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

God is made of chocolate

Dear Community,
CROCUSES!!! They’re all abloom! Tulips are rising from the depth! Grass is turning green… except the stuff in the pink basket on my table, that grass is pink. Thank you, Amina!

Let’s sing and dance and meditate and celebrate!

Tomorrow, Monday, April 2nd, Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, FC

Friday, April 6th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder with me and Khadijah! YAY!! – 7 PM – Unitarian Church 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – $10 suggested donation

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

Monday April 16th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, April 19th – CHANT – 7 PM – Unity Church 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

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

Saturday, April 21st – ZIKR! – 7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center 1939 S Monroe Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Sunday, April 29th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7 PM – Unity Church 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

… and looking ahead to …

A SUFI GARDEN!
Registration is open! Join us May 18th and 19th for 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/

then… in June… join us for 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/

To be clear, I am entirely loyal to my Sufi hero and idol Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan… and… I also have a new muggle hero, Hsin-Chuen Lin. You’ll see why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3GloZSDwGc

See you in circle!
Blessings,
Sára

eggs

Dear Community,
Good morning to Mother Earth! Rain falling, breeze blowing, bird chirruping… and in my house, coffee brewing, dishes clanking, and community programs being planned!
So much yummy stuff happening!

TONIGHT – Friday, March 16th, 7 PM to 9 PM – Dances of Universal Peace in Boulder led by me and Khadijah Abby Highland – I’m excited! – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – $10 suggested donation

TOMORROW – Saturday, March 17th, 7 to 9:30 PM – Zikr in Denver – led by me, possibly with some wisdom from one of our presenters for A Sufi Garden… we shall see! – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck, please bring something scrumptious to share

Monday, March 19th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – at my house, 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins

Thursday, March 22nd – Spring Equinox Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7 to 9 PM – Unity Church 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation – and it’s our friend Malik’s birthday so we’ll have CAKE!! I love cake!

Monday, March 26th… NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE… do not pass Go, do not collect $200.

UPCOMING EVENT:

A Sufi Garden! – Our group of wisdom teachers keeps growing! Just like a garden… Please plan to join us for this rich weekend exploring a variety of Sufi traditions with an array of teaching styles and practices.
Friday May 18th (7 to 9 PM) and Saturday May 19th (10 AM to 9 PM)
Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe, Denver)
Early registration before May 1st is $80 – Full price registration is $101
Price includes Friday evening, all of Saturday and a catered lunch by Rahima Jodie Rain
Presenters include: Netanel Miles-Yepez, Hallaj Michalenko, Kamila Shenmen, Pouria Montazeri, and yours truly
More info and online registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

A song for this moment… and other moments as well:

All love!
Sára

phoebe

Dear Community,
It’s time for plucking banjos in the afternoon sunshine. Breathing the springtime sky… Gathering up the gumption for whatever comes next. Which includes lots of lovely circles.

TomorrowMonday, March 5th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, March 8th – Chant evening at Unity Church – I’ve been hankering for chanting! Please join me! – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, March 10th – Fireside Chat and Tea – “Introduction to Sufism with Sára Rain (that’s me)” – 2 to 4 PM – 37016 Soaring Eagle Circle, E Fort Collins – For more info, contact Jesse, call or text 970.222.9666 or e-mail her harmoniousheartcounseling@gmail.com

Monday, March 12th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Friday, March 16th – I’m so happy to tell you, Khadijah and I are starting to offer a twice monthly Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder starting right now and continuing on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. YAY!! – 7 to 9 PM – At the Unitarian Church 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, March 17th – Monthly Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center 1939 S Monroe – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck, please bring something yummy to share

Thursday, March 22nd – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins honoring the energies of the Spring Equinox, Woo-hoo!! – 7 to 9 PM – Unity Church 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

A Sufi Garden – Friday May 18th 7 to 9 PM and Saturday May 19th 10 AM to 9 PM – please join us for a wonderful weekend workshop exploring a variety of Sufi lineage streams with some fantastic presenters. We will hear from and practice with Netanel Miles-Yepez, Hallaj Gene Michalenko, Pouria Montazeri, and me… plus maybe one or two other local Sufi teachers… On Saturday, Rahima Jodie will cater a delicious lunch for us. – More info and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

My wise and insightful son believes the world will be greatly improved if we all see more beautiful young men singing and dancing like beautiful young women. What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeR2DYTOOEQ

Love, life, light,
Sára

Adam Rippon (OMG)

Dear Community,
Morning bird song is starting to sound like Spring!
Circles are calling!

