OPENING THE GATES OF LOVE
Two traditions merging under a common Aim.
By using different approaches and different techniques, at this retreat, we will try to reach the higher energy of Love.
The Mevlevi tradition and the 4th Way will provide the means for the participants to be able to join in adoration of the Beloved. Only He can show us the true Path, only by his Divine Grace and Compassion can we attain even the simplest approach to his Love.
In a letter addressed to Pierre Elliot, Director of Studies of the Claymont Society in west Virginia, Soleyman Hayati Dede Sheik of Konya said: “…because at the same time my brother Sheik Pierre Elliot is bringing the way of Mevlana together with the path of Mr. Gurdjieff and Mr.Bennett, Allah wishes that these paths should always be together, and I hope that it will be so”
Sheik Jelaluddin Loras, son of Dede and Jose Reyes founder of the Gurdjieff Dominican group, have been trying for several years to fulfill the wish of Jelaludin’s father. The practice and combination of these two traditions produces a perfect harmonious balance of the centers with Love.
The Dominican Group has incorporated the practice of the Zikr as one of their regular practices. Jose said: “I feel the practice of the Zikr is the perfect compliment for the dynamic of the Work. It is the fastest way to open the heart. The work allows the person to be centered and bring about a three centered balance state. Then the Zikr polishes the heart and we become channel for the Energy of Love.”
Now for the first time in Europe, due to the request of many followers of both traditions (Mevlana and Gurdjieff ) Jelaludin and Jose will be working together in a seminar that will focus on movements and Zikr.
Each day will begin with the recitation of the beautiful names of God, then the group will be divided into advance and intermediate for the practice of the Sacred Dances.
Mr. Gurdjieff said that only the prayers in which we use the three centers will be herd. So the Dervish movements are design to perform a three center prayer.
No previous experience is necessary since each participant will perform the movements that fit their efficiency level.
The only prerequisite for this seminar is to come with an open heart, leave all your worries behind and come to the encounter of two brothers coming together searching for Love.