with YUVAL RON
The Award-Winning World Music Artist, Composer, Producer, Educator & Peace Activist.
With guest percussionist Judy Piazza
Experience introspective and ecstatic practices of four ancient spiritual paths: Zen Buddhism, Kabbalistic Judaism, Early Contemplative Christianity and Sufi-Islam.
This unique experiential day will journey deep into sacred music chanting, movement, and spiritual mindfulness practices, drawing from the hidden wisdom of the traditions of the East. These practices have been shown to alter the structure and function of the brain in ways that enhance memory, cognition, and social awareness. These practices also suppress the neural mechanisms that generate stress, anxiety, depression, and anger. Each of the sessions will focus on a different tradition and will demonstrate the deep commonality and love for life reflected in these spiritual practices. The day-long activities are based on Yuval Ron's work with master spiritual teachers of the East. Discover a window into the world of the Zen Buddhist masters, mystic Sufi leaders, Kabbalistic Rabbis, leading Neuroscientists and scholars of the Mysticism of Christianity.
This seminar is experiential, and will NOT be lecture-based. Its focus is to provide a deep spiritual experience, including walking, sacred movement, ecstatic chanting meditations, storytelling, and poetry, rather than the "gathering" of information.
Please bring your own lunch and snacks. No prior experience is necessary. Space is limited - Please rsvp ASAP.
FEE: $64 for seniors over 60 and students under 22; $84 general
LOCATION: The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, CA 93023