Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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Exploring Rumi's Mathnawi
Mar 29, 7:00 PM

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

Evening Constellation Circles
Apr 03, 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!

Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice & Poetry
Mar 06, 7:00 PM

Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice and Poetry

7 week class with Imam Jamal Rahman Monday evenings
March 6th -- April 17th 7:00—9:00pm

Together we will look at the collective issues we face and awaken the spiritual consciousness that lies within each of us.

We will explore spiritual practices and poetry to aid us in reclaiming the deep spiritual truths of our own being.

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

Tuition: $140.00
does not include cost of either book “Kabir: Ecstatic Poems” by Robert Bly ($10)
Returning class participants, also bring your book: "Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice: The Interfaith Amigos' Guide to Personal, Social and Environmental Healing” by Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman.
New participants: “Finding Peace…” and “Kabir: Ecstatic Poems,” will be available for purchase at class.

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A Course In Miracles Study Group
Apr 21, 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
Mar 23, 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,