cribbage

Hi Friends!
Some new hooplas are shaping up… please inform your social secretaries:

Monday, May 1st (Happy Beltane!) – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St FC

Thursday, May 4th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Nyland Co-housing (just east of Boulder) – $10 suggested donation – I will be facilitating the evening along with Qadriya (Diane Orr) and maybe some other local leaders – check out details on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/208600746304379/
If you’d like to carpool from Fort Collins, please let me know. The more the merrier!
This dance circle will occur the 1st Thursday of each month now through September…

Monday, May 8th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – My house…

Saturday, May 13th – Pre-Zikr Dinner – 5:30 PM – Mad Greens 2073 S Colorado Blvd #101

Saturday, May 13th – Zikr – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Sign up for MeadowFest now! – casual campout – June 22 to 25. More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Our DragonFest main ritual crew is looking good! If you think you’d like to help, please let me know. I’ll be scheduling a couple meeting times. DragonFest is August 9 to 13… main ritual is the evening of the 12th.

OMG, these goddesses are amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-1-gLv3aWs

Enjoy the snow flurries!
Sára

earth, chant, dragons

Hi Friends!

Did I tell you I’m heading up “Main Ritual” for Dragonfest this year? Well, I am.
Want to help? I just wrote the ritual… it’s a doozy. Or maybe it’s a total not-doozy… want to help anyway? Please let me know as soon as you possibly can. I’ll need to recruit maybe a dozen or so helpers… and it will be necessary to meet in person at least once ahead of time… maybe twice… to go over songs and walk through it.
Plus… did I tell you there’s an Earth Day celebration this Saturday (April 22nd) at Westland Park Pavilion? Well, there is! I’ll be leading Dances of Universal Peace at 10:30 or 11 AM… and again around 1 PM. Please join us. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s Earth-loving! More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1830317453846927/

AND… I’m sure I told you there’s a Chant this Sunday, April 23rd. I’m excited! 7 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation – singing, singing, singing… la-la-la-la-la…

MOREOVER… I didn’t tell you, but I’m about to: some of us who refuse to grow up are going to ride Go-Karts at Fort Fun at 3 PM this Sunday (the 23rd). $8 a pop. Feel free to join us if you aren’t too much of an adult.

THEN… Sufi Meditation at my house Monday, April 24th – 9:30 AM – for real this time.

FARTHER AWAY… Zikr is still on a weird date in May – Saturday, May 13th – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe. Don’t forget. $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck.

Oh my good golly… this is just so good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEvsDuJYEnI

TTFN!
Sára

Meditation Update

Hi Friends,
Happy Easter!

This Monday, April 17th, I will be happy to do the Sufi Meditation with you via the internet.
Please don’t show up at my house. I won’t be there.
9:30 AM – let me know if you want the link to join me by Zoom.

Next Saturday, April 22nd – Earth Day Celebration in Denver – 10am-2pm – Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO – I’ll be leading Dances of Universal Peace at 10:30 or 11 AM and again around 1 PM.

Sunday, April 23rd – Chant – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Monday, April 24th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins

Next Denver Zikr will be Saturday, May 13th – 7 PM – Mark your calendars!

MeadowFest Campout – June 22 to 25 – Please join us! Always a sweet, relaxed time with community. Singing, drumming, sharing meals, fire circles, rituals… – register here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Here’s a whole new level of Easter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeBbxGTuVdM

He is risen!
Love and Multi-Colored Chicks!
Sára

lip sync

Dear Community,
Meditating, singing, zikr-ing, and getting all riled up with the apple blossoms!

Monday April 10th – YES Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Saturday April 15th – Zikr in Denver – 1939 S Monroe St (Rocky Mountain Miracle Center) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Sunday April 16th – Easter! – Wear bunny ears for Jesus!

Monday, April 17th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Saturday, April 22nd – Earth Day Celebration – 10 AM to 2 PM – Westlands Park, S Quebec St, Greenwood Village, CO (South Denver) – I’ll be leading dances around 11 AM and again at 1 PM … come on out! The theme is “Honoring OurSelves, Community and Earth”

Sunday, April 23rd – Chant – 1401 W Vine Dr, Fort Collins – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation…

Monday, April 24th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

CHANGE OF PLANS!!!
The Zikr schedule gets a little haberttyjank in the next few months. Please mark your calendars:

APRIL ZIKR – Saturday, April 15th
MAY ZIKR – Saturday, May 13th
JUNE ZIKR – Saturday, June 17th
JULY ZIKR – Saturday, July 29th

Sorry for the moving targets. It’s what I can do.

