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!!!
The "wedding day" (passing) of Murshid Samuel Lewis, Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti, originator of the Dances of Universal Peace. Hakim is away, so Karima will be doing a tribute, sharing his original Dances and Ruhaniat practices from the old days.
The Wird (Litany) group is up and running again. This is so powerful! See below.
Also, we are bringing a computer and 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. Get ready to see old and new friends! Alhamdulillah!
Deepening Practice: The Greater Wird (Litany) of Pir Nureddin Jerrahi. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1hr between 12 noon and 2pm. 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!
Hakim will be taking up the Aramaic Lord's Prayer zikr during the regular Thursday zikr slot for eight weeks. 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).