ANNOUNCEMENTS as of August 5th, 2019 --
See events list for details.
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♥ Save-the-Date – Sunday September 8, A Celebration of Life for Malika Merril Endres (1940-2019), beloved friend, mureed, Dance leader.
♥ Check dates for Pir Shabda's monthly zikr in San Rafael: Aug 8th, Sept 26th, Oct 10th, Nov 7th, and Dec 19th.. All right here.
♥ Santa Cruz Sufi Camp is August 16th - 18th, at beautiful Happy Valley Conference Center in the Santa Cruz mountains. Detailed information and online registration can be found at Santacruzsuficamp.org About SCSC: read more/less
♥ Sufism & the Art of Loving: VULNERABILITY:(+Qawwali+Storytelling) Aug 24th, 6:45p: 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.
♥ SUMMER SUFI CAMPS: REGISTER NOW!
- Santa Cruz Sufi Camp Aug 16-18
- Humboldt County Camp-out at Pamplin Grove Sept 6th - 9th
- East Bay Sufi Camp Sept 27-29 2019!
- Visit the Sufi Ruhaniat online to find more west coast camps and retreats here. And more INAYATI ORDER events
♥ SEBASTOPOL ZIKR with MUIZ & GAIATREE is now at 380 Morris St, Suite F
... We meet again on Tuesday, August 13th, 7.30 - 9.30 -- starting on time -- at our new local venue! Khalil Chuck Johnson's New Vintage Artists recording studio. #380 is between Laguna Park Way and the Sebastopol Community Center. Suite F is around at the back of the building
♥ Murshid Wali Ali will continue with the Becoming the Stillness between the Breaths classes. The remaining dates for the 2019 in-person classes are 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
About this class: read more/less
♥ 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 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 Mahdiah@comcast.net.
♥ 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 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