Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

To view JUNE 2017 Bulletin -- CLICK HERE

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Rental Rates:

Fellowship Hall: $75.00 per hour.
Healing Room: $50.00 per hour.
Sanctuary: $200.00 per hour.
A deposit equal to the first hour of rental is required to reserve a room. 

Our kitchen is a shared space. When you rent a room you will have access to the kitchen for water, tea, and light snacks with use of the refrigerator. Other groups renting other rooms in the building will also have access to the kitchen. Coordinating breaks with other building users is suggested. 

Rental of the entire building is $400.00 per hour.

Wedding Rates are subject to change: 2015 rates as follows: $1200.00 for ceremony.  A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your date. Add $500.00 for a minister of Interfaith Community Sanctuary to officiate your wedding. Add $200.00 to your deposit and $200.00 to your rental for a reception in Fellowship Hall. 

If you would like to rent a room at Interfaith Community Sanctuary for your class, workshop, or other gathering, please contact the Sanctuary Office: info@interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org, 206.783.1618.
If you would like to reserve a date for your wedding, contact Rev. Karen Lindquist revkarenlindquist@interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org, 206.783.1618.


ICS Calendar of Events

Jun 22, 6:30 PM
Copper Canyon Press / Port Townsend publishes emerging poets such as Ocean Vuong and well known poets like Pablo Neruda. We read a variety of poets and styles. We share our poetry efforts without negative criticism of participant’s writings. Our aim is to engage one another socially and establish friendships through the medium of poetry. We meet monthly at Interfaith Community Sanctuary (1763 NW 62nd Street in Ballard) on the fourth Thursday evening 6:30—8:30pm. Contact: David Jenkins (360) 390—8104,
Jun 23, 1:30 PM
Friends: All friends are welcome to join together in prayer in the Islamic tradition on Fridays in the Healing Room of Interfaith Community Sanctuary Our prayer experience is guided by Muslim/Christian scholar and teacher, Ann Holmes Redding. This is a woman-led prayer experience. Whenever possible, prayers are offered in both Arabic and English. The weekly address is offered in English. Women and men pray together. We begin at 1:00pm. Please enter through the east garden door.
Jun 23, 7:30 PM
Night of DestinyCommemoration of the night the first verses of the Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) through angel Gabriel. We gather for prayer and fellowship and food and to learn about this important night. Friends of all faith and spiritual traditions invites (and those with no religious affiliation!)
Jun 25, 10:00 AM
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Seven Extraordinary Women Seven Extraordinary Women -- Tibetan Princesses -- seek enlightenment from the great master Padmasambhava -- and succeed! The seven extraordinary women are:  ~ Lady Yeshe Tsogyal of Kharchen, Lady Diamond Lake of Shelkar, Lady Splendid Worship of Cholero, Lady Matingma of Dro, Lady Jewel Crest of Margong, Lady Sparkling Light of Chim and Lady Mati of Ruyan. Join with us as we explore the teachings given for women obtaining enlightenment without abandoning daily activities by the great master Padmasambhava. Tea and delicacies will be served and a rich discussion will  ensue. Lady Yeshe Tsogyal of Kharchen Rev. Karen Lindquist is co-founder and co-minister of Interfaith Community Sanctuary. Our spiritual discernment for the month of June as part of our exploration of Engaged Buddhism taught by Thich Nhat Hanh is "Dwelling Happily in the Present Moment."   Read more here.
Jun 27, 6:00 PM
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All women and children welcome.  We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 6:00pm. This gathering shares First Peoples Northwest Coast traditions and teachings with song, story, dance. Bring drums, rattles, bells... If your way is open, please bring a potluck dish to share.  Facilitator: Siswinklae Laurel Boucher.  Location: InterfaithCommunity Sanctuary1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Please confirm dates on website: www.interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org. Please Note: This is a clean and sober gathering. FLYER here.
Jun 28, 7:00 PM
The Mathnawi is a work of mystical poetry by Jalalu'din Rumi. His work is a guidebook through the twists and turns of life, leading to the clarity love.Exploring Rumi’s Mathnawi An ongoing collaborative learning experience to explore the mystical poetry of Rumi’s Mathnawí at Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Ballard. 1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Class time is from 7pm – 8:30. The beautiful poetry of Rumi has touched countless lives and has been a source of inspiration for anyone searching for a deeper awareness of what it means to be human. When the heart and mind find balance, the limitations of life are set aside, and the soul has the two wings needed for flight. The possibilities for the soul to fly freely are not limited to this physical atmosphere, the invisible realms are also open for exploration. The means of opening these doors of awareness are described in the six books of his Mathnawí, a guide-book for his journey of the spirit. We will use this updated and corrected version of Book 1 (Corrections by Nicholson): ISBN 978–1500539795. https://www.amazon.com/Mathnaw%C3%AD-Jal%C3%A1lud%C3%ADn-R%C3%BAm%C3%AD-spiritual-couplets/dp/1500539791/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470259961&sr=1-2 Available from Amazon. Book 2, 978-1533505651. Available from Amazon.https://www.amazon.com/Mathnawi-Jalaludin-Rumi-Book/dp/1533505659/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470260030&sr=1-1  Book 3 is planned to be available in August.  