4th Sundays at Light Upon Light Sufi Center, So. Mpls

Light Upon Light Sufi Center (http://www.lulsuficenter.org/)
The Center for Performing Arts, The Sun Room
3754 Pleasant Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55409 

4th Sundays of the month, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Price: Donation requested, no one is turned away.

The Search for Meaning is a guided exploration with Hakim, sharing wisdom traditions, stories and Sufi practices, sometimes in new ways. Though this time together will likely include some Zikr, and Dances of Universal Peace, there will also be room to experience additional ways to “go deeper” in the quest to become full human beings.

What are the Dances of Universal Peace? Participants move though simple folk dance forms while singing and chanting divine names, mantras, and holy words from the world's spiritual traditions. No experience necessary! People of all genders, colors, cultures, religions, beliefs, and levels of ability are welcome! The space we use is accessible and each Dance is taught every time we do it. The Dances come from the mystical heart of religion where all paths meet, so we experience both the unity of earth's holiest teachings and the diversity of flavor, style, and emphasis that make these paths so precious. Ya Fattah! Oh Opener, please open new doorways for us all!

Park on street or in the school lot across Pleasant Avenue from the Center for Performing Arts .
Please do not park in the tiny lot behind the building. It is for tenants.

This Dances of Universal Peace meeting is brought to you by the Light Upon Light Sufi Center. For info click here (http://www.lulsuficenter.org/)

Questions? John Hakim: 612-827-4424 or johnhakim99@gmail.com or karima@lulsuficenter.org
See also: http://www.meetup.com/The-Minnesota-Dances-of-Universal-Peace
Also offered at ZIKR, the Sufi Ceremony of the Remembrance of Divine Unity.
Every Wednesday - 7:00 PM
The Zikr will now begin with basic orientation to practice, history, and the stories of the teachers and people of the Ruhaniat Sufi Order. This will be mostly practice and stories, with very little lecture. Sufism is vast and a little information at the beginning can be of great help in navigating it.
There will be an open Zikr on Wednesdays*. Open means anyone of any experience level is welcome. Zikr means the Sufi 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, some of which mean:
  • "We begin in the Name of Divine Unity"
  • "All of Reality is contained within Divine Unity"
  • "Divine Unity is constantly vibrating into all forms, in all times and places."
This practice is noted for producing good feeling. It was one of the central practices of the Persian poet Rumi, allowing him the Divine Expansion and Insight from which he wrote his poetry. Both beginners and those with experience gain enormous benefit. The Sufis frequently refer to Divine Unity as "The Friend"; the Friend, who is always happy to see us and who we are always happy to be with. Come. . . make friends.
(updated 2/10/19)

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