We are back from our vacation, rested and renewed, and are diving deeply into ‘The Ecstasy Beyond Knowing’, a manual of meditation representing the lifetime work of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.
We are at a time where healing and spiritual awakening are needed more than ever, and each of us is capable of developing ourselves as healers and spiritually awakened human beings. What more important work is there, and what can be offered in service which is more meaningful? Together, we can become healing, encouraging presences, and make a difference. Journeying in spiritual community can be a source of illumination, mutual, support, friendship, and inspiration.
Please join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm for Healing Circle, and 8:00pm for Spiritual Awakening class.
Dear Friends on the Spiritual Path, the Kalyan Center Healing Circle and Spiritual Awakening Classes will be recessed for a few weeks so that we can have a vacation. We will resume Thursday, April 11th at the following times: Healing Circle 7:30pm, Spiritual Awakening Class 8-8:45pm. We look forward to seeing you then!
“The time comes when the belief in God is replaced by the experience of God.” Hazrat Inayat Khan
Dear Friends, please join us on Thursdays beginning October 11, 8-8:45pm. Our Spiritual Awakening class will begin a new course of study using The Ecstasy Beyond Knowing – A Manual of Meditation by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, as our guide. Meditation techniques including practices with breath, light, energy, sound/mantram, inspired visualizations, and the Sufi dhikr, will be explained and practiced, along with the principles behind them.
“By persevering, doing these practices regularly and assiduously, you will feel much more personal energy, more zest for life, more serenity, more joy, and a greater sense of meaningfulness and fulfillment in your life.” Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Please let us know via Contact if you are attending for the first time. Also, please let us know in advance if you would like to purchase the text so that we may take advantage of a group discount. Suggested donation: $5-$20/class. Flyer in PDF.
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan (June 19, 1916 – June 17, 2004) was a teacher of meditation and of the traditions of the East Indian Chishti Order of Sufism. His teaching derived from the tradition of his father, Hazrat Inayat Khan, founder of The Sufi Order in the West, combined with western culture. He taught in the tradition of Universal Sufism, which views all religions as rays of light from the same sun.
Bradenton/Sarasota/Tampa Bay-area Friends – please join us for an evening of Remembrance with music, poetry, and turning, with semazens (whirling dervishes) and musicians from Seattle, WA. Potluck and Desserts to follow! $15-$25 requested donation per person. Seating is limited, so please RSVP earliest.