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A 13-Week Webinar Series

November 12, 2022 through March 4, 2023

Co-Sponsored by Sufi Center Minnesota

“Sound is the future medicine.” – Yuval Ron

The University of Sufism would like to invite you to our exciting new program, “Healing Sounds of the Wisdom Traditions” with Yuval Ron. In this unique 13-week program, students will experience the healing power of sacred sound from spiritual traditions around the world. From the melodic instruments of the Ancient East to the cutting-edge, science-backed sounds of the modern era, each week will be an immersion into these artful healing practices.

Your guide will be Yuval Ron: world-renowned musician, award-winning composer and author, peace activist, and record producer. Yuval will take students on a fascinating journey into a number of ancient traditions—including Sufism, Kabbala, and Nada Yoga—and illuminate how these lineages used music, chanting, movement, and meditation to instill peace and bring about healing. Each week’s lesson will be highly experiential as Yuval leads participants through healing practices that include music, movement, and meditation.

There are no prerequisites for this program—all who want to learn about the healing possibilities of sacred sound and music are encouraged to join! New and advanced healers will enjoy learning about the vast healing capacity that music has offered humanity through the ages—those whose hearts are nourished by heartfelt, restorative music will also find this program deeply satisfying.

Everyone is invited to enjoy this beautiful program and experience the golden message of love and beauty that moves inside all the world’s sacred musical traditions.

Program Info

Tuition for this 13-week program is $650

Payment plans are available

If you would like to learn more about whether this is the right program for you,
schedule a personal call with our admissions director!

Rahma Tracy Caraway
1-800-238-3060 ext 701
admissions@sufiuniversity.org

About Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron is an award-winning composer and has been involved in music therapy since a commission in 1990 from researcher Robert Monroe of the Monroe Institute.

Yuval has collaborated with neuroscientists Mark Waldman and Dr. Andrew Newburg, psychotherapist Dr Sanjay Manchanda, pioneer healers Dr. Richard Gold and Gail Lynn, Sufis, Kabbalists, and Ayurvedic healers, and is the founding director of the record label Metta Mindfulness Music, which produces quality intentional healing music for use in clinics and treatments centers worldwide.

Yuval was invited to perform meditative music for the Dalai Lama and the Sufi Sheikh Sidi Muhammad, and he has collaborated with the Sufi leaders Pir Zia Inayat Khan and Pir Shabdah Khan, as well as with numerous master musicians including Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Estrella Morente, and Deva Premal.

Yuval has spoken at numerous schools, including Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, Middlebury College, MIT, Berklee College of Music, and the University of Chicago. He has also given keynote addresses at the Pacific Conference of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, at the Quantum Institute, and in New Delhi, India.

Yuval’s book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom won the Gold Medal Award in the Best Book in Spirituality category at the Indie Book Award in 2015. He has composed scores for PBS Nova documentaries such as Cracking the Maya Code, art house films such as Proteus, and scores for site-specific installations at the Getty Museum, the Japan America Center, LAX, Lauren Bon’s Farm Lab, and more.

Yuval is the founder and executive director of the charitable non-profit organization Inspired Sound Initiative, dedicated to providing educational performance arts programming to under-served communities and youth-at-risk worldwide.

Schedule of Classes

All classes will be held online via Zoom. Recordings will be made available to students soon after each meeting.

Classes will be held on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern and will last 1.5 hours.

This is a 13-week program. Classes will be held from November 12, 2022 through March 4, 2023.

There will be no class on 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, or 2/25.

Music as Medicine in the Ancient East, Part 1

November 12, 2022

Students will begin their journey exploring the musical modalities of the Ancient East, the Ottoman-Turkish empire, the Hebrew tradition, and Indian ragas. Students will experience various forms of traditional and devotional music and learn how they were used medicinally and artistically to harmonize the listener’s feelings, emotions, and relationship with the sacred.

Music as Medicine in the Ancient East, Part 2

November 19, 2022

Students will begin their journey exploring the musical modalities of the Ancient East, the Ottoman-Turkish empire, the Hebrew tradition, and Indian ragas. Students will experience various forms of traditional and devotional music and learn how they were used medicinally and artisically to harmonize the listener’s feelings, emotions, and relationship with the sacred.

