Many moons since we last wrote to you about Bay Dervish and our activities. In the month of March we made a wonderful group journey to Nepal, returning just in time to shelter in place as Covid-19 roamed the world, changing the landscape of our lives.
In early July that landscape changed for us again. Kiran developed a sudden and serious recurrence of a cancer that he had almost ten years ago and was in hospital for a week receiving strong chemo treatment. The plan is for the chemo treatment to take place over six months, and Kiran should have some good days each month.
Kiran is home now. He is eating, getting enough fluids, resting. The next round of chemo is August 18. We have been instructed to shelter in place with no one from outside entering our space. I think it would be great for him to Zoom with friends or talk on the phone.We have also set up a Caring Bridge account where we will share updates and you can also send him messages. Here is the link:
Site name: kiranrana2
For the next six months at least we don't expect to be doing any Bay Dervish programs, but Kiran remains interested in exploring questions and matters of Sufism whenever he can, so reach out if you feel like. Also, please visit sufiway.org for a connection to ongoing programs, weekly Thursday morning zikr broadcasts, and much more.
It is so reassuring to hear from friends at this time. We are hopeful and determined. Please send healing energy, or prayers, or any other juju that feels appropriate.