ANNOUNCEMENTS as of December 24th, 2019 --
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♥ The Urs of Mevlevi Shaykh Suleyman Dede, who brought the devotional WHIRLING CEREMONY to the USA - presented by his son, Postneshin Jelaleddin Loras January 18th, in the East Bay. In the afternoon we will have Sohbet, Teachings of Mevlana RUMI, and Turn Class,
with beautiful Musicians sharing traditional Mevlevi compositions. Pir Shabda Kahn will offer practices of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis. There will be a 2 hour break for dinner (the neighborhood has many eateries). We will gather at 7:00pm for an evening of Zikr-Allah, Astaughfirullah Zikr and Turning with Ilahis. ALL ARE WELCOME!/b>. Details and directions on the flyer
♥ DREAMS, ORACLES AND THE SPIRIT OF GUIDANCE: A Workshop with Azima Lila Forest January 17-19, at the Garden of Allah 112 Edison Ave, Corte Madera CA.
♥ In Albany Jan 18th, ZIKR -- MELODIES OF THE HEART, WITH PIR SHABDA KAHN.
♥ SEBASTOPOL ZIKR with MUIZ & GAIATREE is now at 380 Morris St, Suite F
... We meet again on Tuesday, Jan 14th, 7.30 - 9.30 -- starting on time -- at our new local venue, Khalil Chuck Johnson's New Vintage Artists recording studio. #380 Morris is between Laguna Park Way and the Sebastopol Community Center. Suite F is around at the back of the building
♥ Following the Path Home, the Spring New Rain retreat with Taj Inayat and Gayan Macher, April 20-26 in San Rafael: " Living in soul, not just in body, heart and mind, offers us real being or the opportunity of being real.Discovering our timeless dimension yields happiness for no reason, relaxation in the discovery that at a deeper dimension we are safe and all is well (despite outer appearances), and a direct sense of eternity flowing endlessly from NOW."
East Bay Sufi Camp News: Thanks Ramananda! we got our results from the lottery! Save the Date: East Bay Sufi Camp 2020 will be August 8/28-8/30
♥ Weekly Sufi Beach Walks in the footsteps of Joe & Guin Miller, with Vivian and Hayat -- 11am every Thursday @ Judah & La Playa. Meet inside Java Beach Cafe (for more info call ahead at 415 931-9963; or 510 450-0450)
VIDEO: Dances of Universal Peace Anniversary (8 min)
♥ MORE ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED VIDEOSUnicorn 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
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/lessMurshid 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.♥ Healing Circle every Sunday morning in San Francisco (see khankahsam.org) ♥ In Corte Madera at the Garden of Allah: 1st and 3rd Mondays 5:30pm for tea, 6:00pm healing ritual begins (doors close). Contact for details, directions and all information firstname.lastname@example.org ♥ Three (3) East Bay Healing Circles every month. Info on events list. ♥ Sebastopol Healing Circle now TWICE a month: at Ananda's home, at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month, and at Abdul Shafee's the 3rd Tuesday, also 7:00. Please call for address and any questions or requests. Phone 707-484-0573 or 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 Mahdiah@comcast.net.
♥ Web sites on beloved contemporary Sufi masters TO VISIT:
- The Legacy of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, (new)
- Joe and Guin Miller (with link to the Miller Archive)
- The Murshida Vera web site (recently updated with new material):Read more/lessA 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
- NEW Sacramento Dances of Universal Peace web page.
- Find out about Sufi classes online-- some free or at low cost