embroidered pillows

Dear Community,
Do you know about Tortilleria Las 4 Americas in Fort Collins?
You MUST!
The flour tortillas are super scrumptious, soft and perfect! Go get some! Plus… Mexican doughnuts!
Then come dance:

FORT COLLINS DANCE of UNIVERSAL PEACE – 7 PM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested – in honor of the Autumnal Equinox
Thursday, September 20th

SUFI MEDITATION MORNINGS – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins
Mondays: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

BOULDER DANCE of UNIVERSAL PEACE – 7 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – led by me and Khadijah – $10 suggested
Friday, September 21st
Friday, October 5th
Friday October 19th

CHANT in FORT COLLINS – 7 PM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested
Thursday, September 27th
Thursday, October 11th

DANCE of UNIVERSAL PEACE in PUEBLO! – Whoa! – Leia has invited me down south for another lovely time dancing Toward the One! – 4 to 6 PM – Yoga Studio 120 Colorado Ave. in Pueblo – come on down, and send your friends!
TUESDAY, October 9th

ZIKR in DENVER – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St – $10 suggested and dessert potluck
Saturday, October 20th

And now friends, time is getting very short! Early registration deadline for October Sufi Retreat is October 5th – Sign up before then and pay only $290! – If you wait longer than that, price goes up to $320 – “Illuminating Life’s Path” – Led by Pir Moinuddin Christopher Clarke and me! – At the YMCA of the Rockies Pattie Hyde Barclay Cabin – Catered meals, gorgeous location – October 27 to 30 – more info and on-line payment option here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

This made me laugh… do you need a laugh?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5d8pVg3Qtg

Thunderous Blessings!
Sára

espinaca

Dear Friends,
That’s it. Time’s up. Summer’s over. Autumn’s turn to boss us around. In the Pagan calendar we are well into Fall, gathering in fruits from the garden, leaves turning yellow, days are shrinking, and it’s time to sing and dance the next season…

TONIGHT!!
Friday, August 17th – Boulder Dance with me and Khadijah – 7 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – $10 suggested

TOMORROW NIGHT!!
Saturday, August 18th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck
And, feel free to join us for dinner beforehand… 5:30 PM – Mad Greens at Colorado and Buchtel

MONDAYS – August 20th, August 27th, September 3rd, September 10th… – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St

Thursday, August 23rd – Chant – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins, 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested

Friday, September 7th – Boulder Dance with me and Khadijah – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – $10 suggested

Thursday, September 13th – Chant at Unity – Fort Collins – 7 PM

Saturday, September 15th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM

Thursday, September 20th – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unity Church – $10 suggested – in honor of the Autumnal Equinox

And, please get yourself registered for “Illuminating Life’s Path” a Sufi retreat with me and Pir Moinuddin Christopher Clarke. Delicious catered meals. Lodging in the beautiful Pattie Hyde Barclay Cabin at the YMCA of the Rockies –
October 27 to 30 – $290 early registration – more info and on-line payment option here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Please don’t click on this link if you are easily disturbed by the harmless bizarre. This is a throwback from when my kids were wee and we obsessed on ridiculous stuff like this. Sheesh…

With sincerity, love, and silliness in roughly equal meaures,
Sára

thunder

Dear Community,
What a fun week we’re having in Colorado! Sunshine, rain, and lots of community shindigs coming right up!

TONIGHT! – Friday, July 27th – Full Moon Chant! – 7 PM – In the Rumi Room of the Unity Church, 1401 W Vine Dr., Ft Collins – $10 suggested donation

Monday, July 30th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – at my house, 2727 Alan St, Ft Collins – we’re starting the cycle again! This week we’ll concentrate on “Allah” and next week we begin with Ar-Rahman (the very first of the 99 Beautiful Names of God) – A great opportunity for you to jump into this rhythm with us, if you’re inclined.

