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24 Jun

Yin Yang And The Wu Tang

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For years the yin-yang symbol has been found in western pop culture, mostly associated with ‘hippies’ and travellers pondering the depth of their appointment-free lives – ‘It’s all about balance man…’

And yet the symbol and philosophy is also influencing the expert minds on seemingly diverse subjects such as climate change, quantum physics and medicine, as well as hip hop pioneers. How? Why?

This time at the Dharma Brunch we invite Elise Carla Beer who has spent years studying various traditional medicines and philosophies. She is a qualified TCM acupuncturist, yogini and holistic nutrition practitioner. After a relaxing yoga session we will discover with her the significance of the YinYang in its profound depth and how it can be a guide to understanding some of the key issues in the world today. Our focus, however, will be on how this symbol guides an entire complex medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)) and how you can use this philosophy in profound and simple ways in your day-to-day life. Yin-Yang Theory can provide illuminating solutions for problems such as: Headaches, anxiety or existential frustration.

The Event ends with a most scrumptious brunch, where you can get in touch with everyone and ask more in-depth questions about Acupuncture, YinYang, Nutrition and so on.
‘What is well planted will not be uprooted.’ – Tao Te Ching

‘Tree of life, more precious than Wu, is the golden game.’ – Wu Tang Clan (A Better Tomorrow)

Who is teaching at the event?

Elise Beer

Elise is a Kiwi (New Zealand) lass who has spent years studying various traditional medicines and philosophies. She is a qualified TCM acupuncturist, yogini and holistic nutrition practitioner.

Ilya Shabanov

Ilya studies 6 months in the tantric Shri Kali Ashram and has been part of Berlins “Pirate Tantrics” since its beginning. An organisation to break free of whatever life throws at you, to culture true independence, fearlessness and bliss in every moment.

21 Jun

Tantric Ritual Meditation Dinner

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A vegan four-course meal becomes a Sacred Ritual.

The mind and all the senses are captivated by the bounty of colors and shapes; by the textures and smells; by the emotions they trigger.

Tantric Meditation brings you to a rich world of sensations in every single bite. The food becomes your lover as you plunge beyond the rational mind into a place of feeling.

Everything is observed, accepted and allowed. From this, extraordinary pleasure is discovered blossoming into an almost psychedelic experience.

Could there be a better way to welcome what now forms part of your body?

Schedule

7:00pm – 7:30pm: Arrive and be seated.

7:30 – 9:30pm: Four course meal with meditative guidance. Experience the pleasure of eating slowly and mindfully, consciously experiencing every little detail of the meal. (During this time, doors are closed, RSVP guests only)

Menu

HORS D’OEUVRE: “The Imam in the Wedding Dress” // Aubergine with Pine Nuts, Pomegranate and Mint

POTAGE: To be Anounced

MAIN COURSE: To be Anounced

DESSERT: To be Anounced

Who is teaching at the event?

Pedro has been in tantric skid-row for over a decade. Ceaselessly looking for new ways to use and abuse its methods . He will be guiding the meditation during this fantastic aphrodisiac meal, consumed consciously and sensually.

Ilya has been studying Tantra in the Shri Kali Ashram and has been a passionate vegan cook for decades. With this project he is joining his two biggest passions in life.

20 Nov

Prana & Ayurvedic Massage Workshop 

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The last DharmaBrunch for this year is very special and this time we want to experience the wholeness of the whole body through an ayurvedic practice of walking massage followed by a culturing of the energy that creates life, the Prana. But what is Prana?

Ask yourself this: What comes first consciousness or matter? Are our brains creating the consciousness or are they merely receiving it like a radio? What comes first the emotion or the hormones associated with it?

The prevalent understanding of life in our society is that it comes out of inmate matter and in countless random events finally gives rise to the complexity of consciousness.

But, if your ancestor is an ape, and his ancestor is another animal and so on all the way back to the single cell that was once floating inside the primordial ocean and even before the single cell to the inanimate matter. How can you tell that the potential for life is not IN the matter itself? How can you tell that matter IS not life itself, is conscious, is alive – every single atom and quantum?

