Seminar with Atum O’Kane

Purpose, Passion, Play, Presence, and Perspective: Core Elements of a Meaningful Life 

A Seminar with Atum O’Kane in Bad Bevensen, Germany
Week 2, August 4 – August 10, 2024

Our planet is in a profound transition and there is a need for us to hold the center. As Jung noted, transformation arises out of a marriage of chaos and a new order. The qualities of Purpose, Passion, Play, Presence, and Perspective can evoke a deep meeting of our soul with the soul of the world. By practicing these five qualities, we can root ourselves in a meaningful life, enabling us to hold the center both for ourselves and the world.
Living a commitment to a life purpose can catalyze our soul’s possibilities. The gift of deep purpose offers us an orientation, a focus, and the unfoldment of our soul’s potential. Clarifying our purpose removes ambiguity and frees us to make life choices in alignment with our soul’s direction. As the poet Rumi declared, ”Enough of words and metaphors; I want burning, burning, burning!“ The passion of the divine spark within us reveals the Holy Fire as the source of radiant life. There are many ways this illuminating fire may ignite us: as ecstatic aliveness, as mystical love, as direct encounter with the soul’s beauty.
The joyous creativity of play, ruled by the goddess Sophia, opens us to the spontaneous revelations of life. It liberates us from our fixed concepts of our self and expectations of how things are supposed to be. We can be spiritually reborn out of creative imagination and the infusion of joy.
The freedom of being fully present resurrects us from fragmentation and liberates us from attachments and fears associated with the past and future. We can immerse ourselves in the divine presence of Now, living in the present moment, being fully alive.
Perspective is the state of consciousness from which we see. The Buddhists refer to “the view” and Pir Vilayat awakened seekers to see from the soul’s perspective. As we make our spiritual journey, we pass through various stages of development. With each initiation, our perspective widens, transforming our view and experiencing life from the soul’s perspective.
In this seminar, we’ll explore these five qualities through teachings and practices from various spiritual traditions. We’ll explore guidance from Jungian and Transpersonal psychology and engage in creative exercises, community sharing, and personal reflection.

Thomas Atum O’Kane is the founder and director of the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School. For more than 20 years he has taught eight primary trainings on a variety of themes in five countries. During that time he has also conducted over 60 pilgrimages to sacred places throughout the world, honoring the contribution of many different spiritual traditions. Atum has followed an inter-faith spiritual path and has been profoundly blessed with astounding teachers. As Secretary General and senior guide in the Sufi Order, he worked side-by-side with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. His advisor for his Masters and PhD in Transpersonal Psychology was Reb Zalman Schachter, the founder of Jewish Renewal. Both were root teachers, mentors, and spiritual friends for over 30 years. Atum is also a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, with a focus on Christian mystics, Teilhard de Chardin, and Jungian Psychology. Frances Vaughan, one of the founders of Transpersonal Psychology has also been a significant mentor for Atum, and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche is his source of inspiration for his Buddhist studies.

This program takes place at the Caduceus Center, Niendorfer Weg 5b, 29549 Bad Bevensen, Germany. Find all the information about our location for this summer’s program here.

Steps for registration:

  • ♥ Please select the number of seminar tickets you’d like to book below, according to the number of people you’d like to register.
  • ♥ There are two options: Regular price and Support price, both explained below. 
  • ♥ Then, choose whether you’d like to book breakfast and dinner.
  • ♥ Book a camping ticket if you’d like to bring your own tent, and a campervan ticket if you’d like to stay in your own vehicle.
  • ♥ Please register any children that you’d like to bring on the Children’s Program page.
  • ♥ On the next page, make sure to add your name and email address to each individual ticket.
  • ♥ This year, it’s possible to pay in €, and we can offer a variety of payment options. These are available under the “Popular payment methods” option during checkout.

 

Should you experience difficulties during checkout or have questions concerning your registration, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email: info@zenithinstitute.com 

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  • 2Attendees
  • 3Payment
  • 4Confirmation
Seminar Ticket: Regular Price
420
Available Tickets: 6

The seminar fee with Lunch included. Breakfast, Dinner and Camping are excluded to suit those with external rooms booked. Choose this option if you want to secure a place at the event, but prefer to pay after April 31.

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Seminar Ticket: Support (+15%)
480
Available Tickets: 6

The seminar fee with Lunch included. Breakfast, Dinner and Camping are excluded to suit those with external rooms booked. Choose this option if you'd like to give towards a fund out of which we'll be able to offer reduced tickets to those who need them.

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Dinner (Sunday - Friday)
60
Available Tickets: Unlimited

Price for dinner at the Caduceus center, for the whole week (6x)

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Breakfast (Monday - Saturday)
35
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Price for breakfast at the Caduceus center, for the whole week (6x)

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Camping (Own Tent)
30
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This fee is for each tent you'd like to put up on the area (Children's tents or luggage tents are free)

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Camping (Campervan, RV)
30
Available Tickets: 2

For those planning to stay in a vehicle. Only a few places available, and only for small to medium size vehicles. No space for truck-sized vehicles. A stay in your own vehicle is only possible if you register here beforehand.

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Online Ticket
200
Available Tickets: Unlimited

This seminar will be live-streamed via Zoom or Vimeo, with multiple cameras and in high quality! We'll also offer all recordings on the same day & long-term.

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Date

Aug 04 - 10 2024

Time

All Day

Cost

500,00€

Location

Caduceus Centre
Niendorfer Weg 5b, 29549 Bad Bevensen, Germany
Category
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Speaker

  • Atum O'Kane
    Atum O'Kane

    Atum O’Kane is the founder and director of the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School. Atum teaches the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School core training programs with an inter-faith approach in five countries, along with multiple other courses including The Soul of Christianity. His vision of each individual soul having the ability to listen and respond to their particular Call of living an expanded life has been artfully taught as well as absorbed by many. He has a Ph.D in Transpersonal Psychology and a Masters in Psychological Counseling. Atum is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance which focuses on the Christian Mystics, the vision of Teilhard de Chardin and the Depth Psychology of Carl Jung. Atum served as Secretary General and a senior leader in the Sufi Order. He was blessed with long-term mentoring by the Sufi Master Pir Vilayat Khan, Reb. Zalman Schachter, the founder of Jewish Renewal and Spiritual Eldering, along with Frances Vaughan, one of the developers of Transpersonal Psychology. He has lead over 50 pilgrimages to Holy Sites throughout the world.