Books 4, 5, 6 are in the updating process, and hopefully will be available later this year. For more information contact Hafiz   turning@whidbey.net Check out and stay updated on the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Mathnawi-1303756766320783/ Location: Interfaith Community Sanctuary1763 NW 62nd StreetSeattle, Washington 98107{CCM:BASE_URL}/
Jul 02, 10:00 AM
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"Progressive Islam" with Rich Ater  Religion is progressive. It evolves through time and culture. In this discussion I will focus on the Abrahamic faiths in general and Islam in particular. I maintain that religions must keep up with the times to be relevant to there practitioners. In this talk I will discuss the progressive movements in Judaism and Christianity briefly to show what they can offer to Islam then focus on progressive movements in Islam and what needs to be done in the future. Rich Ater is a Muslim, a student of Sufism,  & a Christian. He has studied world religions for 35 years, with a particular interest in the Abrahamic traditions and mysticism. He has taught classes on Islam at the Interfaith Community Sanctuary. Read more about this worship service and all of our guest worship services  here.
Jul 03, 7:30 PM
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
We invite you to join us for a prayer gathering!  Full details are included below, visit our website: http://rumiseattle.org/ , or view flyer here. The Mevlevi Order of America welcomes all to our public  Estag'furullah Zikr on the first Monday of the month (not on Labor Day 9/7) beginning at 7:30pm in the  Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street in Seattle. Zip 98107.  http://rumiseattle.org/ The Seattle Circle of Mevlevi invites you to join us for this beautiful prayer of forgiveness, redemption, music, Love, movement in Unity, reaching out to each other and the entire world in the spirit of inclusion, grace and beauty of  Hazrati Pir Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, peace and blessings upon him and his worldwide family. This special prayer in movement and music is from the inspiration of Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras, founder of the Mevlevi Order of America. Throughout the evening we invoke the Forgiveness of God for all of our shortcomings by singing the word "Esta'furullah." This expression is similar to the asking of Forgiveness within the Christian Lord's Prayer, and the annual Yom Kippur request of God to Forgive humanity within the Jewish tradition. Many other spiritual traditions also practice prayers of Forgiveness. This gathering is welcoming of all people of any spiritual path or no spiritual path.Dress modestly, yet comfortably for ease of movement, wear thick socks for floor movement as this gathering is fully participatory... If you cannot physically participate, do not worry, there are many comfortable benches around the room that you may rest upon while still being included within the prayer circle.Follow this link to the Mevlevi Order of America website to discover more about Rumi's spiritual tradition: www.hayatidede.org. The MOA is a not-for-profit educational organization.Cost: Love Offering (Suggested $15) No one is turned away for lack of funds!
Jul 07, 6:30 PM
**** EVENING CONSTELLATION CIRCLE We gather on the first Friday evening each month at Interfaith Community Sanctuary. ....as part of a regular monthly schedule of brief Evening Circles in community settings, designed to be easily accessible to all. Minimal donation, one or two personal Constellation spaces available each evening, repeated opportunities to experience, explore, and practice together in Nature and Environmental Constellations, Community Constellations, Systemic, Organizational and Health-related Constellations on topics and issues affecting our Beloved Community. Please feel free to REGISTER with Katherine by using this email at:  katherine.yano@yahoo.com or   ksy1@eighthfield.com. ***** and you are welcome to leave questions in a message for Karen Stocker at (206) 363-5555 x 1064. with love, respect, gratitude and best wishes, Karen and Katherine!
Jul 09, 10:00 AM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary
In the Universal Worship, we turn toward the source of all spiritual revelation and let it shine into ourselves, our communities, and our world. Honoring all the wisdom traditions of humanity equally, we join in an ongoing cosmic celebration with all of creation, from the mineral to the angelic.  The Universal Worship recognizes that all religions originate in the same Truth. All of the great teachers and prophets have reflected this truth to humanity in their own way. The same power that inspired them continues to move through and guide our own lives. Read more here. Messages, Music, Readings and Ritual for our Universal Worship services in 2017 will be focused upon the spiritual discernment for the year. Read about our past discernments here.  Universal Worship at ICS is shared by Cherags Michael Douglas, Karen Lindquist and Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas. 
