Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
One key to meditation is the phenomenon of “presence.” Mindfulness, meditation, contemplation, and remembrance are all based in the fundamental human capacity of being present—which, unfortunately, is rarely experienced in our fast-moving, depersonalized, technological existence.
In this workshop exploring Sufism, we will examine the comprehensive nature of presence, a state of self-awareness that encompasses a spectrum of human functions: bodily sensation, breath, emotion, thought, intuition, and the subtlest states of non-dual experience.
Presence is the portal to reality and leads us to a true experience of the spiritual heart, our fundamental cognitive instrument through which we experience relationship and know existence qualitatively.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$200 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $175 by 2/23
New York Open Center
Kabir Helminski is a Shaikh in the lineage of Rumi, and co-director of the Threshold Society (Sufism.org). In 2009 and subsequent years, Kabir was named as one of the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by the Royal Strategic Studies Center (Jordan). He has toured North America as Shaikh with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey, bringing Sufi culture to more than 100,000 people. His seven volumes of Rumi translations and books on spirituality, Living Presence and The Knowing Heart, have been published in at least eight languages. In 2017, Living Presence is being published in a commemorative 25th anniversary edition in the Spiritual Cornerstones series by Penguin Books.