All Things Sufi
A monthly group that originally focused on the theme of forgiveness and healing is now centered on “All Things Sufi”. Our branch of Sufism is a healing branch, and that will remain a foundational subject for all meetings and functions. Let us know what you’d like to study and learn more about.
Once a month, as part of our Community Connection Day, we invite a teacher from around the United States and the world to offer a special teaching on various aspects of the spiritual life. Using state-of-the-art video conferencing technology at the Center, we experience and interact with these beautiful teachers and teachings every month. Please join us for these very special teachings at the center or online.
Sufi Healing Circle (dhikr)
A Sufi healing circle, also known as dhikr (or zikr) is a time when we gather as a community to Remember the Divine within. In dhikr, we invoke the light of God and allow it to open, clean and heal our body, mind, heart and spirit. Everyone is welcome to join these weekly community prayer and healing events and stay for tea afterward.
Jumu’ah is the weekly community prayer service for Muslims. It can be a very deep communal experience of the Divine. It includes readings and reflections, as well as the traditional salat prayer. All are welcome.
We gather on Saturday mornings for a period of meditation and remembrance to help us all connect with the deep love, peace, unity and hope that is here for us in every moment. We will focus our attention to staying with and returning to the love. We will also explore the 99 Divine Names of the One Love.
Friday Night Light
A new series of classes aimed at offering the Sufi teachings of peace and healing in a way that’s easy for you, your friends and family. ‘Friday Night Light’ will be a series of Friday night classes offered in the homes of any person who wishes to host a class.
Who is teaching Friday Night Light: Pat Abdullah Aylward
Who are the classes open to? All
When will the classes be held? Friday nights from 7:00-8:30pm
Where will the classes be held? In the homes of people who invite me to teach.
How much does it cost? A donation for the teaching is appreciated
So, how exactly does it work? If you would like to have a class in your home, contact Pat by phone or email. Invite your friends and family who may be interested in Sufi teachings. If you are not a past student I ask that there be a minimum of 3 people for the class.
Are these introductory or advanced teachings? It will depend on who comes to the class. If there are new people I will offer the basic Sufi teachings of love, meditation, and healing. If it’s a class of people who are more familiar with Sufi teachings I’ll offer more advanced teachings.
Who can host a class? Any person who is willing to open their home.
What is the responsibility of the host? Open your house for the teachings. Offer water and tea. Insure that at least 3 people, including you, will be present for the class. Your address and phone number will not be posted on public web sites.
To start with I will teach one class in your home. My hope is to travel to homes throughout the Twin Cities metro area, especially to offer teachings to those who have a hard time travelling to classes and healing circles. Depending on the response, I may be willing to come back to your home for a follow-up class or classes.
If you would like to host a class please call Pat at 612-414-3317 or email at: email@example.com. We’ll schedule an evening that works for you, me and your friends and family.
About the teacher:
Pat Abdullah Aylward is a graduate of the Jaffe Institute, now known as the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. He is a Muqaddam (community leader) in the Shadhiliyya Sufi tradition and has taught Sufism and spiritual healing since 2004. Before walking the Sufi path he studied and practiced with teachers and masters of Christianity, Vedanta, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and other wisdom traditions.