"Remembering The Divine Reality ~ Zikr In The Sufi Tradition"

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Interfaith Community Sanctuary & School says
Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

10:00am Sunday March 29th
"Remembering the Divine Reality ~ Zikr in the Sufi tradition"

"Remember God so much that you are forgotten.
Let the caller and the called disappear;
be lost in the Call." ~ Rumi

As part of our intention to engage in deep spiritual practice on fifth Sundays, Michael Douglas and Karen Lindquist share the Sufi practice of zikr.
Zikr is a way of connecting intimately with the Divine through deep prayer. We invoke spiritual energies with sound, intention, synchronized chanting, music, and movement.

We will be joined by special guest musicians.

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi says:

"It is not possible to taste the divine wine of love if you haven't met a sheikh, a mystic
One has to become a ney, a reed flute;
one has to become empty, hollow then all the poetry all the music will come through you
This divine love occupies heart and mind and then all universe seems as if it is just the
beloved peeping to us from behind the sun, behind the stars and moon,
flowers and trees, men and women, children and old
Once this divine love makes its roots in the heart, the person gets overwhelmed, drenched
in this beautiful experience where the mind goes into the zone of silence
The whole universe then exhibits the divine dance of love
The one who has surrendered to the Lord is called a sufi and sufi sings the zikr -
la illaha ill allaah - there is no reality but God, there is only God."

Zikr has three parts: the first is the denial of everything visible, second is the explosion into the individual, and the third part is the outbreathing of divine presence HU
Sufi sings HU - That which is, That which was, That which will be..."

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Ballard Food Bank donations are welcomed each Sunday. The donation barrel is on the landing into the Sanctuary front door. Read more here about Neighbors Helping Neighbors! http://www.ballardfoodbank.org/

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Earth Hour Lights Off Event
Saturday, March 28th 2015 8:30 pm local time.
Read more here: http://www.earthhour.org/
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