Ritual Cycle 7
Bearing Witness to the Poetics of the Innate Unity of Being
Led by Tulku Lobsang, founder and director of Nangten Menlang, a School of Inner Medicine:
When we practice Emptiness, we simply leave everything and look. The mind is like water. When it is still, it naturally becomes clear. When we leave everything alone, without judgment or reaction, and simply perceive what is there, we begin to recognize the nature of mind. To do nothing and to leave everything how it is, is the most difficult thing! In this way, we use our mind to observe our mind. This is how we come to deeply know ourselves. When we know the mind, we know all.
Opening Ritual + Closing Ritual:
In the Ifá/Lùkùmí cosmology, àtàrí is the connection to orí, òrìsà, and our higher selves, every being on the planet, and, ultimately, the divine energy that creates everything in the universe. True opening of the portal of Àtàrí means the conscious recognition that you are pure awareness, the natural Self, undivided, spacious, and all expansive. Rose Sackey-Milligan will engage Witness Bearers in practices of chanting, meditation, and prayer that open into the portal and the transcendent dimension, láí- láí, and show how láí- láí provides a profoundly new ground for recognizing each other’s humanity.
Staying in tune with the space that Rose Sackey-Milligan guides us into, Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon of Petites Planètes lead us further in exploring “the space between us.” As a closure for our last ritual cycle, Vincent Moon’s live video performance invokes an intricate, poetic visual fabric composed of the “One and the Many” as we bear witness to it. The many “onenesses,” the many selves, the many wounds, colors, landscapes, rituals and rhythms this world holds interwoven by poetic, invisible, in-between and empty atmospheres composing an intimate and complex Unity.
Cycle 7 Ritual Holders:
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