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Religions' Sacred Teachings
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International Symposium
15th December 2013

Seeing God Everywhere:
Traversing the
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5th November 2011

An Ancient Psychology
for a Modern Era
The Journey of the ego self
to the Spiritual Self
International Symposium
4th December 2010

One Humanity, Many Faiths
Interfaith Summit
February 2009

Sufi Music and Zikr
by Al Madeheen
September 2008

Moulana Rumi and the
Perfume of Divine Love
International Symposium
December 2007

ABC Radio Interview
December 2007

UNESCO Moulana Congress
Tehran and Tabriz
October 2007

UNESCO Moulana Rumi
Istanbul and Konya
May 2007

Conference on the
Iranian Identity
December 2006

Dalai Lama meets
with Muslim and
Sufi leaders
April 2006

Sufi Meditation
on ABC Radio
April/May 2006

Life of Maryam (a.s.)
August 2005

The Unifying Role
Of Mysticism
International Symposium
October 2004

Peace and God Consciousness
- The Journey of the Soul
International Symposium
October 2003

Uniting & Dividing
Humanity - The role
politics & religion play
August 2003

Sufism & Self-Transformation
The Path of Knowledge
and Love
International Symposium
October 2002

An Evening with
Claudio Naranjo
September 2002

Unity Within Diversity
November 2001

The Message of Moulana Rumi
"Listen to the Reed
How it Tells its Tale...."
International Symposium
November 2000

The Need for Sufism in a
New Century - An Old
Tradition for a New World
International Symposium
May 2000

Previous Event:

Major Peace Initiative
Dalai Lama meets with Muslim & Sufi leaders

April 2006

The Dalai Lama meeting with Muslim leaders, in San Francisco
(Photo courtesy of USA Today)

The Dalai Lama proclaimed himself a ''defender of Muslim teachings'' in a groundbreaking international peace conference that was held in San Francisco on Saturday April 15, 2006. The event was covered by major media from the New York Times to major television networks.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, initially met with about sixty Muslim leaders and scholars, most of whom were Sufis. Kabir Helminski head of the Mevlevi order in the USA reported on the event saying, “A tremendous amount of goodwill and love was generated during this event. It was historically significant that Muslims and Buddhists were coming together with open arms on both sides, and, as a matter of fact, the Dalai Lama, during one of the meetings took a special interest in our brother Ahmed Tijani, taking him by the shoulders, looking into his eyes, and saying, ‘You have to help me come to Africa!’”.

The Dalai Lama and Sheikh Ahmed Tijani

This was followed by a larger event attended by about 500 representatives from approximately 30 countries from the world's major religions. There has rarely been such a gathering of eminent spiritual leaders involving so many Muslims. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Dalai Lama said “Muslims, like any of the major traditions, have the same message, the same practice. That is a practice of compassion." The Dalai Lama urged the leaders of all faiths to stand together on their common ground to defend Islam and promote the ideal of respecting the faiths of individuals while embracing religious diversity in communities. All of this took place on the weekend of the birthday of the Prophet (pbuh), Easter and Passover.


Sufi Meditation Series
on ABC Radio

April-May 2006

The Australian Centre for Sufism and Irfanic Studies was pleased that ABC Radio National ran a six part Sufi Meditation series by our Founder and Director Fleur Nassery Bonnin.

The program aired for six weeks commencing Sunday 23 April 2006 on the "Sunday Nights with John Cleary" program.

Along with the meditation, each program had an introduction and explanation where Fleur talked about various aspects of Sufism, spirituality and the inner path.



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