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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of June 19th 2018 -- See events list for details.    (Get email reminders)


** 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.

HURKALYA DAY June 30th: a day devoted to the cultivation of spiritual practice and friendship with fellow travelers on the path. Taj Inayat will lead us in a morning of meditation, prayer, and zikr. We will begin at 10 a.m. at the Hurkalya Center in Petaluma and we will share together in practice until 1 p.m. Buffet lunch and community time will follow. Space is limited. Please RSVP to email hidden; JavaScript is required as soon as you can to reserve your seat.

♥ 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

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

Friday, June 22 at Khankah SAM- 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 **

♥ 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.


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.
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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!
  • 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. 

  • 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)