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Layering the Sacred - Lawrence, Kansas - January 17 and 18

Layering the Sacred  Lawrence Kansas  January 17 and 18

Layering the Sacred

An Exploration Into The Teaching of Ibn al Arabi - Facilitated by Himayat Inayati

Dates & Time: January 17 & 18, 2015, 10 5 Daily

Place: 1425 Oread West Street, Suite 101 Lawrence, Kansas 66049

Cost: $185.00 if postmarked by January 3, 2015.

$225 thereafter.

Local Contact: Shaffia Laue or Ralph Bauer 785 813 1567

National Contact: Universal Awakening Office 828 713 1832

Registr:ation - - Address check to: Lawrence Circle of Friends Sufi Center,1425 Oread West Street, Suite 101, Lawrence, Kansas 66049

The teaching of Muhyiddin Ibn al Arabi, considered by many to be the greatest of all Sufi teachers, will be the focus of this weekend workshop. Himayat will present meditational practice and exploration of metaphors and relationships as keys to unlock Ibn al Arabi’s teaching on creative Imagination, recurrent creativity and Divine Self Disclosure. Participants will deepen and extend their own realization of reality and awaken to greater possibilities of meditation and contemplation. Ibn al Arabi is a particularly subtle and deep thinker, making his teaching difficult for many to access. Himayat is gifted in presenting difficult teaching, such as Ibn al Arabi’s, in a manner that is accessible and useful to modern and post-modern thinking. This unique workshop is open to students of Sufism and will be useful to anyone seeking to awaken to deeper realms of reality and to refine their meditation practice, whether he or she is a Sufi or not.

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 taught Sufi mysticism and healing in 14 countries. Himayat has been a catalytic figure in the on-going international dialogue between science, spirituality, and healing -organizing twenty-six conferences in support of this work. He is the founder of The Raphaelite Work TM, a method of healing and transformational process rooted in Sufism and updated by modern psychology, neuro-physiology, and body work, and is also the founder and president of Universal Awakening, 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 Sufism 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