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Finding Grace in the Midst of Hardship: A Sufi Perspective

  • zazen 2219 Filbert San Francisco, CA, 94123 United States (map)

Finding Grace in the Midst of Hardship: A Sufi Perspective

We are living in challenging times. You may be facing anxiety over the loss of health insurance. You may be in fear for your safety and security. Or you may be distraught over loss of relationships because of political differences. You long for peace, but the stress never ends.

We look for peace by trying to change the circumstances on the outside - “ If I only had...”, “if only they would... ”. But focusing on the outside, expecting change, only brings heartache and more fear.

The only way to lasting peace is to journey inside - to discover the light that dwells within and develop a peace in your heart that does not waver despite life's challenges. This may sound impossible, but the Grace of God is showering down on you in every moment. It rains down from the heavens and streams out from your heart. It is neither deserved or earned. It is just there.

When we open to this grace, peace is possible.

This workshop will use teachings and practices from the Sufi tradition to teach you how to receive this grace and live with a peaceful heart. It will address the questions and issues of both beginners and those experienced on a spiritual path.

The workshop is open to all.

"Finding Grace in Hardship" will be taught by Rahima Schmall, Ph.D. Rahima is a founding faculty member of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She is a master teacher and healer in the Sufi tradition as well as a registered nurse and clinical psychologist. For over thirty years she has blending counseling, medical knowledge and spirituality to help people achieve the healing and peace they long for. She currently lives in Santa Fe, NM where she is the Department Chair for a Masters in Counseling program.

Please join us Saturday, July 22nd from 1-5 pm at Zazen SF, 2219 Filbert Street in San Francisco

Suggested contribution is $50, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Light refreshments will be served. Metered street parking is available, as are nearby parking garages. Fragrance free please.

Registration: www.PayPal.Me/SSCBayArea/50

Questions? Please email Kimberly at

If you are not able to join Rahima Schmall in person, we are pleased to be able to offer the option for you to attend online via zoom classroom, or to be able to listen to the workshop afterwards via recording. If you would like to join remotely, please use the link below to call in or attend online. If you are unable to attend in real time but would like a copy of the recordings, please email and I will send you a copy of the recordings after the class is completed. Donations for the speaker gratefully accepted from those attending remotely.

Join the class from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 745 573 725

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