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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of THANKS GIVING DAY 2017;   (Get email reminders)

  • What are you thankful for?
  • This week: Wednesday healing circle in Santa Rosa with Mahdia, Berkeley Dances of Universal Peace. See the events list.
  • SUNDAY: DANCES & POT-LUCK IN SEBASTOPOL, November 26th starting at 11am until 1pm
    back at the Youth Annex of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center 425 Morris Street. sliding scale: $5-$20
    Next regular meetings: Sundays, December 10th & 24th ALSO: NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE DEC 31 8:30pm-1am
  • Childrens's Universal Peace Service in Petaluma Dec 9th
  • Oasis of the Spirit A day retreat at a private Marin County wetlands Location with Mariam Baker -- Saturday, Dec 9th 11 am — 4 pm in Mill Valley. email hidden; JavaScript is required to RSVP.
  • The complete Murshid SAM archives are newly online, at So grateful for the astounding amount of loving and devoted work that has gone on so quietly, for all these years -- to make SAM's writings and other content available to all of us. One feels blessed by just visiting the archive!
  • January 2018 Mexico Sufi Camp with Asha and Atum, follow the link to learn more and register.
  • 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.
  • More camps, workshops and retreats on
  • The Dargah (Shrine) of Murshid SAM, original leader of the Sufi Ruhaniat and the Dances of Universal Peace, was dedicated and celebrated last month. Read more and view photos on Pir Shabda's blog.
  • CHANGED: The Sebastopol area Sufi Healing Circle will be meeting this autumn at the Sebastopol home of Ananda Magee, at 7:00 pm on the fourth Tuesdays of the month -- next meeting Nov 28th. Ananda is an experienced conductor of the healing ritual. Please call for address and any questions or requests. Phone 505-470-6977.
  • 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.
  1. Please consider a generous donation to the crowd-fund which has been created to cover Gaiatree's 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. Wonderful meditative VIDEO on the dervish Turn
  5. 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.
  6. Poet Tamam Kahn's recent book, Fatima's Touch -- bringing forward this important woman, known and loved in the Islamic world -- is an Finalist for the National Book Award. 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)