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Universal Consciousness Festival: A Rocky Mountain Healing and Wellness Festival | Estes Park, CO | Sept 11-14, 2015

A Rocky Mountain Healing and Wellness Festival brings together different forms of healing methods and techniques with lectures from international experts on healing, including our very own David Crow.

Sept 11-14, 2015 in Estes Park, Colorado at the Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa

David Crow will offer two primary classes of two hours each and three breakout sessions:

First 2-hour class: Medicinal Plants and Spiritual Evolution: This presentation will explore how our relationship with plants offers us an opportunity to remember our deeper biological unity with all beings and develop ecological spirituality.… Read more

Contemplative Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Aromatherapy, & Building Immunity with Essential Oils in Victoria, B.C.

David Crow will be teaching three classes in Victoria, BC:

Contemplative Aromatherapy

Friday, February 28, 2014 7pm – 10pm

Contemplative AromatherapyAn experiential approach to studying essential oils and their effects on body and mind using a combination of classical Buddhist meditation methods and Ayurvedic medical philosophy.

Ayurvedic Aromatherapy

Saturday, March 1, 2014 10am – 5pm

Ayurvedic AromatherapyThis workshop offers a practical introduction to the vast world of essential oils in the context of Ayurvedic Medicine.… Read more

In the Garden of the Medicine Buddha | Menla Mountain, NY | 10/3 – 10/6, 2013

In the Garden of the Medicine Buddha: A Visionary Synthesis of Ecology, Medicine and Spirituality

With David Crow, Jai Dev Singh and Robert Thurman

The Medicine Buddha is renowned in Tibetan Buddhism as the supreme physician who heals sickness and suffering of the body and mind.Read more

Listening To The Heart: Meditation Retreat With David Crow | Nevada City, CA | September 18th-22nd, 2013

Listening to the Heart

An Intensive Meditation Retreat With David Crow

In every moment of life the heart is beating. Its pulsation is the current that awakens our senses, body and mind; its rhythm flows beneath every state of consciousness through waking, sleeping and dreaming.

Many teachings are found in the world’s spiritual traditions about the heart and its subtle mysteries, but the greatest mystery is this: why do we rarely listen directly to its voice?Read more

Top 8 Essential Oils for Meditation

Essential Oils and Natural Incense Resins are powerful tools for our meditation and spiritual practices. In addition to acting on the physical body to induce states of calm, essential oils and resins help still the mind so we can access higher experiences in our meditations and daily life.… Read more

Incense Meditation for the New Year

The New Year is an important time of year for reflecting on the year past and for opening up to the energy of the year ahead. A champagne toast at midnight is one way to celebrate, but you can incorporate a more sacred element into calling in the new year using natural incense resins and essential oils.… Read more

Agarwood: Be Careful What You Wish For!

Holidays are here sprinkled with sparkling smiles, laughter like wind chimes and glistening little lights to brighten our spirits.  And wishing, wishing for good things for ourselves and our lives, our world, our neighbors and our children…

David tells a rich story of the wish fulfilling gem that is agarwood, oud.  … Read more

The Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils and Sacred Scents | Sag Harbor, NY | October 5th-7th, 2012

Friday, Oct 5: free evening event, 7 – 9 pm.

Saturday, Oct 6: The Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils

Explore the basics of aromatherapy, the biology of flowers and the science of fragrance. Topics include:

• How essential oils work–their absorption and effects on the glandular, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems

• How to use them safely and effectively

• How to create a home pharmacy of important essential oils and how to use them to calm the mind and body and enhance meditation.

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The Pharmacy of Flowers & Contemplative Aromatherapy | Sun Valley, ID | April 27th-29th, 2012

Join David Crow for three events in beautiful Sun Valley, ID.

Friday, April 27: 7 – 9pm: The Pharmacy of Flowers (Introduction)

Saturday, April 28, 9 – 6pm: The Pharmacy of Flowers: A Sensual Journey Through The World of Aromatic Plants

Join us for an olfactory feast featuring some of the world’s most exotic, rare, and precious essential oils, including various types of roses, jasmines, lotuses, orange blossom, agarwood, sandalwood, champaca, and many others.

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Deep Meditation: The Most Precious Oil For Resting In The Nature Of the Mind

I use agarwood oil for a very specific reason and at specific times during my Buddhist meditation practice.

Just before actual practice and supplication prayers I apply a tiny amount of agarwood oil to the inside of my nostrils.

Now my mind is clearly aware of both the intended practice and my habitual distractions without getting lost in the distractions.… Read more