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A Course In Miracles Study Group
Mar 05, 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.

Exploring Rumi's Mathnawi
Feb 21, 7:00 PM

Please Note:
We completed Book I and have now begun the study of Book II.


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. Available from Amazon.

Book 2, 978-1533505651. Available from Amazon. 

Book 3, ISBN-13: 978-1536877526.  Available from Amazon.

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

Copper Canyon Press Poetry Book Club
Feb 25, 6:30 PM


Friends: We will not be meeting Thursday December 28th.
Our next gathering will be Thursday January 25th 2018.

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,

Awakening to our Authentic Self with Imam Jamal Rahman
Jan 08, 7:00 PM

Awakening to our Authentic Self
Spiritual Development Class with Imam Jamal Rahman
Part  2 

7 Mondays 7:00pm ~ 9:00pm   
February 26th rhrough April 23rd

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 pro-grams. 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 Interfaith Talk Radio and travels nationally and interna-tionally, presenting at retreats and workshops. Jamal 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. See website:

"Be a lamp, or lifeboat, or ladder; help someone's soul heal." ~ Rumi

"We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are." ~ Talmudic & Sufi saying, & Anais Nin

Gathering Place:
Interfaith Community Sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street, Ballard, WA 98107.

We will use a study guide, "The Book of Awakening" by Mark Nepo. PLEASE NOTE: You must be registeres by December 28th to recieve the book in time for class. (Books will be ordered on 12/29).

To Register, email: sallyjogilbert (at) gmail (dot) com.
Cost: $160.00.

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