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SUFI RUHANIAT FAMILY GATHERINGS: 3/06/2021 via Zoom at 10:00 am PSTOur biweekly virtual family gathering with Pir Shabda, Pirani Tamam and friends.
This week: SOULWORK: PERSONAL AND PLANETARY HEALING
YAHYA SUZANNA NADLER: Embodying Self & Spirit Movement, Poetry and Presence as the growth medium
The Story as Teacher: Conversation with Asha Greer
The Story as Teacher: Part II
Sixteen Breath Mediation with Asha
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Friend, did you miss a Sufi event, large or small? Or do you want to see it / hear it again? Look in our REAR VIEW MIRROR for selected 2020-21 events available online now, any time that works for you!
Logging at MENDO WOODLANDS?
New video here: Banjo & Baby Owls
(Note: Mendocino Woodlands is the beautiful, beloved site of our annual Sufi Camp.)
View / sign petition in support of formation of a Protected Forest Area which could stop 'timber harvest' near Mendocino Woodlands --
Get the facts and find the [Petition] and [Donate] buttons on this fine web site. Or take time to submit a formal comment (scroll down the page; read it all).
KANSAS CITY RUMI FEST, DECEMBER 2020 view it now!
NEW RAIN with Taj Inayat and Gayan Macher
Online support and inspiration for your Spiritual Practice (check out the free weekly tips and online attunements).
Ongoing offerings from Sára Rain & friends (click link then scroll down)
A teaching for our times: THE CHICKPEA, poem by Mevlana (Rumi)
from 'Serving the Guest', a Sufi Cookbook.
2020 Teaching Schedule for Aadya Murshida (Dr Rabia Perez-Chisti)
"The Joy of Movement": New Online Classes with Zuleikha for Fall
UPCOMING PROGRAMS IN THE BAY AREA WITH ATUM O'KANE:
•Transitions, starting in February, will be a 3 day Zoom program. Read more.
•The Art of Spiritual Guidance is a year long training (in person or if necessary on Zoom) starting in June of 2021.Read more.
(Of special interest to Sufis:) How Bach Will Save Your Soul: German Philosopher Josef Pieper on the Hidden Source of Music’s Supreme Power
Tuning the Heart:Taming the Mind, an online
Sufi Message class with Murshida Nuria.
♥ TAROT READINGS OFFERED BY SABURA MEYER Via email and Zoom, and offering a sliding scale fee.
ALSO: Visit the full monthly INAYATIYYA CALENDAR OF ONLINE EVENTS.. (Click the "Agenda" button for best view.)
9 am PST daily -- MORNING RAMNAM CHANT WITH IQBAL AND DEVI LEWIS
VIDEO: Dances of Universal Peace 50th Anniversary (8 min)
♥ MORE ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED VIDEOS
- 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
- MURSHID SAM, HIK AND THE DANCES of Universal Peace.
- Click here for more inspiring Sufi videos.
- More camps, workshops and retreats on Ruhaniat.org
- The complete MURSHID SAM ARCHIVES are newly online, at murshidsam.org. 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!
- ♥ Five East Bay Healing Circles every month. Info on events list.
♥ 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 through the Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa via ZOOM, visit Through the Ear to the Heart.
- NEW Sacramento Dances of Universal Peace web page.
- Find out about Sufi classes online-- some free or at low cost
- "Eat, Dance and Pray" (1:13) by Anahata Iradah
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.