Date: November 18, 2018 to November 18, 2018
Where: Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95062
Ticket Price: N/A
We live in a sacred reality. The here-and-now is alive with a pure, awake, and loving presence that is beyond all description. It is our vibrant home. Many of us have glimpsed this reality when we were children, or in moments of ecstatic love, spiritual practice or psychedelic experience. Although daily life tends to obscure our remembrance of this reality — the luminous and loving ground of all being — it is always present. Opening ourselves to its presence, even for brief moments, is an unforgettable blessing that can instill in us the gift of natural ease, well-being and caring for all. During these introductory sessions, we will explore contemporary Sufi approaches to recognizing this sacred reality. To aid us we will make use of direct pointing out, silence, guided meditation, heart-opening and breathing exercises, self-inquiry, and musical meditation. We will deepen this exploration with two longer workshops in Feb and June in Berkeley. Feb 8-9→ Doing the Beautiful June 21-22 → Continuous RealizationThe sessions will be led by Pir Elias Amidon, who is the spiritual director of the Sufi Way, and Murshid Kiran Rana, who is a guide in the Sufi Way and holds the Bay Dervish Center in Alameda with his wife Jeanne.