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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of February 6th, 2019-- See events list for details.
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NEW CLASS: A Spiritual Journey through the 99 Names of Allah: Murshid Wali Ali upcoming dates are Thurs February ♥ 14th, and 28th, 7:30 pm - The Mentorgarden, 410 Precita Avenue, San Francisco
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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 Thursday evenings at 7:30 and will run for about two hours. First classes of the series will be on January 17th and 31st. Starting in February, the planned rhythm of the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month will begin, i.e., February 14th and 28th.Those who attend are encouraged to leave a donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Coming soon: GRAPES TO WINE, TRANSFORMATION with Murshid Allaudin Ottinger, Feb 23rd at the Garden of Allah in Corte Madera

"Zikrs of Vision, Bewilderment and Love"

Sufi teachings, Music, Dances of Universal Peace, Meditation, Nature: Sufi Zikr Intensive from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with this beloved leader from the Midwest. Following the Sufi Path, whether brand new, or a long-timer. Includes walks on lush local trails, star-gazing and evening Zikr at 7:30 pm. at the Garden of Allah in Corte Madera. Please bring something to share for potluck lunch. Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for directions. $45 - $75 sliding scale for the day and/or $20 suggested donation for the evening program.

Also Allaudin will lead Zikr at the Mentorgarden in SF Feb. 22 at 7:30pm -- and again at Habib's house in San Geronimo, west Marin, Feb. 24th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

♥ 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 email hidden; JavaScript is required for further information.


♥ Saturday, March 16th in Santa Rosa: Healing with Sound , A One Day workshop with Mahdiah Esther Jacobs Kahn, LCSW

"We have within us essential states that heal. Those states are activated through subtle centers by sound and music. This workshop will explore the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan on healing with sound and a variety of practices and techniques to activate the innate healing potential in all of us.

ARAMAIC EASTER RETREAT with Murshid Saadi (Neil Douglas-Klotz) in Sonoma County next April -- 4/18-21/19.

SUMMER CAMPS: Save the date for the East Bay Sufi Camp Sept 27-29 2019! AND ... don't forget Santa Cruz Sufi Camp Aug 16-18, or our 45th Annual Mendocino Sufi Camp July 14–21, 2019. Find more west coast camps and retreats here. Also three big INAYATI ORDER events just announced -- two on the East Coast, one in Portland.

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
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  • 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 email hidden; JavaScript is required. Sent out with love every week. If it feeds you, please consider clicking the donate link on the list email you will receive.
    ♥ Healing Circle every Sunday morning in San Francisco (see
    ♥ 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 email hidden; JavaScript is required.
    ♥ In Corte Madera at the Garden of Allah: 2nd and 4th Mondays 5:30pm tea, 6:00pm doors close. Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for directions
  • 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 hidden; JavaScript is required)