„Observarea de sine”
Regina Sara Ryan will come to Romania between 31 May and 11 June 2012 for a pilgrimage to a monastery in Dobrogea and afterwards she will come to Bucharest for a series of events presented bellow. Regina is visiting Romania since a few years ago and she is a spiritual friend from whom we can learn and with whom we can share our lives’ deepest spiritual intentions and visions. During her stay in Romania she is available for meetings and talks, for details contact her event organizer.
Regina Sara Ryan events’ schedule:
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The topic of this pilgrimage and retreat is "Women's Wisdom and Power and the Spiritual Path". During these days, in a relaxed but intense private environment, we will work together with Regina and we will go into the depth of our heart desires and we will use the feeling of communion we get from the monastic life as a source of energy for our inner transformation.
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Good Company meeting, on June 4th, at 19.00 to 21.00
A dialog with Regina about: Spiritual Friendship - a source of learning, inspiration and communion.
Movie and Dialog Evening with Regina, on June 7th, at 19.00 to 21.30
We will watch the movie Darshan, followed by a session of questions and answers.
The movie will be subtitled in Romanian language, it is produced in 1997 by Alize Diffusion and shot in 1997, India.
About prayer, the sacred, attention and the present moment, July 8th, 19:00 - 21:00
Regina will present this evening the topics of the 2 workshops she will lead over the following 2 days: "Praying Dangerously" and "Invitation to the Here and Now". What if we would lay down our peace of mind so that our hunger for truth can grow? What if we would lay down our peace of mind if the peace we have achieved has been a false one? What if we would lay ourselves open to the chaos so that the chaos may be redeemed, or blessed?
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Praying Dangerously, on June 9th
One day workshop about transformational prayer
Praying Dangerously is an invitation to expand the possibilities of prayer within our lives, elevating our desire for personal comfort, security, satisfaction and prosperity to that of a fierce and awesome commitment to life, a commitment to serve and surrender to life as it is. Praying Dangerously is ultimately about a celebration of the highest potentials of the human soul - love, gratitude, communion, selfless service, worship and adoration. Those who pray dangerously sing with the poet Goethe who wrote, "I praise what is truly alive, what longs to be burned to death."
During Saturday seminar Regina will present her book - Praying Dangerously. It has been translated into Dutch, German and French and it is a book with a message more relevant now than 10 years ago when it was published first time for the first time. The book presents over 50 years of experience in prayer, but Regina is also recognizing that she is still "a mystic in diapers." The book is rich in stories, insights, mystical prayers seen through the eyes of various spiritual traditions, like Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and various saints and sages such as Mother Teresa, Rumi, Gurdjieff, Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating. A few of the chapters are: What is Prayer, What Prayer is Not, Prayer Methods, The Body in Prayer, Prayer and Relaxation, Chanting God's Name, Writing your Way Home, Praying on the Subway.
"To pray is to cultivate a love affair with love itself, the most awsome power in creation." Regina Sara Ryan
An excerpt from this book, from the chapter " Praying on the Subway " can be read here.
'Praying Dangerously' is a brave book for brave people. But it is more: it gives those of us who are less brave in our prayer life than we'd like to be encouragement, guidelines, and wise advice. This is the book on prayer many have been waiting for.
David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B., authoer Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer and Deeper Than Words: Living the Apostles' Creed.
To pray dangerously is to willingly expose ourselves to the undoing of our illusions, and to the disruption of our polite and highly- controlled means of existence. It is to throw ourselves voluntarily into the arena. It is to lay down our peace of mind so that our hunger for truth can grow. It is to lay down our peace of mind because the peace we have achieved has been a false one. It is to lay ourselves open to the chaos so that the chaos may be redeemed, or blessed.
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Invitation to the Here and Now, on June 10th
"The Sacrament of the Present Moment "- Regina Sara Ryan
The Wonder of Being permeates Reality, and thus offers us a constant invitation to participate in it. Yet, we often miss the Divine Invitation that is available Here and Now in every moment. This Invitation in the Here and Now offers us an opportunity to pay attention, to remember, and to say "Yes" once again. Join Regina to explore and celebrate the nature of genuine spiritual practice as the means to transform the apathy, negativity, judgment, and complaints of life into fuel for the journey "home" within authentic relationship to all things.
10 June 2012 - 10 June 2012
Registration to "Invitation to the Here and Now" seminar.
Seminar cost : 280 Ron ( 64 Eur )
Program : Sunday June 10th: 9:00 - 18:30
*On Friday evening starting from 18:30, we will have an introduction and short presentation of both seminars offered during the coming weekend
During the seminar there will be short breaks when we offer coffee, tea, fruits and cakes. Lunch break will be approximately between 13:00 - 15:00.
The seminar is open to international participation, it is held in English and translated into Romanian language. English or Romanian speaking participants are welcome to come. Communication can take place in both languages. People who come from abroad can be helped by the organizers in planning their trip (transport, accommodation, information).
Some activities of the seminar requires to take notes, so if you have a favorite notebook and pen it's a good thing to have them with you at the seminar.
Participants who will come to both seminars facilitated by Regina Ryan, will have
Participants who pay a minimum advance of 30 Eur per seminar no later than 10 May, will receive another
Good Company offers 3 scholarships with 50% discount for SEEDS FOR HAPPINESS CENTER members at this seminar. The one who receive this opportunity will help the organizers during the seminar. If you need the financial support for participation, please use the form bellow to send an email request to the organizer.
Below you can register online. You will receive by email more details about participation.
Organizer : Grigorela Dimitriu / 0785 391 231
Using this form bellow here you can contact Grigorela for more detalis. You will receive an answer in the shortest time possible.