Sufi Conference (2008)
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The audio and video from the final Sufi Conference, which took place October 16 - 19, 2008. With over 10 hours of talks, seminars, zikr, and interviews, this filming of presenters from six different Sufi tariqas offers a unique glimpse of a moment in time in Sufism in America, a gathering that honors the unity that is at the core of the path of love.
Through these recordings, you are drawn oneness and love, you become a part of this caravan of lovers.
The idea for the Sufi Conferences was conceived one summer evening in 1999 at Sufi Books in New York. The joy, intoxicating love and power experienced in the first two conferences in 2001 resonated with this need. Something was born, a container of love for different Sufi orders to come together.
Since 2001 eight Sufi Conferences have been held, the final gathering being held in October 2008 at Asilomar Conference Grounds, California. In his closing talk Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee spoke of the deeper purpose of these gatherings. This coming together of different Sufi tariqas and fellow wayfarers has been a celebration of the love and oneness that belongs to this path of love. But there has also been a deeper, more hidden purpose. Although outwardly there have been eight different conferences, from an inner, spiritual perspective there had been one single Sufi Conference that has changed outer location and form over the years, but remained the same gathering. At the first gathering a symbolic dervish tent was erected, a sacred space where these different traditions and lovers of God could come together in service to the One and the need of the time. This tent was moved across America a number of times, and different presenters and participants came under this tent, to remember God through dhikr and music, dance and silence. Through this eight year gathering a bell of divine remembrance was struck for the whole, a note of love that is a Sufi contribution to America at this time.
List of Talks:
1 - Opening Talk with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
2 - Sufism s Contribution to Planetary Culture with Pir Zia Inayat Khan
3 - Interview with Pir Zia Inayat Khan
4 - Dances of Universal Peace and Interview with Pir Shabda Khan
5 - Interview with Maata Lynn Barron
6 - Be Still-Awake with Maata Lynn Barron
7 - Zakira Beasley telling the unique story of her journey to her sheikh, Hamza al Qadiri Al Butchish
8 - Imam Bilal Hyde on the Zikr
9 - Chambers of the Heart with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
10 - Closing Talk with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee