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Shaktipat Ceremony with Music Medicine by Sofie Porro

28th September 2023 @ 18:30 - 21:45


Curious about (traditional) Tantra?

The power of mystical ceremonies?

Revitalizing your own energy body?

Around the full moon we enter an ancient, Tantric meditation: Shaktipat.

The ceremony can be a mystical journey with insights, release and an expanded energetical state.

We combine this meditative ritual with a live concert, workshop or sound experience.



For those who don’t know me yet: I’m Sofie Porro, voice liberator, singer and actress. I perform with my own workshops and my music, in which I bridge the gap between the arts and consciousness development.
I guide children and adults in the process of appropriating their expression and voice: reconnecting with their creative flow, freedom, the voice of your essence.

In addition, I work with a form of music therapy, finding ways we can learn our lessons from the major obstacles in life and turn our wounds into wisdom. Let our voices be heard and use it for a more beautiful world. And above all, grab life by the throat and dare to fully live it!

My heartopening poetic music is about being human and our capacity for transformation. She awakens our soul and a deeper knowing inside of us, she brings new inspiration to life and contributes to a process of coming home to yourself.


Shaktipat is a traditional, mystical, Tantric ceremony. In Sanskrit, Shaktipat literally means descent of grace. Through ritual and intent we invite awareness of life energy (Kundalini) into our bodies. Resulting in a more flow, bliss and ease.

Shaktipat is a solo meditation, supported by collective energy. You will be ‘touched’ by water of the Ganga river, sacred ash, Kumkum and a third eye blessing of the Siddha lineage. Indian Vedic chants will support you into deeper meditation and prayer.

A Shaktipat can be a deeply transformational experience.



Kundalini, also referred to as life force, is the energy of your soul’s potential, rooted at the base of your spine.
Kundalini can awaken through practice (yoga, breathwork etc.), psychedelic stimulation (plant medicine etc.), spontaneous activation (birth), or through energetical transmission (Shaktipat).
We consider Shaktipat a safe way of awakening, as the lineage will ensure a smooth transition of your self-realization journey.

An awakened Kundalini can bring about massive life-transforming experiences and spiritual awakenings.



The Shaktipat ritual is performed according to Siddha tradition (5000 years old). Its primary objective was the direct, effortless awakening of the Kundalini. Through ritual and prayer we invoke the guidance of Bhagavan Nityananda, a meditator residing in the mountains of Maharastra, India.

Kabira has received initiation through Bud Barber in Melbourne in 2016, and has been giving Shaktipat across several continents ever since.



18:15h Doors open
18:30h Opening & explanation Kundalini
19:00h Music Medicine by Sofie Porro
20:00h Start ceremony of light (Aarti) & Shaktipat
21:15h – 21:45h Closing, sharing & grounding



De Meditatietuin is situated in the lush green Amstelpark in a low building with red doors, between the Glass House and the Rietveld House.

This evening we ask everyone to enter (and leave) the park at the entrance called ´de Rode Brug´ (the Red Bridge). Therefore it is advisable to take more time than usual and to look carefully at Maps to ensure that you arrive relaxed and on time.

De Meditatietuin (Amstelpark)
Entrance ‘De Rode Brug’ (The Red Bridge)
Amstelpark 6
1083 HZ Amsterdam

Bicycles are not allowed inside the park. Participants who come by bicycle can park them at the red bridge entrance of the park.

From the Amstelpark bus stop it is a 10-minute walk to the Meditation Garden. From RAI station (tram, metro, train) the walking distance is 15 minutes.

Participants who come by car can park close to the Red Bridge along the park on the Europaboulevard side. During the week, the parking costs are € 2.50 per hour until 7 p.m.



– Please bring your own meditation cushion, sheep and / or blanket with you.

– Despite the word Shakti sometimes referring to feminine power, the Shaktipat is open to all genders and any-body.

– Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and that you can sit in. Your body temperature might change, layers of clothing work well.

– Optional: bring an offering for the altar. E.g. flowers, sweets, crystals, pictures or anything that you would like to have blessed. You can take this home with you afterwards.

– Optional: bring some snacks and drinks to share for a bite after. A light meal or a few hours of fasting before could support your experience.

– If you have a known history of psychosis or severe trauma, please contact us beforehand.



“Really safe place. It was exactly what I need, thank you.” – N

“I feel really f*cking good. Unreal. I feel 3 times bigger and 3 times lighter than normal. I feel like I have a giant third eye on my forehead. I’ve had a long trip with some sort of guidance on which way to go. It was a real pleasure to attend. I am impressed.”- Kalika Angela

“The energy in my hands was increased enormously yesterday. I had a huge insight, and was able to feel myself more deeply. I feel much softer, and more relaxed.”- AK

“Geopend, gehuild, het verdriet gevoeld, overspoeld en schoongemaakt. Nu leeg en vol tegelijk… Dank je Karlijn.” – A

“Shaktipat ceremony, amazing energy still after 2 days. No entheogens required. Just sitting there made me arrive to that beautiful warm place where I can see more than my eyes, where there is no up, down or sides. It just is. I was the person shouting, the woman moaning, the neighbour breathing. I was all of them. For seconds, I saw me as a friend of the Whole. This I keep forever until then.” – Omar Camara Ramirez

“What the fuck 😉 ! Grateful, so very grateful.” – M



Saturday, October 28th with Teacher Bud Barber, Amsterdam
Sunday, November 26th with Roger Spees, Chapel Haarlem
Saturday, December 23rd Candlelight edition, Chapel Haarlem


28th September 2023
18:30 - 21:45
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De Meditatietuin
Amstelpark 6
Amsterdam, 1083 HZ Netherlands
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