANDALA of Yellow Tara. Jill's unique ceremony of the mandala will for the first time focus on the practice of Yellow Tara. Yellow Tara acts with lightening speed to activate our intentions. She enriches us with joy, abundance and luminous wisdom, with radiance, the light and warmth of the sun, bringing increase, boundless generosity, richness of life and life's attributes, nourishment, happiness, inspiration, eloquence and flow, fecundity, plenty and equality. She helps us to thrive and prosper, allows for our projects and relationships to flourish and our resources to flow. She increases our own and the Earth's fertility, the waters and the rivers of life, our health, wealth, longevity and good fortune. She is a protector and powerful remover of obstacles and negative emotions such as fear, anxiety and depression. Yellow Tara is a powerful and benign and generous intermediary, both individually and in the world. Her symbol is the wish-fulfilling jewel and she shines her glorious radiant beneficence on us from the warmth of the sun. The work we will do within this magical environment of continuous chants and practice will involve transforming those areas of our life where we feel impoverished into the true radiance and abundance of our innate wisdom and invoke the radiant generosity of Yellow Tara to act in our lives for renewed joy and abundance.
Many people including almost all Tibetan Buddhists from the most sophisticated to the simplest, including the Dalai Lama, maintain their deep connection with the Great Goddess Tara, the feminine manifestation of the divine, known as the Mother of the Buddhas, and who acts swiftly and confers compassion, enlightened action, liberation, emotional and physical healing and long life, and is able to bring enlightenment in this lifetime. Through working with the extraordinary energies of Yellow Tara we are able to ease the blockages to achievements in work, in life and in emotional and physical health, bring about abundance, order and flow in our lives and work towards achieving the essential state of reality and become enlightened. In Tibetan Buddhism, the ultimate liberation is to transform the elements of the body into the essence of their substance - the rainbow colours and ultimately achieve the rainbow body.
This week is held over the festival of Beltane or May Day (which we celebrate joyfully) , a festival of fecundity when the forces of heaven penetrate the earth (represented in traditional England by the Maypole). We will harness these forces using sound as the bridge between the worlds to connect to the source of power through the instrument of our own voice and purify the body, the elements and past karma.
Jill only does one weeklong residential of this kind a year so its hugely in demand from people all over the world – places and beds are limited so its essential to book early. book soon .
WEEK INTENSIVE- HEALING VOICE - November 1st-7th 2014 SAMHAIN
LONDON - Belsize Park, NW3 (Tube station on the Northern line, Edgware branch).
£615 (non-residential) 9:30am-6.30pm.
It is essential to book early for this.
During the weekend we will learn and practice the ancient and extraordinary Mongolian shamanic overtone chanting- an ethereal, magical and powerfully meditative vocal yoga; vocal healing practices, vocal purification and transformative breathing practices; sacred chants, mantras, dream- work, and a practice to heal the ancestral lines.THE MANDALA (The geometry of consciousness).
All Jill's mandala ceremonies comprise continuous chant, spiritual practice and joyful deep transformative inner work.Click here for a delightful account of the process we will be doing. Testimonials
All Jill's mandala ceremonies comprise combine and contain a series of continuous chants, with spiritual practice and joyful deep transformative inner work.
This continuous chant over several days, is made up of a series of practices which include different mantras and chants repeated every half hour. The mandala process, as well as being a way of mapping and becoming familiar with the geography of the bardo or post mortal journey, making the spiral pilgrimage to the centre, through the different aspects of our own psyche or the journey to enlightenment. Each Spring and Autumn Healing Voice week intensive has a different mandala theme with a different practice or means to enlightenment as well as working with different aspects of the psyche - transforming our afflictive emotions into their corresponding wisdoms, magically working with, and resolving the particular issues which concern each one of us within a sacred sonorous and mantric environment. This leads to extraordinary blissful states shared by both the individual and the whole group, as well as an astonishing transformation of both the speaking and the singing voice, experienced by both non singers and professional singers alike. Many say they have worked on their voices all their lives and nothing has achieved changes like this work.
The Autumn 2014 ceremony, over the Festival of the Dead (All Saints - the Blessed Dead- and All Souls) as we progress through the mandala is the extraordinarily powerful Tibetan Practice of the Chöd. This practice which is known as "the summit of all spiritual paths", harnesses feminine wisdom energy. Chöd means to cut, sever or release, and is designed to cut all our clingings to the ego, cut our fears, all obstructions, karmic obstacles, hindrances, blockages, anxieties, illnesses, phobias negativities, self delusion, reactive patterns and addictions- all that holds us back from fully engaging in life as luminous beings- all that holds us back from full realization, This practice which generates fearlessness, certainly and compassion is also done for healing mental and physical sickness and contains aspects of both the phowa or essential practice for directing the consciousness at the moment of death, and also the rainbow body, the transformation of our physical body into light
As a group, we become the mandala, or structure of consciousness, the alchemical balance of male and female (the union of these two is the ultimate spiritual path, sought within many traditions.) This ceremony is equally good for those continuing the work or starting for the first time, and is for anyone seeking liberation now. We use chant to free us from the afflictive emotions which maintain us ego bound, depressed, unhappy and frustrated, and liberate us into a state of joy and release from the entrapping games of the mind.
People come from all over the world and inexpensive accommodation is available very close–by. On registering we can send you a list.