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Integral Church Pilgrimage to Dobogokő

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On May 11, 2019, the crew at Integral Church Hungary led a group on a hike to Dobogókő — a popular tourist area that is part of Pilisszentkereszt village in Hungary. 

According to Wikipedia, “Dobogókő is the highest point in the Visegrád Hills (700 meters). In the hills lies the Ödön Téry Memorial, a stone pyramid built in memory of one of great pioneers of Hungarian tourism. Dobogókő is also a pilgrimage site for Hungarian neopagans (followers of the revived Táltos faith, that is similar to shamanism) who believe that the place is the “heart chakra” of the earth.”

Here’s what some had to say:

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Erzebet (Bőbe) Vizinger (Facilitator, Integral Church, Kecskemét) – 

“On May 11th we celebrated the third anniversary of the Integral Church in Hungary. 

In 2016, Joran led the first Circle at the Integral European Conference, and it was a wonderful inspiration for me to do the same. In the last three years, I’ve hosted Circles in Kecskemét every month, and in April our community decided to celebrate at Dobogókő, which is the most famous sacred place in our country.

For me, it was a touching moment, when we arrived and I realized how many enthusiastic people were there. We met with Orsi and Kata, and the Integral Church community from Budapest, and spent the whole day together.

The tour was really amazing — the rocks of the Pilis mountain, the stories about our spiritual history, the sunshine and the fresh air. There was a magical moment with the stones of the Heart Chakra when I looked around, saw these lovely people and thought, “Yes, we are here, together. I’m blessed and thankful.”

We ate together in the Zsindelyes Restaurant (designed by the brilliant Imre Makovecz), and went to Pilisszentlélek, where we held the Circle. There is a very strong energetic field, so we were charged with this sacred energy. The monastery is a ruin now, but this was the home of the first and only order founded in Hungary during the 13th century (Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit). 

We meditated, listened to a song, and shared our stories from the via creativa (how we co-create with God and how can we live our life fully). 

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