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Creating a Heart-Centered Life

October 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday, repeating until November 4, 2018

Creating a Heart-Centered Life

A 4-part course of timeless Sufi teachings to transform your heart

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  ~ Rumi, Sufi Mystic

Ancient Sufi healing practices and teachings offer a practical system for going from problem to resolution in a way that allows your heart to respond to events of your life with more joy, lasting healing, inner peace and love. These teachings combine readily with other healing modalities, and spiritual paths, and will deepen whatever spiritual path you have chosen to follow.

Is your heart longing for something more?

  • Have you lost your energy and inspiration?
  • Are there patterns in you that you just can’t seem to change?
  • Do you sometimes feel alone on your spiritual journey?
  • Are you worried, concerned, or anxious about your health and emotional well-being?
  • Are your relationships as fulfilling, conscious and loving as you want them to be?

All of these challenges reveal barriers we have unconsciously built within ourselves. They are barriers between where we are now, and where our hearts really want to be – living a joyful life filled with meaning, clarity, purpose, peace and love.

In this course you will discover how to heal the barriers in your body, heart, mind and spirit through the Divine light, which allows for complete healing. The true or deep healing is not complete until all of these layers are integrated. When this occurs, the essence of who you really are flows into your life and opens a new way of being.

If you are you longing for a deeper and more constant connection to the Divine, then you are in the right place…

Your teachers/healers on this journey will be personally guiding and supporting you in expanding your direct connection and experience of the light and presence of God. As we journey together, learning and practicing as a group, our assimilation of the healing light and energy is greatly magnified.

We will be exploring:
~ How to develop a deep and consistent connection with Source
~ How to find and heal the barriers and patterns that keep you stuck
~ Simple, effective practices that deeply open your heart
~ How to practice sincere forgiveness, and why it’s essential for complete healing
~ How heartfelt self-responsibility leads to empowerment

Weekly Topics:
Week 1: How to receive Guidance for a heart-centered life
Week 2: Healing the body, mind and spirit
Week 3: Finding forgiveness for ourselves and others
Week 4: Discovering our True Purpose

Class Details:
Time: All classes meet on Sundays from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm
Dates: October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4
Location: Sufi Center Minnesota, 8120 Penn Avenue S, Suite 455, Bloomington, MN
Tuition: This course is tuition-free. Donations to the Sufi Center however will be gratefully appreciated.

Classes will be live streamed for those who need to participate from another location.

IMPORTANT! No need to worry if you must miss a class – they will be recorded so you can listen at your convenience.

Call: Pat Aylward at 612-414-3317
email: pataylward@earthlink.net

*  Upon registration you will receive instructions for the live stream option.

Teachers for the Course:

Maxine Salima Adelstein M.Ed., D.D.

Maxine Salima Adelstein M.Ed., D.D.

Maxine Salima Adelstein helps people to discover and embody the deep truth of their beauty and essence through her work as a healer and teacher.  Salima is Co-President, Dean of Education, and Chair of the Department of Spiritual Ministry and Sufi Studies at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism.  She is a master healer who has helped hundreds of clients heal from illness and lifelong emotional pain.  She has a private healing practice in Pennsylvania and teaches spiritual healing seminars nationally and internationally.  Her heart is filled with the joy and compassion that result from living in the heart of God.

Phil Latif Sorensen

Phil Latif Sorensen

Phil Latif Sorensen is a Sufi Master Healer and Master Teacher. He is a graduate of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism with a MS in Spiritual Ministry.  He has a private healing practice and consults, coaches and mentors people wanting to bring inner depth to their personal and business life. He has merged his mainstream business acumen with his spiritual healing gifts. He supports others to discover their unique God-given talents. His deep calm and centeredness creates a rich healing presence.

Dr. Cheryl Rahima Ritenbaugh

Dr. Cheryl Rahima Ritenbaugh

Dr. Cheryl Rahima Ritenbaugh completed the Jaffe Institute 3 year program in 2004 and received her Masters in Spiritual and Medical Healing from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in 2008.  She is a past Chairperson of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism and a Director of the Shafiyy Institute.  She has been active in the Tucson Sufi community (2005-2013) and the Portland Sufi community (2013-2017) and in 2018 she joined the Minnesota Sufi community.  She has run Rumi groups in Oregon and recently completed an 8 week class on “Rumi and the mystical poets: an introduction to Sufism” for the First Universalist Church in Minneapolis. 

Pat Abdullah Aylward

Pat Abdullah Aylward

Pat Abdullah Aylward is a graduate of the Jaffe Institute, now known as the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism.  He is a community leader in the Minnesota Sufi community 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.


October 14
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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