Jul 10, 7:00 PM
 Beauty of InterSpiritual Wisdom: Gleanings from Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism, & Taosim 7 week class with Imam Jamal Rahman July 10 –through –August 21st7:00pm ~ 9:00pm Interfaith Community Sanctuary1763 NW 62nd StreetSeattle, WA 98107www.interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org To Register email: sallyjogilbert@gmail.comCost: $140.00 Read more about Jamal on websites:www.jamalrahman.com and www.interfaithamigos.com. Imam Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. Along with his Interfaith Amigos, he has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Jamal is co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Seattle's Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. He is a former co-host of Inter-faith Talk Radio and travels nationally and internationally, presenting at retreats and workshops. See websites: jamalrahman.com, and interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org. He is the author and co-author of several books, including the latest titled: “Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice: The Interfaith Amigos Guide to Personal, Social and Environmental Healing.” Since 9/11/2001 Jamal has been collaborating regularly and actively with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Affectionately known as The Interfaith Amigos, they travel the country sharing a message of inclusive spirituality. Read more: interfaithamigos.com.
Jul 19, 7:30 PM
Zikr of Presence is shared by the Mevlevi Order of America Seattle Circle on the third Monday each month at 7:30pm: "Zikr of Presence," a traditional spontaneous movement prayer of the Mevlevi dervishes. We move and chant in unison in Remembrance of the Unity of God. All are welcome. View flyer here. Questions? Call Cherag Michael Douglas 206.769.1980 or Rev. Karen Lindquist divinepresencewithin (at) yahoo (dot) com. Location: Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Website: rumiseattle.org.
Jul 20, 7:00 PM
Interfaith Community Sanctuary
First & Third Tuesdays each month Ongoing study group for variety of course related topics.All are welcome whether you are new to the course or a long time student.There are no fees or dues. A Love offering for use of the sacred space at Interfaith Community Sanctuary is collected at each gathering. For more info, contact one of the facilitators: Theressia phone: 206.999.6987email: theressia (at) rosehedge (dot) org, or Jonathan phone: 206.713.1237email: jonathanvanvalin (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Jul 30, 10:00 AM
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Fifth Sunday worship services in 2017 will be co-created with Associate Ministers Sibyl Lundy, Linda Stern and David Heitmiller, Emeritus.Next Date in 2017: Sunday July 30, “True Community and Communication & Truthful and Loving Speech” Aware that lack of communication always brings separation and suffering, we are committed to training ourselves in the practice of compassionate listening and loving speech. Knowing that true community is rooted in inclusiveness and in the concrete practice of the harmony of views, thinking and speech, we will practice to share our understanding and experiences with members in our community in order to arrive at a collective insight. We are determined to learn to listen deeply without judging or reacting and refrain from uttering words that can create discord or cause the community to break. Whenever difficulties arise, we will remain in our Sangha and practice looking deeply into ourselves and others to recognize all the causes and conditions, including our own habit energies, that have brought about the difficulties. We will take responsibility for the ways we may have contributed to the conflict and keep communication open. We will not behave as a victim but be active in finding ways to reconcile and resolve all conflicts however small. Aware that words can create happiness or suffering, we are committed to learning to speak truthfully, lovingly and constructively. We will use only words that inspire joy, confidence and hope as well as promote reconciliation and peace in ourselves and among other people. We will speak and listen in a way that can help ourselves and others to transform suffering and see the way out of difficult situations. We are determined not to say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest or to impress people, nor to utter words that might cause division or hatred. We will protect the happiness and harmony of our Sangha by refraining from speaking about the faults of other persons in their absence and always ask ourselves whether our perceptions are correct. We will speak only with the intention to understand and help transform the situation. We will not spread rumors nor criticize or condemn things of which we are not sure. We will do our best to speak out about situations of injustice, even when doing so may make difficulties for us or threaten our safety. Please join us as we continue our year of study and discernment delving into the basics of Engaged Buddhism and the Order of Interbeing, based on the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. His teachings help us to live simply, compassionately and joyfully in the world today.