Saturday, October 18, 2014
and October 19, 2014
Layering the Sacred, A Four Weekend Exploration Into The Teaching of Ibn al Arabi - Facilitated by Himayat Inayati
Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
The teaching of Muhyiddin Ibn al Arabi, considered by many to be the greatest of all Sufi teachers, will be the focus of this series of four weekend workshops. Using metaphors and relationships as keys to unlock his teaching of recurrent creativity and Divine Self Disclosure, participants will deepen and extend their own realization of reality and the possibilities of meditation and contemplation. This unique series of explorations is open to students of Sufism and will also be accessible to anyone seeking to awaken to deeper realms of reality and to refine their practice of meditation.
Each weekend will build upon the previous sessions and will also be unique enough in its focus to stand on its own. Folks are welcome to participate in any particular weekend or in all the workshops.
Himayat Inayati, M.S., Th.D., has been a member of the Sufi Order International since 1972. He was the international head of The Sufi Healing Order for 20 years, and has taught Sufi mysticism and healing in 14 countries. Himayat has been a catalytic figure in the on-going national dialogue between science, spirituality, and healing - organizing 26 conferences in support of this work. He is the founder of The Raphaelite Work™, a method of healing and transformational process rooted in Sufism and updated by modern psychology and body work, and is also the founder and president of Universal Awakening, www.universal-awakening.org. While primarily a student of the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Himayat has also been an avid student of Ibn al Arabi since 1975. Himayat's teaching is lucid, accessible, and humorous, always orienting the ancient mystical teaching of the major world spiritual traditions toward solutions of contemporary issues. He lives in Leicester, North Carolina where he co-leads Light of the Mountains Retreat Center with his wife Shahida Whitney. Personal retreats guided by either Himayat or Shahida are available by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org