Event: Series of Sessions: Sufi Mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan - Teachings and Spiritual Practices, 26 February - 28 May 2023.
Facilitator: Fateah Alice Saunders.
Dates: Sundays, 26 February, 26 March, 30 April, and 28 May 2023.
Venue: Wellspring Room, the Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB.
Event Description: This event is part of The Salisbury Centre 50th anniversary programme and is supported by the EICSP (Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace), Scottish Charity SCO38996
It is said that Winifred Rushworth, in her contribution to the founding of the Salisbury Centre, was inspired by Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Message of Universal Sufism, sometimes called the Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty, which was brought by him to the west from India in the early part of the 20th century.
Fateah Alice Saunders is an initiate in one of the Sufi streams emanating from Hazrat Inayat Khan and has been active in Edinburgh and elsewhere for many years in sharing teachings, stories, spiritual practices and chants from this tradition.
This series of sessions will provide a glimpse into these teachings in a meditative way, with experiential spiritual practices and chanting included.
Everyone is welcome, though some familiarity with meditation will be assumed.
Each session will stand alone but following the whole course of 4 sessions is encouraged.
Bio: Alice Fateah: My relationship to the Salisbury Centre: While living in Dorset in the late 1990’s, I was invited to Edinburgh for a w/e by a Scottish friend. She had persuaded the Salisbury Centre community to invite me to lead a session of Dances of Universal Peace (DUP). Having received recognition as a teacher by the International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace in 1995, I was thrilled and excited by this invitation. That Saturday evening it was a privilege indeed to share DUP with 18 others, dancing in the lovely space and atmosphere of the studio.
Little did I know that I was shortly to be moving to Edinburgh (in June 1999) and would be involved with the Salisbury Centre for the next 20-plus years! This involvement, a privilege and a pleasure for me, has been mainly in leading Dances of Universal Peace, offering a weekly ‘Sufi Healing Hour’, membership of the Spiritual Integrity Committee, and facilitating one of the weekly evening silent meditations.
Cost: By donation (to the Salisbury Centre). To donate please visit www.salisburycentre.org/donate