MAYAN RIVIERA: Prayer Beads & Altars – November 9-15th, 2011
So many of us are looking to ground ourselves spiritually in this mechanized world – to remind ourselves that we are spiritual beings in a world of duality. Prayer beads and personal altars are two powerful ways of committing to ourselves to our spiritual growth and divine expression. Personal altars transform our homes into sacred space where we can rejuvenate and nourish ourselves. Prayer beads allow us to take our “altar on the road” so to speak – reminding us that the divine is everywhere we are.
For thousands of years humans have been beading for both adornment and spiritual purposes. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians have been using prayer beads to ground themselves in their devotion to Spirit – approximately 2/3 of our world prays using beads. In the African and American Indian cultures, beads are an important part of of their creative expression and their complex patterns and designs are firm evidence of Spirit expressing through them. And even more common than beads, altars used worldwide to create sacred space connecting us with infinite consciousness.
The Art of Prayer Beads and Altars
Author Sheri Rosenthal and master beader Kathy Benson invite you on this powerful spiritual retreat to explore the art of prayer beads and altar making. No experience is necessary, only an open heart and mind, and a desire for more more peace and centeredness in your life. This trip is not about the religious use of altars and prayer beads per se, but about finding a positive ways to create time and space in our lives for deeper contemplation and inner meditation. Using ceremony and ritual, we’ll bless our beads on the altars at the sacred sites of Kohunlich, Dzbanche, Chacchoben and Oxtankah creating objects filled with our deepest intent and love. In addition we’ll have a special 11/11/11 ceremony to set our intent for 2012!
Akal•ki Holistic Spa
We’ll be staying at the Akal•ki Holistic Spa where you’ll experience the pristine quietude and sweet energy of the southern Yucatan. At Akal•Ki (take a moment to watch the video), we’ll enjoy cabins at the edge of Lake Bacalar – a crystal clear sand bottom lake. It’s just a short walk out your door to the lake for a swim! Have a healing massage, or treat yourself to the deluxe spa treatments knowing you’ll be coming home rested and rejuvenated.
The 2011 trip cost is: $2079.00 USD per person double occupancy, $1929.00 USD per person triple occupancy. Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 – we can’t wait to hear from you!
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