See the listings on the right for Sufi Dances of Universal Peace, classes and zikrs in the coming weeks
Thursday evening Nov 19th: Pir Shabda's
Dances of Universal Peace with live music, Sufi practices, remembrance of the One
with the head of the Sufi Ruhaniat International. Convenient and elegant San Rafael location.
Driving directions here;
and here's a campus and parking map.
Physicans of the Heart Class with Murshid Wali Ali Tuesday evening Dec 1st in SF,
at Khankah SAM
'WHIRLING DERVISH' SEMA OF
THE MEVLEVI ORDER, OAKLAND, DECEMBER 6th at 3 PM
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, our beloved 13th century mystical poet and Sufi Master was the original whirling dervish.
This timeless ritual of the whirling dervishes has stirred the hearts of humanity with sacred beauty for over 700 years.
This year on Sunday, December 6 2015, the Mevlevi Order of America, led by
Spiritual Director, Makam Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras, will celebrate the Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Oakland!
Dr. Timuçin Çevikoglu, Master Turkish Musician, will accompany the ceremony with authentic sacred music.
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison St. Oakland, CA. Contact phone 510-832-7600
Purchase the advance tickets online or at 1-800-838-3006.
30 Front Row, $25 General.
Tickets will be available at the Door (cash/checks only): $35 Front Row, $30 General, $20 with Student/Senior ID
DISCONTINUED: Friday evening zikrs in SF with Iqbal and Devi. Cancelled for the foreseeable future while
waiting for "the voice from within" as to what is next. They send deep appreciation
and love to all past participants with a promise to keep everyone posted.
News from the Sufi Order: Nov 18th 2015: Read a
letter from the Executive Director about newly announced plans for Pir Zia and the Abode of the Message and new outreach plans of The Sufi Order International.
Online 'Unfolding the Message'
Class on selected teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Pir Vilayat, Saturday Dec 7th at 4 pm or later at your convenience,
with Pir Zia Inayat Khan. By donation. Subject for Dec 7th class: "Love".
New Rain Online is an ongoing subscription that provides support to your spiritual practice via monthly
classes, weekly tips, and more.
Come join the caravan of Self Discovery! Next New Rain retreat in San Rafael with Taj Inayat and Gayan Macher
will be held April 19th - 24th.
Being in this atmosphere together creates an intimate space for delving deeply into the Mysteries.
Every veil that is lifted draws us closer to the One and to our authentic Self. For further information or to register visit
Questions, contact Khushi Tanveer
Unfolding the Message Online Series with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
In the archives of the Sufi Order, a series of folders were recently rediscovered. In them were found a compilation of
quotes and clippings of passages from the works of the Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) collected through the
years by his son, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan (1916-2004). Inspired by this discovery, his own son, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, has
decided to offer a series of eight livestreamed classes exploring Pir Vilayats favorite passages on eight different themes:
Body & Breath, Mind & Insight, Heart & Love, Soul & Light. Please join us for a fascinating three-generation process of
unfolding the Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan. This series is open and designed for existing students of Hazrat Inayat Khans
teachings as well as the general public.
Sufi Healing Circles (see the Calendar for details and any schedule changes)
♥ Afteroons the East Bay, monthly on the 3rd Wednesday (w/ occasional exceptions)
♥ Sebastopol, monthly on the 4th Tuesday
♥ Orinda, monthly on the first Saturday
♥ Ukiah, Friday mornings
♥ Berkeley, 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month
♥ San Francisco Sunday mornings at Khankah SAM
In Sufi practices, and particularly Sufi healing practices, our
intention is to touch and manifest divine qualities which always are alive within us. Sufism is based on experience and
not on premises; in our healing circles we use breath, sound, contemplation and
prayer to open and experience our 'hidden treasures' such as purification, compassion and
healing power which are our True Nature; and we perform the Absent Healing ritual of
Hazrat Inayat Khan to send healing light to others.
