At some stage on the spiritual journey, we hear the call to express our true nature. But what is it? And even if we know who we truly are, how do we become that?
Rochestown Road , Douglas, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: +353 21 489 0800
Energy Work: Irina Popova
TICKETS: 95 Euro
BRING A FRIEND: 150 Euro
Tel Ireland:+353 85 718 0291
Tel UK:+44 7790 702620
For the first part of her life, Peggy-Jane Rogers was asleep dreaming a series of personal nightmares. But then she experienced a dramatic initial spiritual awakening in Lincoln Cathedral in 1998, and from that miraculous point onwards, her life just became more and more meaningful and fulfilling, as she followed an awakening/healing path away from dwelling in egoic fear and toward merging back into divine love and light.
In her talk, Peggy-Jane will share some of the high and low points on her own spiritual path to illustrate some general themes around spiritual awakening and self-healing. She will outline ‘Seven Stages on the Path’, from initial suffering in a dream-life based on fear, self-hatred, conflict and unforgiveness, to ultimate liberation from suffering, as we rediscover our true identity as unique, but completely intertwined, strands of divine love and light.
Jane Rogers was a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Manchester University when she first met Jason Chan in 1998. She had already been meditating with her first meditation teachers, Ken and Elizabeth Mellor, for over ten years, but when she met Jason it triggered off a major spiritual awakening that was both blissful and extremely challenging for a while.
Soon after meeting Jason, Jane joined his Infinite Tai Chi Training Course in Bromsgrove and also began to go to all of his retreats. A few years later, she began to collaborate with Jason on producing all the written materials for the Light Foundation. This continuing collaboration is based on a soul contract that Jason and Peggy-Jane made before they took on their particular personality-selves this lifetime.
She is still incredibly enthusiastic about learning and teaching The Infinite Arts. Her main priority in life is now her spiritual awakening and her core goal is to become a powerful loving presence in our troubled world, before returning home to Love Itself. However, she also loves teaching Infinite Tai Chi and watching how this beautiful art transforms the lives of all those who regularly practise it.
Who are you really?
You are not your thoughts and feelings, which come and go. The mind can not know who “I” am.
To know of your true self, you need pure energy to stay in the present moment, and you need heart. Follow your heart to lead you to Life. And you will find what you truly are, and why you are here.
“Francis embodies a rare combination of profound insight, openhearted love, and devotion to manifesting his insight through his humanity. Francis is a breath of fresh air in an overcrowdespiritual marketplace.”
The mystery of who you and I really are is also never one dimensional, so the full realization of this mystery always involves an integration of every level and dimension, including the body, the mind, and the Spirit or pure Consciousness..
Ultimately, who you are and always have been, is the beloved child of God, infinitely loved, filled with God’s presence, which is the fountainhead of all well-being and contentment. You are already one with God in the deepest center of your heart; you are indeed not separate from the God you have been seeking. This makes you both divine and human!
You are an ordinary human person on the relative level, yet with an absolute trans-personal dimension at the core of your being which holds your relative person in existence…..You are simply “you”, the person called by your name, AND you are primordial existence itself……..
BOTH are true.
Francis Bennett was a Roman Catholic, Trappist monk for a number of years and was also a member of an urban, contemplative monastic community originally founded in Paris in 1975. He was an avid spiritual seeker throughout his entire time as a contemplative monk and, inspired by the pioneering Christian 20th Century mystic, Thomas Merton, studied deeply in the Theravadan Buddhist practice of Vipassana, as well as studying and practicing Japanese Zen.
Francis devotes his time to offering spiritual direction and helping guide people in their spiritual quest and has lead retreats in both the Vipassana Buddhist Tradition and in the Christian mystical/contemplative Tradition.
Francis is the author of “I Am That I Am” and a new book, “Fully Human, Fully divine”, to be published later this year. For more details on Francis visit his website: www.findinggraceatthecenter.com
Spiritual development is the unfolding of our deepest self – the emergence of a latent higher self which may be covered over by our cultural conditioning and our psychological attachments. There may also be discord on the surface of our minds which prevents us from going deeper. You can compare our being to the sea. There may be turbulence on the surface, but just beneath it there are endless of depths of stillness and peace. The journey of spiritual awakening may be difficult – it may involve confusion, the loss of our bearings and the disturbance of our stable familiar world – but it always leads to a more authentic and more fulfilling life.
Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality.
For the last four years he has been included (this year at no. 62) in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the ‘100 most spiritually influential living people.’
His books include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, Out of the Darkness, Back to Sanity, and his latest book The Calm Center. His books have been published in 19 languages.
Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ Steve’s new book ‘The Calm Center’ has just been published as an ‘Eckhart Tolle edition’ through New World Library.
Energy Work & Deep Relaxation
Friday Evening 8 – 9.15 pm
Irina is long term Yoga practitioner & Infinite Tai Chi Teacher and will lead a powerful and graceful Infinite Movement and Energy work.
“The vital life energy, or chi, that flows through all living beings helps to activate the body’s natural ability to heal itself, releasing blocked energies and cleansing the body of toxins. Some of the numerous benefits from the ancient art of Tai Chi are: Rejuvenation, Longevity, Natural Health, Inner-Strength, Grace and Beauty.”
Born in the beautiful Ukrainian coastal town of Crimea, Irina has always been passionate about nature and exceptionally curious about life. Irina spent much of her childhood and adolescence in a natural environment.
She then spent some time working with animals, which greatly assisted her to develop a range of skills and an understanding of human beings’ connection to all living creatures.
Irina qualified as a Physical Education teacher in the Ukraine, where she worked with children in Primary schools. Her passion, and work for many years, both in the Ukraine and Ireland, was training show-jumping horses and teaching horse-riding skills to adults and children. Irina is currently running her own online business in Ireland.
Irina is qualified Ashtanga Yoga teacher. She is a graduate of Infinite Tai Chi Teacher Training Course and Ling Chi Healing Course with Jason Chan. Her current inspiration is to fully master The Infinite Arts.
Irina is passionate about introducing these empowering, life-enhancing practices to both adults and children. She is a Teacher on a Jason Chan’s Infinite Tai Chi Teacher Training Course in Ireland and leading Yoga, Infinite Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation classes in co Cork & co Kerry.
Top Cork Attractions
Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Cork city, Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Begun in 1863, the cathedral was the first major work of the Victorian architect William Burges.
Fota Wildlife Park is a 75-acre wildlife park located on Fota Island, near Carrigtwohill, County Cork, Ireland. Opened in 1983, the park is home to nearly 30 mammal and 50 bird species.
The English Market, comprises Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market, and is a municipal food market in the centre of Cork, Ireland. The market is administered by Cork City Council.
Blackrock Castle is a castellated fortification located at Blackrock, about 2 km from the centre of Cork city on the banks of the River Lee in Ireland.
The park is named after Edward Fitzgerald, the city’s Lord Mayor and Exhibition Committee chairman who was instrumental in organising Cork’s International Exhibition. The legacy of this ‘world trade fair’ is this oasis on the outskirts of Cork city which still features the original pavilion and ornamental fountain from the Exhibition era.
Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty.
The Everyman Theatre is a 650-seat Victorian theatre on MacCurtain Street in Cork, Ireland. Originally opened in 1897/98, it is the oldest purpose-built theatre building in Cork.