A Spiritual Journey Through Spain--Your Guides

A Spiritual Journey Through Spain--Your Guides

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Fr. David Denny
Father David Denny
Fr. David Denny is prior of Nada Carmelite Hermitage in Crestone, Colorado, affiliated with the Spiritual Life Institute. He is an ordained Roman Catholic priest who has also studied Middle Eastern culture and religion, as well as Buddhist meditation. Since 1993, Fr. Denny has taught in the Department of Religion at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He also co-edits Desert Call: Contemplative Christianity and Vital Culture, the Institute's quarterly magazine.

Father Denny will offer lectures on these topics:
- Poetry and Prayer
- St. John of the Cross: Dark Night and Living Flame
- St. Teresa of Avila: A Miracle of Tension
- Convivencia: a prayer service drawing on Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sources

Kabir Helminski
Kabir Helminski is the author of The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation and Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self, as well as the translator of numerous books of Sufi literature, especially Rumi. He is a Sheikh (spiritual teacher) of the Mevlevi Order, founded by Rumi. With his wife, Camille, Sheikh Helminski coordinates the Threshold Society.

Kabir Helminski
Kabir Helminski will offer lectures on these topics:
- Ibn Arabi of Andalusia, the most influential Sufi Islamic mystic
- Islamic poetry and the opening of the heart
- Remembrance of God--essence of the Abrahamic lineages
- The Islamic basis of pluralism

Mother Tessa Bielecki Mother Tessa Bielecki
Mother Tessa Bielecki is the author of Teresa of Avila: Ecstasy and Common Sense, and is cofounder of the Spiritual Life Institute, a monastic community for men and women with centers in Colorado and Ireland. She is an internationally recognized authority on the life and work of Teresa of Avila.

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