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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of September 15th, 2019 --
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Saturday Classes with Murshid Wali Ali are on hold.
Barakat writes, Beloveds of Allah, Greetings of Peace to all.As most of you know, Murshid Wali Ali is deeply involved in writing the biography of Sufi Ahmed Murad/Murshid Samuel Lewis. The goal is to have this work completed by August of next year ... We have decided that it is wiser to postpone holding any further classes until after the book is finished at which time inshallah we will resume them.
Class Recordings available: view/hide
There are currently ten recorded Becoming the Stillness classes that were held over the past 4 years that we have been able to post to date. If you are interested in viewing any of them, simply contact me by email at, so that I can send you details for accessing.

We will miss sharing this precious space with you for the time being, yet we hold the experience of it alive and dear in our hearts. With love and blessings, Barakat

Dancing Hearts Retreat, "A Leap of Faith", is October 18th - 20th, at Isis Oasis in nearby Geyserville. Detailed information and online registration can be found at the Dancing Hearts web site About this retreat: read more/less

Local Dance Leaders and Community weave a celebratory weekend. Dances of Universal Peace Circles will be woven by Artemis, Noori, Sadaya, and Sierra Lynne. Special offerings include Shabbat with Rayna Grace on Friday before dancing, and a Saturday morning session in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) before dancing. On Saturday afternoon there will be a very special event: A Wedding! This will be followed by more Dances of Universal Peace. Enjoy Saturday evening free dancing to live music or choose an alternate quiet circle activity with Habiba deepening in Gratitude and Union with the Beloved. Dance Sunday morning until time to leap into returning home filled with gratitude and a deeper union with the Beloved. Please note: This time we will forego our usual Saturday afternoon Dance Discovery and musicianship workshops to make room for this special wedding event. If you are a Dance Leader planning to attend and would like to participate in leading a dance in a session(s), please let Violetta know of your interest so weavers may contact you at least 2 weeks in advance.



RUHANIAT GROUP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES for 2020: CUBA with Grace Marie & friends in January. MOROCCO with Pir Shabda in March.

♥ SEBASTOPOL ZIKR with MUIZ & GAIATREE is now at 380 Morris St, Suite F
... We meet again on Tuesday, Ovt 8th, 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

ONGOING CLASS: A Spiritual Journey through the 99 Names of Allah: Murshid Wali Ali 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 7:30 pm - The Mentorgarden, 410 Precita Avenue, SF
About this class: read more/less

As co-author of Physicians of the Heart, Murshid Wali Ali uses its profound teachings as a major part of the Sufi approach to integration of self and realization of the God reality. These teachings are helpful to all and especially to those who desire to be on the path of awakening. All are welcome to this program, which proposes to take participants, over time, through a complete process. Classes will be held twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings at 7:30, and will run for about two hours. Those who attend are encouraged to leave a donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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)

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


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
  • More camps, workshops and retreats on
  • 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 Click to subscribe. Sent out with love every week. If it feeds you, please consider clicking the donate link on the list email you will receive.

    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

    Murshid 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
    ♥ 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
    ♥ 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

    ♥ Web sites on beloved contemporary Sufi masters TO VISIT:

  • 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

    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)