Interfaith Community Sanctuary

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Contemplative Retreat with Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi
Aug 31, 1:00 PM

Friends, we are delighted to be hosting international visitor and interfaith scholar (from England) Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi. Dr. Shah-Kazemi will offer a contemplative retreat "The Heart of Religious Unity" at Interfaith Community Sanctuary Sunday August 31st, 1pm — 5pm.

interfaith_tree.png"The Heart of Religious Unity"
Dr. Shah-Kazemi’s presentation will focus on:

The transcendent unity of religions as revealed in Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism through three of their greatest sages-Meister Eckhart, Ibn Arabi, and Shankara.

Common ground between Buddhism and Islam-demonstrating remarkable parallels despite the apparent irreconcilability between these two traditions, the former being non-theistic, the latter, theistic.

The remembrance of God; entering the spiritual heart of religious diversity through the remembrance of God: “For Lovers, the religion and creed is God.”

Retreat includes presentations interspersed with periods of silent meditation, interactive questions, and dialogue.

Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi is a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and is regarded as an authority in the school of ‘perennial philosophy.’
He has authored several books, including: “Paths to Transcendence: According to Shankara, Ibn Arabi, and Meister Ekhart.”

To Register for this afternoon contemplative retreat, call the ICS office and leave a voice mail, or email us at Love Offering! Suggested $25.00.

Dr. Reza is in WA as a presenter at the Dawn of Spirituality “Two Faiths, One God” held at Treacy-Levine Center 8/27-29 in Mt. Vernon. Go to Satyana Institute website for more about this gathering:  

Interfaith Chant Event
Sep 13, 7:00 PM

Interfaith Chant Event Saturday September 13th 7:00-9:00pm. 
An evening of Healing Chant, Song and Wisdom from the Masters.
Come and chant, dance, or simply absorb the frequencies of these ancient words, handed down through the ages for our benefit.

kirtan_2.pngMore about the Interfaith Chant Event:
This gathering of friends is a benefit for Interfaith Community Sanctuary Building Fund and SAMC (Suraiya Ataur Medical Clinic) in Chondipur Village, Bangladesh. Download flyer here.

Interfaith Community Sanctuary
1763 NW 62nd Street—Ballard 98107

Come chant and sing with us. Bring your musical instruments. Suggested donation: $10-20.


ART Exhibit:
Sep 13, 7:30 PM

ART Exhibit: Each month on the second Saturday evening from 6-9pm we are one of the Ballard Art Walk locations. Currently we are featuring Sacred Communal Art as guided by Rev. Linda Stern in our Sanctuary (upstairs).

More about ART Exhibit: 

Every two months ICS would like to feature a guest artist in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs). 
Ongoing in the Sanctuary (upstairs) congregant’s communal art, created during spiritual retreats, is featured. Each unique piece has been designed by artist Linda Stern, who guides congregants in the art experience.

Spiritual Activism Circle
Sep 28, 1:00 PM

Exploring Spiritual Activism: A Monthly Transformative Learning Circle!

Occupy Chaplains Seattle and Interfaith Community Sanctuary invite you to explore the intersection of activism and spirituality - how to keep from burning out, how to bring our personal realization to benefit the world, how to be the community of change we wish to see. 

More about "Exploring Spiritual Activism...

inspire_me_mandalas_Magnificent.jpgWe’re in the middle of an evolutionary shift in consciousness that will lead us to a new society and we are facing the biggest ecological changes in human history that threaten to eliminate civilization. 2013 was proclaimed “a year of activism and protest in the Seattle area.” How do we navigate the waters of change and assist in turning the tide toward a more just and compassionate world for all living creatures? In 2014, the Interfaith Community Sanctuary and Occupy Chaplains invite you to explore the dynamics of Spiritual Activism.

Gathering as a transformative learning community, all participants will share knowledge and experience, staying open to mystery and inspiration. We are all learning together, creating a field of discovery in which wisdom can emerge. Through a wide array of learning and unlearning modalities, we hope to enrich our understanding, transform our experience, and seed new actions in our lives.

Each month we will explore one of the Principles of Spiritual Activism as delineated by Will Keepin, Cynthia Brix, and the Satyana Institute.

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