Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism

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This weekend retreat will provide an experiential spiritual exploration into the inner workings of devotional ecstatic Hasidic-Hebrew music and dance, and the Sufi practices of moving prayer-mediation ritual. We will explore how one transcends the limits of reality, reaching toward the non-dual state, using music and movement in these mystical practices. This will include the historic foundations as well as the growing body of music and variety of ways in which these two traditions create a devotional trance. Participants will discover how sacred sound facilitates in transcending mind-chatter, tuning into the heart for a deeper experience of Oneness and inner peace. Yuval will bring his gifts of live Oud and percussion music to this work.

 Sacred Ecstasy


Full Retreat: $195

Admission to each individual 2-hr session: $30


Sat, March 25:

Session 1 – 10am-12pm: Hasidism, its meditations and devotional Nigunim music

12:15pm – lunch break

Session 2 – 1:30-3:30pm: Hasidic teaching stories and ecstatic songs

3:30pm – Tea and refreshments at the bookstore

Session 3 – 4:30-6:30pm: Hasidic dances and Kabalistic concept of Sacred Ecstasy


Sun, March 26

Session 4 – 10am-12pm: Sufism, its ecstatic chanting and the Union with the Beloved

12:15pm – lunch break

Session 5 – 1:30-3:30pm: Sufi teaching stories and devotional songs

3:30pm – Tea and refreshments at the bookstore

Session 6 – 4:30-6:30pm: Sufi ecstatic movement and chanting rituals


Yuval with Dervish painting

Bring your own lunch!

Tea and refreshments will be served at the bookstore at 3:30pm each day.


Yuval Ron is an internationally renowned World Music artist, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer who was the featured artist in the Gala Concert for the Dalai Lama’s initiative Seeds of Compassion in the Seattle Opera Hall in 2008, and has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan since 2006. Yuval is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, Middlebury College, MIT, University of Chicago, Pittsburgh University, and numerous others. His book Divine Attunement: Music as a path to Wisdom, won the Gold Medal Award for Best Spirituality Book at the Indie Book Awards 2015.


Address: Yuval Ron Music
Studio City, CA, 91604
Exact address will be provided upon registration
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