Diving into the silence – in the centre of the storm

Time-out seminar day III in Burghof Stauf

“Dive into the silence – in the center of the storm.”
A retreat day with Sufi meditations, ecstatic whirl dance, Sufi poetry and silence.

Live music by the Sufi music group “Hosh Neva
In the evening open fire in the castle courtyard to the end.

Saturday, 28 November 2020
11.00 – 18.30 hours or open end
Management: Sabine Rittner
Burghof Stauf in der Pfalz

This is the third seminar from the cycle of time-out seminar days within a year, which is dedicated to different approaches to forces of change and healing spaces in us. This cycle takes place in my home and working place in the community of the Stauf Castle near Eisenberg in the Palatinate – I am especially happy about that!

Research shows that ecstatic trance rituals offer our brain excellent creative possibilities to abandon old evaluation patterns and concepts, to “learn” them, so to speak, in order to create space for visions and embodied embodiments (see: Rittner, 2017, 2013, 2011 – see at www.sabinerittner.de/publikationen/). This ecstatic potential slumbering in each of us has been used by the mystical path of Sufism for almost a thousand years to achieve unity, to merge with the source of creation. It lets itself be in its origins also from ancient shamanic traditions of the Bakse, the shamans of the nomadic Turkic tribes of the Orient.

Beyond all conceptions, beyond what is wrong and right, there is a place: let’s meet there!
Dschalāl ad-Dīn Maulānā Rūmī (1207 – 1273)

Blumen und Sonnenschein

On this retreat day we will learn the gentle, meditative and ecstatic trance techniques of Sufism with intensive breathing, singing, movement and dance, listen to Sufi poetry and stories and immerse ourselves again and again in silence. In the afternoon we will be accompanied for the sung mantra prayer (Dhikr) and the whirl dance (Mevlewi-Sema) by the rousing, ecstatic live music of the Sufi music group “Hosh Neva” from Mannheim. The evening can end with a delicious vegetarian dinner (on request) in conversation or in silence at the fire in the courtyard of the castle.

The seminar is suitable for participants who want to treat themselves to a relaxing time of well-being, who have an interest in self-awareness, who want to open up resources within themselves again, who feel a deep longing for mystical reconnection (re-ligio) within themselves… They can take new strength, inspiration and impulses for healing change processes into their personal everyday life.

Sabine Rittner
is a music therapist, psychotherapist (HP) and has been leading training, further education and self-experience seminars for 40 years. She is permeated and delighted by her decades of experience on the Sufi path with the Sufi Master and music therapist Dr. Oruc Güvenc since 1988. It is my great pleasure to continue this Sufi day in the Burghof Stauf in his spirit. More information: www.sabinerittner.de/zur-person/

The musicians:
Hosh Neva is a very famous Sufi music group from Mannheim, famous for their intense, ecstatic music and engaged in the “Oriental Music Academy Mannheim”: www.orientalischemusikakademie.de


The place:
A children’s home on a Celtic settlement square and castle hill in the Northern Palatinate, which had been vacant for a long time, was converted by us into both a communal housing project (www.gemeinschaft-burghofstauf.de) and a guest house retreat centre (www.gaestehaus-stauf.de) with seminar facilities. At this special place, with a wide view over hilly landscape and woods, this time-out seminar day takes place.

– by train to Eisenberg, where pick-up is possible (10 min. ride) (5,-€ per ride).
– in the car with carpools, a list of participants will be sent in time.

Seminar fee:
95,- € (reduced with proof 65,- €) Dinner (only with individual advance booking): probably 17,- €

11.00 – 18.30 o’clock / dinner 19.00 o’clock – with fire in the castle courtyard open end

Overnight stay:
If you would like to have a relaxing break before or after the seminar day, e.g. with a hike in the beautiful Palatinate Forest, lazing around, massage or other individual wellness treatments, you can spend the night in our “Well-Being-Gästehaus Burghof Stauf”: www.gaestehaus-stauf.de


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The further seminar days in 2021:

Time-out seminar day I: Saturday, 6 March 2021
“The healing power of sounds”
A melodious feel-good day in the beautiful Burghof Stauf
with evening fire in the castle courtyard and free dance offer to the conclusion.

Time-out seminar day II: Saturday, 5 June 2021
“Departure and renewal”
A day to revive healing vision and transformation powers in us with trance rituals, sounds, body work, creativity, nature experience.
Evening fire in the castle courtyard and free dance offer to round off the evening.

Time-out seminar day III: Saturday, 9 October 2021
“Dive into the silence – in the center of the storm.”
A retreat day with Sufi meditations, ecstatic whirl dance, Sufi mysticism and silence. Evening fire in the castle courtyard.

If you have any questions about the seminar, please send me a message.
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