RETREATS COMING UP:
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/

In case you are curious… “haberttyjank” is a phrase used in my household to describe something that is (according to Tim) “red-neck engineered in such a way to make one think that it may not work, but we’ll give it a go.” That is the “northern” spelling and definition of the phrase. Take it or leave it.
I thought it would be spelled differently, but I am often wrong in these matters and defer to Tim’s greater wisdom.

Here’s a Sufi tidbit you never would have expected: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SwWL5xCzhM
Pir-O-Murshid
said the soul is gold… and gold is the color of happiness… and honey is gold.

Love and happiness,
Sára

healing

Dear Friends,
It’s raining.
Nice, eh?
Good weather to go stand with our brothers and sisters in Fort Collins… or wherever you can… It is our sacred task to be loving and supportive of our friends and neighbors. Here’s how:

Sunday (today) 5 PM – Rally in Support of Fort Collins Islamic Center – the local Islamic Center was vandalized this morning… please come out to offer your support, solidarity and love – 925 W Lake St, Fort Collins

Monday, March 27th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Friday, March 31st to Tuesday, April 4th – Caravan to the Desert – Leaving this Friday morning… please contact me ASAP! More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Monday April 3rd – NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE… We’ll do it in the desert.

Monday April 10th – YES Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Saturday April 15th – Zikr in Denver – 1939 S Monroe St (Rocky Mountain MIracle Center) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Sunday April 16th – Easter! – Eat an egg for Jesus!

Monday, April 17th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Saturday, April 22nd – Earth Day Celebration – 10 AM to 2 PM – Westlands Park, S Quebec St, Greenwood Village, CO – I’ll be leading dances around 11 AM and again at 1 PM … come on out! The theme is “Honoring OurSelves, Community and Earth

Sunday, April 23rd – Chant in Fort Collins – (probably at Unity Church… but not quite sure yet…) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation… stay tuned for location confirmation

Monday, April 24th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

RETREATS COMING UP:
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/

Attuning to this beauty:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMXGo_JuiAM

Love,
Sára

wind

Beloved Community,
I am looking forward to being with you this Thursday for the last Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace…
Thursday, March 9th7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine Dr, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

I expect there will be certain occasions in the future for which I will schedule individual Dance evenings… but nothing on the calendar now.

And while I’m saying “no,”
No meditation at my house Monday the 13th.

YES Chant in Denver-ish Saturday the 18th1:30 to 3:30 PM – Jefferson Unitarian Church, in the James Willis Chapel (not sanctuary) 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO – http://jeffersonunitarian.org – We’re gonna sing, sing, sing, sing, sing! – Not sure if there will be a “suggested donation” amount… pay what you like!

YES Zikr in Denver! – Saturday, March 18th7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St. – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

BIGGER ADVENTURES:
Caravan to the Goddess – March 31st to April 4th… more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

MeadowFest – Community Campout! – Chanting, drumming, ritualing, dancing, fires, friends and Divine Nature! – June 22nd to 25th – more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Mendocino Sufi Camp – July 16th to 23rd – I’m happy to be on staff again this year, Dances, Zikr, Sufi classes, a sweet community in a gorgeous place! – more info here: http://mendosuficamp.org/

Colorado Sufi Retreat with Maitreya the Magnificent, Khabir the Glorious, and Sára the Silly – Toward the One! – October 5th to 9th – more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

And, most important of all…
JESUS!!
That guy makes me laugh:
http://imgur.com/GMiqr4R?r

Love raying forth!
Sára

fire

Dear Community,
Coming right up:

Chant, Sunday, February 26th7 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Meditation, Monday, February 27th9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins

NO DANCE THURSDAY MARCH 2nd – I’ve changed my mind.

Meditation, Monday March 6th9:30 AM – Alan St

LAST FORT COLLINS DANCE EVER – Thursday, March 9th7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested – some of our delightful friends from out of town will be visiting our dance circle this evening… please join us for a last hurrah of the Fort Collins Thursday evening Dance circle.
I might schedule some other rhythm for dances… but right now… I’m done.

