The Awakening of the Heart
A Sufi Conference
October 16-19, 2008
at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California
A nightingale falls in love with the
Rose. The whole love affair begins with just one look from God.
- Yunus Emre
Sufism is a celebration of the love affair between the soul and God.
The path of the Sufi is a journey that draws us into longing and ecstasy,
into the passion and power that is within the heart. This love that
is awakened in the heart also belongs to the core of creation, and is
our greatest gift to life. The heart contains
the deepest secret of creation and the mystery of our love. When we
sing the song of the heart we bring together the inner and outer worlds,
and infuse our love for God into every moment of the day, into every
atom and every thought. We help the world come alive with love.
The Sufi Conference brings together different Sufi orders and
lovers of God as an expression of oneness and love. The purpose of the
Sufi Conference is to create a container for a spiritual energy, a frequency
of divine love that is needed in the West for its spiritual evolution.
This energy of divine love cannot be brought into life by any single
Sufi order or teacher, but only when different orders and lovers of
God are gathered together for the sake of the One, for the sake of the
whole. Through lectures, meditation, dreamwork, dance, music, and zhikr
we will share in this mystical tradition. We will be present in the
heart’s remembrance of God and help to bring His light into the
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