Special programs

Monthly Inquiry Group with Taj

May – October 2024 3 hours
$150-$250
  • This is an invite-only program.
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At a Glance

Invited members, please check your email for Registration Link.  The Monthly Inquiry Group with Taj is not accepting new members at this time.

  • Time: 11am - 2pm PT (2-5pm ET)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Format: Online via Zoom
  • Teacher: Taj Inayat
  • Eligibility: This group is closed to new people at this time
  • Questions? Contact us for questions about registration, eligibility and scholarships.

Gathering with kindred seekers with a shared dedication to the inner life, these groups provide companionship, training and support for your spiritual development.

The contemplative inquiry process involves sitting in a circle while a teacher or guide works one on one with someone in the silent presence of the group. You take a turn when you are in touch with your “burning question”—your heart-felt desire to explore or understand something more deeply. You may inquire into anything, though frequently it is about something stirring or troubling as these questions often call us most strongly. With your guide’s support, you deepen contact with the light of knowing within you, learning to hear the voice deeper than incessant thinking.

There is special value in doing contemplative inquiry in a group setting. First, the shared experience connects us in spiritual friendship, which is precious and rare. On the surface our situations are unique, but as we look further, we recognize an underlying unity in our deepest questions. Secondly, witnesses who are practicing being present provide a powerful field of support to the person working. Lastly and most importantly, witnesses benefit by observing how guidance functions. There are specific qualities we cultivate that are conducive to the revelation of meaning and truth.

The practice brings us to a state of intimacy and honesty with our hearts, where, surprisingly, we have often been strangers.

If there is a kingdom of God to be found anywhere, it is within oneself. And it is, therefore, in the knowledge of self that there lies the fulfillment of life.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

The Fruits of Practice

  • To Feel Fully Alive
    We must discover our heart and truly know its joy, sorrow and secret.
  • To Live with Maturity and Fulfillment
    We must see life as it is and be earnest students of its lessons.
  • To Align with the Divine Intention
    We must listen with total commitment to the voice of guidance that comes from within.

These purposes are not mere platitudes; they can be developed and made real.

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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

NOTE: New start and end times.

NEW TIME 11-11:30 for Attunement Meditation 11:30-2 PM PT for group

05/11/2024

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Combined group attunement
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Inquiry Group

06/29/2024

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Combined group attunement
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Inquiry Group

08/03/2024

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Combined group attunement
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Inquiry Group

08/31/2024

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Combined group attunement
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Inquiry Group

10/05/2024

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Combined group attunement
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Inquiry Group
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