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NEW VIDEO: Dances of Universal Peace Anniversary (8 min)


ANNOUNCEMENTS as of Dec 14th, 2018 -- See events list for details.
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♥ IT'S BACK! Save the date for the East Bay Sufi Camp next year: Sept 27-29 2019! Huge gratitude to Sadaya and Tao and Heather and Ramamanda and friends and the sky and the meadow and the entire universe for making it so. Details later. AND ... don't forget our 45th Annual Mendocino Sufi Camp July 14–21, 2019


Weekly Sufi Beach Walks in the footsteps of Joe & Guin Miller, with Vivian and Hayat -- 11a every Thursday @ Judah & La Playa. Meet inside Java Beach Cafe (for more info call ahead at 415 931-9963; or 510 450-0450)


Dreams, The Journey of the Soul, & The Spirit of Guidance in San Francisco, a non-residential Sufi workshop with Sheikha Azima Lila Forest -- Dec 14th-16th at Khankah SAM. Follow this link for details and registration    Read more/less
What amazing times we live in! And we were born to be here now. Each of us has a place in the momentous events taking place. Our dreams can help us to understand why we are here and what we are to do, and give us strength and inspiration to carry out our mission. And so also with the Oracles. If we allow the Spirit of Guidance to speak to us through them, wonderful and often surprising wisdom and insight come to us. Historically, dream work has been important in the Sufi tradition since its very beginnings. In this retreat, we will explore dreams together; each dream told becomes a dream within each participant, and we all benefit from the work. We will interweave this work with enrichment from the Tarot and the I Ching. Friday 14 - Sunday 16 December 2018 Khankah SAM, San Francisco This retreat will be guided by Sheikha Azima Lila Forest, with 40 years’ experience working with dreams, Tarot, and I Ching. For more information: email hidden; JavaScript is required, 575-574-780 5. $66 —$101, sliding scale


♥ December 16th in Berkeley: Sema of Wonder - the Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes. (Guests are invited to participate in Unity Zikr immediately following.)


IN JANUARY: A CELEBRATION OF THE 48TH URS OF MURSHID SAMUEL L. LEWIS Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 p.m. THE WALLER CENTER, 1525 Waller Street, San Francisco Click to read more details about the Urs
Waller Center is near GG park and the Panhandle - about getting there Hosted by: Pir Shabda Kahn & friends -- music, dances, stories, ice cream Suggested Donation ~ $20 ~ gratefully accepted to cover the rental For Information: email hidden; JavaScript is required or at call (707) 217-5623 CARPOOLING ENCOURAGED; ALLOW TIME FOR PARKING -- OR TAKE MUNI: Parking is available at the Waller Center lot (8 spots "depending on people's parking skills", we hear) as well as street parking – read the signs carefully.


♥CALIFORNIA WINTERLY Dance retreat in San Luis Obispo, Jan 18-21 with Abraham and Halima Sussman, Yarrow Nelson and Brenda Nur Latifa Crane. Read more, register here.

ARAMAIC EASTER RETREAT with Murshid Saadi (Neil Douglas-Klotz) in Sonoma County next April -- 4/18-21/19.


Githa class in Santa Rosa: Songs of the Soul; with Mahdiah

A class for seekers on the Inayati path of Sufism, to be given in Santa Rosa starting Jan 10th. This is an advanced class for murids and ashaqs on the Sufi path.
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The class will go into the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan on such topics as psychology, concentration, spiritual attainment, esotericism, spirit phenomenon and many more. In addition to teachings, the group will do practices to help participants open to a deeper understanding of the teachings and of themselves. This class will meet bi-weekly beginning January 10, 2019 from 5:30-7PM. The class will be taught by Mahdiah Jacobs Kahn who is a Senior teacher and Retreat guide in the Inayati Order. Cost is by donation Admission is by telephone interview with the teacher. Call Mahdiah at (707) 806-2933 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required for further information.


Unicorn Dancing Spirit Camp (23 min) NEW from the UK Invitation to the Dance: Dances of Universal Peace (22 min) from the Canyonlands Camp by Dennis Roshay "Eat, Dance and Pray" (1:13) by Anahata Iradah -- MURSHID SAM, HIK AND THE DANCES of Universal Peace
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  • 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
    ♥ Three (3) East Bay Healing Circles every month. Info on events list.
    ♥ Sebastopol Healing Circle at Ananda's home, at 7:00 pm the last Tuesday of each month. Please call for address and any questions or requests. Phone 505-470-6977.
    ♥ Sufi Healing Service & Class in Santa Rosa, third Thursdays of the month 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.
  • 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, visit Through the Ear to the Heart. Monday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. except July 2; December 17, 24, 31 2018
    • 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)