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Becoming Fully Human: Sufi Weekend Retreat at the Islamic Center in Oakland, March 23-25

Farah Jahan Siddiq...
Union City, CA
Post #: 61
Becoming Fully Human
Baraka Institute
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8:00pm until Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 12:00pm.
ICCNC, 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612-4314

A weekend of exploration: talks, music, spiritual practice, and friendship.

The teachings of classical Sufism are being refreshed by contemporary teachers educated and matured in the traditional lineages (Mevlevi, Rifai, Naqshbandi, for instance). By rephrasing the traditional teachings in ways that are existentially meaningful, the radiance of Truth (Haqq) can be discovered in our ordinary lives and in the contemporary world where we live. Some Themes to be explored: How to Establish a Practice of Deepening Remembrance (Dhikr); The Practice of Sufi Meditation (Muraqaba); The Transforming Power of Love (Ishq); Creativity and Spiritual Freedom.

Cemalnur Sargut, one of the most inspired and respected spiritual teachers of Turkey, from the lineage of Kenan Rifai and Samiha Ayverdi (Murshida of the great scholar Annemarie Schimmel), will make a rare appearance in the United States. Through her very being she is a living example of Divine Love and Wisdom.

Robert Abdul Hayy Darr, “a teacher of Sufism for an ordinary life,”
studied the Afghan Sufi path of the late Ustad Raz Mohammed Zaray, and is the author of The Spy of The Heart, and the translator of Shabistari's Garden of Mystery.

Shaikh Kabir and Camille Helminski of the Mevlevi Order of Rumi, are internationally respected Sufi teachers and authors whose books have been translated into 8 languages. See:

“The purpose of the Baraka Institute is to bring together authentic spiritual teachers from various lineages to explore all aspects of spiritual life and practice. We believe humanity is at a defining moment, facing unprecedented challenges, in need of traditional wisdom, as well as a fresh perspective on how that wisdom is to be lived today.” ~Kabir Helminski

With Gari Hegedus of Stellamara offering incidental music on Oud, Saz,and other instruments, and Ruby, singing songs of Rumi.

To register go to:
All inclusive registration: $170 (at the door). In advance on the Internet: $150. Friday night only: $20 at the door.

Friday night 8-10. “Introduction: A Spirituality Adequate to the Times.”

Saturday, Registration 9-9:30 AM. Sessions: 9:30-6 PM. Lunch provided. Sunday, 9:30-12:30 AM. Final Sessions and Conclusion.

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE on Saturday. Reserve with Leila Bahreinian:

CLOSEST LODGING: MARRIOTT COURTYARD (Downtown Oakland):​travel/​­oakcd-courtyard-oakland-dow​ntown/­

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