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  ahymsin newsletter, issue - 14, October - November ' 2009  
   
   
 
         
   

Coming to One through the Many
The Shared Wisdom of the Sufi and Yogic Traditions
Rishikesh, India - January 28th-February 1, 2010

“An Ancient Connection -

Sufism is the mystical tradition within Islam.  Yoga is the mystical tradition within Hinduism.  Both have as their goal union with the Divine, or realization of the ultimate reality.  In the west, the word “Yoga” is often used to refer to physical asanas but the meaning of the word is union.  For millennia, Yogis have lived in seclusion practicing advanced techniques of meditation with the goal of realizing union with the Divine source of all.  Similarly, Sufi saints have developed spiritual techniques to awaken awareness of union with the ultimate Beloved.” 

—Dena Merriam,
Founder & Convener of the Global Peace Initiative of Women
www.gpiw.org

(Continued at: http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/India-Events/coming-to-the-one-through-the-many.html)

AHYMSIN will act as the local partner of the Global Peace Initiative of Women to host the Sufi Yogi Dialogue in Rishikesh.

   
         
       
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