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 The Beautiful Names of Life Non-Residential Retreat with Saadi

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Life presents us with many faces of blessing and unripeness, with challenge and opportunity. How do we witness it all from a heartfelt place, discovering in the many signs of life the activity of one Heart, one Beloved? This retreat will especially explore practices from the traditions of the Middle East, from the biblical prophets, the ancient Goddess traditions, the Aramaic Jesus and the Sufis. 
Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz will draw practice and teaching from all of his published work, including The Little Book of Sufi Stories and his new series of books editing the lesser-known mystical writings of Kahlil Gibran. The retreat will feature Sufi zikr, Dances of Universal Peace, walking meditation, chant, contemplation, spiritual practice, body awareness, and teaching stories from the world’s rich treasure chest of wisdom.
Neil Douglas-Klotz is an internationally recognized author and co-founder of the International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace. A frequent speaker and workshop leader, he is the author of several books including: Prayers of the Cosmos, The Hidden Gospel, Original Meditation: The Aramaic Jesus and the Spirituality of Creation, Blessings of the Cosmos, Desert Wisdom: A Nomad’s Guide to Life’s Big Questions, The Sufi Book of Life: 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish and A Little Book of Sufi Stories. His biographical collections of the works of his Sufi teachers include Sufi Vision and Initiation (Samuel L. Lewis) and Illuminating the Shadow (Moineddin Jablonski). For more about his work: or

Friday, April 12th 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 13th 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, April 14th 10 AM - 1 PM

Early registration $150, (through March 1st)
Late registration $175 (after March 1st)
Friday evening $15 to $20

April 12-14

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