ANNOUNCEMENTS as of Dec 15th 2017; see events list for details. (Get email reminders)~♥~ Return of the Light Zikr in Alameda Dec 15th with Kiran and Jeanne. ~♥~ Rumi's Urs or Sema celebrations Sunday Dec 17th in Petaluma and Berkeley with poetry, music and whirling. ~♥~ Murshid Wali Ali's Dharma Class meets next Monday Dec 18th, then changing to Thursday in 2018. (Not meeting 12/25 on 1/01). ~♥~ Dances of Universal Peace in Berkeley Friday the 22nd and in Sebastopol Sunday Sec 24th. ~♥~ Zikr in SF with Halim & Vakila Friday the 29th. ~♥~ New Year's Eve Dances of Universal Peace celebrations in Sebastopol & Walnut Creek.
SUFI HEALING CIRCLES Healing Circle every Sunday in San Francisco (see khankahsam.org) Healing Circles in Santa Rosa and also Oakland on Dec 20th (info on events list) There will not be a DHO East Bay Evening Healing Circle on Christmas Day at Michael Endlich’s. Next time Jan 8th. Sebastopol Healing Circle at the home of Ananda Magee, at 7:00 pm Dec 26th. Please call for address and any questions or requests. Phone 505-470-6977.
More events for 2018 (flyers with details to follow soon)
- The Urs of Murshid SAM will be held in Tiburon at the "CCC", the beautiful church up on the hill, the evening of January 15th.
- 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.
- There will be a Dancing Hearts Winter Retreat in San Luis Obispo, Jan 12-15.
- January 2018 Mexico Sufi Camp with Asha and Atum, follow the link to learn more and register.
- 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 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!
- 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.
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 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