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Weekly offering: Dervish Class

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  • The Light Upon Light Sufi Center in the Center for Performing Arts

    3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN (map)

    44.934898 -93.283089

  • We're downstairs in the large, brick Center for Performing Arts Building at the north-west corner of 38th St. and Pleasant Avenue.
  • Dervish Class

    The regular Sufi Ruhaniat International zikr is changing names.  It will now be called Dervish Class.  It will meet at the usual time, Thursday at 7:00 PM.

    Dervish Class will still be a zikr but will also include practices of mastery that support the zikr. These practices illuminate the nature of Soul and help build a spiritual toolbox to meet the needs of Life. This begins in September.  You can expect to work hard in this class.  Visitors are welcome but should come prepared to exert themselves.

    Zikr is the Ceremony of the Remembrance of God, a traditional ecstatic practice of the Sufis, as observed by the order of the Sufi Ruhaniat International.  We will be singing very old sacred phrases in Arabic.

    Bismillah - "We begin in the Name of Divine Unity"
    La illaha illa‘llah - "All of Reality is contained within Divine Unity"
    Hu - "Divine Unity is constantly vibrating into all forms, in all times and places."

    This practice is noted for producing strong expansion of consciousness. It was one of the central practices of the Persian poet Rumi, allowing him the divine expansion and insight from which he spoke his inspired poetry. Both beginners and those with experience can gain enormous benefit. Of course, not every practice fits every person. To us, the most important thing is that you find a way that works, not that it be our way.  Keep searching until you find!

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