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Centre for Peace
June 16, 2017, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Centre for Peace
cost: $20 online / $25 door
Salt Spring Island Retreat
June 20 - 27, 2017
Artist, Advaita Tantra Teacher, and founder of the Flowing Wakefulness worldwide community — with planned Regeneration Centers in California, British Columbia and Europe — Igor Kufayev is back to Vancouver for his annual program: two evening darshans at the Centre for Peace on June 10 and June 16, and a week-long retreat at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island June 20–27. www.igorkufayev.com/events-canada-2017
You are welcome to join us! Details below:
Evening Darshans at the Centre for Peace:
“Perspectives on YOGA” — June 10, 7–10pm
The term Yoga has firmly entered many languages and there are many interpretations of what it means, varying from Unity of Sun & Moon to that of reconciliation of all opposites into Oneness of Being. Apart from many therapeutic applications and popular appeal, Yoga has its inner dimension and it is a science in its own right which deals with precise methodologies aimed at nothing less than total transformation of Consciousness. The body is viewed as the ultimate vehicle because it is here, within this very body, that the celebration of realization of one’s own nature is being made. This gathering is an invitation to delve into deeper dimensions of Yoga as the highest art which uses the human potential as a philosopher's touchstone, to turn basic elements into the pure gold of Unity-Consciousness.
“TANTRA: Embracing the Extremes” — June 16, 7–10pm
“This is an invitation to go beyond the archetypal Tantric imagery of Shiva/Shakti as masculine and feminine principles, to delve deeper into the dynamic core of your Being as the Light of your own Awareness. The vision which, in contrast with other systems based on Advaita Vedanta, sees this manifested reality of forms and phenomena not as an illusion, but as a reflection of the Supreme Self. Not only is that reflection real, but without it there is no self-awareness. This is an invitation to explore a radically different perspective on Oneness in its relation to Awareness.”
~ Igor Kufayev
“SHANTA RASA: Aesthetic Rapture and The Transformative Power of Beauty” — Seven-Day Immersion with Igor Kufayev on Salt Spring Island June 20-27
This immersion is an invitation to reevaluate the nature of experience and to reclaim your divine status. The only quest here is in beholding life awakening through you as existence itself. This is the Path of Beauty…
In the myriad of ways to realize our essential nature, the way of Beauty is perhaps the least obvious, yet the most mysterious. The sense of beauty is not an aesthetic concept or sentimental feeling but a powerful throb within Consciousness, a reflection of Its own magnificence. And although some traditions dismiss creativity as nothing but volitional activity and therefore causal in its nature, if we are opened to another possibility we might uncover the inner artist, and the very reason behind existence.
Extreme sensitivity to beauty — with harmony as the underlying structure of all formations — stupefies the mind of its entanglement in the dual structure of the brain, even if momentarily giving one a direct and palpable experience of unity amidst diversity. This, when cultured enough and brought to the level of one-pointed recognition — from cathartic experiences in the arts of various forms, to the most mundane of encounters in daily life — culminates in a highest state of Aesthetic Rapture, at once, an outpouring of creative impulses and bathing in the light of one’s own Self-recognition.
Igor Kufayev — an artist, Advaita Tantra Teacher and founder of the Flowing Wakefulness community, for over a decade Igor Kufayev has been serving as a conduit of transmission for awakening towards the new era of heart-centered consciousness. Speaking from direct realization of Oneness, he inspires all seekers of truth to recognize the fullest potential present in human birth. He travels extensively offering gatherings and retreats for the seekers of truth worldwide, at the present mainly in North America and Europe.