Universal Awakening

Himayat Inayati

Love, Harmony, and Beauty Online Classes

Introduction

Introduction

Adorned With Veils Of Glory

An In-depth Study of al-asmâ' wa'l-sifât
(The Divine Names and Attributes)



"The one who tunes himself not only to the external, but to the inner being, and to the essence of all things, gets an insight into the essence of the whole being..."
Hazrat Inayat Khan


"The effectiveness of our practice of the Wazifa presents us with a paradox: it depends entirely upon our realization, while on the other had it confers realization." Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

"As we know, the Sufis seek the fulfillment of the purpose of life which requires cultivating that precious gift of the universe to us: our human personality. Hence the importance of, amongst all our spiritual practices: the Wazifa."
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan



Our online classes offer two alternate online series, "Love, Harmony and Beauty" and "Keys To The Divine Treasury." The former attend to the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. The latter attends to the teachings of the ancient Sufi masters. We are about to embark on dedicating the next two series to a study of the divine names and qualities. Our next "Love, Harmony and Beauty," series will be a ten-week presentation of the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan on the wazaif. This will be followed by another class under the "Keys to the Divine Treasury" series - offering teaching of the ancient Sufi masters on al-asmâ' wa'l-sifât. Participants can register for either or both of these classes.


Lessons will be posted, with written practice (including an audio tape of the practices), every two weeks. This will allow time to read, do the practices, ask questions or make comments - entering into dialogue with other class participants and Himayat. The lessons and practices on the divine names and attributes will be explored and applied in a manner that furthers your personal process of spiritual growth.


The lessons are designed to offer easy access to learn and practice - as you are offered the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan of the divine names and attributes. Participants can enter the class whenever it is convenient to do so. They can print out the lessons, practices, comments and questions to review and reflect upon at a date after the class ends.

The Names are categorized into three layers: essence, attributes, and action. Infinite in their relational possibilities and manifestations, they are the infrastructure of the Cosmos and of your fitra, your innate disposition. Emerging out of the Divine love to be known they are the ultimate veils that pierced by the ”the love to be known” bring us to the essence of Divine Reality.

Come, join our exploration of al-asmâ' wa'l-sifât.




The Spring Class Dates: May 3rd, 2019 – July 12th, 2019
Tuition: $185.00
Registration Ends: April 19th, 2019

Class Reviews -


"It is some years ago now, that I joined Himayat's online community, and I am deeply grateful for this connection. One thing which I really appreciate is the fact that he puts a lot of time and energy and love to condense the teachings in a digestible form and offers written material, where I can go back to certain points, again and again, reread important quotes and explanations, make notes etc., which would be impossible with only audio or video teachings. Plus I love his practices, which have an amazing subtlety and variety and are drawn from the ancient Sufi tradition as well as our own lineage. And I feel greatly supported by the discussions with other participants and Himayat in the online forums. It helps to stay connected, to learn from other's experiences and insights, and also their struggles. And I appreciate Himayat's profound answers to our questions and his ability to address the question behind the obvious questions.
The Buddhists speak of three jewels on the path - the teacher, the teachings and the sangha (community of fellow seekers). All three are present in Himayat's courses." Nurunnahar Dengg, Vienna, Austria



"There are many reasons I keep signing up for Himayat's online classes: the inspiring readings we contemplate and discuss, the exquisite accompanying meditations, the camaraderie of fellow travellers on the path from around the globe, the many “flashes” and “openings” along the way.
Our “classroom” experiences together – spaces of nuance, subtlety, beauty, and new understandings – demonstrate the fresh revelations held in each moment as described by one of the greatest Sufis, Ibn al-Arabi. These studies exercise the mind and nourish the soul."
Lakshmi Barta-Norton, Providence, Rhode Island



"Part of the explorations Himayat leads bring out the great truths of the ancient Sufis and introduce core concepts of these deep esoteric teachings. Such teachings are difficult to grasp without a guide whose teaching supports and encourages deeper attunement and understanding of their wisdom. A guide is needed who has deeply experienced these truths in his or her own path, and who can articulate them. I have found great inspiration for my own path in these classes, and hopefully, a foundation is beginning to develop in me for delving much more deeply into this wisdom in the future.
The virtual community that develops from this is a great service and holding for spiritual life. The classes become portals that connect, sustain, hold and contain the immensity of our spiritual awakening. We are fortunate to live in an age where such wisdom can be shared so widely."
Sylvia Surya Mann, London, England



To Register: Send $185.00 check addressed to: Universal Awakening, PO Box 1958, Leicester, North Carolina 28748 or process credit card via PayPal (Merchant: office@universal-awakening.org / Item: Spring Online Class)

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