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The Nondual Heart of Sufism - Doing the Beautiful

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Rudramandir: A Center for Spirituality and Healing

830 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94710

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When we hear Rumi’s simple line of guidance, Let the beauty we love be what we do,” we know we are hearing something true and pure. His guidance doesn’t rely upon religious belief — it simply expresses what we already know in our hearts, that doing the beautiful is the most fulfilling and caring way to live.

But how can we live this guidance — in our spiritual life, in our relationships, and in our work in the world? What is the beautiful act? And in a time of increasing social distrust, injustice and ecological collapse, does it make sense to turn to beauty for guidance?

Dostoevsky once remarked, Beauty will save the world. In this workshop, we will explore what this can mean for us — not in the abstract, but in our direct experience.

Living a life that is informed by beauty requires us to release our grudges and judgments and the stories we tell about who we are and what is real. It asks us to open our hearts in ways we may find challenging — learning to listen rather than asserting our opinions, learning to be kind rather than self-protective, and giving space rather than taking it.

The gatherings will weave together experiential exercises, talks and discussion, guided meditations, movement, body prayers, and musical zikr. All are welcome.

Pir Elias Amidon is the spiritual director (Pir) of the Sufi Way (www.sufiway.org), a non-sectarian mystical school in the lineage of Sufi Inayat Khan, dedicated to spiritual awakening and friendship.

Murshid Kiran Rana was born and raised in India. At the Bay Dervish Center in Alameda, California, he and his wife Jeanne hold regular gatherings for conversation, zikr and qawwali, and offer personal guidance.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: Ticket prices for full weekends and the two-weekend pass reflect a 10% discount, available till January 15. On January 16 these prices will go up to their regular rates.



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