The Art of Being Summer Festival 2017

A Not-only-Tantric Festival, 3rd year Miracle and Mystery! July 5-9, 2017 Hotel Luna - Ledeč nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
5 days
25 teacher-guides
200 participants

MIRACLE AND MYSTERY!

 

5 days opening and awakening to the mystical magic of becoming present in our whole being.

We dive deep, we fly high, we share intimately and celebrate passionately, guided by Alan’s carefully chosen team of teacher-guides and musicians–men and women who love to pour out their life-transforming gifts with real presence, to enthrall and thrill us with music that may carry us into mystic space or dance us off our feet, who love the inspiration of working together, and love above all the rising festival wave that uplifts and transports us all into the realm of MIRACLE AND MYSTERY. We hope you will join us!

 

Alan Lowen
The Patron, Founder and Spiritual Father of the Art of Being Festival

TEACHER - GUIDES

Alan Lowen Alan Lowen
John Hawken John Hawken
Tina Malia Tina Malia
Gayatri Gayatri
Guy Barrington Guy Barrington
Šárka Kmochová Šárka Kmochová
Petra Pejchalová Petra Pejchalová
Niraj Niraj
Cyril Kubiš Cyril Kubiš
Shakya Shakya
Rishi S. Vlote Rishi S. Vlote
Gabriel Donihi Gabriel Donihi
Ivo Janeček Ivo Janeček

Creators of accompanying programme

Monika Hasalová Monika Hasalová
Martin Nemrava Martin Nemrava
Aneta Pavlová Aneta Pavlová
Mirek Krása Mirek Krása
Michaela Sklářová Michaela Sklářová
Adam Taffler Adam Taffler
Richard a Honza Richard a Honza
Eva Mašínová Eva Mašínová
Helena and Dušan Helena and Dušan
Mirka Papajiková Mirka Papajiková
Stuart Farleigh Stuart Farleigh
HEALING TEMPLE HEALING TEMPLE

Programme

Miracle and Mystery!

5 days opening and awakening to the mystical magic of becoming present in our whole being.

We dive deep, we fly high, we share intimately and celebrate passionately, guided by Alan’s carefully chosen team of teacher-guides and musicians–men and women who love to pour out their life-transforming gifts with real presence, to enthrall and thrill us with music that may carry us into mystic space or dance us off our feet, who love the inspiration of working together, and love above all the rising festival wave that uplifts and transports us all into the realm of MIRACLE AND MYSTERY. We hope you will join us!

Alan Lowen
The Patron, Founder and Spiritual Father of the Art of Being Festival

 

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The programme begins on Wednesday 5th July 2017 with an afternoon meditation at 4 p.m. However, you can arrive and check in as from 2 p.m. Dinner will be served between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Alan Lowen and his friends will inaugurate the festival at 8 p.m.

 During the next three days we will always begin the day with a morning meditation at 7:30 a.m. Every day will have three main programme blocks – morning, afternoon and evening one. After lunch, during the afternoon siesta, you will have plenty of time to stroll in the forest, swim in the lake or pool, sunbathe or buy some great products in the stalls. We are also preparing an extensive accompanying programme for the afternoon siesta. You will be able to stretch during acro yoga, choose from several types of massages, attend workshops or listen to interesting lectures. For the evenings we have prepared live music concerts, Trance Dance, Firewalking, campfire and much more.  Main programme will take place in a giant outdoor tent; therefore your experience will be enhanced by direct contact with surrounding nature.

“The programme is subject to change.”

Arrival and Welcome

Wednesday is the day of arrivals. You will get to know the place and surrounding nature and meet and greet others. We will make sure that you are in ease and relaxed to join the tantric festival wave.

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Afternoon Meditation – Stuart Farleigh

Are you one on those people who like being everywhere on time? Would you like to have enough time to settle down, get the feel for your surroundings and shake off everything that you would prefer to leave outside the festival gates? So it is you, who would enjoy welcome meditation. It will help you to tune in and truly arrive.

 

Opening Ceremony – Alan Lowen

After the registrations and dinner, the time has come for the ceremonial opening of the The Art of Being Summer Festival 2017. Alan will guide you through a gentle opening ceremony to help you to reach yourself so you are truly able to welcome and greet others and able to take in and share a piece of the magic, which is still NOW and HERE!

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Live Concert – All Musicians

 

 

Morning Meditation the Art of Being – Alan Lowen

It will set you up for the day…

„Flying into the mysterium already at 8 a.m., it is what I truly call the beginning of the day”, says Ondřej after the morning meditation.