Abhinavagupta an indian scholar of the kuala school from over a 1000 years ago speaks of the egg of the peacock, that though doesn’t look like a peacock already has the potential, or more modern “the information”, to blossom into the beautiful, flamboyant tail of the peacock.

This inherent intelligence or intention of matter itself in indian philosophy is called Prana or Chi for the asian tradition. The flow of the prana in space becomes life and expresses through matter and evolution. The understanding of Prana is the understanding of the system of your body as a whole. Ailments, Moods and Feelings are expressed as movement of this prana energy in the body. It is not important to think of prana as something physical that can be measured with a device some time in the future, no prana is an inherent quality, like information or intention. That can be experienced through practice.

Ayurvedic Walking Massage

Ayurveda understands that there are countless energy channels in the body, that permeate it like the veins and arteries. These channels are called Nadis or Meridians in the chinese tradition. Beyond the muscles we are working with activating these energy channels during the massage by pressing on certain points along their path. This allows for a flow of energy that is felt as a lightness of the body as well as clarity and focus of the mind.

The Ayurvedic Walking massage is brought to us through the family of my Teacher Bhagavan Shanmukha in the @Shri Kali Ashram. For a yogi to maintain a long career it is important to keep the muscles supple and the mind relaxed. If the body is stressed however one can neither sit nor meditate, therefore massage is an integral part of the Shri Kali tradition.

The walking massage is called this way because it is done entirely with the heels and toes, hands are only used when absolutely necessary. The feet are trained to become precise instruments for massage and allow for a deeper pressure with a lot less effort for the giving person.

During this event, I first will show you how to do it on a lucky volunteer and then you have the possibility to try giving and receiving yourself under guidance for about 30 minutes each. It is fairly easy to learn and is a treat to start the day with! It’s nothing intimate so that you don’t necessarily need to bring a partner. However a massage is one of the nicest things to give to a loved one.

Pranayama

With the clarity and softness that comes with the walking massage we will devote ourself to the perception and the culturing of the flow of Prana itself, through Pranayama or breath exercise practice (~30 minutes). Pranayama at first is a mere breath exercise, but over time it gains new qualities. It becomes a meditation and the movement of the prana is felt. In Indian philosophy enlightenment itself is formulated as the rise of energy in the human being, the rising of the kundalini.

Vegan Treats

The last part are sweet vegan treats prepared with love and care enjoyed in the beautiful space of the @Spirit Berlin. We will have different desserts tea and coffee.

 

Who is teaching at the event?

The event is being organised by Ilya, who studied 6 months in a traditional tantric ashram in India. He is teaching in the Kaula Tradition, that combines tantric philosophy with ayurvedic medicine to its own style. The philosophy is described best by its holistic approach to the body.

17 Nov

Tantric Ritual Aphrodisiac 4-Course Vegan Dinner

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EATING. Mundane and extraordinary; source of delight to some, of guilt to others; culturally divisive, socially binding, and extremely personal.

A sacrament to many cultures, eating is one of the most emotional, sensual and magical acts in our lives. Yet, we seldom truly dive, head-first, into the rich world of sensations that accompany every bite.

Experience food and eating from a totally different perspective. Eating as a feast for the senses, as deeply shared pleasure, as a meditation. You will discover in the tantric approach, an antidote to careless consumption, and a gateway to an endlessly delicious life.

Join us on the 17th of November, 7pm for a Ritual Dinner to explore other ways to relate to one of life’s most magical mysteries.

Schedule

7:00pm – 8:30pm: Four course meal with meditative guidance. Experience the pleasure of eating slowly and mindfully, consciously experiencing every little detail of the meal. (During this time, doors are closed, RSVP guests only)

8:30 – 11:00pm: Doors open for everyone. No guidance, but little surprises for the senses throughout the evening.

Menu

HORS D’OEUVRE: “The sound of russian winter” // Smoothly textured cashew & red-beet crème with horseradish on polenta chapattis

SECOND COURSE: “The smell of sunshine in November” // Pumpkin, Almond and Apple Soup with Cilantro-pesto and Fennel Grissini

MAIN COURSE: “The saints in the forest” // Roasted Capsicum & Courgettes with a hearty tarragon risotto on a plum-tomato sauce

DESSERT: “The milky way in Neukölln” // Cinnamon & Cardamom infused chia pudding with a spicy kiwi mousse

 

Who is teaching at the event?

