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Tamarkoz (Sufi Meditation)

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Spring 2016
CogSci 98 / 198
1-3 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

Tamarkoz is a 1,400-year-old Sufi practice. Tamarkoz is the art and science of self-knowledge through heart concentration and meditation. The word Tamarkoz literally means concentration of abilities, and involves several elements: mind relaxation exercises, deep breathing exercises, Movazeneh (slow movement meditation), deep body relaxation, visualization and heart concentration. What makes Tamarkoz unique, and separates it from other meditative practices, is its emphasis on the source of life in the heart, which is the strongest source of electromagnetic energy in the body, the link between our physical and eternal realms, and the gateway to the knowledge and reality within.

Tamarkoz is a powerful way of dealing with stress. It is a holistic, practical and sustainable means of recovering and maintaining health, balance, tranquility, fulfillment and discipline in life as it encompasses and cultivates all the human faculties: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The goal of Tamarkoz is to help each individual reach the delicate and stable realm of their own being.

What is Sufism?

Sufism is a way, a discipline, a method that teaches the individual to explore and discover the reality of his or her true self. Sufism is the path to self-knowledge. 

Sufism emphasizes the cognition of the human being in its totality. In other words, both the physical and spiritual dimensions, the mind and the heart, the explicit and implicit aspects, should be nurtured and cognized. Sufism does not consider the mind and heart as two separate entities. Rather, it focuses on facilitating the connection between these two vast resources in order to experience freedom, peace and tranquility in our everyday lives.

The teachings of this class are rooted in the 1,400-year-old practice of Islamic Sufism - although anyone can practice and benefit from Tamarkoz since Sufism knows no cultural, religious or racial boundaries and has no physical prerequisites. In fact, Sufism is known and regarded as the Path of Love. Sufis believe that love is the universe's deepest instinct - it is what connects and unites all of existence.  Many are familiar with the teachings of Sufism through the profound love poetry of Jalaleddin Rumi. 

Tamarkoz is exclusive to M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism® and has been made accessible to all in its current form by the present Sufi Master, Hazrat Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha.


Gather all your energies and concentrate them on the source of life in your heart for your findings to become imperishable, so that you will live in balance and tranquility and know eternity.
Hazrat Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, Pir Oveyssi 

This class is organized by the M.T.O. Sufi Association, a registered student organization at Cal. Check our our website for more information: 

How to Enroll:

The class can be taken for 1-3 units of credit, depending on your desired workload. The requirements are detailed in the syllabus, which will be posted closer to the start of the semester.

All insterested students should sign up on our mailing list through the following link. CCNs and course information will be sent via email as it becomes available.

Course Contact: janosb AT

Faculty Sponsor: Presti

Time & Location:

LectureJanos Botyanszki
Sahar Yousef
802040 VLSBM 5:30p-6:30p2/08full16030 (lower)
16201 (upper)

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