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Tantric Puja: The Art of Adoration
June 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST£35
Thursday 15 June 2017
Tantric Puja: The Art of Adoration
19.15 – 22.15
Kontiki Studios, 1-3 Frederick Terrace, Haggerston, London E8 4EW
Tantra Puja is a sacred ancient ritual that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a beautiful ceremony of honouring and adoring the Divine that dwells within each of us, and brings us into a profound space of connection and universal Love.
This evening’s Puja is dedicated to both men and women. In fact, participants will not know whether they will be in the giving or receiving role until they arrive. Men may end up in the giving role or the receiving role, and the same for the women.
Though the presentation starts off with an introduction to some of the esoteric practices of Tantra to give us a context for the Puja, we will soon switch gears and actually engage in this heartening practice.
We will use movement, sound and the five elements, all given to us with ample instruction, enriching each experience throughout the ceremony.
You may find yourself turning inwards and becoming aware of abundant love and innate beauty that is part of your being.
Feel free to bring roses, chocolate, sacred elements for our altar and/or anything else you wish to adore and worship Goddesses with!
In a Tantra Puja, participants in the giving role have the opportunity to express their unconditional love and adoration towards women and men alike. This ceremony opens people’s hearts in a way that allows them to see the inner beauty and the Divine within us all. The participants in the giving role will be instructed in performing an ancient ritual, which is simple in form yet very powerful in practice. As the participants in the receiving role accept the offerings and adoration, they in turn connect with unconditional love and reflect that adoration back to the givers with their presence.
Taking part in these Pujas is a very powerful way to reconnect and relate with the feminine and masculine. It is through the practice of unconditional loving that we find that any emptiness or longing we feel within us can be filled with a simple act of giving.
This ancient ritual is thousands of years old. It was brought to life by Tantrikas who implemented the religious and spiritual practices of Yogis and sages into the Art of Adoration, the practice of breathing life and awareness through the five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether) in offering to the divine within every living being. We will offer fire, incense, roses, water, chocolate and more in adoration and worship of our divine Goddesses.
Women, Devis, though not required, you are welcome to dress for the evening – perhaps adorn yourself with jewellery you feel most happy in, or wear the scarf you love that you can’t wear to work. It is your evening; indulge yourself as you wish, but please be comfortable.
Men, Shiva, though not required, you are welcome to dress for the evening too. Think of the times the goddesses in your lives had asked you to dress a certain way for their pleasure – well, this may be an opportunity to do just that, but please be comfortable. You may bring flowers, chocolates, or other divinely treats as your offering to the goddesses in the room.
We will finish the adoration ceremony with a ritual where you will have 3 rounds to decide if you would like to give or receive touch, be adored in that way.
Love Exchange for this one-of-a-kind evening:
£25 advance, £30 on the door, per person
LIMITED to 34 PEOPLE!
Testimonial from a recent attendee…
“The Gift of Puja
He painted tears down my cheeks and I wept, he showered me in rose petals and I giggled, he held fire in his hands and helped me extinguish my fears. He traced the lines of my face with a rose, teased my lips with dark chocolate, bowed his head to cherish my feet. He touched me without touching me.
We fell in love over and over and over again, every moment discovering and revealing new aspects of ourselves, learning each other more deeply, receiving each other’s vulnerability with openhearted adoration. I fell in love with my self through him, met my inner goddess in his gaze, saw my worthiness reflected in his irises.
He took my darkness and my insecurities and anxieties and gave me a dance in return, one just for me and filled with playfulness and joy and devotion. I cradled my hands against my expanding heart until it burst with laughter and when his dance concluded I clung to him and cried my gratitude.
In the stillness, under the stars, caressed by the ocean breeze, love rooted us down. Lifted us up. Ran energetically through our bodies. Overflowed into all that surrounded us. Connected us with all beings in our presence and beyond, whose love flowed back into us.
Rooting us down deeper. Lifting us up higher.
We were loved. Loving. Beloved.
We were Love.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS:
MONIQUE DARLING, Author of ‘Beyond Cuddle Party’ and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 1500 workshops in the past 8 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to www.juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts at www.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com
PETER PETERSEN has been teaching qigong for 16 years and has been a certified massage therapist for the last 14. Peter has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviours, and find simple solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives.
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