Toward the One

Dear Friends,
Colorado is entirely beige. Dry, cold, beige. And I LOVE it!
I’m home… and looking forward to Zikr-ing with you this evening!

ZIKR – Saturday, January 21st – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck – bring something yummy to share…

CHANT – Sunday, January 22nd – at Becky’s house, 627 Heckle Court, Loveland (yes, Loveland) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation

MEDITATION – Monday, January 23rd – Sufi prayers, wazifa concentration, etc… focus on Al-Khafid – at my house – 9:30 AM

DANCE – Thursday, January 26th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine Dr, Ft Collins (Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

MEDITATION – Monday, January 30th – at my house… focus on Ar-Rafi’ – 9:30 AM

CARAVAN to the DESERT – driving to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada, spending a few sweet days there doing ritual, chanting, drumming, doing work projects to support the land, temple and community, delicious vegetarian meals… March 31 to April 4 – More details here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

ASA’s CHOCOLATE NECTAR!!! Recipe below… THANK YOU, ASA!!
Happy Dancing,
Sára
Asa’s Chocolate Nectar (Makes about 15 servings)

Ingredients:

Must:

One bar of super-dark chocolate (85% and above)
A chunk of cacao butter or a couple of spoonfuls of coconut butter (or both!)
Cardamom seeds
Around 15 peppercorns, or a small chunk of ginger
5 dates
quarter teaspoon turmeric
4 cups hot water (if it’s gotten to a boil, let it cool a bit before blending)
Additional sweetness as desired (stevia/agave/or sugar if you must)

Optional:

2 spoons blanched almonds (either soak in hot water for a few minutes and peel or soak overnight in cold water)
some goji berries
1 spoon maca or mesquite powder

Preparation:

Blend it all in a Vitamix or similarly powerful blender; you can add the water in stages.
If you don’t have a Vitamix, I would omit the almonds, as they won’t get blended
well enough and use the powdered form for the peppercorns and cardamom.

Serve in small cups – this is very rich stuff!

We’re OFF… and on and off and on…

Hi Friends!
I’m retiring. This week.
Then coming out of retirement next week.
Please pay close attention to the man behind the curtain.
NO DANCE TONIGHT… because… snow.

Yes, Meditation at my house Monday, January 9th – 9:30 AM – come on over!

Yes, Dance at Unity, Fort Collins Thursday, January 12th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

NO MEDITATION at my house January 16th… because… Florida!

NO DANCE in Fort Collins Thursday, January 19th… because… Florida!

YES, ZIKR!!! I’ll be back and sunburned! YAY! – Zikr, Saturday, January 21st at 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

CHANT!!! Sunday, January 22nd – at Becky’s sweet house in Loveland – 7 PM – 627 Heckle Court, Loveland (yes, Loveland) – $10 suggested donation

Monday, January 23rd – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 26th – Dance in Fort Collins (Unity Church) – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation

Monday, January 30th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Are you thinking about joining us for our caravan to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada? It’s coming up… please check it out and let me know if you’re coming. We still have a few spots open for you. http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

And, I thought I was sending you the recipe for Asa’s amazing magical chocolate concoction… but he put it in a locked-down, highly classified, no-one-can-access-it-except the president elect or super ninja hackers… so… no recipe for you!
Just eat chocolate.

Happy snow day!
Sára

Retreats in 2017

Dear Community,
2017 is almost here, praise Jesus! And it’s time to fill up the 2017 calendar with all the good juju we can squeeze into it!

RETREATS!!

These are the things on my calendar that you might (probably do) want to include on yours:

February 11 and 12 – Dance and Sufi Shenanigans with me, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming… Yep! Grand Tetons, here we come! Details are still being worked out… stay tuned…

March 31 to April 4 – Caravan to the Desert – Our yearly trip to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada – two travel days… plus three full days at the temple, ritualing, chanting, drumming, and doing helpful projects to support the land and the community. More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

June 22 to 25 – MeadowFest – Pagan-esque campout at Jack’s Gulch – casual community campout, rituals, chanting, drumming, evening fires, pancake breakfast, potluck dinner… sweet time in nature with kindred souls. More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

July 16 to 23 – Mendocino Sufi Camp – I’m on staff this year, Yay! – more info here: http://mendosuficamp.org/

October 5 to 9 – Toward the One retreat in Colorado with me, Maitreya Jon Stevens, and Khabir Christian Mayer-Glauninger – Sufi stuff, dances, zikr, teachings, and time in the exquisite Rocky Mountains – Camp Santa Maria, near Bailey, CO – more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Looking forward to a beautiful year of community connections and spiritual fulfillment.
With joy,
Sára

last call (it’s all in the details)

Dear Community,
Here’s your final update from me for this year… including January, 2017!

Thursday, December 22nd – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation – I’ll be leading.

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE on the 26th

NO DANCE in FORT COLLINS on the 29th

Saturday, December 31st – Super Chant at Asa’s house – 7 PM to 1 AM – Please bring a vegetarian snack, dessert, or drink to share… – we’ll ring in the new year with devotional music, contemplation, and community. All are welcome! – 3916 Michaud, Ft Collins – $10 to $80 suggested donation – RSVP to me if you are planning to attend.