Pedro has been in tantric skid-row for over a decade. Ceaselessly looking for new ways to use and abuse its methods . He will be guiding the meditation during this fantastic aphrodisiac meal, consumed consciously and sensually.

Ilya has been studying Tantra in the Shri Kali Ashram and has been a passionate vegan cook for decades. With this project he is joining his two biggest passions in life.

23 Oct

Revolutionary Tantra & the Challenges of Modern Life

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No we are not the 99% – we are not the 1%, we can do better! We don’t want a piece of the cake we want the whole bakery of life. We don’t need to occupy wall street, we need to occupy our own hearts and minds, becoming free, unbound and colourful!

We are the rebels, the crazy ones, the flowers, the gamblers, the beauties, the sons of bitches, the garden gnomes and the dragons.

W E   A R E   T H E   1 0 0 %.

In this event we will be exploring society, its roots of power, and look for freedom under the carpet of politics. But what has Tantra to do with it? The brief answer is of course: everything.

Tantra is an ancient practice of personal freedom, of unbound excessive experience – It is the colours of life and despite the modern myth is not limited to sexuality. Modern day society reduces freedom to a set of choices, brands and options, whose distribution is steered by an endless stream of advertisement, peer pressure and dogmatic belief. Effectively robbing us of true freedom of doing whatever the fuck we want. Again: its not cake or cookie we want – its the whole damn bakery! Tantra leads us back to the bakery, teaches expression and enrichment of life, therefore it transcends politics through personality.

We will start exploring this true freedom by exploring the motion of the body in a nicely relaxing yoga practice – followed by a talk on Tantra & Politics and some surprises to express communication without information. Until finally we come to the famous brunch – prepared with love, spontaneity, and grandmothers zeal.

Who is teaching at the event?

This event is organised by Ilya, an ex entrepreneur who desired to change his life, quit his job and find freedom in the tantric teachings. He was intiated by the Shri Kali Asharm and is now pursuing Tantra as a means of political and personal change. He is teaching in the Kaula Tradition, that combines tantric philosophy with classical Asanas to its own style. Letting go and relaxing are the key factors of this style, making it very suitable for beginners and experts alike.

08 Oct

Sailing Into Bliss

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A day full of surprise and spiritual exploration. Four Tantric teachers are sharing little gems and mysteries, collected from the shores of this world. Dive deep into the unconscious and come back out to the very pinnacle of conscious awareness. Spread your sails and cruise under the flag of a free mind, through the sea of consciousness, into bliss. Be bold and unbound, a 21st century spiritual pirate.

Kachenka, Pedro, Ram and Ilya come together for this unique jam of Tantric practice. This Saturday, from 9:30am to 5pm you are invited to explore different techniques of relaxation, meditation, bodywork and breathing (see schedule). There will of course be a nice lunch around noon.

9:30 am
Welcome & Check-In
10:00 am
Five Tibetans
An active meditation
11:00 am
Transmutation Breath
Activate your vital energy
11:30 am
I'll mee you in the center of the world
Mystery Practice by Pedro
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Tantra beyond sex - Talk & Sharing
Mixture of lecture and guided talk
2:00 pm
Chakra Meditation
Lying Meditation & Visualization
3:00 pm
Ayurvedic Walking Massage
You will give and receive for about 25min each.
4:30 pm
Closing Ritual

Who is teaching at the event?

Kachenka is a yoga teacher, massagist and therapist who wants to bring awareness on how to effectively use our vital energy and find bliss in every moment.

Pedro is a trantric who considers Tantra a way of life and an irresistable desire to experience it fully. He is exploring the many methods of Tantra to apply them to all of life’s situations.

Ram is a Yoga Acharya from the Madurai Sivananda tradition and tantric, both neo and classic who has devoted his life to studying and perfecting his insight into classical tantra.

Ilya is an ex entrepreneur who desired to change his life, quit his job and find freedom in the tantric teachings. He was intiated by the Shri Kali Asharm and is now pursuing Tantra as a means of political and personal change.

