ANNOUNCEMENTS as of June 19th 2018 -- See events list for details. (Get email reminders)
** THIS MONTH: CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD: 50 YEARS OF THE DANCES!
** Upcoming dates for Fanna-fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali **
** NEW video from Unicorn Dance Camp in the UK -- excellent! **
** Sufism and the Art of Living with Murshid Kiran Rana: in Berkeley, starts July 13th **
♥ This week: Celebration for 50 years of the Dances of Universal Peace!. See box below. 50th Anniv. Dances in Berkeley, Sebastopol, Santa Cruz and SF. Zikr Friday with Iqbal & Devi at the Mentorgarden, Walks and Spins with Murshid Wali Ali Saturday afternoon -- followed Sunday by the celebration dance events. See the Events List for full info.
♥ September 29th & 30th, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will present a weekend workshop in Berkeley on "Making One's Own Nature". PIR ZIA INAYAT-KHAN, Ph.D., familiarly known as Sarafil Bawa, is the spiritual leader of The Inayati Order, an interfaith mystical fellowship with branches throughout the world; and author of a number of books. There will also be a special program the Friday night before, on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, at the HUB925 in Pleasanton, and then possible activities Saturday night in Berkeley (these evening programs are separate from the day program with details to come). Watch for further announcements
♥ 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
- HUMBOLDT COUNTY Labor Day Campout at Pamplin Grove, presented by Garden of the Heart. New: discount for young adults.
♥ "INVITATION TO THE DANCE"
See this video (22 min) about the Dances of Universal Peace
♥ READ the Dances of Universal Peace Spring 2018 North America Newsletter.
- 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.
- More camps, workshops and retreats on Ruhaniat.org
- The complete MURSHID SAM ARCHIVES are newly online, at murshidsam.org. 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!
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 singhildegard.com.
- NEW Sacramento Dances of Universal Peace web page.
- Find out about Sufi classes online-- some free or at low cost