Thursday, August 2nd – Lughnasadh/Lammas Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unity Church in Ft Collins – it’s the first harvest festival in the Pagan calendar, we’ll be dancing with the themes of gratitude and abundance – $10 suggested donation

Friday, August 3rd – Boulder Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – Khadijah and I are co-leading this and it has been so nice! Please join us! – $10 suggested donation

Monday, August 6th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Wednesday to Sunday August 8 to 12 – DragonFest – I’ll be leading a Thursday workshop on Chant! – and a Friday workshop on “Mysticism and Magick.” – You can still get tickets at the gate if you want to join the big Pagan hullabaloo! I love it!

Monday, August 13th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Friday, August 17th – Boulder Dance – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – $10 sugested

Saturday, August 18th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck
And, feel free to join us for dinner beforehand… 5:30 PM – Mad Greens at Colorado and Buchtel

Monday, August 20th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Thursday, August 23rd – Chant – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 suggested

And, I hope you’re planning to be with us for “Illuminating Life’s Path” a Sufi retreat with me and Pir Moinuddin Christopher Clarke. We’re bringing an excellent caterer to feed us, and we’ll be staying at the Barclay Cabin at the YMCA of the Rockies –
October 27 to 30 – $290 early registration – more info and on-line payment option here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

If you need more joy in your life, take a pottery class and (unrelatedly) get a kitten.
Can I get a witness?!
Love and gentle summer rhythm blessings,
Sára

ice ice baby

Dear Community,
Are you staying hydrated and endorphinated?
You’re on your own for the former, but the latter can be greatly supported through regular singing, dancing, meditating, and communing with like-souls!

Thursday, July 12th (that’s TOMORROW) – New Moon Chant – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – $10 suggested donation – All genders, colors and spiritual persuasions welcome!

Monday, July 16th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Friday, July 20th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – 7 PM– $10 suggested

Saturday, July 21st – Zikr in Denver at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

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

FRIDAY, July 27th – Full Moon Chant – 7 PM – at Unity Church, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

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

Thursday, August 2nd – Lughnasadh Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine (Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

Friday, August 3rd – Boulder Dances of Universal Peace with me and Khadijah – 7 PM – 5001 Pennsylvania Ave (Unitarian Church) – $10 suggested donation

Are you coming to DragonFest this year? I’ll be hosting two workshops:
Chant, Chant, Chant – on Thursday
and
Mysticism and Magick – on Friday

Looking ahead: “Illuminating Life’s Path” with me and Pir Moinuddin! October 27 to 30… at the YMCA of the Rockies. More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Quote for the day, from my brilliant and beautiful daughter:
“It’s people like you who encourage behavior like yours.”
Simple, true, and could be transformative in its guidance toward self-awareness and reflection. Thank you, Matara!

Blessings of light within and without!
Sára

storm warnings

Dear Community,
We are now safely over the hill from the Summer Solstice… it’s all descent into darkness from here!
Maybe we could use some community coming together to generate some INNER light!
How’s about some singing, dancing, praying and sharing sacred space? I’m all in!

Monday, July 2nd – Sufi Meditation at my house (2727 Alan St, Fort Collins) – 9:30 AM

Wednesday, July 4th – Prayers and meditation all day (every day) for peace, justice, equality, love, harmony and beauty for ALL!!!

Thursday, July 5th – Happy Birthday Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan!!! Celebration on Saturday….

Friday, July 6th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – 7 PM – Unitarian Church (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – facilitated by Khadijah and me – suggested donation $10

Saturday, July 7th – Universal Worship Service with Inter-Faith music in honor of Pir-O-Murshid’s birthday – 5 PM – facilitated by Suhrawardi Gebel, me and maybe others… – followed by potluck dinner – in Boulder… specific location still being determined… stay tuned!

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

Thursday, July 12th – New Moon Chant – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – $10 suggested donation – All genders, colors and spiritual persuasions welcome!

Monday, July 16th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Friday, July 20th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – Unitarian Church – 7 PM – $10 suggested

Saturday, July 21st – Zikr in Denver at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

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

FRIDAY, July 27th – Full Moon Chant – 7 PM – at Unity Church, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Looking ahead, please do join us for “Illuminating Life’s Path” retreat this fall with me and Pir Moinuddin! October 27 to 30… at the YMCA of the Rockies. More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Did you know there are games you can install for CATS to play on your phone? It’s true. My lovely son just set one up. Did you also know there are games cats find to play by themselves without any digital pixels or any other discernible (to human sensibilities) stimuli? Must be the all-pervading life in space, taunting cats through the ethers.

