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Sufism & the Art of Loving :: VULNERABILITY

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Rudramandir: A Center for Spirituality and Healing

830 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94710

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From March to December, every month, Bay Dervish will do a whole Saturday at Rudramandir in Berkeley under the umbrella name Sufism & the Art of Loving. These sessions are a place for you to find your own understanding of and approach to loving. Loving yourself, loving others, loving "the one," loving the One ... we'll travel through them all. There will be time for questions and suggestions for deeper inquiry; those who want to follow-up personally with Murshid Kiran and Jeanne Rana can arrange times to do so.

Evening Session Intro: Vulnerability

Many people have told us that they feel vulneability is a very important subject for them. It is for us too, so we are changing the schedule to give us more time together. We’ll start in the afternoon and here’s how it will look:

Afternoon: 2:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. We’ll start with a gentle entry into the feeling and subject of vulnerability, moving into discussion and sharing. In the last half-hour we will introduce the idea of chilla, purposeful tasks of opening.

Dinner break, individual activity: 5:00 p.m. — 6:30 p.m. During the dinner break, you’ll be invited to carry out a purposeful task, chosen during the session.

Evening: 7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. In the evening session we’ll share our task experiences, discuss what they meant and how these insights can help us with future thoughts and goals. We’ll reaffirm our strength and end with a musical meditation.

Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for the afternoon session, 6:30 p.m. for the evening session. People are on their own for dinner. Tickets: $25 in advance for both sessions, $30 at the door. Individual sessions are $15 each. Find more ticket options at the website or write to us. NoOneTurnedAway.

Our vulnerabilities woven together are the very fabric of our humanness. Come and share your courage, your hesitations, your hopes.

About the day

Generally the days will go like this:
Morning — An open qawwali practice (preparing for qawwali recitals in June and November)
Afternoon — A storytelling masterclass: 4-5 tellers, an experienced teacher, audience, social time
Evening — Art of Loving session: a talk and conversation/discussion, then zikr

About the Qawwali
Our group will be practicing every two weeks for qawwali recitals in June and November. You can come to listen, get lyric sheets and sing with us, or join us on your instrument. The fee to attend qawwali practice is $15, pay at the door.

About the Storytelling Masterclass
If you are a storyteller looking for refinement and expert feedback, book a slot (5 slots per day) and get your story critiqued by an expert. The fee to be a teller is $35. Please email or call to make a reservation early. The fee to come and listen is $10; all are welcome, no reservation needed, pay at the door. There will be no storytelling masterclasses in June, July and December.

Calendar

All sessions are on Saturdays except December 8.
August 24 ~ Morning: Storytelling — Afternoon & Evening: VULNERABILITY
September 21 ~ Qawwali — Storytelling — SEXUAL LOVING
October 12 ~ Qawwali — Storytelling — LOVING & NONDUALITY
November 23 ~ Morning & Afternoon: LOVE STORIES -- Evening: Love story Festival
December 8 (Sunday) ~ Free morning — Storytelling — LOVING THE EARTH & SKY

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Rudramandir: A Center for Spirituality and Healing

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Berkeley, CA 94710

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