Monday, January 2nd … I don’t know yet whether I’ll host the meditation via cyber-space … what would you like?

Thursday, January 5th – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace (1401 W Vine) I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested

Monday, January 9th – Sufi Meditation at my house (2727 Alan St, FC) – 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 12th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE JANUARY 16th

NO FORT COLLINS DANCE JANUARY 19th

Saturday, January 21st – ZIKR – YES!! – ZIKR!! – In Denver – 1939 S Monroe – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck – 7 PM

Monday, January 23rd – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 26th – Dance in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM

Monday, January 30th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Last minute, critical resource for everything you could ever need: http://voodoodoughnut.com/

PLEASE NOTE: I’m putting myself on radio silence for the next 7 to 10 days (no phone or e-mail). If you desperately need to get a hold of me, have chocolates delivered to my house with a note. Thank you!

Blessings of light and peace,
Sára

wrapping it up

Dear Friends,

Tonight’s dance will be lead by Ayesha, Malaika and Qadriya.. with a little dose of Sára in the mix… Thursday, December 15th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested

Saturday December 17th11 AM – Memorial Service for Mark Beck – First United Methodist Church Fort Collins (1005 Stover St) – here’s a facebook link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1326309767428689/

Saturday, December 17th7 PM – Rumi’s Urs Zikr in Denver – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe) – poetry, singing, whirling… movement and devotion – $10 suggested and dessert potluck – Please let me know if you are interested and able to stay late to help clean up and close up the Center… Thank you!

10 PM – Yule Ritual at the Mercury Cafe (2199 California St, Denver) – singing and dancing the dark… Pagan ceremony facilitated by yours truly – $15 at the door… live music and other good stuff throughout the evening…

Monday, December 19th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 22nd – Fort Collins Dance – I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM

Monday, December 26th – Meditation at my house… maybe… stay tuned…

Thursday, December 29th – Fort Collin Dance… maybe… stay tuned…

Saturday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve SUPER CHANT!!! – We’ll sing from 7 PM until 1 AM!!! With breaks for tea and cookies… ring in 2017 with devotional beauty and good community juju! – at Asa’s house (3916 Michaud, Ft Collins) – $10 to $80 suggested donation – bring a vegetarian snack, dessert, or drink to share!

With most profound gratitude to my sweet son, Teva, for sending me this inspirational video for you! https://gfycat.com/WarlikeIdenticalHumpbackwhale
Happy Holy-Days!
Sára

rearview mirror

Dear Friends,
Home stretch of 2016… I think I can… I think I can… I think I can….
Wrapping it up! Let’s sing and dance and commune…

Monday, December 5th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Monday, December 5th – Memorial Service for Maxine Raney – 6 PM – Fort Collins Unity (1401 W Vine)

Thursday, December 8th – Dance Leaders meeting – 6 PM – Fort Collins Unity…

Thursday, December 8th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – $10 suggested

Monday, December 12th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 15th – Dance Leader Cooperative is in charge of the Ft Collins Dance (with my help) – $10 suggested

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17th – Everything is happening!
11 AM – Memorial Service for Mark Beck – First United Methodist Church Fort Collins (1005 Stover St) – more details in a separate e-mail…

7 PM – Rumi’s Urs Zikr in Denver – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

10 PM – Yule Ritual at the Mercury Cafe (2199 California St, Denver) – singing and dancing the dark… Pagan ceremony facilitated by yours truly – $15 at the door… live music and other good stuff throughout the evening…

Monday, December 19th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 22nd – Fort Collins Dance – I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM

NO ESOTERIC CLASS IN DENVER

Monday, December 26th – Meditation at my house… probably… stay tuned…

Thursday, December 29th – Fort Collin Dance… probably… stay tuned…

Saturday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve SUPER CHANT!!! – We’ll sing from 7 PM until 1 AM!!! With breaks for tea and cookies… ring in 2017 with devotional beauty and good community juju! – at Asa’s house (3916 Michaud, Ft Collins) – $10 to $80 suggested donation

What else do you want to know about?
Oh! My Christmas wish list. Dear Santa, I would like a baby platypus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8S-RPOD8sM
Please and thank you,
Sára

Dear Baby Jesus, I’m Grateful for Snow

Dear Community,
Schedule-wise things are getting a little wobbly… please pay close attention to details… and the big picture… forest and trees…

Thursday, November 24th – THANKSGIVING DANCE of Universal Peace – 1401 W Vine – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation… And it’s Jodie Rahima’s Birthday! – Come celebrate our most amazing “Community Mom” at the dance! – We’ll have CAKE!!! YEAH!!!

