EVENTS COMING UP:
- October 29-30, up in nearby, beautiful Nevada City: A weekend with Sheikh Rahmat Moore from Madison, WI, and friends. Meditation, zikr, mindful movement, dances, singing and inquiry. Flyer here.
- November 5th: A day and evening of Zikr, Stories and Devotion with Iqbal and Devi Lewis. In west Marin. Meals optional. View flyer here, or call Alia, 477-0617. Register here $20 - 75
"Stay together, friends. Don't scatter and fall asleep. Our friendship is made of being awake" ~ Rumi
- New Years Workshop with Gayan Macher and Himayat Inayati Becoming Ever More Alive. Petaluma Dec 31st 2016 - Jan 1st 2017.
For centuries the Sufis have been in a dialogue about the need for will power and effort in spiritual development as well as being present while allowing awakening to occur naturally on its own. The implications of this conversation turn out to be critical. As we proceed on the journey skillful practice becomes subtle and more important. In this New Year’s retreat we will continue this conversation. We will follow in the twelfth century footsteps of Shahbuddin Suhrawardi who coined the name and introduced the practice of knowing through presence, a practice made possible in the faculty of the subtle heart
- DATES TO SAVE FOR 2017
- 2017 Sufi Sesshin retreat (near Petaluma) will take place January 6 - 13 2017. Online registration is open now! (BTW the 2016 Sufi Sesshin filled up early!)
- The popular Mexico Sufi Camp with Atum and Asha, at a beautiful modern retreat on the beach near Puerto Vallarta, will take place January 7-14 2017.
Just in, a new book from poet Tamam Kahn, "Fatima's Touch: Poems and Stories of the Prophet’s Daughter" (Ruhaniat Press, SF, 2016). "This is daring poetry that tries to examine and heal some of the great spiritual and political divides." ~ Coleman Barks. More info and how to order here
About Joe Miller -- a 5-minute video by Anahata. Who was this one-of-a-kind, wise, energetic, humble and funny guy who inspired and taught so many of us? (More about Joe & Guin)