About this web site 9/16/2020: MENDOCINO WOODLANDS IS OK! Jelehla writes, "The last I heard, the Woodlands is safe; the closest fire (the August Complex, which is the biggest wildfire in California at almost 1200 square miles, and is 30% contained) is about 60 miles away. So far, everyone I’ve heard from in California, Oregon, and Washington are safe. Fingers crossed!" Take a virtual hike up to the Big Tree -- enjoy! Visit Mendocino Sufi Camp website.
Friend, did you miss a Sufi event, large or small? Or do you want to see it / hear it again? Look in our REAR VIEW MIRROR for selected 2020 events available online now!
Reflections, Transmission and Rise Up | Welcome to Murshid Himayat Inayati | Video Selections | Selections from the Murshid Samuel Lewis Archive. plus all four previous issues.
SUFI RUHANIAT FAMILY GATHERINGS: 10/03, 10/17, 10/31/2020, via Zoom at 11:00 am
Our biweekly meeting with Pir Shabda, Pirani Tamam and friends.
Inspiring music, zikr, teachings and practices with the world-wide SRI community and our Murshids. Come, come, whoever you are!
For info and Zoom links visit RUHANIAT.ORG
To each of you I offer these words of council:
Deepen your compassion.
Love the wounded places in you that need healing.
Open yourself to the grace of illumination.
Give freely of your joy.
Share your neighbor’s burden.
Through all these avenues, discover your Soul.
Awakening Love: Sufi Devotion, Power and Presence:
Online retreat with Murshid Rahmat Moore and Sára Rain
September 30th to October 3rd
Diving into Sufi practices, philosophy, Zikr, music and meditation. Exploring the dual and non-dual treasures of the spiritual path. Bringing loving awareness to our experience in the world and in ourselves.
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!
SUFI HEALING CIRCLES
In Sufi practices, and particularly Sufi healing practices, our intention is to touch and manifest
divine qualities which are always living within us. The Universe is filled with healing power! About the Sufi Healing Circle: read more/less
Samuel Lewis often quoted Sufi Al-Ghazzali, saying "Sufism is based on experience and not on
premises." So in our healing circles are experiential, using breath, sound, contemplation and prayer
to open and experience hidden treasures such as purification, compassion and healing power which
are in our True Nature; and we perform the Absent Healing ritual of Hazrat Inayat Khan to send
healing light to others.
If you are in serious need of healing yourself it might not be appropriate to participate in our circle
until you're improved. Please call or write to the host, to discuss your needs and preferences. If you are absent, with
your permission we can add your name to the list and send the Shaffea (healing power) out to you when we meet.
♥ Five East Bay Healing Circles every month. Info on events list.
♥ Web sites on beloved contemporary Sufi masters TO VISIT:
A growing audio archive of various lectures recorded during her lifetime. The newest category, Masters, Saints and Prophets were posted this Spring.
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.
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