Emilio Mercuriali
Emilio Mercuriali

Essential Self : a Journey into the Diamond Logos Teaching

19 - 23 August 2018

What it is

This retreat is an opportunity to discover the Divine Core of your Being through understanding and experiencing its innate qualities, the Lataif (from the Sufi tradition).

These are the natural expressions of your Essential Being. Understanding them (the Lataif) will support you in getting to know and express yourself fully.

In our daily lives, we are constantly impelled to plan the future and try to understand the past. Our minds are rarely here in the present. We constantly push ourselves, use effort to be successful and make things go our way. We have forgotten how to relax into the flow of life and move with confidence and relaxation. The Lataif will help us remember the effortless way of being; completely at ease with ourselves and with life.

The White Latifa - The Essence of Personal Will and Intention
This quality allows us to be present and relaxed in the moment. It offers the capacity to actualize our goals with clear intention by tapping into the steady and calm stream of Inner Support.

The Red Latifa - The Essence of Strength and Courage
It is this quality that generates expansion and freedom from self-judgment. It gives us the courage to face the truth and review our old contracts. With this essential strength we are enabled to take the risk to let go of the past and change.

The Black Latifa - The Essence of Peace
This quality is the spring of inner peace and doorway to our innermost Being. Stillness brings the mind to a settled place from where we can see its activity without being identified with it. It will guide us through the journey of becoming friends with not knowing and opening to new insights.

The Green Latifa - The Essence of Kindness and Compassion
Kindness and self-love are essential when we are facing difficulties in life. With loving kindness, we can touch upon our old wounds and let compassion wash over them as a healing nectar.

The Yellow Latifa - The Essence of Joy
Joy is a spontaneous happening which is experienced when we allow our desires to be expressed without judgement. To feel what our heart really wants brings us essential joy and guides us towards what we really love.

The key to unleashing the divine flow of Lataif will be through direct experience as well as the understanding of its specific blockages. In these five days we will meditate, learn about the wisdom of the Diamond Logos Teachings and how to practice Self-Inquiry.

Suggested Program

Arrival Day 19 August

14:00 - 16:00 Arrival and Check in
16:00 - 16:45 Welcome meeting
16:45 - 17:00 Free Time
17:00 - 19.00 Open Session
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:30 - 21:15 Evening Practice

Daily Schedule from 20 to 22 August

07:45 - 08:30 Morning Meditation
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10.00 - 11.15 Group work
11.15 - 11.40 Tea break
11.40 - 13.00 Self Inquiry
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Free Time
16:00 - 17.15 Group work
17.15 - 17.40 Tea break
17.40 - 18.00 Self inquiry
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Departure Day 23 August

07:45 - 08:30 Morning Meditation
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10.00 - 11.15 Group work
11.15 - 11.40 Tea break
11.40 - 13.00 Completion
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14:00 - Departure