Blessings and joy,
Sára

cadillac

Dear Community,
What an overwhelm of goodness! So many gatherings to touch into, soak up the good vibrations and shine them out into the world along with all the glorious sunshine! Happy summer, indeed!

This week is FULL! Join us for ALL the circles!

Monday, June 11th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – at my house (beware of feisty kitten!) – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins

Thursday, June 14th – CHANT!! – 7 PM – in the Rumi Room at Fort Collins Unity Church – 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested donation

Friday, June 15th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – led by me and Khadijah (she’s so great!) – 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, June 16th – ZIKR!! – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck – bring something yummy to share

Sunday, June 17th – be nice to someone’s dad

Monday, June 18th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, June 21st to Sunday, June 24th – MeadowFest! – Come camping with us! Each day will include: earth prayer, pancakes and coffee, chanting, Dances of Universal Peace, drumming, fire and smore’s, potluck dinners, and exquisite time in nature with nice people. More details and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Monday, June 25th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

And, planning ahead, please consider joining us in October for “Illuminating Life’s Path” a Sufi retreat with me and Pir Moinuddin of The Fraternity of Light. I’m super excited about it and would love to have you with us! More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

And, planning behind, for no particular reason, this is the song that popped into my mind to share with you today. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbScQfJUpT4

Stay hydrated.
Blessings!
Sára

tumble dry low

Dear Friends,
Summer rhythms are upon us and Earth juju is humming!
Looking forward to sharing these lovely circles with you!


Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day) – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house (2727 Alan St, Fort Collins)

Friday, June 1st – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – 7 PM – Unitarian Church (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – led by Khadijah and me! – suggested donation $10

Monday, June 4th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Monday, June 11th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Thursday, June 14th – CHANT – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine Dr) – $10 suggested donation

Friday, June 15th – Dance in Boulder – 7 PM – Unitarian Church (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – $10 suggested

Saturday, June 16th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

And… it’s time to register for MeadowFest! – June 21 to 24 – Camp out with us! Casual, family-friendly, Dances of Universal Peace, Chanting, Drumming, Fire Circles, potluck dinners, Rocky Mountain delight! – June 24th is the 50th anniversary of the Dances of Universal Peace so we will certainly be DANCING in celebration and in synchronicity with global Peace Dance festivities!

And… looking further ahead…

ILLUMINATING LIFE’S PATH – A Sufi Retreat with Pir Moinuddin Christopher Clarke and Sára Rain – at the YMCA of the Rockies (gorgeous!) – catered meals (delicious!) – lots of Sufi Zikr, teachings, practices, gathering insight and skills for this human life experience – October 27 to 30 – more info and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Love the banjo hymn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1bSlS6OWTs

Blessings of vibrant life to all!
Sára

aspen seeds

Beloved Community,
Some exciting new events to tell you about!
Happy, happy, joy, joy!

We’ve scheduled a fabulous, enriching retreat for October, 2018!
“Illuminating Life’s Path” – an inspiring, sweet, and beautiful four day retreat with me and Pir Moinuddin Christopher Clarke of The Fraternity of Light (a sister lineage stream to the Ruhaniat) – October 27 to 30 at the YMCA of the Rockies – A new venue for us in an amazing setting, comfortable and beautiful! – We will certainly include lots of Dances of Universal Peace, Zikr, and spiritual teachings to lift the heart! – You can see more details and register here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

And, you can still register for A Sufi Garden! This lovely event includes the evening of Friday, May 18th (7 to 9 PM) and all day Saturday, May 19th (10 AM to 9 PM) – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver.
IMPORTANT NOTE: if you plan to join us for lunch on Saturday, you must RSVP by May 11th
This gathering of presenters from an array os Sufi lineages is bound to be an abundance of wisdom, insight, powerful practices, an eye and heart opening delight!
More details and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Monday, May 7th – Sufi meditation at my house – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins – 9:30 AM

Thursday, May 10th – Chant at Unity Church (1401 W Vine, Fort Collins) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, May 13th – Love to all our mamas!