Healing Sufi Chanting Traditions, Part 1

December 3, 2022

Students will experience the ecstatic and introspective practices of Sufism-Islam and its holistic practice of sacred chanting, transcendent movement, and spiritual mindfulness, all of which increase compassion and open the heart. Drawn from the hidden wisdom of the Sufi traditions of the East, these practices have been scientifically shown to enhance memory and cognition while alleviating anxiety, depression, and anger.

Healing Sufi Chanting Traditions, Part 2

December 10, 2022

Students will experience the ecstatic and introspective practices of Sufism-Islam and its holistic practice of sacred chanting, transcendent movement, and spiritual mindfulness, all of which increase compassion and open the heart. Drawn from the hidden wisdom of the Sufi traditions of the East, these practices have been scientifically shown to enhance memory and cognition while alleviating anxiety, depression, and anger.

Brain Entrainment

December 17, 2022

Students will explore the science of sound and how certain frequencies are able to affect the listener’s mood and inner imaginal realm. Brain entrainment—the process of synchronizing brain waves to a specific rhythm—has been shown to help listeners deepen relaxation, improve quality of sleep, and enhance general well-being.

Healing Kabbalistic Chanting Traditions

January 7, 2023

Students will learn about the mystical musical tradition of Kabbalah, the sacred “Tree of Life” meditation, and chanting practices that guide participants to a deep state of tranquility. In this class students will learn how the mystical-psychological teachings of Kabbalah awaken personal insight, inspiration, and healing, as well as how these teachings harmonize the mind, body, and spirit.

Healing Early Christian Chant Traditions

January 14, 2023

Students will explore the hidden wisdom of the early Christian-Coptic, Marunite, and Armenian traditions and how they used sacred chanting and mindfulness practices to experience greater levels of compassion and introspection. These healing practices enhance cognition and awareness while decreasing anxiety, depression, and anger.

Meditations on Sound from Nada Yoga

January 21, 2023

Students will learn about the transformational power of Nada Yoga—the yoga of sound. Nada Yoga is an ancient metaphysical Hindu system that uses sound and breathwork to bring the experience of unity between the inner and outer worlds. Through chanting, meditation, and breathwork, these practices decrease depression, anxiety, and anger.

Meditations on Sound from Zen Buddhism

January 28, 2023

In this class students will learn how to mindfully breathe, listen, and chant as practiced in Zen Buddhism. Inspired by Yuval Ron’s work with Zen Buddhist priest Hirokazu Kosaka, as well as meditative movement masters from Japan, this class will teach practices that enhance memory, cognition, and awareness while settling the mind and spirit.

Six Healing Sounds from Qi Gong

February 4, 2023

Students will be introduced to the gentle movement artform of Qi Gong, learning about the Five Elements and Triple Warmer (San Jiao) practices. Students will explore traditional Chinese medicine healing practices that have been demonstrated to improve circulation, focus, and balance while also reducing stress and instilling peace.

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufi & Hasidic Traditions, Part 1

February 11, 2023

In this class students will experience the inner workings of ecstatic Hasidic music and dance along with the Sufi practice of moving prayer-meditation. Students will be guided through sacred musical modes and movements that can be used to transcend the limits of reality and reach the state of divine unity.

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufi & Hasidic Traditions, Part 2

February 18, 2023

In this class students will experience the inner workings of ecstatic Hasidic music and dance along with the Sufi practice of moving prayer-meditation. Students will be guided through sacred musical modes and movements that can be used to transcend the limits of reality and reach the state of divine unity.

Muslim, Jewish, & Christian Harmony in the Golden Age of Spain

March 4, 2023

Students will learn the story of the master musician who brought the Oud to Spain, forever changing the music of Europe. The Oud is a Middle Eastern lute called the “king of instruments” whose rhythms and melodies are known to heal the heart. Students will enjoy Jewish and Arabic music originating from Andalusia and learn about the mutual influence between ancient Christian music and 600 years of Muslim rule in Spain.

Tuition for this 13-week program is $650

Payment plans are available

If you would like to learn more about whether this is the right program for you,
schedule a personal call with our admissions director!

Rahma Tracy Caraway
1-800-238-3060 ext 701
admissions@sufiuniversity.org

“Healing Sounds of the Wisdom Traditions” with Yuval Ron is not eligible for scholarships or discounts.
One-, two-, and three-month payment plan options are available.