LACONIA — The Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center will be offering a series of classes on the topic of Breath this fall. The once a month classes will be on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in the Alliance Room of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia.
For September and October, the classes will be the 4th Thursday - September 26 and October 24, switching to the third Thursday for the next two months - November 21 and December 19. There is no charge for classes at the Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center.
Breath is an essential focus of the Sufi path of mysticism, and along with prayer is one of the two foundational practices of Sufism. Developing the breath helps ground spiritual realization, focuses meditation, and heightens awareness.
This series of classes was developed by senior teachers in the Sufi Order as a way to help those interested in Sufism to not just learn some of the concepts, but to experience the teachings in a way that has a positive impact on one's process of awakening. The class will include readings, meditations and spiritual practices, and include time for discussion. All are welcome, from those just beginning to explore spirituality to those who wish to delve deeper into the richness of the Sufi tradition.
Malik Haig will be leading the class. Haig is the coordinator of the local Heart of the Lakes Sufi Center and has been leading classes in Sufism since 1984. He recently completed an advanced two year training in Sufism. He has been an initiate in the Sufi Order for more than 33 years.