 

Morning Workshops

 

Šárka Kmochová and Guy Barrington – „Flying high…and safe!“

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Fasten your seat belts, please!  Wings of trust and courage are going to take you to the miraculous and mysterious heights of the festival happenings.  Šárka and Guy will make sure that you will experience both – excitement and joy of the journey into ever changing and intoxicating presence but also safety within your personal space, grounding and strength of your boundaries.

Meet each other!  Dance, get to know your fellow passengers, make new friends and create one family, one tribe.   Together your are setting off for an adventure holiday, where only you decide what you will allow yourself to experience or happily leave behind.  This morning we will encourage you to fly courageously and safely at the same time.

 

Lunch, Relaxation, Siesta and Entertainment

 

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 Spend the afternoon as you wish – swim in the lake, have a massage, join workshops, have a walk, chat to friends or just simply lie down under the open sky and savour the beauty of life.

Afternoon Workshops

 

Alan Lowen – “Am I allowed?”

Gayatri – Hold Me in Your Arms

This afternoon, “Am I allowed” is your mantra, to live and breathe as you engage in meeting other people.

“Am I allowed my own way of living my male-female nature?”
“Am I allowed to experience the full spectrum of my feelings and emotions?”
“Am I allowed my passion, my tenderness, my vulnerability?”
“Am I allowed my libido? My power? My excitement?”
“Am I allowed to open my heart?” “Am I allowed to discover my own magic?”
“Am I allowed to experience the mystery beyond knowing?”

Am I allowed…? TO BE HERE NOW!

Many people have a deep longing to feel ‘held’ by another. Within a space of safety and security we can expand ever more fully into an experience; whether the heights of ecstasy or the depths of surrender. In this workshop we explore what it means to hold someone – both physically and energetically. We play with different ways of holding in physical connection from a nurturing hug to a kinky restraint. Become skilful at holding with your presence and your heartfulness for more intimate and profound connections.

 

 

 

 

Evening programme

 

Rishi S. Vlote – Trance Dance
Trance Dance is using methods to occupy the mind so that the Spirit can manifest itself and the dancer can get into a state beyond the usual sensory perception, beyond the usual ways of behaviour, customs, projections, rational analyses or inherited beliefs. These tools are a clear intention, special breathing techniques and rhythm of music with sounds of natural instruments, uncontrolled movement and a bandana to cover the eyes, which provides a protected space of darkness.

 

Niraj – Biodanza “Miracle and Mystery”

Ivo Janeček – Meditation and Firewalking

You are miraculous, just by being here. I recently read that the odds on you existing are greater than the sum of all the atoms in the Universe! You are that special! And it is truly a mystery how those great odds have been defied to produce our individual lives and collective LIFE, so abundant on our planet. Biodanza means The Dance of Life, so come and celebrate Miracle and Mystery on the dancefloor and discover, enrich and deepen connections with yourself, others and the All!

 

If we are able to walk over burning coal, we are also able to face other challenges in our lives and we can daily apply this experience of victory. Our internal boundaries will move further, our potential will increase…The key to fire walking is our state of mind – full integration of body and mind, a moment of total concentration and confidence in the process. Preparation is a very important stage of firewalking and by the end of it we are standing in front of a carpet of burning coal, ready to walk. The process of preparation itself is more important than the actual walking.

Morning Meditation the Art of Being – Šárka Kmochová

It will set you up for the day…

„If I start the day with a meditation, the whole day is completely different.  I am alive, connected to myself “, says Pavlína.

 

Morning Workshops

Šárka Kmochová – Wedding for Freedom 

Guy Barrington – Dancing Heart Path Journey

How would it feel like if we all, men and women, would be entirely free in expressing ourselves? Would we enjoy a world where women would be wild, strong and free, without any doubts, as well as gentle, open and flowing? Would we enjoy men being present, focused and active, as well as fragile, sensitive and surrendered? Who would we be if our inner men and women had complete FREEDOM and loved each other?

Enter a prejudice-free space for men and women to enjoy and express our male and female nature freely. Lead your inner male and your inner female to the altar. Give them the the opportunity to say YES to each other in a MAGICAL WEDDING, where you gain freedom instead of losing it.

On Love, Sensuality & Compassion’ with Guy Barrington We will explore through dance, Love, sensuality & compassion, weaving together our affection and pleasure for Existence with a Heartfelt compassionate approach to living. The better we feel, the more generous our contribution with Existence. The more connected we are, the deeper and more fulfilling our relationships become. Through our dance, we awake our Fire, our inner Light. This flame burns as Passion. As we move this Fire through our spine, so it’s radiance expands, and our warm Love and sensuality naturally expresses out into the world as Compassion (expanded Passion). This is an invitation to feel great in each other’s company, to share Life together, to make contact, to feel enriched through expression. I’m delighted to share this Journey with you, with hug from Guy.

