Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions at New York Open Center
May 13, 2017, 2-6pm
In the rivers of all the world’s revealed traditions the same water flows, the water of Divine revelation. In this workshop, Pir Zia will draw from his new book, Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions, to explore the inner teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the perspective of Sufi gnosis. He will explore the wisdom to be found in the Vedantic understanding of food, the Noble Eightfold Path taught by the Buddha, the Zoroastrian vision of the living earth, the Exodus of the Israelites, the gnostic Hymn of the Pearl, and the Five Pillars of Islam. The afternoon will also include guided meditations and practices from each tradition (prayers, meditation and breathing practices).
Note: A booksigning will follow the workshop.