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ANNOUNCEMENTS as of July 27th 2018 -- See events list for details.    (Get email reminders)

YOUR 20 MINUTES AT MENDO SUFI CAMP 2018!
       View this excellent video (updated 8/04 for better audio) by Omar at mendosuficamp.org
♥ First VIDEO from the 50th Anniversary celebration at Khankah SAM, from Ali -- much gratitude!
Summer Sufi Camps happening. Don't miss your chance!
Sufism and the Art of Living with Murshid Kiran Rana: in Berkeley. August 10: Tuning to Inner Music -- Songtime: Chants for Healing the Heart

September 1st at the Mentorgarden in SF: Becoming the Stillness between the Breaths with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer. A quarterly series deepening in the study of the Breath in the esoteric teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis. You are welcome to come to any individual class, no requirement to have come to previous class meetings or commit to the next ones.

Also Murshid Wali Ali's weekly Thursday night Dharma Class will resume on August 30th and weekly thereafter.

TUI TO BE HONORED! September 15th, 11 AM at the Sebastopol Living Peace Wall, our own Tui Wilchinsky will be one of the four honorees at the 2018 Peace Wall ceremony!. Follow the link for details. All are welcome.

September 29th & 30th, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will present a weekend workshop in Berkeley on "Making One's Own Nature". Pir Zia is an author and the spiritual leader of The Inayati Order, one of the several world-wide mystical Sufi fellowships flowing from the Sufi transmission of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. In addition, there will also be a special program the Friday night before, on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, at the HUB925 in Pleasanton, also possibly activities Saturday night in Berkeley (these evening programs are separate from the day program with details to come). Watch for further announcements


 

♥ UPCOMING WEST COAST SUFI CAMPS

  • SANTA CRUZ SUFI CAMP 2018: "Blessings on the Path: Cultivating Compassion and Strength through Spiritual Practice." with Pir Shabda Kahn and local leaders & musicians. August 17-19, 2018 at Happy Valley Conference Center, Santa Cruz.
  • NORTHWEST SUFI CAMP (Oregon) August 12 – 19, with Ananda Mariam Simmons, Wakil David Matthews and Leilah Be
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY Labor Day Campout at Pamplin Grove, presented by Garden of the Heart. New: discount for young adults.
  • Check out Omar M'Sai's great video from our July 2018 Mendocino Sufi Camp. We hope to see you at next year’s Mendo Camp, July 14–21, 2019 (youth retreat precedes as usual).

    ♥SPECIALLY 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

    "Eat, Dance and Pray" (1:13) by Anahata Iradah -- MURSHID SAM, HIK AND THE DANCES of Universal Peace


  • 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!

  • 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.
  • SUFI HEALING CIRCLES
    ♥ Healing Circle every Sunday morning in San Francisco (see khankahsam.org)
    ♥ East Bay Healing Circles Feb 12th & 26th (evening) and Feb 21st (2 pm). Info on events list.
    ♥ Sebastopol Healing Circle at Amanda's home, at 7:00 pm Tuesday May 29th. Please call for address and any questions or requests. Phone 505-470-6977.
    ♥ Sufi Healing Service & Class in Santa Rosa, Thursday May 15th 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. 
    

    NEW LINKS
  • 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.
  • Wonderful meditative VIDEO on the dervish Turn
  • 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

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