The Dance of the Soul

Week 4C  August 13th–18th 2018
Young Adults Retreat (ages 18–29) with Deepa Gulrukh Patel & Jacob Ellenberg

“The dance of the soul is beyond mere poetry, and when music expresses itself as the dance of the soul it becomes something higher than music.”

– Hazrat Inayat Khan

Life is like a symphony. All of life’s thoughts, feelings, sensations, sounds, shapes, colours are as the notes in this divine concert. At times we feel ourselves in harmony with the music that comes from within and without. At other times, we may feel discord and conflict, within and without. This summer we will explore tools and practices for tuning ourselves to the music of life, so that we may learn to play our note clearly and joyfully. Join us for a week of meditation, contemplation, music and fun!

Deepa Gulrukh Patel

Deepa Gulrukh Patel is a campaigner and facilitator with a special interest in the arts, interdisciplinary collaboration, contemplation, diversity, and equality: working with organisations like the BBC, ActionAid and the Arts Council of England. Deepa has been a student of the inner life since her teens and is the director of Zenith Camp. She is also currently working with the Helen Storey Foundation on a variety of projects with Syrian refugees in Jordan at the Zaatari Refugee camp. Volunteering is important part of her life; in the UK she is Chair of Tamasha Theatre Company and The Loss Foundation, a charity that supports people bereaved by cancer. In the USA she is an advisor to the New Monastic Foundation.

Jacob Ellenberg

Jacob Ellenberg has been a student of Sufism for 20 years. He has 15 years’ experience in founding start-ups and working with them and Fortune 250 companies in the fields of organizational strategy, video production, marketing, and storytelling. Jacob holds a BA from New York University in Mysticism and Organizational Behaviour.