My favorite context for being with people is found the structure of the Inayati Sufi Order summer camp where for a few days friends old-and-new live together and get to know one another through contemplation and discussion of the deepest topics that affect our lives: beauty, inner life, the heart, breath, and purpose (to name a few). There is a luxurious quality to these gatherings, which comes as no surprise since the Sufis are masters of beauty and the imagination! At camp the Sufi point of view is explored, they say that we belong to our heart, and find ways to bring heart to the world.
I’m delighted to be teaching at this year's camp called, Season of the Rose which features classes to choose from on different aspects of Sufism, and evening programs of live music and poetry. The setting is the beautiful Lewis & Clark campus in Portland, Oregon. On-campus housing and a great meal plan are part of the package leaving those who attend one task, to explore the depths together through lively conversation and contemplative practice.
No experience or knowledge of Sufism is needed to start out, just a healthy interest in contemplative practice. Come! Please considering joining me there or passing this on to friends who may wish to. I hope to see you!