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♥ UPCOMING WEST COAST SUFI CAMPS: Registration open now!

  • Our 2018 MENDOCINO SUFI CAMP is July 15th-22nd. (more info below)
  • Mendocino SUFI YOUTH RETREAT is July 10th-14th this year. Read more and register to hold your place at camp!
  • SANTA CRUZ SUFI CAMP 2018: "Blessings on the Path: Cultivating Compassion and Strength through Spiritual Practice." with Pir Shabda Kahn and local leaders & musicians. August 17-19, 2018 at Happy Valley Conference Center, Santa Cruz.
  • NORTHWEST SUFI CAMP (Oregon) August 12 – 19, with Ananda Mariam Simmons, Wakil David Matthews and Leilah Be


See this video (22 min) about the Dances of Universal Peace

READ the Dances of Universal Peace Spring 2018 North America Newsletter.

ANNOUNCEMENTS as of May 9th 2018 -- See events list for details.    (Get email reminders)

  • Photo of Wali AliSaturday May 26th: Class in SF with Murshid Wali Ali, "Becoming the Stillness Between Breaths". 10:00 am to 9:30 pm with lunch together at the Khankah included. Please register: Contact Carolynn Bryan <email hidden; JavaScript is required>. This is an invaluable opportunity to explore deep practice in a loving container that can serve us in our everyday life. Read more here
  • NEW RHYTHM FOR THE BERKELEY DANCES! Beginning April 28th, the fourth SATURDAYS, still at 1606 Bonita upstairs. All are welcome, including musicians! (If you can come join us and play hand drum or guitar, please contact Sadaya at 510-303-2747)
  • On June 17th Leilah Be, from Maui, will lead a Zikr Circle in Sebastopol. Love's Radiance. 7 pm at the Youth Annex, 425 Morris St. All are welcome.
  • On summer recess: the Fairfax Dances of Universal Peace with Tui and friends, will not be held in June or July.

  • Registration is now open for the 2018 Mendocino Sufi Camp, July 15th-22nd. Featuring Murshida Mariam with Iqbal and Devi, Pir Shabda, Raphael and Yahyah, Mary Kenney, Halim and Vakila, Farrunnissa Rosa and more.
    "The Journey of the Phoenix is our soul path through the great mandala of time and space, through incarnation, birth and manifestation, and dissolution into resurrection and Mystery. This Journey is a time for prayer and play, with deep attention to body, heart and soul; a time for relaxation and letting go; for concentration and manifestation. Music, dance, and song call us forth, as we breathe deeply of Wisdom and Inspiration; it is a time for discovery and communion with the Secret One Inside." Get more info here and reserve your place.
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  • 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.
♥ Healing Circle every Sunday morning in San Francisco (see
♥ East Bay Healing Circles Feb 12th & 26th (evening) and Feb 21st (2 pm). Info on events list.
♥ Sebastopol Healing Circle at Amanda's home, at 7:00 pm Tuesday May 29th. Please call for address and any questions or requests. Phone 505-470-6977.
♥ Sufi Healing Service & Class in Santa Rosa, Thursday May 15th at 11am. "There is a great need for healing in the world at this time. We are beset with natural disasters and incredible violence. Please RSVP (space is limited) for address and directions." Phone Mahdiah at (707) 806-2933 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required. 

Coming in June
The 50th Anniversary of the Dances of Universal Peace

Friday, June 22 - Evening Zikr with Iqbal and Devi Lewis
Saturday, June 23 - The Elemental and Planetary Walks & Spins of Murshid Sam
Sunday, June 24 - 50th Anniversary Dances of Universal Peace at the Mentorgarten
Potluck picnic lunch in the park at the Mentorgarten Sunday
Sunday dance meetings in Sebastopol, Santa Cruz, and synchronized worldwide
May the message of God spread far and wide!
** For latest details visit The KSAM calendar **

  • Murshid Wali Ali's weekly Thursday Dharma night classes in SF are now available online, with teachings and practices of Murshid SAM's Zen teacher, Sokei-an Sasaki. Recordings available or attend in person.
  • 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)