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Kiss The Ground : A Journey Of Remembrance

Akasha Arts

Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

Vancouver, British Columbia

Kiss The Ground :  A Journey Of Remembrance

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Kiss The Ground : A Journey Of Remembrance

Sufi's are messengers of the order of the heart, they are a mysterious and yet pervasive spiritual force that has influenced mystics, artists, scientists and many others since the time of Prophet Muhammed.

On November 2nd you will have the opportunity to experience the sufi spirit of love on a journey of remembrance with film, poetry, music, zikr and dance. Devoted local artist will take us on a soulful journey into the heart of religious traditions, rocking us in the gentleness of water and awakening us with the vibrancy of fire.
Close the language-door, open the love-window, and remember that there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Film excerpts from the documentary Wajd: Music, Politics and Ecstasy

Zikr, Sufi Whirling and Persian-Ottoman Music with:

Ali Razmi - Setar & Vocals
Amar Chebib - Oud & Bendir
Jeremy Therrien - Ney
Nathaniel Huard - Riq & Daf
Lindsey Ridgeway - Whirling

Zamir Dhanji - Hang Drum and Poetry
Seemi Ghazi - Qu'ranic recitation, Persian Poetry, and Zikr

North Indian Tabla wizardry, ghazal renditions, and Kathak Dance:

Cassius Khan & Amika Kushawa:

A musical journey of global spiritual traditions with DJ Ash

Visiting monks from Dzongkar Choede Monastery in India will be present to bless the evening and receive all our beautiful offerings! 

Delicious Chai and snacks from East is East will be provided by donation. 

Tickets: $20 Suggested Donation (no one turned away from lack of funds)

Net Proceeds will go to Dzonkar Choede Monastery to support education and artistic training for Tibetan refugee children.
Modern Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan affirmed the unity of all religions in his spiritual teachings, and emphasized the power of music to unite humans to the source of their existence. While he was a Sufi, he espoused that remembrance of the Divine, irrespective of ones religious leanings, was an essential pathway to peace and healing for humanity. We hope our paths converge at this gathering.

"God is one, truth is one, and the religion is one. There cannot be two religions; that is the confusion, the illusion of the human mind. We are expected to unite with one another in the thought of God, in the love of God. ... All wisdom is from God; from whatever scripture, whatever religion, whatever form, it all comes from one source."
                                                             Inayat Khan
— "Religious Gathekas, #39, Universal Worship", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished))
Have questions about Kiss The Ground : A Journey Of Remembrance? Contact Akasha Arts

When & Where

SFU Woodwards
Djazad Mowasaghian World Arts Center - Room #255
149 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

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