Sufi – The path of the Heart

Videha had two beautiful groups at Dharma Mountain during Mukti Gathering 2014 – we are very happy he is coming back to share more from the Sufi Path. Sufi is a Mystic path, and the essence that is at the heart of all religious spirits. It is the ancient wisdom of the heart, and the path of love born from that wisdom. It’s finding the true nature and realization. This group in a meditative process using different methods, like rhythm, breath, music, dance, voice, sound, poetry, to enter a state of emptiness.

This sufi group will be a deep immersion into our inner world. We will use “Zikhr” (Remembrance), an essential Sufi method; it will bring us in touch with different layers of our being. Its waves will deepen and expand the different qualities of human consciousness and take us to the silent lake of our being. Whirling symbolizes and represents man’s unity with the cosmos; it is a movement where we dissolve ourselves with a world that cannot be understood with our mind, it has to be felt with the heart. This gathering is a process of emptying ourselves, a process, an atmosphere where love and wildness flower into meditation.We will also explore the beauty of Sufi poetry and music.

This Sufi group will be a deep immersion into our inner world, an exploration of the love and wisdom we all carry in our being. A Remembrance of the joyful song, and luminous silence, of existence.

“By knowing the mysteries of our own heart, we begin to resonate with the mysteries of existence”.

Mukti Whirling Sufi Dharma Mountain meditation and freedom resort Videha
All photos from Mukti Gathering 2014

What is the intention of the retreat, the whirling, singing, Zikhrs, etc.:
• To open our being to a deeper awareness.
• To drop from the head to the heart, as a first, beautiful, and  unavoidable step to remember the Being.
• To adventure into the Garden of Lovers.
• To gather the courage to look into our true nature.
• To enjoy the beauty of all these.

 What the participants might experience through this event:
“The time has come to turn
your heart into a temple of fire.
Your essence is gold hidden in dust.
To reveal its splendour,
you need to burn in the fire of Love.”


About Videha
Osho disciple since 1980. Initiated into the Mevlevi Sufi Order of Konya (“The Whirling Dervishes” ), Videha integrates the Sufi Path into Osho’s vision and love. For years as a Zazen meditation practitioner, he has traveled and trained in Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Central Asia, Japan, Korea, Tibet, where he got many initiations. He is leading groups, seminars, camps and meditation retreats all over the world since more then 28 years, uniting the path of love and the path of meditation. “All the work is inspired by Osho teachings, my Master and an endless source of compassion and wisdom, an inexhaustible mine of countless Dharma teaching treasures”.

Price and booking
NOK 2900,-* (incl. dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, the price incl. vegetarian meals and living in our cozy cabins).

* To confirm your participation for the retreat, we kindly ask you to pay a nonrefundable deposit of NOK 600 within September 30th 2015. If you pay the deposit later than September 30th, we will charge an extra NOK 600,- and the total price will be 3.500 NOK. Please transfer the remaining payment for the group to our bank account by 20. October.

For booking or more information:
Dharma Mountain (+ 47) 94 89 10 10.

Please pay to Dharma Mountain bank account:
Dharma Mountain AS
Account number 1594 44 22533
IBAN: NO 29 1594 44 22533
Swift/Bic-adress: DNBANOKK

0021 Oslo

Practical information
The group will start on Friday at 1800 and end on Sunday at 1800 with a dinner.
Single room additional cost for the weekend: 400 NOK
Bedlinen and towels can be rented for 190 NOK
If you want to stay until Monday the price for an extra night is 450 NOK.

About the accommodation:
You will sleep in cabin. Each cabin has two bedrooms, with two beds in each room. One cabin has 3 bedrooms. There will be two persons in each room. Every cabin has its own bathroom.

What is included in the fee?
– All workshops with Videha
– Accommodation for 2 nights
– Cleaning of the cabin on departure
– Hot evening meal on Friday
– Breakfast, hot lunch and evening meal on Saturday and Sunday
– Coffee and tea during the breaks

How to get there:
You can go by car or by bus.
You take the Bus to Nes i Ådal (This is the line called Valdresekspressen). From there you take a taxi 15 minutes. It is easy and not expensive to share taxi with other people for the last part of the journey.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


“This is love.
To fly towards a secret sky,
To cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of live,
In the end, to take a step without feet.
To regard this world as invisible,
And to disregard what appears to be the self.
Heart, I said, what a gift it has been
To enter this circle of lovers.
To see beyond seeing itself,
To reach and feel within the breast.”



Skjermbilde 2014-10-10 kl. 10.35.41


Dervish‘ is the Sufi word for sannyas. You cannot believe it unless you experience, that just by whirling you can know yourself. No austerity is needed, no self-torture is needed,but just an experience of your innermost being and you are transported into another plane of existence from the mortal to the immortal.
The darkness disappears and there is just eternal light…. It is not that the Dervish dances, God keep dancing in him. Whenever a wave of such divine rapture strikes the heart of the Sufi, it creates a wave in the lake of his inner being…. Something is pouring in him, and it is too much, it starts overflowing in his dancing and singing. …In reality, it is the wave of the ocean of God that are tossing and turning the anchor-less vessel that is the heart of the Sufi. His state is that of non-being…” 


This is an unique oppurtunity to get a taste of the mystic path of the Sufis in the magical energy at Dharma Mountain – welcome!

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