24hr Dark Room Journey
24hrS of silent & guided meditation in darkness with Blue Lotus
Upcoming: June 1 / AUG 24 / September 28 / October 26
Cost: $150 - Includes 1 plant based Communal meal & blue lotus
The 24 hour Dark Room Journey is held in a ceremonial group setting in which participants are introduce to diverse silent and guided meditations practiced while sitting or lying in complete darkness.
Sound healing, crystal bowls and other meditative instruments are used in between meditations to deepen relaxation. Ancient chants and stories, drums, rattles and other tools are also used during Shamanic journeying to promote a shift of awareness for personal growth, healing, and to connect the self with inner wisdom and the natural world.
The 24 hour Dark Room Journey is designed for any level of meditation practitioner, although some experience is recommended to fully receive the healing benefits.
When we have an injury such as a wound or broken bone we give it time to heal but when our minds are stressed, exhausted or depressed we keep going. In our noisy culture it is important that we give our minds a much needed rest. Through the process of spending time in complete darkness with very limited external stimuli, you are giving the overworked mind and body an opportunity to replenish.
A flow of soft movements (yin yoga and qigong) is designed specifically to release tension, promote circulation of energy and rejuvenation.
Blue Lotus to deepen the experience
A decoction of Blue Lotus is served before sleep to initiate the spiritual journey. The purple blue flower grows along the Nile and was sacred to the ancient Egyptians. It is used to calm down the nervous system, deepen meditation, promote lucid dreaming and stimulate the pineal gland. It is not mandatory to drink the tea but it is strongly recommended.
Inspired by sacred geometry, our hexagonal ceremonial room is a safe and peaceful environment specifically designed for your comfort and safety. For further information please read our Dark Room Meditation FAQ's.
Origin of Dark Room Meditation
From Tibet, to India, to the Amazon, spiritual traditions around the world have used darkroom techniques. The process of secluding oneself in complete darkness, spending a number of days with absolutely no light, has been practiced throughout time as a way of obtaining spiritual evolution or deep spiritual growth. In Egypt, the darkroom was found in the pyramids, in Tibet and India as mountainside caves, in Europe, in the form of underground tunnels and catacombs and even in the Amazon jungle as a way to heal, transform and awaken. (more)
Retreating into complete darkness for an extended period of time has a major effect on the brain. The effect of darkness is to shut down major cortical centres of the brain, depressing mental and cognitive functions in the higher brain centres. Emotional and feeling states are enhanced, especially the sense of smell and the finer senses of psychic perception. Shifts of consciousness can help us see that which is beyond illusion. (more)