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The Thread of Love Within the Heart
with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Saturday, December 1, 2012
10:00 am to 4:30 pm


Please bring a bag lunch with you


Want to stay overnight? See Overnight Reservation, below.

Mystical life is one of humanity's greatest secrets: that within the heart we can have a direct experience of the Divine. The mystical path is like a stream that runs beneath all of the world's religions, sometimes hidden, sometimes more visible. At this time there is a great need to know this secret, to reclaim this truth of divine love.

In the morning there will be a talk and questions. In the afternoon, a simple meditation on the heart followed by time for spiritual discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by Mercy Center Burlingame and The Golden Sufi Center.



Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D. is a Sufi teacher and author. His most recent book is Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism. He was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey as part of her Super Soul Sunday Series.


In recent years, the focus of his writing and teaching has been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, and the emerging global consciousness of oneness.




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10:00 am - 12:30 pm talk and questions
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm lunch and time for reflection
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm meditation and discussion with a 1/2 tea break after meditation



Registration for this event is now closed.



Registrants who wish to stay for one or two nights at Mercy Center may book a private retreat at a special discounted rate of $85 per night for:

  • Friday, November 30 (one night plus dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday);
  • Saturday, December 1 (one night plus dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday); or
  • Friday and Saturday (two nights, all meals except lunch on Saturday).

Overnight room reservation does not include the workshop registration fee of $65.

Accommodation must be booked in advance. If you are staying overnight Friday or Saturday, you can order in advance a bag lunch for Saturday, for an additional $10. Call (650) 340-7454 to reserve your preferred dates for an overnight stay.



Read our cancellation and refunds policy.



Meals include locally-sourced fresh fruit and vegetables, soups, salads and meat entrees. Our meal service department cannot offer all-vegan or other special menus. For your convenience, we have kitchenettes equipped with microwave ovens and refrigerators located on each residence floor. There is a health food store in Burlingame, a short distance from Mercy Center. Guests are welcome to bring special foods or supplements to retreats.