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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of January 17th 2018; see events list for details.    (Get email reminders)

Death and Deathlessness, Feb 8-11

Taj Inayat is offering a non-residential weekend seminar at the Hurkalya Center, Petaluma, CA entitled DEATH AND DEATHLESSNESS, Feb 8th-11th 2018. It will draw on the teachings of Pir-o-Murshid on the Soul's journey and allow us to dive deeply into the exploration of our own mortality and our immortality. Read complete info here

More events for 2018 (flyers with details to follow soon)

  • Murshida Rabia Ana Perez will be coordinating the Urs for our Beloved Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan this year which will be held on Sunday Feb. 4th, 7:00 pm, at the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley, CA. 94702. The theme of our gathering will be Giving Our Hearts.
  • The Urs of Pir Moineddin, February 27th, will be celebrated during the February Sufi Sesshin in Petaluma, at "IONS". Pir Shabda will lead.

    Healing Circle every Sunday morning in San Francisco (see
    East Bay Healing Circles Jan 8th (evening) and Jan 17th (2 pm). Info on events list.
    Sebastopol Healing Circle at Shafee's home, at 7:00 pm Jan 30th. Please call for address and any questions or requests. Phone 707-484-0573.
  • 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 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Video "Eat, Dance and Pray" by Anahata Iradah -- about MURSHID SAM AND THE DANCES of Universal Peace
  • Wonderful meditative VIDEO on the dervish Turn
  • 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.
  • Poet Tamam Kahn's recent book, Fatima's Touch -- bringing forward this important woman, known and loved in the Islamic world -- a 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)