Tel Aviv Hosts Indian Music Extravaganza


Shye Ben-Tzur & The Incredible Rajasthan Gypsies Tour Israel With Their

‘RAJASTHAN MAGICAL TOUR’

 ‘Rajasthan Magical Tour’  It’s the name on the lips of music lovers across the nation at the moment. Absolutely everyone is talking about it.  Or at least it seems that way.  No matter where I go in Tel Aviv, I hear people excitedly talking about the upcoming Oct- Nov concerts. On the bus, the train, a cafe, a yoga class, honestly, its like the buzz word in the city right now.

After a hugely successful sell out concert on their last visit to the holyland,  Israels’ music fans are beside themselves with excitement at having the opportunity once again to be mesmerised by this truly enchanting  ensemble of musical talent. 

Shye Ben-Tzur, a talented Israeli composer, producer and musician living in India, creates his music by combining traditional Sufi sounds, Rajasthani beats and Western elements.  The mix of genres, languages and beats totally captivates and entrances all who have the privledge to listen.  ‘It is a thrilling experience to attend one of these performances, its incredibly moving ‘ is one womans explanation of  her last Shye Ben-Tzur concert experience. 

Both local and global music critics enthusiastically agree without doubt, that Shye is one of the most original and exciting cross-cultural artists working today. ‘He leads the exceptional musicians from India and Israel with talent and charm, in performances that leave you spellbound, wanting more’  said one critic.

In Tel Aviv, Shye Ben-Tzur & The Incredible Rajasthan Gypsies are performing at  Zappa  on Saturday, October 30th as part of the Tel Aviv Music Festival.  doors open 9.00pm  concert starts 10pm.  

By popular demand, thankfully, there’s more than one concert in Israel this time. Performances will be held at a number of venues around the nation. And much to the delight of  local musicians,  there’s also an opportunity to attend an intimate hands-on vocal/beat workshop & encounter with Shye Ben-Tzur and the Rajasthani musicians beforeone of  the concerts.   

So do get on and book your tickets pronto, word on the street is, this is one concert you dont want to miss.

You can purchase tickets all their concerts in Israel through Mister Ticket  or by calling the venues direct.  Concert venues, dates and ticket booking information are listed below.

Tour Dates, Locations  & Booking Information

Saturday Oct 30th 

 Zappa   Tel Aviv   (standing concert)
Doors Open 21:00   Concert begins 22:00

99NIS in advance, 119NIS at entrance
03-7626666
www.zappa-club.co.il

Thursday Nov 4th 

Pitriya  Kibbutz Dan  (standing concert)
Doors open 22:00   Concert Begins 23:00

65NIS in advance (student), 70NIS in advance, 80NIS at entrance

050-7305398
www.pitriya.co.il

Saturday Nov 6th   

Berale    Lehavot Haviva Kibbutz  (standing concert)
Doors open 20:00   Concert Begins 22:00  

89NIS in advance, 109NIS at entrance

04-6369993
www.beraleberale.co.il

Tuesday Nov 9th   

Baroque  Be’er Sheva  (standing concert)
Doors Open 21:00   Concert begins 22:00

59NIS in advance (first 100tks), 69NIS in advance, 89NIS at entrance

08-6281548
www.baroque7.com

Friday Nov 12th     

 Hemdat Yamim – near Moshav Sheffer on the way to Zefat

(intimate acoustic concert at sundown in one of  most beautiful places in Israel)

Doors open 16:00   Concert Begins 17:00  
Hemdat Yamim 80NIS in advance (70NIS for students/soldiers), 90NIS at entrance

*Vocal/beat workshop & encounter with Shye Ben-Tzur and the Rajasthani musicians – unique opportunity for an intimate hands-on workshop before the concert     Meeting @ 13:00  Start 14:00

Workshop for concert ticket-holders 40NIS
Workshop alone 80NIS
04-6989423
www.hemdatyamim.com

Tickets for all concerts may also be purchased  at MisterTicket

For more Information or bookings also call  052-7782712

Israel Yoga Retreat in English


‘ Self  Transformation through Yoga ‘ 

  

prasad Rangnekar retreat in israel

Prasad Rangnekar teaching @ yogakulu vienna austria

Internationally renowned Yoga teacher, Prasad Rangnekar is in Israel to lead a retreat called ‘Self Transformation through Yoga’ organised by the Israel Yoga Teachers Association.  He will also lead classes in pranayama, asana, meditation and love and devotion in various locations around the country and both the retreat and the classes will be taught in English.  

