Sufism: A Bridge Between Religions

Sufism: A Bridge Between Religions

  • August 16, 2016
  • M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® Berkeley Center
  • Berkeley, California

On August 16th, 2016, M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism® center in Berkeley, California held its first interfaith open house. The distinguished guests were prominent members of interfaith community from various faith groups in the Bay Area such as Calvary Presbyterian Church of San Francisco, Temple Isaiah and the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County. Following a brief introduction and ice breaker, attendees were introduced to the history, lineage, teachings, and principles of M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism® by members of the M.T.O. Sufi Association®. Thereafter, everyone had the opportunity to participate in zikr (Sufi Chanting). At the end of the program, hearts were filled with joy and warmth and everyone shared their reflections on the uplifting experience of zikr. Many were passionate to attend Tamarkoz® (Sufi Meditation) workshops and showed interest to partner with M.T.O. Sufi Association® for planning future interfaith events.