35th Annual Northwest Sufi Camp

When:
August 12, 2012 – August 20, 2012 all-day
2012-08-12T07:00:00+00:00
2012-08-20T07:00:00+00:00
Where:
Camp Adams
18499 Hwy 211
Molalla, OR 97038
USA
Contact:
REGISTRAR & INFORMATION: Subhan Michael Tindall
(503) 381-1881

Dear Friends,

The theme for this 35th Northwest Sufi Camp “Embodying the Spirit of Guidance” is a call to manifest in our daily lives a living, feeling heart connection to the divine; a living spring that will water our inner most inspiration and flower into a divine purpose, that we might walk the nourishing ground of the Only Being as confident, radiant spiritual beings.

“The Spirit of Guidance is as the yeast which is used to make bread, to prepare humanity for the purpose for which it was created. The Spirit of Guidance is a plant that grows and blossoms when it receives response and care; and when it is watered by the rainfall of divine inspiration it blooms in the light of the Divine Sun. The Spirit of Guidance is the Light of God, which may be likened to a lantern that the farmer carries when walking on the farm in the darkness of night. The Spirit of Guidance is like a searchlight. Any object on which the searchlight is thrown, it shows clearly; so the Spirit of Guidance thrown upon any aspect of life gives one a keen insight into it. In the Spirit of Guidance one finds a living God active in the heart of every person.”
“The Unity of Religious Ideals” Hazrat Inayat Khan

The way of the Sufi has for millenia been about giving voice to this Spirit of Guidance in song, dance and graceful every day life. As spiritual director for this years camp I have asked the teaching staff to have an inner concentration of this phrase from the Hazrat Inayat Khan’s prayer Rasul “Oh Thou the Life Eternal, we seek refuge in Thy Loving enfoldment”. It is my hope that by embodying this prayer we feel the Great Mystery, the dance of spirit and nature and know that deep and intimate connection to Life within and without, that is all sustaining, grounded and real. This “Embodying of the Spirit of Guidance”, we do (all of us) for ourselves and for our loved ones and for the larger community. Seeking refuge in the loving enfoldment of the Life Eternal is the remedy to doubt and fear. Humanity, living on a rapidly changing earth, facing an uncertain future, needs to have examples of beings living this message, connected, compassionate, real.

This years teaching staff brings together senior teachers from three orders in the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the International Sufi Movement, the Sufi Order International and the Sufi Ruhaniat International.  We are very honored for the first time with the presence of Murshida Taj Inayat. She will be our special guest teacher and will teach the all camp class each morning bringing a life time of spiritual practice, experience and insight. The teaching staff is incredibly rich, deep and talented. We will offer classes and events covering all aspects of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s work, Healing Service, Universal Worship Service, Ziraat, Esoteric Study, Cherag Training as well as Zikr, Dances of Universal Peace, Choir, Men and Women’s circles. Our Teen and children programs are again offering wonderfully enriching programs.

Come celebrate the Great Mystery with us in the loving arms of a Pacific Northwest August.

More information on classes and teaching staff and on line registration at nwsuficamp.org

Toward the One
Love
Iman Tim Jackson

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