ANNOUNCEMENTS: (Get email reminders)
- Rooms now available at new Sufi house in Corte Madera
- Childrens' service Saturday March 4th at 11 am in Petaluma Dear Friends, We are enthusiastic to announce that we are going to once again , after many years, going to offer the Children's Universal (Worship) Peace Service!
Our daughter Sophia Grace and friends grew up attending the service for 10 years starting at 2 and a half and now it's time for her daughter, our granddaughter Aria- Claire, and friends to have these experiences and community. We hope you will participate with your chill(ten) and or grandchild(ren), Godchildren or a special child in your life to whom you would like to offer this experience. We feel that the times certainly call for a cultivation and teaching of more compassion, tolerance and understanding of the many diverse and beautiful various paths we all travel toward the same Unity and goals. Many years Hazrat Inayat Khan came from India to the West and among his many other teachings, created a beautiful container in the Universal Worship Service. Later, Murshida Vera Corda was inspired during her work with children to create a version of the Service for children which is delightful in its inclusion of showing pictures, symbols, dance , songs and chants, stories, arts and craft projects and sharing food - celebrating different paths, spiritual values and cultures from around the world along with them. Later, we hope to have guest leaders from time to time. We appreciate any help anyone has to offer with the arts and crafts or food.
- March 28 - April 2: Tara retreat with Prema Dasara & 3 senior teachers
Mount Madonna, 445 Summit Rd., Watsonville.
The dances of Tara are a profound method of empowerment, protection, and awakening. When the forces of
darkness threaten, we must unite and cultivate the inner light to bring healing to our orld. Dive into the heart of these powerful practices with Prema, Myri, Parvati and Mekare. At this retreat there will also be a very special opportunity to work with Mekare. She brings the recently completed 22 masks of our Beloved Dancing Taras and will initiate interested dancers into the mystery of dancing with a mask. You can come for the week, weekend or the public performance of the 21 Praises of Tara. Please see website for more info
- Author Neil Douglas-Klotz (Murshid Saadi) will present an Easter weekend retreat in Sonoma County, Rebirth from the Breath, April 13-16. This retreat offers an opportunity to deepen in our sense of rebirth and healing, through teachings and practices suggested by the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic language.
- Annual Sufism Symposium in Marin, Apr 22-23 View web site. An international gathering of delegates from Sufi Orders and interfaith leaders of many cultures and backgroundsfrom around the globe. It an opportunity to learn about the ancient school of Sufism, sacred music, poems, Sufi practices, and meditation practices from ancient wisdom of many cultures. In addition to lectures and workshops, the Sufism Symposium exhibits books & other materials about the Sufi traditions. Includes MOA Dervishes and four Ruhaniat/SMI leaders, Azima Lila. Khadijah Goforth, Rabia Ana Perez, Sharon Mijares
- SUMMER SUFI CAMPS -- save the dates and be present!
- Mendocino Sufi Youth Retreat with Basira from Maui and Maitreya Stevens July 11–15. Register in spring.
- Mendocino Sufi Camp July 16-23 with Pir Shabda & friends
- Santa Cruz Sufi Camp with Asha Greer and local leaders, Aug 18th - 20th
- East Bay Sufi Camp with Gaiatree and Perry, Sept 15th-17th
- More camps, workshops and retreats on Ruhaniat.org
"Stay together, friends. Don't scatter and fall asleep. Our friendship is made of being awake" ~ Rumi
IN UNISON WITH THE WILL OF GOD, WE WILL TO HAVE PEACE. SRI Universal Peace Meditation: 12 noon daily 11x