About Us

Karima Vargas Bushnell

Karima Vargas Bushnell

Director and Co-Founder, Light Upon Light Sufi Center

Karima Vargas Bushnell (M.A. Intercultural Relations) stepped on the spiritual path at age five and has studied and practiced world religions all her life. She’s a 24-year Jerrahi dervish of Shaykh Nur and Shaykha Fariha, Circle Guide (Khalifa) for the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Circle of Ishq (Divine Passionate Love), and has begun studying with Physicians of the Heart co-author Imam Bilal Hyde.

Karima can be reached through our Contact Us page HERE, or via phone at 612-229-1231.

John Hakim Bushnell

John Hakim Bushnell

Co-Founder, Light Upon Light Sufi Center

John Hakim Bushnell has been studying Sufism since 1990 when he was initiated into the Sufi Ruhaniat International, a Western Sufi order, by Saadi Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz. He is a certified Dances of Universal Peace teacher and been given permission to teach and give initiation into SRI  He is an experienced group facilitator and an accomplished guitarist. His upcoming release is “Delirious Walrus” recorded with his grown children, Garek and Elizabeth. He leads Dances of Universal Peace regularly in the Twin Cities and has completed  multiple trainings by his teacher, Murshid Saadi in the traditional foundations of Middle Eastern Mysticism, The Aramaic Jesus, and more.  He combines friendly informality with a experienced leading style that helps people to feel both comfortable and included.

John Hakim can be reached through our Contact Us page HERE.