ANNOUNCEMENTS as of April 21st, 2019-- See events list for details.
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♥ On the occasion of her Urs celebration, The Murshida Vera web site has been updated with new material: a growing audio archive of various lectures recorded during her lifetime. The newest category, Masters, Saints and Prophets has recently been posted.
♥ New web resource: The Legacy of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan,
♥ SATURDAY MORNING RAGAS + POTLUCK, Apr 20th! Pir Shabda and tabla artist Joss Jaffe will offer classical Indian music at the historic Garden of Allah April 20, 10:45 am - The Garden of Allah, 112 Edison St, Corte Madera CA, Click here for flyer (including DIRECTIONS)
♥ Noel Hale's Life Celebration, May 5, 2019 1PM-7PM at his home 11051 Mid Mountain Rd, Potter Valley (18 miles north of Ukiah, 78 miles from Santa Rosa,) Remembrances, Dances of Universal Peace led by Tui, Potluck/ Barbecue, dance to live music. Camping/tenting OK, contact Habiba Hale, email@example.com or 707-489-6444 for more details
♥ The Art of Loving series continues with "Loving Others", April 27th with Kiran and Jeanne of the Bay Dervish Center.
♥ 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 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
About this class: read more/less
♥ 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.
♥ 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
♥ SUMMER CAMPS: Save the dates for the
- East Bay Sufi Camp Sept 27-29 2019!
- Santa Cruz Sufi Camp Aug 16-18
- Our 45th Annual Mendocino Sufi Camp July 14–21, 2019.
- Mendocino Sufi YOUTH RETREAT July 9th-14th
- Season of the Rose - Essentials of the Sufi Path in Portland will be June 26th to July 1st.
- Find more west coast camps and retreats here. And more INAYATI ORDER events
♥ 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)
♥ 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 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 Mahdiah@comcast.net.
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