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.
For the first time since the dinosaurs walked, Karima and Hakim will be 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 other up-and-coming Dance leaders will be adding their particular flavor and talents to the mix.
Inshallah (God willing), our zikr will be a whirling, surging ocean of powerful sound and color, spinning participants and audience into The Place Beyond All Places. The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Circle of our Center will be on stage November 15, 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., a prime spot within the day. This will be our third year at the Holidays and Holy Days interfaith celebration. You're all invited! If you want to be on stage chanting and moving with our group, click on "Karima" below and let me know. Or come and enter in from the audience. All welcome! Ya Fatah - Oh, Opener, our hearts to every good possibility!
The regular Sufi Ruhaniat International zikr is changing names. It will now be called Dervish Class. It will meet at the usual time, Thursday at 7:00 PM.
Dervish Class will still be a zikr, but it will also include practices of mastery that support the zikr. These practices illuminate the nature of Soul and help build a spiritual toolbox to meet the needs of Life. This begins in September. You can expect to work hard in this class. Visitors are welcome but should come prepared to exert themselves.
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.