Ibn al-'Arabi study group at Church of All in Burbank, CA with hosts Tasnim Hermila Fernandez. We're reading a very good recent translation of the chapter on Seth from the Fusus Al-Hikam (Wisdom of the Prophets). Facilitator, Tony Boyd, is associated with the Beshara School (U.K.) and the Ibn al-'Arabi Society.
We are taking a short recess from this study group to resume the Hazrat Inayat Khan classes.
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Hazrat Inayat Khan
We study the Sufi teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the first Sufi teacher who brought universal Sufism to the West in 1910. Studies may also include the teachings of Hazrat Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Pir Zia Inayat Khan, and Hazrat Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, as well as prayers, meditation, chanting practices, breathing exercises, poetry, singing, teachings of classical Sufis, and some discourse. Our universal approach to spirituality honors all religions and welcomes everyone.
This class is typically held on the first and third Thursday of each month. Please contact Church of All for more details and updated schedule.
Sufi Study Groups
Below are the Sufi study groups that are hosted at The Church of All. The address and directions for the classes will be given after speaking with Murshida Tasnim. $10 suggested donation per class.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, who passed from this earth over 700 years ago on December 17, is now the 'most popular poet in America.' The Mevlevi Order is the Sufi order founded by Mevlana Rumi and the members of this order are called Mevlevi. The Mevlevis are known for the spiritual practice of “whirling” – Turning to God. The primary source of study for the followers of Mevlana Rumi is the Mathnawi. It is from the Mathnawi/Mesnevi that much of today's popularized poetry is taken. We will read from the Mathnawi, share poetry, and participate in zikr/dhikr (which is a chanted Sufi practice of invoking divine phases). If there is sufficient interest and commitment from those wishing to go deeper, we will begin classes in the Turn. Tasnim is a semazen (a Mevlevi dervish trained in the Turn) and a member of the Mevlevi Order of America headed by Postneshin Jelaluddin Loras, of Turkey.