Rumi and The Way of Ecstasy Retreat and Performance, Esalen

5-day Workshop and Performance with Banafsheh and renowned mystic and writer, Andrew Harvey at the breath-taking Esalen Institute.

Give me ecstasy,
Give me naked wonder oh my Beloved,
Give Birth to the Beloved in me, and let this Lover die!
Let a thousand wrangling desires become one blazing love.

These lines from the great mystical poet Rumi describe the longing that leads the heart to break open and give birth to the divine human. Prepare yourself for passionate discipline to lift ourselves and the world into LIGHT!
Dive into Rumi’s transforming practice of surrender through ecstatic dance, music, teachings, and poetry. Open yourself to deep listening with the heart through the rituals of shaking, wave movement, chanting, whirling, moving with wild abandon, and resting in deep calm. In a world threatened by violence and despair, Rumi’s vision of sacred passion in action is returning to galvanize the hearts and minds of humanity. Immerse yourself in a sacred field of empowering grace while learning a body-based practice that supports you in living with reverence and joy from your deepest and holiest passionラin the very midst of life.

Open to all, this retreat is held in one of the most beautiful retreat centers in the US, on the spectacular cliffs of Big Sur, California.

Banafsheh and Andrew will also perform Eshqh – Love’s Wild Fire, an evening of ecstatic dance and poetry on Wednesday, November 11th.

Rumi & The Way of Ecstasy: Retreat & Performance at Kripalu

These lines from the great mystical poet Rumi describe the longing that leads the heart to break open and give birth to the divine human. Prepare for a passionate discipline to lift yourself and the world into LIGHT!
Dive in and embody the passionate and transformational message of Rumi in dance from an authentic source through ecstatic movement, music and poetry. Open yourself to deep listening with the heart through the rituals of shaking, wave movement, chanting, whirling, moving with wild abandon, and resting in deep calm.

 

Rumi’s vision of sacred passion in action is returning to galvanize the hearts and minds of humanity. Immerse yourself in a sacred field of empowering grace while learning a body-based practice that supports you in living with reverence and joy from your deepest and holiest passion—in the very midst of life.

Open to All, this workshop is held in one of the most beautiful retreat sites in the US, nestled in the lush forests of upper Massachusetts.

Banafsheh and Andrew will also perform Eshqh – Love’s Wild Fire, an evening of ecstatic dance and poetry on Saturday, July 25th.

Bring soft-soled shoes or socks

Schedule:
7/24: 7:30 – 9 PM
7/25: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM & 1:45 – 3:45
7/26: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Andrew Harvey is a renowned mystical scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, poet, novelist, spiritual teacher and writer. The architect of Sacred Activism, he has written more than 30 books.