Introduction to Sufi Thought

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“It’s best to call Sufism a way of experiencing reality as love itself.” ~ Neil Douglas-Klotz

“Islam and Sufism are one. Teaching that to understand Islam one must be a lover, how can one understand Islam when the heart is empty of love?” ~ Zarina Bibi

“Sufism is about connecting with the intuitive parts of ourselves so that we can attune to the highest vibration in the universe, which is pure love. It’s about joining together in the mystical heart.” ~ Charlotte Karl

“Sufism is experience, and hence not to be defined …” ~ Idries Shah

What is this mystical Islamic religion, which has produced great seers such as Rumi and Hafiz? What do Sufis believe about God? What does it mean to totally empty yourself? Join us for “Introduction to Sufi Thought” and discover the heart of the Sufi by experiencing it directly, within yourself.

The primary objectives of this class are:

1.   The participant will become familiar with the mystical path of Islam known as Sufism.

2.   The participant will practice inner devotion and observe its effects.

Specific Information:
This class is 5 weeks long.
This class is offered on:
Wednesday, Nov 9 – Dec 14 (skipping Nov 23 because of Thanksgiving)
From 9:30-11:30pm Eastern Time, 6:30-8:30pm Pacific.
Homework begins November 3.
Facilitator: Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert
Cost is $100.
Textbook needed is The Sufi Book of Life: 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish, by Neil Douglas-Klotz.

Class is offered in PalTalk. Familiarity with PalTalk is helpful.
Registration closes on November 1.

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