The Universal Human
About This Event
“He brought the cosmos into existence upon His own form. Hence it is a mirror within which He sees His own form.” Ibn al-Arabi
“The individual then grows and develops in the womb, according to the well- known phases, until he comes forth into the visible world, thence to ascend until he reaches the degree of perfection.” Sadruddin al-Qunawi
“Envision your consciousness expanding, encompassing increasingly wider fields of perception and mentation. Now if you think that your body was confectioned out of the stardust – that the outburst of radiance at the instant of the big bang continues to live now as your body, your sense of identity – your notion of yourself extends. The cosmic dimension is evidenced by our sense of participation in the entire cosmos.” Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
This three to five day retreat at The Pir Vilayat Center will be an introduction and exploration of al-Insān al-Kāmil, the universal human, a transpersonal archetype activating each of us to manifest as a unique exemplar. The teaching and practice offered by this retreat process will be an exercise of awakening to an inner condition of perfection resting as a pearl awaiting us in our soul. This retreat will support an exploration and awakening of the innermost aspects of each participant’s unique and innate disposition – orienting each to the fulfillment to their life’s purpose. We will meet as a group for the first three days and those who continue for the following two days will extend the group process into one of private retreat continuing under Himayat’s direction.
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