Monday, May 14th – Online Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – let me know if you want to join me in cyber-space – do not go to my house… I won’t be there.

Friday, May 18th – NO BOULDER DANCE because…

Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19 – A Sufi Garden – in Denver – see above!

Monday, May 21st – Sufi Meditation at my house…

And… don’t forget to register for MeadowFest! – June 21 to 24 – Come camp out with us! Casual, family-friendly, Dances of Universal Peace, Chanting, Drumming, Fire Circles, potluck dinners, a gorgeous Rocky Mountain adventure! –
By the way, June 24th is the 50th anniversary of the Dances of Universal Peace so we will certainly be DANCING in celebration and in synchronicity with global Peace Dance festivities!
Register here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

This lady cracks me up!
Might not be appropriate for all audiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYBmHEFJLAs

Happy lawn-mowing blessings!
Sára

sunshine cake

Dear Community,
The wheel of the year keeps turning… and turning… and turning…

Beltane dancing on the horizon… time for some juicy living. More joy, more love, more delight. Who’s in?

TOMORROW (Sunday, April 29th) – Beltane theme Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

Monday, April 30th – 9:30 AM – Sufi meditation at my house, 2727 Alan St – come on over!

Tuesday, May 1st – celebrate love, pleasure, fertility, set good intentions for the growing season…

and, May 1st is the early bird registration deadline for A Sufi Garden – $80 if you sign up by the 1st – $101 if you wait beyond that.
More info and online registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Friday, May 4th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – 7 PM – Khadijah and I are co-leading… so sweet! – At the Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – suggested donation $10

Monday, May 7th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, May 10th – Chant in Fort Collins – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine (Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, May 13th – Thanks, Mom!

Monday, May 14th – Online Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – let me know if you want to join me in cyber-space – do not go to my house… I won’t be there.

Friday, May 18th (7 to 9 PM) and Saturday, May 19th (10 AM to 9 PM) – A Sufi Garden in Denver… come join us! Twill be brillig! Five different Sufi expressions, practices, Zikr, teachings… lovely and diverse flavors of The One! Partake in the whole thing, or join us for parts of it… as you wish. – at the Rocky Mountain MIracle Center (1939 S Monroe St) – $80 (before May 1st) – $101 (after May 1st) – delicious Saturday lunch included!

Just discovered this song. Guess I’m behind the times. Enjoy!

Smiling tulip blessings,
Sára

stardust

Dear Community,
The apple tree is all abloom!
Vocal cords are humming and so are the bees…
How about some good community juju… let’s do it!

Monday, April 16th (tomorrow) – 9:30 AM – Sufi meditation at my house, 2727 Alan St, Ft Collins

Thursday, April 19th – 7 PM – Chant (it’s about time!) – In the Rumi Room at Unity Church (1401 W Vine, Ft Collins) – $10 suggested donation

Friday, April 20th – 7 PM – Dance of Universal Peace with Khadijah and me! – At the Unitarian Church in Boulder (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, April 21st – 7 PM – Zikr – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St, Denver) – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

MONDAY, APRIL 23rd – NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE!! You’re on your own… feel free to tune in on the ethers… “Al-Jami'”

Sunday, April 29th – 7 PM – Dance of Universal Peace in honor of Beltane and the Full Moon! – In the Rumi Room at Unity Church (1401 W Vine, Ft Collins) – $10 suggested donation

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

And, please plan to join us for…

A SUFI GARDEN!
Registration is open! May 18th and 19th – an array of Sufi teachings and practices with presenters from at least five different Sufi lineage streams! – Friday from 7 to 9 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver – $80 before May 1st – $101 after May 1st – more info and online registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

MEADOWFEST – a family friendly inter-spiritual, casual campout including fire circles, Dances of Universal Peace, chanting, rituals and sweet community! Register here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

I just re-read Neil Gaiman’s “Stardust.” Phenomenal! Recommend! Recommend!
I also just re-watched “Grease.” Fun, fun!
I also just woke up from a nap…
The world would be a happier place if more of us took naps.
I encourage you to do so. Daily practice.

More rest = more peace = more kindness…

Sára