The retreat, Prasad explains is a  correct mix of  Yoga movements, Yogic Trance, Silence, Meditations, Breath work and interesting discussions on the ancient Yogic Scriptures.  ‘The overall atmosphere of this retreat ‘ he says ‘ is non-competitive and relaxed. The emphasis being on enjoyment and understanding rather than effort, so there’ll be time for personal reflection and time too, to simply enjoy the beautiful nature of Israel’s north.’    

‘Classical Yoga is a truly wonderful system for inner exploration and personal evolution.  Hence, the basis of the workshop is to experiment and to learn from one’s own experience and sensations, cultivating a deep awareness and understanding of the mind and body, finally touching the depths of the Heart.  It’s a journey that brings you closer to the you as you are, generating self-acceptance and self-Love…. which is the basis of Yoga.’  

The weekend retreat is being held at Kibbutz Tuval, located in the heart of the Galilee region, in the breath takingly beautiful Karmiel Mountains.  Kibbutz Tuval has long been an immensely popular accommodation choice for both locals and international tourists due to its beautiful surrounds and tranquil atmosphere and if the kibbutz website photo gallery is anything to go by, it’s very easy to understand why.  The views of the area are delightful!  

If you are coming by car, there is a map on the Kibbutz website. If you are coming by train, you will need to catch a train to Acco, then a sherut ( yellow mini bus) to Karmiel which costs 13 nis, then catch a taxi to Tuval which costs about 40-50 nis. You can also catch a taxi straight from Acco to Tuval which will cost around 120 nis.  I understand that the organisers of the retreat, The Israel Yoga Teachers Association, are planning to organise a couple of pickups from the train station, so get in touch with them to arrange this.  

‘Explore yourself through the ancient path of Yoga, through movements of the body, rhythm of the breath, fullness of Heart and a deeper understanding of the ancient yoga scriptures. Through this retreat we seek to accept ourselves and generate joy in whatever we do to establish a strong conviction of the Love within and thus “Live” yoga rather than just “do” Yoga.’  

   

Retreat:                                        Self Transformation through Yoga  

Date:                                              Thurs 22nd July – Saturday 24th July 2010  

Start time:                                 Check in 3pm Thurs, retreat starts 5pm Thurs  

Location:                                    Kibbutz Tuval  

Price:                                             800 Nis (3 per room) includes food and accom  

                                                           900 Nis    (2 per room) 

                                                           1100 Nis single room    

Info/ Registration:              Call 04-637-2323    

   

Retreat Schedule  

   

Thursday 22nd July 2010  

15:00-16:30 arrival  

17:00-19:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

19:00-20:30 dinner and break  

20:30-21:30 discussion and meditation  

 Friday, July 23    

7:00-9:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

9:00-10:00 break  

10:00-12:00 lecture, discussion and reflection in the spirit of Yoga Sutra  

13:00-15:00 lunch and break  

15:00-16:30 discussion on Upanishad and practice of yoga nidra  

17:00-18:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

19:00-22:00 welcoming the Sabbath, dinner, satsang  

 Saturday, July 24    

7:00-9:00 practice – asana, pranayama, meditation  

9:00-10:00 break  

10:00-12:00 lecture, discussion and reflection in the spirit Bhagavad Gita  

13:00-14:00 lunch  

14:00-16:00 discussion, meditation, summation

 

If you have an event that may interest the English speaking community of Tel Aviv & Israel please contact me

Tel Aviv Osho Mystic Rose Course


Osho Mystic Rose  10 - 30th August

Osho Mystic Rose 10 - 30th August

OSHO MYSTIC ROSE IN TEL AVIV

Osho House located in the centre of Tel Aviv, just off Ben Yehuda Street, will soon host the world renowned Osho mystic Rose Course.  All interested in personal development, self discovery and encouraging more spontenaety and natural joy in their lives are invited to join.

