Sufism Symposium

International Sufism Symposium, 20th Year Celebration: The Nature of Self, Reality & Consciousness

March 27-29, 2015
San Rafael, California

Thank you to the artists, presenters, exhibitors, and attendees who made this year’s symposium a wonderful success!

Our report on the 2015 symposium is available here.

About the Symposium

Throughout history, human beings have sought to understand the laws, reason and mysteries of existence, the true nature of Self and Reality, and the ways of expanding and deepening human consciousness. Come and join Sufis from around the globe for a weekend of self discovery and the legacy of that human endeavor presented in its most current form.

20 Years of Symposia

Each symposium focuses on a particular theme to address the immediate and universal needs of humanity. This year’s Sufism Symposium is the culmination of two decades of gatherings with participants venturing from around the world, coming together to open a dialogue and offer their insights about the ancient school of Sufism, and the contribution of its music, poems, and practices in understanding and addressing the immediate and universal needs of humanity.

World Wide Celebration

The Annual Sufism Symposium is a weekend of unity and self discovery presented by the International Association of Sufism. It is an international gathering of delegates from Sufi Orders of many cultures and backgrounds. In the past, representative from Bangladesh, Canada, England, Ghana, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Iran, the Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, the United States and many more have participated.

What You’ll Experience

The Symposium is an opportunity for all to learn about the ancient school of Islamic Mysticism. Music, poems, and Sufi practices help in celebrating a weekend of spiritual empowerment. In addition to lectures and workshops, the Sufism Symposium exhibits books, audio tapes, video tapes, Sufi publications, informational materials and art from Sufi Orders and international publishers.


Date: March 27-29, 2014 (Friday evening to Sunday noon)
Friday: Sufi Music (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Saturday: 9 a.m. -9 p.m. (morning: panel discussions, afternoon will include panel, poetic expressions, and Sufi practices; evening Zikr)
Sunday: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. round table discussions

Exhibitor Information

Dear Exhibitor:  The IAS would like to invite you to the Annual Sufism Symposium: Songs of the Soul Festival. This event will be a great opportunity for publishers, retailers, artists and crafters, and an excellent showcase for goods and services related to spirituality, arts and well-being.

Venue and Accommodations

Our venue is Embassy Suites, located at  101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, California,  (415) 499-5923.

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