Sufism Symposium Schedule


Annual Sufism Symposium Friday March 27 -Sunday, March 29, 2015: The Nature of Self, Reality & Consciousness. Embassy Suites, San Rafael, CA

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Friday March 27, 2015

There will be no seating after 7 p.m., so please plan to arrive before 6:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room Larkspur/Corte Madera
Moderator: Heidi Gilpin, Ph.D.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

7:00 – 7:50 p.m.
Taneen Sufi Music Ensemble: Sufi Music and Poetry
Into Ecstasy, Then and Only Then, Ocean of Love, Ya man Hu, Seyedenah

7:50 – 8:10 p.m.
Intermission

8:10 – 9:00 p.m.
Musa Dieng Kala: Sufi Songs of Africa
Lahilaha Ilalah, Sally Allah Mohamed, Kalamune, Allahouma sally Allah , Fuzti, Yassourou, Rignaane yoninthe, Yarahmanou- Yarahim

Finale: The Messenger

Saturday March 28, 2015

Doors will close at 9 a.m., please plan to arrive before 8:30 a.m.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Nahid Angha, Ph.D. Opening

9:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Location: Conference Room Corte Madera
Moderator: Hamaseh Kianfar, Ed. D
Transformation: Sonia Gilbert (Transcendency), Dr. Ali Kianfar (There Is Only One Reality), Dr. Arthur Buehler (Transformation of consciousness: Preliminary principles for the 21st Century), Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe (Spiritual Healing Through Transformation of Consciousness)

9:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Location: Conference Room Larkspur
Moderator: Arife Ellen Hammerle, Ph.D.
Poetic Expressions and Transformation: Dr. Shahid Athar (Sufi Poet Mohammad Iqbal and Mysteries of the Self Discovery in search of the Creator), John Fox (Seven Gifts: Poetry and Poem-Making as a Pathway to Spiritual Renewal), Rev. Charles Gibbs (Poems of Awakening Light), Shahjada Seyed Saifuddin

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Location: Conference Room Corte Madera
Moderator: Prof. Arthur Scott
Poetic Expressions and Transformation: Musa Muhaiyaddeen (The Inner Dialogue), Murshida Rabia Ana Perez (The Sacred Meaning of Words), Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore (Poems from the Ecstatic Exchange), Tamam Khan (Fatima Az-Zahra, Daughter of the Prophet: The Blessing of Her Life)

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Location: Conference Room Larkspur
Moderator: Safa Ali Michael Newman
The Gift of Self: Mystic Ayshegul Ashki (What Is Not Self?), Mystic Erdal Kaan (What Self?), Dr. David Katz (The Weapons of Light and the Weapons of Death), Dr. Abdullahi El O’Kene (The Gift of God’s Signature to Mankind)

12:20 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch Break

Afternoon and evening events are held at Conference Room: Larkspur/Corte Madera

2:00 – 2:40 p.m.
Moderator: Leili First, ph.D.
Self and Spirituality:
Dr. Sharon Mijares, Changing Ideas of Self and Consciousness: Life is a Spiritual Manifestation; Dr. Mary Ann Fadae, The Nature of the Self and Reality

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Mushida Khadija Goforth Practice: Sifat-i Allah Sufi Walking Meditations

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Pir Shabda Khan, Practice: Sufi Zikr and Non-Dual and Dual Path of Sufism

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Break

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Avay-i-Janaan, Echoes of the Unseen: Poetry and Music

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Break

7:00 p.m.
Whirling Dervishes of Mevlevi Order of America

Sunday March 29, 2015

Doors will close at 9:00 a.m., please plan to arrive before 8:30 a.m.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Location: Conference Room Larkspur/Corte Madera
40 Days: Alchemy of Tranquility Presents: The Nature of Self, Reality & Consciousness
Jamal Lawrence Granick, Ph.D., MFT, Arife Ellen Hammerle, Ph.D., MFT, Jalal Brian Heery, Ph.D., Katherine Preston, MA, MFT, Amineh Amelia Pryor, Ph.D., MFT

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Discussion: Dr. Arthur Buehler,
Transformation of consciousness: Preliminary Principles for the 21st Century

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meditation and Zikr

Presenters list has been confirmed; IAS reserves the right to modify the schedule if and when such modification is necessary.

Moderators and Facilitators

Hamaseh Kianfar, Ed. D. President of the IAS Voices for Justice
Leili First, Ph.D. Sufi Women Organization
Heidi Gilpin, Ph.D., International Association of Sufism
Arife
Ellen Hammerle, Ph.D., International Association of Sufism
Safa Ali Michael Newman, President, International Association of Sufism
Prof. Arthur Kane Scott, International Association of Sufism

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