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Exploring Rumi's Mathnawi
Apr 26, 7:00 PM

Book_I.jpgThe 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. Available from Amazon.

Book 2, 978-1533505651. Available from Amazon. 

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

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Location: Interfaith Community Sanctuary
1763 NW 62nd Street
Seattle, Washington 98107

A Course In Miracles Study Group
May 18, 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: 206.999.6987
email: theressia (at) rosehedge (dot) org, or Jonathan phone: 206.713.1237
email: jonathanvanvalin (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Copper Canyon Press Poetry Book Club
Apr 27, 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,

A Little Taste Of Islam
Apr 21, 7:00 PM

This class is just a brief introduction to a few of the major themes in Islam. This beautiful faith is in the news and has so much contradictory information being batted about.  In a quick two hours I will try to help you gain a perspective about the religion of Islam, perhaps, formulate deeper questions for exploration in the future.  This is not a class about politics.  I will briefly touch upon the five times a day prayer, the Quran, and the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.  Bring your questions and an open heart.

Offered by Noor Elizabeth Uding and panel of amazing souls!

Interfaith Community Sanctuary
1763 NW 62nd Street
Ballard, WA 98107 

Friday, April 21 from 7:00-9:00 PM

Free.  Donations to Interfaith Community Sanctuary are welcome.  

Spiritual Fragrance of the Qur'an
May 01, 7:00 PM

Spiritual Fragrance of the Quran:
Reflections on Verses of Beauty & Wisdom

7 week class with Imam Jamal Rahman
Monday May 1st ~ Monday June 12th,

“… A book which We have sent down unto you full of blessings so that they may meditate on its signs.” Qur’an [38:29]

Recommended study texts: “Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind” by Jamal Rahman and “Light of Dawn: Daily Readings from the Holy Qur’an” by Camille Helminski.

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:, and

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:

Cost: $140.
Location: Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd St. Ballard 98107.
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Evening Constellation Circles
May 05, 6:30 PM


We gather on the first Friday evening each month at Interfaith Community Sanctuary. 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: or ***** 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!