Are you a lifelong learner?
Experience more peace in your daily life. Enroll in Sacred U's LIVE online Master Class Peace through Spiritual Practice with The Interfaith Amigos
March 27th to April 21st 2017
Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon, and Imam Jamal Rahman—aka "The Interfaith Amigos"—help you deepen your spiritual grounding through simple yet profound spiritual practices.
Drawing from the wisdom of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, The Interfaith Amigos demonstrate specific spiritual practices designed to cultivate inner peace and outer peace.
▪ Week One: Building a Strong Foundation through Spiritual Practice
▪ Week Two: Dealing with Anger and Fear through Spiritual Practice
▪ Week Three: Cultivating Love and Peace through Spiritual Practice
▪ Week Four: Spirituality as a Way of Life
Let peace begin with you
Each Amigo leads a week-long module with daily features, including a spiritual practice tutorial from each Amigo every week. During the fourth week, the Interfaith Amigos teach together in their signature inter-spiritual style.
You're invited to speak directly with the Amigo of the week—and all three Amigos together in the fourth week—as we gather for four weekly interactive teleconferences, which will be recorded for those who can't join us live.
You'll also have access to a 24/7 Student Forum where you can connect with one another, share insights and questions, and reflect on the practices in real time.
Each week you will receive
▪ Welcome email from the Amigo of the week
▪20-minute video teaching
▪ Spiritual practice tutorials from all three Amigos
▪ Written materials and suggested readings
▪ Access to the 24/7 Student Forum
▪ Live one-hour teleconference with the Interfaith Amigos
If “Be the change” is your motto, you won’t want to miss this course
We all want to bring greater peace to the world, but first we must learn how to cultivate peace within our own hearts. These transformative spiritual practices help deepen your personal peace so you can draw from that well as you work toward social justice, environmental healing, and greater compassion in the world.
The Interfaith Amigos are an effective antidote to the 21st-century blues with their witty and wise teaching style and the heartfelt love their friendship embodies.
Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, and Imam Jamal Rahman together comprise The Interfaith Amigos, an inter-spiritual collaboration that began soon after the 9-11 to foster peace among the Abrahamic faiths. The Amigos travel together nationally and internationally, speaking and teaching on the core messages of unity, love, and compassion that are the essence of their traditions. They have written three books together: Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & an Imam; Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith; and Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice: The Interfaith Amigos’ Guide to Personal, Social and Environmental Healing. Their work has been featured in the New York Times and on CBS News, the BBC, and several NPR programs.
Rabbi Ted Falcon’s doctorate in Professional Psychology complements his rabbinical training as he bridges the psychological and the spiritual in his counseling practice. He has taught Jewish traditions of Kabbalah, meditation, and spirituality since the 1970s. Ordained in 1968 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, he has founded meditative synagogues in both Los Angeles and Seattle and is co-author with David Blatner of Judaism for Dummies and author of A Journey of Awakening: Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tree of Life.
Pastor Don Mackenzie, PhD, now living in Minneapolis, is devoting himself to interfaith work after retiring as Minister and Head of Staff at Seattle’s University Congregational United Church of Christ. Previously, he served congregations in Hanover, New Hampshire and Princeton, New Jersey. Ordained in 1970, he is a graduate of Macalester College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and New York University. His country music band, Life’s Other Side, recorded the sound track for the documentary film Family Name, and has sung at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Imam Jamal Rahman is co-founder and Muslim Sufi Minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Seattle and adjunct faculty at Seattle University.Originally from Bangladesh, he is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of California, Berkeley. He also has a spiritual counseling practice and he officiates interfaith weddings and ceremonies. His books include Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mulla’s Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom; The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam; Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart and Mind; and Out of Darkness into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources.