ANNOUNCEMENTS as of August 23rd 2017; (Get email reminders)
- This coming Sunday:"JOE'S WALK" in Golden Gate Park! See the Events List to read more.
- FLASH: Sadaya Zimmerle will be co-leading the East Bay Sufi Camp next month, in Gaiatree's absence! She is known and appreciated as a musician and dance leader, as well as for her tremendous behind-the-scenes work managing our local camps. Read update about this camp and more events.
- A new Update from Gaiatree Jones is on her YouCaring page (use the link then scroll down to 'Updates').
- Day/evening of Zikr with Iqbal and Devi Lewis - Saturday, October 7. View flyer & details
- 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 UPCOMING SUFI CAMPS & RETREATS -- save the dates and be present!
- Up in Humboldt County: Labor Day Weekend Sufi Campout on the Van Duzen River at Pamplin Grove: "This Sacred Journey", Sept 1st - 4th.
- East Bay Sufi Camp with Perry, Sadaya & friends, Sept 15th-17th
- October 20-22nd: The Dances of Universal Peace Dancing Hearts Retreat (formerly known as the quarterly) in Geyserville, with well-known international dance leader Grace Marie from Colorado. Cushy accomodations complete with hot tub. Do the Dances of Universal Peace the whole weekend long until they dance your dream.
- Visit the Inayati Order summer and fall events and online seminars, with Pir Zia and other leaders.
- January 2018 Mexico Sufi Camp with Asha and Atum, follow the link to learn more and register.
- More camps, workshops and retreats on Ruhaniat.org
- Giving back to Gaiatree, UPDATE, 8/16/17: After so many years here, and being such a bright light in our spiritual community, Gaiatree finally did receive a green card and she now is caring for her mother in the UK. She writes, "As you can imagine/know this is a very intense journey we are taking, I am surprised to find myself exhausted and what a full time job this is. ... Thank-you all so much for your help, love and donations, I couldn't be doing this without you (and thank-you to all the people who have preferred to donate off line). My village is with me energetically, I feel that love and care when I call upon it. Sometimes you just need some good hugs, though, and a cup of coffee with someone you know." She will probably stay as long as she is needed; "I trust that it will unfold with the usual Divine Grace but it is excruciating and painfully sad at times". Read the update and please consider a generous donation to the crowd-fund which has been created to cover her rent etc during her absence. Click to go there.
- The East Bay Sufi Camp (9/15-17), which Gaiatree and Perry usually lead, will go on as usual -- as well as the 2nd Tuesday zikrs with Muiz.
- 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.
- The Dargah or shrine of Murshid SAM, at Lama Foundation in New Mexico, is nearing completion and will be dedicated and blessed at a retreat on the mountain in August. View photos and information.
- 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
IN UNISON WITH THE WILL OF GOD, WE WILL TO HAVE PEACE. SRI Universal Peace Meditation: 12 noon daily 11x