 

Lunch, Relaxation, Siesta and Entertainment

 

 

Spend the afternoon as you wish – swim in the lake, have a massage, join workshops, have a walk, chat to friends or just simply lie down under the open sky and savour the beauty of life.

Afternoon Workshops

 

Petra Pejchalová – Embrace Yourself 

John Hawken – The Mystery of the Heart Space

Have a look at yourself in a constellation: yourself as an unborn child, a child and a teenager. These inner parts of ourselves often carry a very precious message for us, one we might not be aware of at all. Once we really see and acknoledge them in their nature and also in the way they have sometimes struggled with their nature throughout our life, the most precious of all relationships can be born and deepened: a real and relaxed friendship with ourself. Each of us is like a jewel. A glimps of its true nature and potential can be seen in an unmanifested form in the child in the womb. As we incarnate and are born into our life and into this body this potential is cut to its perfection like a diamond. Yet the core remains as it has always already been there. Let us all come and remember our exquisite diamond and embrace our unique path to it!

 

 

 

When we create space inside ourselves for heart energy, we can begin to create freedom from the head telling us what we should and shouldn’t do or be. As our heart feels without judgment and with acceptance what is {because the heart is the pace of love and the greatest love is love for the truth}, then the mystery unfolds. The energy within that was frozen by the concepts dictated by our heads begins, as it comes in touch with the truth and reality of the present, once again to flow and develop. This is a moment of magic, as transformation happens by itself once the truth of what is is embraced and the dictates of the mind telling us that what is is not good enough cease.

When we create this heart space with another, or with a group or tribe, we experience a space where we have permission, no more, support, to be ourselves, as we remove our expectations and prejudices from others. This space feels like coming home, perhaps to a home we never had. This is the mystery, the alchemy, that creates heaven on earth. Instead of judging, we celebrate ourselves and others.

 

Evening programme

 

Tina Malia – Live Concert

 

The Art of Being Homecoming Meditation

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Guy Barrington – Awakening Heart Dance Meditation

 

It will set you up for the day…

„To wake up means to step out of the costume of your personality into BEING”, says Alan.

 

Morning Workshops

 

Gayatri – This is my Body, My Prayer

John Hawken – The Mystery of Dark Eros

What if every action you made was sacred? Many faith traditions deny the body and focus on our affirmations and intentions ascending towards the Heavens. But the body can be a potent place of worship; inviting Grace down into this earthly plane. This workshop explores how postures and movement can embody our prayers and create a doorway to Divinity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guilt is an avoidance of responsibility. If we feel responsible for a mistake, we resolve not to do it again and we review our behaviour, then  we act independently. With guilt, we still want something from the other. We want energy from them, to feel we exist. And if love is not possible because we are so bad, then we will substitute it with punishment. Any energy, even negative, is better than no energy. So guilt is an expression of erotic desire, albeit a hidden and often unconscious one.

With dark energies like guilt, blame, the desire to punish, the mystery happens in the moment that we admit that our motivation is not moral, but pleasure. The minute we drop the moral content – I deserve because, you deserve because – and admit that we want to be punished, we want to punish for the pleasure of it, and we let the punishment be experiential {physical and energetic} rather than psychological, the erotic energy takes over and transforms the punishment into a pleasurable and erotic exchange of energy. That is the mystery of transformation.

 

Lunch, Relaxation, Siesta and Entertainment

 

Spend the afternoon as you wish – swim in the lake, have a massage, join workshops, have a walk, chat to friends or just simply lie down under the open sky and savour the beauty of life.

Afternoon Workshops

 

Alan Lowen and John Hawken

Workshop´s description is being prepared

 

Evening programme

 

Alan Lowen & all Teachers and Musicians – CELEBRATION and PARTY TIME

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Meditation Volcano – Alan Lowen

If it cannot be long, it should be intensive.  Alan is counting down from 10 to 1, be ready for the explosion of volcanoes!

 

Closing Ceremony – Alan Lowen, all the Guides and Musicians…

Everything has its beginning, duration and end. And that´s the way it should be. At the end of the festival you will have the opportunity to integrate your experience, thank to all who have enriched you and also to let go of everything that you do not want to take home with you. This Closing Ceremony will be led by Alan Lowen with participation of all the teachers, guides and performers…

 

 

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Our team

People who are preparing the Festival for you:
Irena Vejmelková Irena Vejmelková
Petr Žurek Petr Žurek
Jana Bergerová Jana Bergerová
Jarka Baumruková Jarka Baumruková
Miluška Wiebkin Miluška Wiebkin
Šárka Kmochová Šárka Kmochová
Alda Plachý Alda Plachý
Zorka Rossmanová Zorka Rossmanová
Jan Dlabal Jan Dlabal

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