A lecture explaining the course and a ‘small taste’ of the Mystic Rose process will be held at Osho House on Wednesday 6th August at 8.30pm.  A small charge of 30 nis for the evening will be asked.

The course is structured to run in the evenings from 8pm during the week, allowing people to fit it in around regular work schedules. On weekends, sessions start at 2pm so morning sleep in are not lost and  evenings are free.  

With a large choice Restaurants, cafes,cheap eateries bars and pubs in the area, grabbing a quick bite before or after the daily courses will be easy.   Bus number 4 goes along Ben Yehuda, ask them to stop you off at eidelson and then its a few minutes walk from there.
courtesy of  oshophotos.com

courtesy of oshophotos.com

Mystic Rose is a powerful meditative therapy created by Osho, one of Indias finest mystics and possibly one of the most most teachers of the 21st century.   
When Osho created this powerful therapy he is quoted as saying I have invented many meditations, but perhaps this will be the most essential and fundamental one. It is the first major breakthrough since Vipassana 25 centuries ago”   
 MYSTIC ROSE  is a  3 week course, which runs every day for 3 hours.
 
Week 1: Laughing for 3 hours for seven days. This removes all the inhibitions and repression that hinder our spontaneous laughter and natural joy.

Week 2: Crying for 3 hours for seven days. This uncovers the next layer of repression. All the agonies and tears, allowing a great unburdening and release of pain and suffering.

Week 3: Observation for 3 hours for seven days . Be the “watcher on the hill.”  With a thoroughly cleansed heart, one sits silently in meditation.

 
What:  Osho Mystic Rose Course
When: 10 – 30th August 2008
Time:  Sun – Thurs  8 – 11pm,    Fri – Sat 2-5pm 
Where: Osho House 5 Eidelson Street Tel Aviv 
Course costs & Further Information: Call Korah on 052 888 30 40  
                                                                         email info@oshoisrael.com

UPCOMING EVENT: NOV 20-22 PASSION FOR MEDITATION WEEKEND WORKSHOP

    

* NB: Korah’s english is perfect, so feel comfortable to call him with any questions. If you decide to join the course, let him know you are english speaking and he will be happy to accomodate you.
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Until next time
Be healthy be happy
loving tel aviv
 

Tel Aviv Kabbalah Lessons – In English


Kabbalah offers insight into life and can appeal to anyone.

Artist Chrisopher P Benton

Artist Chrisopher P Benton

You don’t need to be Jewish to appreciate lessons in Kabbalah. Kabbalah is open for eveyone.

And Tel Aviv will soon offer Kabbalah classes In english.  If you are interested to learn Kabbalah, dont miss the opportunity to attend this introductory course at The Kabbalah Centre in Tel Aviv (near Dizengoff centre)

The wonderful introduction course The Power Of Kabbalah, starts Wednesday 6th July, 8.30pm

Running for 10 weeks and including a full 23 volume set of the Zohar you will be introduced to the ‘hidden science’ of Kabbalah and begin understanding the secret code to your life and the incredible system of logic that is behind it.

It offers you the opportunity to completely change the way you view your life.

 Event: English Kabbalah Course – The Power Of Kabbalah

 Where: The Kabbalah Centre –   14 Ben Ami St (Dizengoff Square)

 When: Course starts Wednesday 6th July   8.30pm    10 weekly  1.5hr meetings

 Cost: 720 nis   Discounts avail. for Olim Shadashim & students 

More Details/Questions: Call Robert 052-560-4871 Email: rkashani26@gmail.com

Kabbalah has often been called the’ best kept secret of our time’ It is considered to be the key that unlocks all the mysteries of life, the secret code that governs the universe. It’s an incredible system of logic and a precise technology that will completely change the way you view your life.