Saturday, November 26th – Sufi Esoteric Class – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe, Denver (Miracle Center) – continuing the journey, exploring and experiencing the Sufi Ruhaniat – RSVP if you plan to attend – $10 to $20 suggested

Sunday, November 27th – CHANT!!! – 7 PM – Unity Church, Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – $10 suggested

Monday, November 28th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

NO FORT COLLINS DANCE DECEMBER 1st

Saturday, December 3rd – some delightful Sufi and DUP shenanigans with me in Lawrence, KS… maybe I’ll move there. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/775808565891902/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/events/974442792667528/

Monday, December 5th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, December 8th – Dance Leaders meeting – 6 PM – Fort Collins Unity…

Thursday, December 8th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – $10 suggested

Monday, December 12th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 15th – Dance Leader Cooperative is in charge of the Ft Collins Dance (with my help)

Saturday, December 17th – Rumi’s Urs – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM to 9 PM – Rocky Mountain MIracle Center (1939 S Monroe) – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Saturday, December 17th – Yule Ritual at the Mercury Cafe – 10 PM (I’ll be leading the ritual…) – plus… if you want to head over there earlier I think the music and dancing starts around 8 PM

Monday, December 19th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 22nd – Fort Collins Dance – I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 24th – Do y’all want to hold the Esoteric Class this evening? Or shall we cancel it… I’m fine either way… awaiting your feedback…

Monday, December 26th – Meditation at my house… probably… stay tuned…

Thursday, December 29th – Fort Collin Dance…

Saturday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve SUPER CHANT!!! – We’ll sing from 7 PM until 1 AM!!! With breaks for tea and cookies… ring in 2017 with devotional beauty and good community juju! – Location TBD…

Here’s something to celebrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9emg4cpM6A

Going to sit in hot water! See you Thursday!
Sára

and a CHANT

Hi Friends,
I just decided, we could also use an evening of chanting…
Let’s!

This Saturday, November 12th… 7 PM… in Fort Collins… suggested donation $10…
Probably at the Unity Church… but I’m waiting for confirmation… stay tuned…

Oh… and a happy ditty because it makes me smile:
http://www.leekspin.com/
Love,
Sára

oh my gawd!!

Dearest Community,
Time to focus… pray… bolster up our concentration on love, harmony and beauty…
This week, please gather together with friends, family, and community… nurture the heart… seek the balance and energy to hold a vision for the future of our human family, our nation and our world…

Thursday (tomorrow), November 10th – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace – holding intentions for healing, wholeness, hope, reconciliation, peace and love… – I will be facilitating the evening program… candle-lighting… making prayers together… please join us – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, November 12th – Solidarity, Healing and Hope – with Rabbi Shoshana Leis and Sára Rain – a day-long opportunity to connect, focus, pray and integrate – strengthening our hearts and mining the gems of our faith traditions to sustain and stabilize ourselves. Day includes: music, meditation, movement, teachings from Sufism and Judaism, conversation and healing connection. All are welcome! – break for lunch mid-day – suggested donation $30 to $60 (pay what you can) – 1401 W Vine (Unity Church, Fort Collins) – 10 AM to 5 PM

Monday, November 14th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Ft Collins

Thursday, November 17th – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, November 19th – Zikr – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, (1939 S Monroe, Denver) – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Monday November 21st – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, November 24th – THANKSGIVING DANCE of Universal Peace – 1401 W Vine – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation… And it’s Jodie Rahima’s Birthday! – Come celebrate our most amazing “Community Mom” at the dance!

Phew! Here’s a little dose of joy… ’cause we all need it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XC4Vu1hofU
Deep breath in…
Full breath out…
Sára

slither

Dear Friends,
Things are getting wild around here… Please pay close attention to dates, times, changes, scheduling anomalies, and shape-shifting animals:

This Thursday, the 27th – Honoring the ancestors with Dances of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – lots of Samhain focus… 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested

Saturday the 29th – WITCHES!! – doors at 6 PM… music, drumming, bazaar, costume contest… RITUAL at MIDNIGHT… Those of you who are helping with the ritual, please meet me for a last run-through at 11 PM… you know who you are! – Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd (35th and Federal). Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 in advance: https://chocolatefests.webconnex.com/WBtickets

Regarding Meditation, Monday, October 31st… I might be able to hold meditation from the road… wanna meet me in Zoom land? Contact me directly and I’ll keep you posted…

Thursday, November 3rd – Fort Collins dance led by the newly formed Dance Leader Cooperative (Jami, Khadijah, Malaika, Qadriya, Sandy, Lynda Jai… with Deborah drumming… Keith and Becky helping with logistics…) – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

Monday, November 7th – Still on the road… still possible I might facilitate it via Zoom… contact me…

Tuesday, November 8th – GO VOTE!!! – VOTE!!! – VOTE!!! – VOOOOOTE!!!!!

Thursday November 10th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – celebrating the Divine Feminine – and the first ever Woman President of the United States of America! – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – I’ll be happy to be back with you… Life is GOOD!! $10 suggested

Dance Leaders Cooperative Meeting November 10th – 6 PM (be prompt, please)

SPECIAL EVENT!!!
The Spiritual Heart of Judaism and Sufism – Weekend workshop with Rabbi Shoshana Leis and me! –
Friday intro evening: 7 PM to 8:30 suggested donation $15 to $25 –
Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM (with a break for lunch) suggested donation $35 to $75 –
Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM suggested donation $20 to $40 –
More info and on-line registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Deep breath…

Because we all deserve a moment of hope, joy and positivity!
Cheers!
Sára