Saturday, February 17th – Community Zikr – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck
Dinner before Zikr at Mad Greens, 5:30 PM. Join us if you like.

Mondays,
February 19th,
February 26th,
March 5th –
Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house (2727 Alan St, Fort Collins)

Thursday, March 8th – Chant – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins (The Rumi Room at Unity Church) – suggested donation $10

Saturday, March 10th – Fireside Chat with me – Introduction to Sufism: The religion of heart; a message of spiritual liberty – 2 PM to 4 PM – 37016 Soaring Eagle Circle, (far east) Fort Collins – this is part of a series of Fireside Chats being hosted by Jesse Morgaina. For more info, call or text Jesse (970)222-9666 or e-mail her harmoniousheartcounseling@gmail.com

and… upcoming events….

Friday May 18th and Saturday 19th – A Sufi Garden – please join us for a sampling of different Sufi lineage streams with some local Sufi friends and teachers! – Friday evening, 7 to 9 PM and all day Saturday, 10 AM to 9 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St, Denver) – Early registration $80 (before May 1st) – Late registration $100 (after May 1st) – We will definitely be joined by Netanel Miles-Yepez, Hallaj Michalenko, Pouria Montazeri and yours truly… other teachers still being finalized… – more info and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Thursday June 21st to Sunday June 24th – MeadowFest – an informal campout in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! – pancake breakfast, potluck dinner, ritual, chanting, Dances of Universal Peace, and good time with good people! – More info and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

And, for your joy, I share with you part of the playlist in my house earlier this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Am-BF7ObCI

Blessings and delight,
Sára

riotous roots

Dear Community,
Let’s hear it for Groundhog Day! Hip-hip-HURRAY!! It’s the pivot point between winter and spring… us Pagan folk call it the first day of spring, Imbolc.
Celebration time!

This Thursday, February 1st – Dance of Universal Peace in honor of Imbolc – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins (Unity Church, in the Rumi Room) – $10 suggested donation

Monday, February 5th – Sufi meditation – 9:30 AM – at my house. Come on over. 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins

Monday, February 5th – Celebration of the Urs of Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan – at Suhrawardi Gebel’s home in Boulder – 7 PM – Presenters for the evening will include: Pir Netanel Mu’in ad-Din Miles Yepez, Hallaj Michalenko, Suhrawardi Gebel and yours truly – 2142 Jordan Place, Boulder – you are invited to bring a favorite story about Hazrat Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan or a way in which you’ve been touched by his teachings

Thursday, February 8th – Chant evening – 7 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Monday, February 12th – Sufi meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Wednesday, February 14th and everyday – love and more love… love everyone… all the time.

Saturday, February 17th – Community Zikr – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

and… upcoming events….

Friday May 18th and Saturday 19th – A Sufi Garden – please join us for a sampling of different Sufi lineage streams with some local Sufi friends and teachers! – Friday evening, 7 to 9 PM and all day Saturday, 10 AM to 9 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St, Denver) – Early registration $80 (before May 1st) – Late registration $100 (after May 1st) – We will definitely be joined by Hallaj Michalenko, Pouria Montazeri and yours truly… other teachers still being finalized… – more info and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Thursday June 21st to Sunday June 24th – MeadowFest – an informal campout in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! – pancake breakfast, potluck dinner, ritual, chanting, Dances of Universal Peace, and good time with good people! – More info and registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Here’s a lovely, nectarous experience of Pir-O-Murshid:

Blessings of the returning light and the quickening seeds!
Sára

zikr tomorrow (and dinner) (and then some)

Dear Community,
Our monthly community Zikr is tomorrow (Saturday, January 20th)!
Please do join us… and if you’d like to meet up with us before Zikr for dinner at Mad Greens, that would be swell.

5:30 PM – Mad Greens (southwest corner Colorado and Buchtel)

7:00 PM – Zikr and dessert potluck – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and please bring a snack/treat to share!

then…

Monday, January 22nd – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM (or online)

Monday, January 29th – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, February 1st – Dance of Universal Peace in honor of Imbolc – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins

What a wild world we live in!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbg-tQ6FJgQ

Blessings in Abundance!
Sára