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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of July 23rd 2017;   (Get email reminders)

  • SUMMER SCHEDULES: The Corte Madera Gatha & Zikr with Halim and Vakila is on summer break. Also the Sebastopol Zikr held usually by Muiz and Gaiatree will not be held in July or August. Gaiatree doesn't know yet when she'll return from the UK, but we anticipate monthly zikrs from September 12th onward. Watch for the announcement!
  • Devotional music of all kinds, everywhere in our area can be found on Bhavani's list email hidden; JavaScript is required. Sent out with love every week. If it feeds you, please consider clicking the donate link on the list email you will receive.
  • SUMMER SUFI CAMPS -- save the dates and be present!
  • Nov 3-5 in Nevada city: Transformation: Grapes into Wine with Allaudin Ottinger. Contact and registration info to follow on this page soon.
  • February (!) 2018: The Northern California Sufi Sesshin retreat, an inspired mix of sitting silent mediation and active practices (Dances of Universal Peace, walking concentrations and zikr) ~ usually held in January, next year will begin Feb 23rd. Registration is open online now.
  1. Giving back to Gaiatree, UPDATE: After so many years here, and being such a bright light in our spiritual community, Gaiatree finally did receive a green card and she now is visiting her family in the UK. On July 6th she sent us an update. She is up in Sheffield with her brother, which is "lovely except that my mum's health had a setback as soon I left ... I guess you could say I'm mostly having a good time up here ...[but] I have no idea what I am going to do long term ... I trust that it will unfold with the usual Divine Grace but it is excruciating and painfully sad at times". Read the update and please consider a generous donation to the crowd-fund which has been created to cover her rent etc during her absence. Click to go there.
  2. Murshid Wali Ali's weekly Dharma night classes are now available online, with teachings and practices of Murshid SAM's Zen teacher, Sokei-an Sasaki.
  3. Video "Eat, Dance and Pray" by Anahata Iradah -- about MURSHID SAM AND THE DANCES of Universal Peace
  4. ONGOING ONLINE SEMINAR, A Taste of Sufism with Murshid Kiran
  5. Wonderful meditative VIDEO on the dervish Turn
  6. Highly recommended by your webmaster: Illuminating the Shadow, a NEW BOOK by and about Pir Moineddin, leader of SRI for over 3 decades, his amazing, inspiring life story and his teachings.
  7. The Dargah or shrine of Murshid SAM, at Lama Foundation in New Mexico, is nearing completion and will be dedicated and blessed at a retreat on the mountain in August. View photos and information.


Poet Tamam Kahn's recent book, Fatima's Touch -- bringing forward this important woman, known and loved in the Islamic world -- is an Award-winning Finalist for this prestigious honor. To order a copy at a reduced rate, or to read launch notes from the author, please click here.

  • NOW on our site: Area Sufi events in Alameda, Santa Cruz and San Francisco in the top bar menu (or for smaller screens, the ☰ menu symbol).
  • For weekly devotional singing with Devi Mathieu in Santa Rosa, also monthly in Marin, visit
  • NEW Sacramento Dances of Universal Peace web page.
  • Find out about Sufi classes online-- some free or at low cost

IN UNISON WITH THE WILL OF GOD, WE WILL TO HAVE PEACE.      SRI Universal Peace Meditation: 12 noon daily 11x
In unison with the will of God, we will to have Peace is created and maintained in beautiful Sebastopol, by Howard "Abdul Shafee" Ballinger (email hidden; JavaScript is required) l