NO MEDITATION at my house Monday, March 13th. Do not come over here. Tim has specific instructions to keep the door locked and not let anyone have any coffee.

Chant in Denver – Saturday March 18th2 PM to 4 PM – location will be disclosed shortly…

Dinner in Denver – Saturday March 18th5 PM… somewhere or other between chant and zikr…

Zikr in Denver – Saturday March 18th7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Caravan to the see the Goddess… more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Also… are y’all on facebook?
I encourage you to go to this page and click “like”: https://www.facebook.com/towardtheone/?pnref=story
I’m trying to consolidate communication streams… that’ll help, I hope.
You are also welcome to visit my page. I post a weekly reflection on a Beautiful Name of God, as well as some event announcements: https://www.facebook.com/saraswati.rain

In case you are tempted to start planting your Colorado garden… DON’T DO IT!!! It’s freaking freezing out there in the snow… last frost is officially May 15th. I’m not making that up.

That is all.
Sára

scissors and string

Dear Community,
I just went to Google and started typing in a search, “how many b…”
and here’s how Google finished my inquiry:
“how many beers in a keg”
That’s the first hit… is there something broken about the world?
In case you’re curious:
15.5 gallon keg: Also called a “1/2 barrel” or a “full keg” 165 servings of 12 oz each. 6.8 cases of beer (12 oz )

Very clear information for you this time, in all the details:

Thursday, February 23rd – 7:30 PM – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine, Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, February 26th – 7 PM – New Moon Chant in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine, Unity Church) $10 suggested donation

Monday, February 27th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Meditation in Fort Collins (2727 Alan St)

Thursday, March 2nd – 7:30 PM – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine, Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

Monday, March 6th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Meditation in Fort Collins (2727 Alan St)

Thursday, March 9th – 7:30 PM – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine, Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, March 12th – 2 AM – wake up and change your clock to 3 AM – I’m not even kidding.

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE MARCH 13th

Thursday, March 16th – 7:30 PM – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine, Unity Church) $10 suggested donation

Saturday, March 18th – 7 PM – Zikr in Denver (1939 S Monroe St, Rocky Mountain Miracle Center) – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

THEN…
Caravan to the Desert – March 31st to April 4th – there’s still room for you… more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

PLUS…
I’m just gathering input for the now-forming Spiritual Mentoring Group. Want to be part of it? Let me know.

I just found this kooky lady. Love her! Bet you will too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMra5IN9Tw

See you at the dance!
Sára

velvet

Dear Community,
How’s about dinner before Zikr?
How’s about Zikr?
How’s about other stuff too…

Saturday, February 18th – 5:30 PM dinner at Mad Greens (Colorado and Buchtel, Denver) if you care to join us

Saturday, February 18th – 7 PM Zikr at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe, Denver) – We have so much good praying to do! Let’s do it! – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Monday, February 20th – 9:30 AM Sufi meditation at my house (2727 Alan St, Ft Collins) – done with “Mudhil” on to “Sami”

Thursday, February 23rd – 7:30 PM Dance of Universal Peace at Unity Church (1401 W Vine, Ft Collins) – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, February 26th – 7 PM Chant in Ft Collins… hmmm… where at? I don’t know yet… stay tuned…

Monday, February 27th – 9:30 AM Sufi meditation at my house…

Thursday, March 2nd – 7:30 PM Dance at Unity…

Drink water. It’s good for you.
Sincerely,
Sára

butterfly

Hi Friends,
It’s time to dance! And sing… and pray… and commune with ourselves, each other, and the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty. Let’s!

Thursday (tomorrow) February 9th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, chant and dance shenanigans in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1759233021063922/

No meditation at my house Monday, the 13th… if you want to join me via the all-powerful internet, please let me know…

Thursday, February 16th – Dance – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine, FC – $10 suggested

Saturday, February 18th – Zikr! – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck… bring something scrumptious to share.

Monday, February 20th – Meditation at my house, come on over! – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins

Thursday, February 23rd – Dance in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM

Are you coming with us to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada? Getting close… more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Other things on the docket:
Meadowfest in June…
Mendocino Sufi camp in July…
Toward the One Retreat in Colorado in October…
Life is sweet!

JOY!!
Sára