PATH OF TAO is a unique system to experience the Presence of Being – a state within yourself filled with peace, love and contentment. This course is dedicated to spiritual awakening, Soul-realization. Through the conscious, awakened state of presence, which I received from my spiritual teachers, the free state of no-mind was revealed to me.
I now share this free state of ‘being’ through my work, which is ‘transmitted’ through vibration in conjunction with a threefold physical practice that also purifies and harmonizes the body, mind with spirit. In this free state beyond the mind the experiential experience of one’s truest inner nature arises: The presence and power of ‘being’.
The philosophies of Advaita and Taoism are an integral part of the work and are applied in association with all the exercises.
The Inter-active sharing of deeper issues related to Truth, sometimes referred, as ‘Satsang’ is an essential element throughout the work. The participant thus receives and takes away with them more than just a technical technique or exercise but a more profound and deeper experience & understanding of themselves and their relationship to the world we all live in.
COVID-19: We at Shambala are planning for the future, we can hold retreats for a limited number of guests, and we have a very flexible cancellation policy. We are carefully following all of the regulations and are in a continuous conversation with Skinnskattebergs’ Kommun to ensure that we are doing the best we can to make this a safe experience for you. Everyone will be offered a quick Covid test on arrival. For more information on how we are dealing with Covid, please visit our Covid page.
ADVAITA – The Philosophy Of Non-Dualism
To realise the Soul (Atman), The Absolute (Brahman) that dwells in all beings, sometimes referred to as: God, The Truth, Buddha, etc.
The essential question: “Who am I?”
To find the answer to this question we need to be quiet and still and discern what is real from what is un-real. Imagine our minds being like a lake. On a calm day we can see the reflection of our face perfectly reflected in the still water. Say for instance a speedboat crosses that lake. The water then becomes disturbed and the image of our face becomes distorted or even disappears because of the waves and ripples that run through it. It’s the same with our minds when the mind is disturbed and full of thoughts we cannot experience the stillness of the lake that reflects the true reality. By being in the direct presence of stillness and peace we can then recognise that stillness and peace within ourselves, which is the ‘Truth’ because what is more honest and truthful than silence itself? When we truly experience our ‘Soul’ in its essence, the veil of duality is removed from the one who experiences and the experience itself. We then realise we are not separate from Creator, Creation or anything else that in fact we are ‘The Eternal Spirit’ that resides in the heart of all living beings.
TAOISM The philosophy of nature embodied in peace, simplicity, humility and love.
The real Tao cannot be talked about, named or given a form, yet it is expressed in all things named and all forms given. Tao is peace and stillness but it is also the source of all activity. Never ending in its manifestations it operates everything. Returning to itself, it seems to do nothing. When we return back to our original nature ‘The Source’ we are following ‘The Way.’ There is The Way of Man, which is ambition and desires: by every passing day we acquire more and more, filling ourselves. Then there is The Way of Tao, which is returning back to Source the un-manifest: by every passing day we become less and less, emptying ourselves. Returning to that, which is nameless and natural without labels or forms…Freedom!
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Arrival Time: 7 September, 15.00
Departure Time: 12 September, 15.00
Morning class: 9:30 – 12:30
Lunch: 13:00 – 16:45
Afternoon class: 16:45 – 18:30
Dinner: 19:00 – 20:30
Optional Tai Chi Practice: 20:30 – 21:30
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How to get here
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
- Coming by air: The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg from both of them.
- Coming by train / bus: We are fortunate to have a train / bus station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. We offer free pick up services from this station in summer.
- Coming by car: Simply open this Google map on your navigator and follow directions to Borntorpet 1 in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.