Maha Vidya Retreat - The Great Cosmic Power DHUMAVATI
With joy and love we invite all students from 2nd year and up to participate in the celebration of the Great Cosmic Powers at this annual Maha Vidya Retreat. This year we will study the mysteries of Dhumavati - the Great Cosmic Power of void and vacuity (the 7th Great Cosmic Power).
The 10 Mahavidyas or Great Cosmic Powers are called the wisdom goddesses (”maha” means great and ”vidya” means wisdom). They inspire and challenge the spiritual aspirant towards achieving the ultimate spiritual goal, as well as being a daily guiding companion on the path. On the tantric path the divine feminine, SHAKTI, plays an important role in the spiritual awakening.
This retreat is an extraordinary chance for all those who want to take a significant leap in their spiritual transformation - whether you are a beginner or advanced Tantra / Yoga student.
The retreat includes:
- Presentation of the tantric tradition of adoration of Shakti and the manifestation of the universal feminine force as the 10 Great Cosmic Powers
- In-depth introduction to Mahavidya Yoga and the celebration of the communion with The Great Cosmic Power of Ineffable Vacuity Dhumavati.
- Special unique initiation offered only in the Maha Vidya Retreats - in resonance with the sphere of force of the Great Cosmic Power Dhumavati
- Tantric principles under the sphere of force of DHUMAVATI
- Unique exemplifications, meditations and practical exercises with specific nuances of the energy of DHUMAVATI
- Tantric exercises of transfiguration and rituals of adoration
The 10 Great Cosmic Powers
KALI: The Great Cosmic Power of Transformation
TARA: The Great Cosmic Power of Compassion and Godly Grace
TRIPURA SUNDARI: The Great Cosmic Power of Beauty, Truth and Harmony
BHUVANESHWARI: The Great Cosmic Power of Space and Knowledge
TRIPURA BHAIRAVI: The Great Cosmic Power of Discipline and Sacrifice
CHINNAMASTA: The Great Cosmic Power of Courage and Transcending of the Ego
DHUMAVATI: The Great Cosmic Power of Sublime Vacuity
BAGALAMUKHI: The Great Cosmic Power of Fascination and Stopping
MATANGI: The Great Cosmic Power of Universal Order and Wisdom
KAMALATMIKA: The Great Cosmic Power of Godly Fulfilment and Abundance
DHUMAVATI - The Great Cosmic Power of Sublime Vacuity
The Great Cosmic Power DHUMAVATI is the endless energetic sphere of the Ineffable and Blissful Vacuity which allows for the immediate transcendence of any suffering.
Her specific energy makes possible the transcendence of unconsciousness, evil, ignorance, pessimism, depression, frustration, boredom, inertia, confusion, recklessness and the alchemizing of these inferior tendencies into wonderful spiritual states.
Through the profound communion with DHUMAVATI’s infinite sphere of force, states of passive inner emptiness generated by suffering may be very easily annihilated and sublimated into the elevated energies of the Divine, Blissful Void.
The Great Cosmic Power DHUMAVATI gives the mysterious impulse for transforming the existential feeling of emptiness into euphoric Vacuity.
The teachersThe retreat is kept by Advaita and Adina Stoian, founders of the Mahavidya Retreats with more than 25 years of experience in the work with the Cosmic Powers. Countless hours of meditation and reflecting on the universal principles which guide our lives have resulted in an amazing wealth of understanding, personal revelations and experience, which they share with inspiring enthusiasm, brilliant clarity, relatable stories, and humorous perspectives.
Advaita and Adina are also co-authors (together with Gregorian Bivolaru, the original founder and spiritual guide of Natha and its sister yoga/tantra schools) of the revolutionary Tantra Intensive course with almost 400 lessons taught in Atman Federation of Yoga and Meditation.
The Mahavidya retreat is for those initiated in Mahavidya Yoga (from 2nd year & up in the Natha teaching system).
Paradise Retreatcenter serves delicious and nutritious vegan/vegetarian food made with love by yogis dedicated to supporting your retreat.
We offer accommodation in cozy and warm men or women dormitories in bunkbeds, with personal closet space, light and curtains for some privacy.
If you are looking for more deluxe conditions and privat accommodation of a higher standard, we got you covered. Paradise is in partnership with a number of guest houses and hotels in the area, offering rooms in various levels from regular to exclusive. In this case the Paradise accommodation fee will be deducted from the "all-inclusive" listed and you will pay for accommodation directly to Paradise.
Normal price: 2099 kr (4879 kr including food and accommodation in dormitory in Paradise)
The first price option is the retreat fee, for you who are looking for more deluxe conditions and privat accommodation of a higher standard. The second price is for you who wish to be accommodated in either dormitory or tent in Paradise, meaning the price of food and accommodation is already added on top (1880 kr (235 kr/day)).
STD Checkup: We Want You to Feel Safe
Due to the magnitude of the retreat and the natural rise of an uplifting and beautiful environment the chances of new sprouting love connection, as well as old love igniting passion again, are there.
We want everyone to feel safe and protected. Therefore it is mandatory to inform us at your arrival about your status. It is simply done by showing us a written statement from your doctor based on a checkup within the last 6 months (no earlier than February 2019). The required STD tests are: 1. HIV, 2. VDRL (syphilis), 3. Chlamydia 4. Gonorrhoea.
In Denmark, STD tests can be taken at Bispebjerg Hospital or at your private doctor. If you travel from abroad check out your own local possibilities for venereal tests as soon as possible. So go get your checkup, which is anyway highly recommended by the Sundhedsstyrelsen (National Board of Health). Be aware that it can take up to 7 - 10 days to get the results of the test, so better go in good time.
It is possible to participate in the camp even if you are STD positive, but you need to comply with the safety rules of the retreat and sign our declaration of non-sexual-activity, which will be valid during the period of the retreat. OBS! Valid ID card from International Yoga Symposium Herculane 2019 can replace venereal tests if shown at arrival.
Disclaimer: We want to make it clear that asking for these STD tests do not represent an encouragement for inappropriate behaviour, instinctual intimacy or giving room for any abuses. By creating a safe environment we mean to encourage superior openness towards intimacy and a transfigured view that starts with relaxation.
The retreat will take place in the lush Danish countryside of Stevns, in Paradise Retreat Centre. The spectacular garden will be transformed for the retreat with various chill-out spaces, hot tubs and meeting places of unearthly delights. The main activities will take place in the amazing, modernized 450 m2 Valhalla Hall coming out from the old farmhouse granary.
Paradise Retreat Center
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