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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of May 16th, 2019-- See events list for details.
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♥ Two new web sites on beloved contemporary Sufi masters:


... We WILL meet on Tuesday, June 11th, at a new local venue! Khalil Chuck Johnson has offered his New Vintage Artists Recording Studio space for the monthly Zikr, and we'll be moving there next month - Tuesday June 11, 7.30 - 9.30p.
   New Vintage Artists Recording Studio
   380 Morris St, Suite F
   Sebastopol, CA 95472
#380 is between Laguna Park Way and the Sebastopol Community Center Suite F is at the far end of the building

Bay Dervish Events: Bay Dervish is a center of the Sufi Way & Open Path, led by senior teachers Kiran and Jeanne Rana. Offerings during the year, in Alameda and Berkeley, include ecstatic Qawwali music and the "Art of Loving" series.

♥ Murshid Wali Ali will continue with the Becoming the Stillness between the Breaths classes starting in May of this year. The dates for the 2019 in-person classes are May 25, August 31, November 30. At the Mentorgarten, 410 Precita Ave, SF, from 10AM to approximately 9:30PM. The cost is $99 for the day-long gathering, including lunch at the Khankah. Contact Barakat to pre-register. Payment is collected at the door. I look forward to sharing this time with many of you once more. Know that your presence enriches the experience. -- Barakat

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
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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 amd 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.

♥ 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 for further information.


♥ ONLINE DREAM GROUP STARTING SOON Group dream work has been part of Sufi spiritual practice for many centuries. Azima Lila Forest will be starting another Zoom online dream group in May.Read more/less

The dates for the next series are May 11, 18, 25, and June 1. Limited to 12 dreamers, so if you're interested, please register soon. You can do so by sending $60 via PayPal to If you can't use PayPal, you can send me a check, but i must receive it before the end of March, as I'm house-sitting and will be somewhere else after March. Address until end of March: Azima Lila Forest 1633 9th St Berkeley CA 94710

SUMMER CAMPS: Save the dates for the

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 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
  • 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)