04 Sep

Jack Sparrow & Your Life’s Purpose

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DharmaBrunch is coming to its third instalment with a new and bigger room and a wonderful french family that will take care of the food. As the last time we will have a relaxing yet invigorating yoga class followed by lecture (with cookies), talks and a very nice authentic french brunch (vegan or vegetarian). The event is absolutely suitable for beginners, no matter your shape or experience – you da as much as you want to do, is on of the core values of dharmabrunch.

This time we will be investigating what we can learn from Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the caribbean) for our life’s purpose. Even tough it sounds absurd, we can find very timeless topics dressed in a hollywood tale. The questions what we do in life and why, how to stay calm in face of adversity are all very tantric topics. Traditional Tantra understands the concept of Dharma, which can be roughly translated as your life’s path and is linked to success and happiness. Understanding Dharma is a shortcut to a happy and fulfilling life. If you find the time, watch the movie, the talk will surprise you!

Who is teaching at the event?

The event is being organised by Ilya, who studied 6 months in a traditional tantric ashram in India. He is teaching in the Kaula Tradition, that combines tantric philosophy with classical Asanas to its own style. Letting go and relaxing are the key factors of this style, making it very suitable for beginners and experts alike. Kaula treats you as already perfect and therefore does not aim to teach something, or through corrections align you to the perfect asana. It is rather concerned with your sense of ease and peace during the practice to allow your subconscious to express. In this state we can be free from all limitations and sense the inherent happiness that lies in all of us.

07 Aug

Come as you are: Kurt Cobain & Tantra

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After the marvellous first round of DharmaBrunch we are lunching the second one. There will be nice talks, relaxing yoga and fantastic vegan food. The topic this time is “Come as you are – Kurt Cobain & Tantra”. We want to talk about who we truly are in the traditional tantric sense. If I ask you: “Who are you?” Probably you would answer stating your hobbies, profession, your name and so on. Yet these are just affiliations with different groups, where many other people are as well – none of them is uniquely you. Traditional Tantra on the other hand was always only concerned with who that human being behind these professions, hobbies and names is and why is he/she here? And eventually to ask how a successful and happy life can be derived from this. So come as you are, as a friend, as an old enemy….

Who is teaching at the event?

The event is being organised by Ilya, who studied 6 months in a traditional tantric ashram in India. He is teaching in the Kaula Tradition, that combines tantric philosophy with classical Asanas to its own style. Letting go and relaxing are the key factors of this style, making it very suitable for beginners and experts alike. Kaula treats you as already perfect and therefore does not aim to teach something, or through corrections align you to the perfect asana. It is rather concerned with your sense of ease and peace during the practice to allow your subconscious to express. In this state we can be free from all limitations and sense the inherent happiness that lies in all of us.

17 Jul

Traditional Tantra on the rooftop

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For the first DharmaBrunch on the wonderful roof top loft of Spirit Berlin we are going to talk about Tantra. What exactly is tantra? Google usually answers this question with an endless offering of erotic massages. Tantra however is an ancient tradition that encompasses far more than this. My teacher describe it once as “a rapid way to freedom”. Freedom from limiting aspects, rules and illusions, that we ourselves or the society creates in us. In Tantra this peace of mind leads to worldly happiness and gives life its meaning. Almost all religions and spiritual traditions of the world carry some tantric aspects in them, that only in the last centuries begin to be forgotten.

Who is teaching at the event?

The event is being organised by Ilya, who studied 6 months in a traditional tantric ashram in India. He is teaching in the Kaula Tradition, that combines tantric philosophy with classical Asanas to its own style. Letting go and relaxing are the key factors of this style, making it very suitable for beginners and experts alike. Kaula treats you as already perfect and therefore does not aim to teach something, or through corrections align you to the perfect asana. It is rather concerned with your sense of ease and peace during the practice to allow your subconscious to express. In this state we can be free from all limitations and sense the inherent happiness that lies in all of us.

Impressum

Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG:
Ilya Shabanov – Eisenbahnstr. 10 – 10997 Berlin

Kontakt:
+49 176 242 05 990 / hello@dharmabrunch.com

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