Sufism is both the mystical inner tradition of
Islam and the aquifer of spiritual depth that exists beneath the surface of life, taking different forms in different times, places and cultures.
The dervish, or Sufi student, is a door between the worlds - the inner and the outer, the seen
and the Unseen, the self and the Self. Inshallah
(God willing), our Center is also such a doorway.
PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL!!!
With visiting Murshida Tasnim Fernandez. The topic: The Astrological Walks of Murshid Samuel Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti). April 24 - 26. More details soon!
Hakim is sharing the Aramaic Lord's Prayer zikr during the regular Thursday zikr slot for eight weeks beginning February 12. This will culminate on Holy Thursday, April 2, with a complete performance of all eight lines of the prayer, including the blessing of sharing bread and wine (or grape juice). See details on the Aramaic Prayer at this site (button above). All welcome!
"What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrong of the injured." - the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace. Handouts of hadith and Qur'an quotes of peace, love, justice and beauty available by request.
The Wird (Litany) group is up and running again. This is so powerful! See below.
We have begun the process of bringing Go-to-Meeting capabilities to the Center to bring distant friends, including circle members who have moved and whole zikr circles from other cities, into the room with us. We're getting the bugs out of the technology, but this is very exciting, and the process has begun! Get ready to see old and new friends! Alhamdulillah!
Deepening Practice: The Greater Wird (Litany) of Pir Nureddin Jerrahi. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 (sharp). Inquire if interested.
A seminar at the University of the Real and a bath in the Fountain of Divine Love, both at once. Most traditional sufi orders do a litany of this kind. The form varies, but the words are taken from the Qur'an, prayers of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and the founder of the particular tariqa (sufi order). We use both Arabic and English. This is an advanced group for diving deeper and experiencing some of the hidden treasures within the Indescribable Ocean.
For the first time since the dinosaurs walked, Karima and Hakim are co-leading the Dances! Together! This means a new infusion of fire and air, energy and blissful joy to add to the focused concentration and depth of awareness that Hakim is already bringing. And Conie Borchardt, a fine Dance-leader-in-training, is making a third. Welcome, Conie!