Retreats

Being and Becoming: Letting Go, Finding Freedom with Taj Inayat

March 2-3 2 days - 5 hours each
$100-$300
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At a Glance

10 hours of spiritual practice.  In the sanctuary of meditation and prayer, we will delve into the art and science of going beyond the mind. While our brains are marvels of evolution, the path to true understanding lies in transcending the limitations of the mind. Letting go, finding freedom is a sacred space place where we can learn and practice together finding the portals of transcendence in our own moment-to-moment direct experience.

  • Time: 9:30am-4:00pm PT
  • Duration: 2 days - 5 hours each
  • Format: Zoom
  • Teacher: Taj Inayat
  • Eligibility: open to all
  • Questions? Contact us for questions about registration, eligibility and scholarships.

We will engage in the practices of Zikr (remembrance) and meditation.  The goal of Zikr is learning how to keep our hearts open in a life that is “messy and painful, beautiful and unpredictable” (Mark Nepo). The goal of meditation is recognizing and resting in our innate beingness, while not rejecting any experience that arises.

...The third stage is meditation. This stage has nothing to do with the mind. This is the experience of the consciousness. Meditation is diving deep within oneself, and soaring upwards into the higher spheres, expanding wider than the universe. It is in these experiences that one attains the bliss of meditation.
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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Schedule

03/02/2024

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Session
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Session

03/03/2024

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Session
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Session
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