ALL WELCOME.

Be happy be healthy

loving  tel aviv 

Osho Therapy Retreat 17-19th July Israel


The delightful Tarika Gulbin, International therapist and recent guest at the ‘Osho Celebration Festival’ will be holding a dynamic Osho Therapy retreat in Israel from the 17-19th July 2008.

Osho Therapy is an immensely popular and highly effective therapy created to aid an individuals  development of self love, self understanding and self acceptance.

The Osho International Meditation Resort, located in Pune India, is a place of outstanding beauty and peacefulness attracting over 200,000 visitors a year. Coming from all walks of life, visitors can learn to meditate as well attend workshops and groups to learn new life tools to help them live life with greater joy and happiness. 

Tarika’s visit to Israel is an honour and those interested in Self Discovery should seriously consider attending her retreat.  As one of Pune International Mediation Resorts primary therapists, Tarika’s experience in the many Osho therapies is invaluable. 

She is witty, interesting and inspiring and is a truly wonderful group facilitator. Her 3 day retreat,held in the beautiful Om Centre in kibbutz – Biet Oren, 10 minutes drive from Haifa, offers a safe loving environment in which to take a journey within and while the experience is often an intense one, participants are sure to reap countless personal rewards from attendance.

Take a journey within.. Osho 3 day retreat

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Osho Festival Israel – Weekend Of Music, Dance & Meditation


For those up for new and interesting experiences, best pack yourself a little overnight bag and head north to Kibutz -Bet Oren located 10 mintues from Haifa or approximately an hours drive  north of Tel Aviv.. the annual Osho festival is defintely one not to be missed!

Held on the grounds of the magnificent Om Centre Resort, july 10 – 12th, the 3 day event promises to be a truly magical celebration that from simple word of mouth advertising, has attracted international visitors from far and wide.

Joanna, from the USA said ‘ its going to be such a multi cultural mix at the festival, its so exciting. I heard about it whie travelling in India and decided to come on my way to the UK.  There are People gathering in Israel for the event from Brazil, USA, Australia, Europe, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Taiwan and Japan.’

Playing host to world renowned lecturers and therapists from the global new age movement, the line up reads like a ‘dream list’ for those interested in personal development, self healing and well being. The choice of learning opportunties is endless.. there is something to interest and inspire even the greatest of cynics.  

Active meditations, yoga, chaka breathing, tai chi, chi gung, live music, drumming circles, evening movies under the stars, dance parties, tantra courses and sufi whirling to name a few.. its loaded with fun activities.

The list of courses on offer is super impressive and as most lecturers are coming from abroad, the majority of them will be held in English.

Here’s a few to tempt the spiritual goddess within..  From the head to the heart, Inner man inner woman, Falling in love with yourself, Dynamics of relationships, The way of breathing, melting in love and aloneness…

The festival opens on thursday  evening with a dance and world music celebration. Fridays event schedule begins at 7.30am with the first meditation of the day and goes through to midnight. Saturdays program also begins at 7.30am and runs through until 5pm when a huge dance party by the pool celebrating the closing of the festival begins. 

Tickets cost 320 shekels, include free camping, showers and all activities and can be purchased by contacting the Om Centre Resort on: 04-8307416

 For full details, directions and Resort information please visit the Om Centre website: http://www.omcenter.co.il/Default.aspx?tabid=509

Further info needed on Israel, can usually be found at http://www.aguide2israel.com

Have Fun,

be healthy, be happy

PHOTOS OF THE OSHO FESTIVAL CAN BE FOUND AT: https://lovingtelaviv.wordpress.com/2008/07/17/osho-israel-july-festival-photos/