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May 16 - 19

   
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 2001 Sufi Conference

Session Descriptions



"Step out of the circle of time
and into the circle of love."


- RUMI



On Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon there will be a variety of Sessions offered. These Sessions will provide an experience of Sufism through lectures, meditation, music, dreamwork, poetry, and other mystical practices.


 

Friday Afternoon Sessions, 2pm - 4:30pm

LISTENING TO THE MUSE:
How Music Can Awaken the Life of the Spirit

William Allaudin Mathieu, Friday 2:00 - 4:30pm

This workshop will explore aspects of music practice, improvisation, composition, performance, and pure, open listening. Special guests Devi Mathieu and Hamza El Din.

 

HEARKEN TO THE CALL OF THE SOUL

Amida Cary, Friday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

"True exaltation of the spirit resides in the face that it has come to earth and realized there its spiritual existence."
-
HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN

Together we will share the Sufi perspective and spiritual practices of prayer,meditation, contemplation of the Divine Names, and Dhikr (remembrance of the Divine Unity). Creating an atmosphere of sacredness and purpose we hearken to the call of the soul. This awakening to the universe within inspires the mystic's ecstasy, and brings a deeper understanding and enrichment to life. Our work is appropriate for both those new to and those experienced with the Sufi path.

 

SUFISM & ENERGETIC HEALING

Dr. Robert Ibrahim Jaffe, Friday 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Love is the greatest of all healing energies. Unity through Divine Love, awareness of the soul, and a heart awakened through the understanding of energetic healing creates even more love. In this inspiring lecture, Jaffe will illuminate the Shadhiliyya Sufi path. Join him on this journey into the depths of the Sufi soul and let your life begin to blossom.

 

SUFISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE: True Stories

Sonia Gilbert, Friday 2:00 - 4:30pm

Once a consciousness of the Divine is awakened, It can realize That Presence everywhere, access all the teachings of the Sufi Master all the time, and increase the speed of access through sincere intention.


Saturday Morning Sessions, 10am - noon

RUMI & THE WAY OF PASSION
Andrew Harvey, Saturday, 10:00am - noon

An in-depth discussion of Rumi's poetry, as well as simple meditative exercises, including breathing and heart practices, that help prepare the spirit to receive Rumi's instruction. The purpose of the workshop is to enable its participants to empower themselves directly with Rumi's knowledge and practice of sacred passion for the Beloved and His creation, ways to make them servants of peace and warriors of loving change to our troubled world.

 

SWEEP OUT THE CHAMBERS OF YOUR HEART:
Dances of Universal Peace as a Path for Opening the Heart

Khatiba Grais, Saturday 10:00am - noon and 2:00 - 4:30pm

Using sacred phrases from many different religious traditions, we will share in the heart's ecstasy expressed through simple movement and song. All dances will be taught; no experience is necessary, just bring your heart and your longing for the Beloved.

 

SUFISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE: True Stories
Sonia Gilbert, Saturday 10:00am - noon

Once a consciousness of the Divine is awakened, It can realize That Presence everywhere, access all the teachings of the Sufi Master all the time, and increase the speed of access through sincere intention.

 

 

Saturday Morning Sessions, 2pm - 4:30pm

 

CATCHING THE THREAD:
Dreamwork as a Spiritual Practice

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Saturday 2:00 - 4:30pm

Sufi dreamwork helps us to understand the spiritual guidance of our dreams, and to grasp the golden thread that is our own inner path. This thread, hidden within the heart, reveals itself in dreams. Finding this thread we learn to follow our deepest destiny and weave it into the fabric of our life.

 

SWEEP OUT THE CHAMBERS OF YOUR HEART: Dances of Universal Peace as a Path for Opening the Heart

Khatiba Grais, Saturday 10:00am - noon and 2:00 - 4:30pm

Using sacred phrases from many different religious traditions, we will share in the heart's ecstasy expressed through simple movement and song. All dances will be taught; no experience is necessary, just bring your heart and your longing for the Beloved.

 

A TASTE OF THE BELOVED
Zakira Beasley, Saturday 2:00 - 4:30pm

Through chanting, walking meditation, singing, and other practices, poetry, conversation, and inspiration, we will explore different facets of the Divine together. As Sam Lewis frequently quoted the great Sufi Al-Ghazzali, "Sufism is based on Experiences, not Premises."

All are welcome as we dive into the experience of our own heart within the One Heart and drink deeply from the Source of Love.