3) Sunday, November 17th from 7-9PM, at Church of the Holy Flame's Chapel of the Little Flower
, William Howell
from Crestone, CO will present a brief history and background on the Sufi practice of "zikr" and will then conduct a Sufi zikr for everyone present to experience.William Howell is the founder of Sanctuary House (http://www.sanctuaryhouse.org/), a small multi-religious retreat center at the foot of sacred mountains in Crestone.He
has had the great fortune of meeting true adepts in the principle spiritual traditions of our planet B including Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (William taught Transcendental Meditation for 15 years); Fr. Thomas Keating (William has taught Centering Prayer since 1988, and Thomas has been his Spiritual Director for 16 years); Sheikh Nur al Jerrahi/Lex Hixon (William is Yusuf al Anwar al Jerrahi, khalifa in the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Order of Dervishes); His
Holiness, the Dalai Lama (William is Karma Zopa Gyurme and has taken refuge); and Maharishi Shri Punitachariji Maharaj B 'Bapu' (William is
Swami Vishnu Datta and has been requested by 'Bapu' to take the Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta mantra across America).A former professor of Humanities, William leads retreats and inter-religious dialogue.
The representative of the Nur-Ashki Jerrahi Order of Sufis in Crestone, Yusuf (William) is the khalifa of the area and has led weekly zikrs at Sanctuary House
since 1997.Last year with Sheikha Fariha Fatima al-Jerrahi visited Istanbul and Konya, and he
has made the 100-day initiation and many retreats.Sheikha Fariha, head of the Nur-Ashki Jerrahi Order
, has given Yusuf the permission to interpret dreams.Yusuf 'took hand' with Sheikh Nur al-Jerrahi in 1989, and he
now travels on behalf of the Jerrahi Order.
This event is free, but love offerings are appreciated and will be donated to Sanctuary House
in Crestone, CO.Please call to reserve ahead of time as space is limited.Those who do will have seats held for them until 7:05PM