RESIDENTIAL WEEK INTENSIVE-
many people say this is the best week of their life!
April 26 - May 3, 2013 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.
£825 (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 Red Tara. We will be be working with, and becoming the mandala, or structure of consciousness of the supreme alchemical balance of male and female - the union of these two is the ultimate spiritual path, sought after in different ways within all traditions. On this occasion, Jill will work with the Mandala of Red Tara. Red Tara is the magnifier and magnetizer of all good things and remover of obstacles- this practice bestows powerful energy and empowers us in our endeavours to bring about what is right for us for the good of all, and develops our inner power as a means of enlightenment. We articulate our attachments, both trivial and profound, even including to enlightenment itself, and then release these, which paradoxically, allows them to occur. Many people including almost all Tibetan Buddhists from the most sophisticated to the simplest, including the Dalai Lama, maintain their deep connection with this feminine manifestation of the divine, who acts swiftly and confers compassion, enlightened action, liberation, emotional and physical healing and long life. Through working with the extraordinary energies of Red Tara we are able to ease the blockages to achievements in work, in life and in emotional and physical health, bring about 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 - October 26- November 1st 2013 SAMHAIN
LONDON - Belsize Park, NW3 (Tube station on the Northern line, Edgware branch).
£595 (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 of Conscious Birthing and Dying.
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 aim of the Autumn 2013 ceremony, over the Festival of the Dead (All Saints - the Blessed Dead- and All Souls) is to transform emotional patterns as played out in life, which condition the nature of our departure from it. We will learn the practice of conscious living and dying, fundamental to Tibetan Buddhism. We will explore the geography of the Bardo and the nature and play of mind which occurs there. Since we signed up for death by being born, learning how to remain conscious and to recognize the mind when the body separates from it, is essential. While necessary for all of us when we make that transition - these are still principally teachings and vocal practices for enlightenment in this life. 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 different to previous retreats and 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. We practise the highly sophisticated vocal yogas the Tibetans have for making this ultimate transition by directing our consciousness at the moment of death, in order to direct the processes we go through beneficially. The aim is not only for ourselves, but also to help others at this time. Essential housework for mortals, this is a roadmap for leaving this world and a guide for living in it, in a state of illumination.
People come from all over the world and inexpensive accommodation is available very close–by. On registering we can send you a list.