Foundations

Awakening of the Soul

May 4, 2023
$25-$50
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At a Glance

A day long instruction in Sufi Meditation Practice. Note, this program is a prerequisite for those who would like to attend Taj’s longer silent retreats. Video recordings of this session will be available for purchase soon after the event.

  • Time: 10am-4pm PT
  • Duration:
  • Format: Online via Zoom
  • Teacher: Taj Inayat
  • Eligibility: Open to all
  • Questions? Contact us for questions about registration, eligibility and scholarships.
What does the soul’s awakening mean? The body's awakening means to feel sensation; the mind’s awakening means to think and to feel; the soul’s awakening means that the soul becomes conscious of itself.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

From the Sufi perspective, life is greater, richer, more fulfilling, and magical than we can imagine from our everyday mind point of view. The key to opening the hidden treasure that Life is, is the uncovering of the inner light. In Sufi terminology this inner light is our soul and can be discovered in meditation.

Sufi meditation is in alignment with many Buddhist and Vedanta schools of practice, but with slightly different terminology.

The day is designed for participants to learn precise meditation steps including concentration with an object, concentration without an object (open awareness), and non-doing meditation, or resting in Being/Presence.

Practice will include sitting, walking, and looking and listening practices.

All are welcome: those just starting a practice, those wanting further help in your existing practice, and as a prerequisite for those who would like to attend Taj’s longer silent retreats.

 

Once a soul is wakened, it becomes communicative with life.
Hazrat Inayat khan
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Teacher(s)

Taj Inayat

Taj Inayat

Taj Inayat is the spiritual director of the Hurqalya Center and an initiate since 1967 in the Sufi Order International, now the Inayatiyya Order, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Three years after initiation she met Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, head of the Order, and became his spiritual partner. They collaborated in the work until his death in 2004.

Taj served as Vice President of the Sufi Order International, as teacher/guide for many years before co-creating Sufi Retreats and New Rain, programs that carried on the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Taj’s work is founded on a lifetime's attention to the human heart. Her capacity for supporting mystical awakening and self-knowing has grown out of her long experience as a spiritual guide in the transformative traditions of Sufism, Diamond Approach and Tibetan Buddhism. She is a minister in the Universal Worship Church and holds an MA in Counseling Psychology.

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In the library

The Sufi Sutras - Volume I
  • Authors: Habibullah Rogers,
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  • Themes: Fana & Baqa, Practice, Spiritual Path, Witnessing,

The Sufi Sutras are intended for spiritual practitioners as supplements to their study of the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

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