Saturday, February 13, 2010
April 17 and 18, 2010
Developing the God Ideal Presented By Himayat Inayati
Odyssey Community School, Asheville, North Carolina
"Neither is the Sufi's God abstract nor is He personal. It is all a process, through which the Sufi goes from the false to the real self. And before he arrives at the real self, his false self must be made a sacrifice. Before what? Before the ideal God he has made in his own self. When his false self is sacrificed then he goes further. Then it is not a personal God, then it is the abstract God. But where does one begin, and where does one end? One begins from the false self and ends in the real self." Hazrat Inayat Khan
Drawing upon 37 years of Sufi practice as taught by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Murshid Samuel Lewis, Sheikh Mansur Johnson, by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi and Sheikh al Akbar Ibn al Arabi, Himayat will present the essence of Sufi practice, with special emphasis on fundamental practices of developing the God Ideal and leading personal and group exploration to clarify that process.
Himayat Inayati, Th.D. is a traveler on the path of the heart. He has been a member of the Sufi Order International since 1972, receiving the sacred transmission of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis. Himayat was the international head of The Sufi Healing Order for twenty years. He has been a catalytic figure in the on-going dialogue between science, spirituality, and healing – organizing twenty-six conferences in support of this dialogue. The founder of The Raphaelite Work, a method of healing and transformational process rooted in Sufism and updated by modern psychology and body work, Himayat has taught mysticism and spirituality in fourteen different countries. He is the founder of Universal Awakening, www.universal-awakening.org . Himayat's teaching is lucid, accessible, and humorous, orienting the ancient mystical teaching of the major world spiritual traditions toward solutions of contemporary issues.
April 17 & 18, 2010, 10 AM – 5 PM each day
Place: Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Register by sending your name, address, phone, email address and a $100 check to: Universal Awakening, PO Box 17578, Asheville, NC 28816.