Alan Watts, Shamanic Adventure, Baraka & Ewake, Meditation vs Psychedelics

Enjoy relaxing music, harmonic drinks and interesting people at NOMAD on Wednesday to Sunday, from 19:00 till 00:00, on the weekends – till a party goes on.


Virtual Talk: ALAN WATTS – Time and The More it Changes
Apr. 08 (Wednesday), 19:00-20:30

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TALK by: Alan Watts (Sausalito, California 1972)
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We will watch one of the last video recordings of Alan Watts, where he talks about time, and how we in general tend to see time as going from past to present to future. He explains that in reality time goes from present to past, and that the future doesn’t exist. Alan Watts muses on the meaning of time and change, causality and the significance of being driven, and how in reality, the past is a result of the present.

Alan Watts (1915-1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and popularizer of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Towards the end of his life, he divided his time between a houseboat in Sausalito (where the video was recorded) and a cabin on Mount Tamalpais.

Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to “The Way of Zen” (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In “Psychotherapy East and West” (1961), Watts proposed that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy and not a religion. He also explored human consciousness, in the essay “The New Alchemy” (1958), and in the book “The Joyous Cosmology” (1962).


Documentary: SHAMANIC ADVENTURE IN PERU
Apr. 09 (Thursday), 19:00-21:00

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FILM by: Dean Jefferys
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The first person experience filmed by an organizer of shamanic tours to Latin America. Here 7 Australians, 1 American and a peruvian shaman go on a shamanic adventure in Peru. They travel to Machu Picchu region and voyage down the Rio Bamba river to the Amazon. There they experience the sacred San Pedro and Ayahuasca rituals.


Visual DJ Mix: BARAKA with Live Soundtrack by EWAKE
Apr. 11 (Saturday), 20:00-22:00

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DJ Mix by: EWAKE (live)
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Visual: BARAKA (1992)
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A special Audio/Video experience will be presented at NOMAD for the first time. Featuring the Ron Fricke’s famous movie “Baraka” with a Live Dj Set as soundtrack to awake people to the beauty of planet Earth and make them react about the impact of Humanity on it.

Ewake is a project about conscious electronic music, psychedelic oriented and mostly low BPM based. Both Live and Dj, many different genres of music are used, from Psychedelic Progressive to Atmospheric Ambient, including Techno, Deep house, Dubtechno, Psydub, Psybient,Trip Hop,Dub, Reggae and everything that can bring nice vibrations into the speakers.

Always looking for deep grooves and mind-blowing atmospheres, the main purpose of this project is to take the listener on a journey around magical landscapes, tribal dances, spirituality, meditations times, light and darkness, to finally share some nice moments of happiness.


MEDITATION and Talk: Psychoactive Substances vs Meditation
Apr. 12 (Sunday), 19:00-21:00

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GUIDED by:
Robert
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Seseg Zhigzhitova
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Very often (if not every time) at our discussions we come to the comparison of meditation and effects of psychedelics. People say that psychedelic substances can induce mystical experiences with a striking resemblance to states reached in very deep meditation. Other people claim that you can enjoy a freaky psychedelic trip without taking drugs, just by practicing meditation.

Robert will explain, what are similarities and differences, advantages and drawbacks of meditation practice compared to taking psychoactive substances.

Robert is meditation instructor from Dharma Mati Center in Berlin (Rigpa Center) and works as psychologist with addictive patients. He is a student of Sogyal Rinpoche, studying and practicing Buddhism and meditation since many years.

Seseg Zhigzhitova is a group coordinator and practice leader of of the Tergar Practice group Berlin, which is a part of International Tergar Meditation Community, guided by Mingyur Rinpoche. Seseg lives in Berlin, working as an architect.

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