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The Journey of Life: Living with Meaning in the Face of Global Crisis
The Mountaineers
Seattle, WA
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The Journey of Life: Living with Meaning in the Face of Global Crisis
Seven Pillars House of Wisdom Presents:

The Journey of Life
Living with Meaning in the Face of Global Crisis

An exploration with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, anthropologist Leslie Conton, and native storyteller Roger Fernandes of the Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam tribe.

Bounded by the unknown before birth and after death, we are flung into a particular moment of history during which we experience life. Our choices chart our route. Our personal stories help to shape the collective story.

In times of community, national and global crisis, we rightly question and recreate our personal and cultural stories.

We ask: How does our personal story inform the
unfoldment of the global story?

Join us in a participatory evening with respected "wisdom keepers" from a wide range of traditions, exploring the journey of life, and the demands of our times.

Contact Seven Pillars:


Rabbi Olivier is a teacher of non-dual Judaism, anchored in Jewish tradition. He approaches Torah as a paradigm for spiritual awakening and a lens for exploring one's Jewish identity. He fosters a Jewish spiritual practice which includes guided and silent meditations, mystical chant, ecstatic music, song & dance.

Leslie Conton is a cultural/transpersonal anthropologist focusing on shamanism, cross-cultural healing, and the anthropology of consciousness. She is a faculty member of both Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, WWU,  and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, specializing in the preservation and maintenance of shamanic cultures worldwide. She has worked with traditional healers in Papua New Guinea, Australia, Nepal, India,  northern China and Inner Mongolia and elsewhere.

Roger Fernandes is a Native American storyteller, artist, and educator whose work focuses on the culture and beliefs of the Puget Salish tribes of western Washington State. He is a member of the Lower Elwha S'Klallam Tribe and received a degree in Native American Studies from the Evergreen State College.

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, founder of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of his grandfather, Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is also President of the Suluk Academy. Pir Zia holds a doctoral degree in religion from Duke University, is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award, and is a Lindisfarne Fellow.

Seven Pillars House of Wisdom is a forum inspired by the tradition of ancient wisdom schools to support the advancement of wisdom in global culture. Through dialogues, seminars, courses of study, and special projects, Seven Pillars aims to galvanize momentum for the emergence of wisdom in such forms as ecological awareness, interfaith solidarity, spiritual growth, and moral culture.


This evening talk is part of a three-day Sufi seminar with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan. Please visit the following link for details:

Note: For access to the Mountaineers building from Sand Point Way, turn east at NE 74th St.traffic light (across from 7-11) and turn left IMMEDIATELY after passing the entry kiosk; drive north to last building on right before overpass. Look for blue wall with climbing rocks..


The Mountaineers (View)
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
United States


Education > Workshops
Other > Spiritual

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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