All are welcome, there is
no charge. Bring the name of anyone who has asked for healing.
to Bhavani Judith Tucker's free Devotional Music Events email list, with dozens of
Kirtans, chanting, Gospel singing and much more, from many traditions, all around the Bay Area and North Bay.
'GOD IS BREATH' online series with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer:
Join an e-sangha, participate from anywhere !
Murshid Wali Ali and esoteric secretary Tawwaba Bloch are offering an opportunity to participate online in
the 11 month God is Breath class series and join a 'virtual sangha', working with a small group
to discuss and digest the rich material Wali Ali offers. Learn and experience basic to advanced Sufi practices!
The archived video recordings and associated materials
from the 2013 series will be used along with mentored online live meetings.
and descriptions are here.
The Heart, a Sufi view of the 99 Names of Allah -- a unique and powerful contemporary guide to Sufi
spiritual practice -- is available now in hard-cover
(price reduced), in paperback, and also in a feature-rich iPad / iPhone version, as well as e-reader version
for Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc.
Description and online ordering info here.
The Sufi Ruhaniat International Channel
features some 20 videos, featuring teachings from Pir Shabda Kahn, Murshid Wali Ali and other
SRI senior teachers, as well as Murshid SAM himself, the unforgettable Joe Miller, and a special Sufi youth video.
Khankah Sam is a Sufi spiritual community based around the former home of Murshid Samuel Lewis, now a residential and event center holding and spreading his wisdom, blessing and magnetism throughout the City and beyond.
Center info here
On MansurJohnson.com: Mansur's book
Murshid, letters from Pir
Moineddin, new photos for sale and much more.
News link: Rumi's Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love & Friendship, a new Coleman
"The Big Red Book".
Wahiduddin.net is an inexhaustible resource on
Sufi Teachings particularly Hazrat Inayat Khan, also the Dances and many other topics, maintained by the apparently tireless
Wahiduddin Richard Shelquist from Colorado.
New Sufi Order page for those interested in the Sufi practice of Retreat or Khilvat:
Baba Ram Dass, Bodhi and Leilah's
Doorway Into Light,
a project envisioned to reclaim the death of our bodies as a sacred
and spiritual passage.
Free talks on the life, teachings and transmission of HAZRAT PIR-O-MURSHID INAYAT KHAN
Who was this great Indian teacher, who brought Sufism to the West, taught in California, across the
US and in Europe, and left the earth plane
to rejoin the Beloved in 1927?
Learn of his life and teachings from an
authoritative source, Professor Sharif Graham, keeper of the Hazrat Inayat Khan archives in France for 12
years. These lively talks from a weekend seminar may be heard gratis on this site, with
illustrative photos also available.
By the power of prayer one opens the door of the heart, in which God,
the ever-forgiving, the all-merciful, abides.
-- Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
Prayer, no matter how selfish it may seem, begins with a petition to a higher power. It admits the limitation
of self, and so the Sufi recognizes good in every form of prayer. One also sees the childishness of some forms but regards
the devotee as a child rather than as a sinner. In this way God looks upon such prayer. Divine forgiveness is unfathomable
for it is Gods Nature to forgive. What prevents humanity from receiving this forgiveness is that every sinin fact every
act - makes its mark upon mind. Until one repents, that mark remains on the mind. Repentance is the sign of the awakening of
the heart; it is the blood of the penitent which is called the blood of the Lamb in Christian terminology, which removes the
thought-mark from the mind.
Sufis call this process "unlearning" when applied to acts or knowledge having no moral quality and
"penitence" when applied to acts or knowledge having some moral significance. It is the awakening of heart which
removes sins and burdens. Consequently there is no forgiveness without repentance; even God cannot touch the unrepentant
until given the opportunity. At least so the Universe operates. While the love of God is beyond analysis, it always produces
a maximum of harmony and beauty in life.
-- Murshid Samuel L Lewis