ramen

Dear Community,
Today I saw a brilliant patch of bright red maple leaves… on a tree… in a sea of green leaves…
I swear to you, autumn is a real phenomenon! It is happening!
Want to dance?

Thursday, August 25th – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested

Saturday, August 27th – Esoteric Sufi Class – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe, Denver – This evening will include a variety of Sufi practices and teachings. Dances of Universal Peace, breath concentrations, Wazifa practice, walks of Murshid SAM, etc… All are welcome! – $10 to $20 suggested – RSVP if you’re planning to attend. It’ll help my planning.

Monday, August 29th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house…

Thursday, September 1st – WHOA!!! SEPTEMBER!!! – Dance in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested

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

Thursday, September 8th – Dance Leaders Cooperative Meeting – 6 PM – be punctual please… 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – we’ll be planning out the program for next week…

Thursday, September 8th – Dance with Sára (that’s me) – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – $10 suggested

Colorado Sufi Ruhaniat Retreat – registration deadline is looming! Retreat from September 29 to October 2 – DEADLINE is SEPTEMBER 10… for real! The caterer needs to know. – http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Oh my sweet Jesus! Money can indeed buy you happiness! Check this out: https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-MINI-Cooper-d436

Joyful Dancing Leaves Blessings!
Sára

Orchid

Dear Community,
I am so happy!
Life is awesome!
Sunflowers are glorious!
My car is the cutest!
Cookies are scrumptious!
And…
most important of all the things:

The Fort Collins Dance Leader Cooperative is leading tomorrow evening!
Thursday, August 18th – 7:30 PM – Unity Church (1401 W Vine, Fort Collins) – $10 suggested donation
This program will be led by: Malaika (Erin), Qadriya (Diane), Ayesha (Margot), Rashid (Jami), Keith and Sandy! Woo-hoo! – Please come to enjoy these new dance leaders and to offer your loving support! I’ll be contributing to the program as well… but mostly as M.C., accompanist and filling in as needed. Happy day!

Saturday, August 20th – Zikr! – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck. We LOVE us some good Zikr!!!

Sunday, August 21st – SUPER CHANT!! – 4 PM to 10 PM – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – VEGETARIAN potluck – bring a snack, meal, or drink to share! – $15 to $40 suggested donation… Let’s sing ’til we’re hoarse, enlightened and radioactively joyful!

Monday, August 22nd – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house…

Thursday, August 25th – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested

Saturday, August 27th – Esoteric Sufi Class – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe, Denver – This evening will include a variety of Sufi practices and teachings. Dances of Universal Peace, breath concentrations, Wazifa practice, walks of Murshid SAM, etc… All are welcome! – $10 to $20 suggested – Please let me know if you’re planning to attend. It’ll help my planning.

Monday, August 29th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house…

AND… I’m thinking about facilitating the midnight ritual for the Witches Ball in Denver, Saturday, October 29th… want to help me with it?

PLUS… I think I’ll be facilitating the main ritual at Dragon Fest 2017… want to help me with that?

ALSO… Please get your registrations in for the Sufi Retreat next month… It really is super-duper important for my accounting, planning, caterers, etc. Send it in, baby! http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

MOREOVER… here’s an amazing card trick, unicycling, funny man, who happens to be a sweet friend to many of us… and a Sufi teacher. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtWfIX1b588

See you at the dance!
Sára

(970)227-5275

peet’s

Dear Friends,
What a pleasure to indulge in these last few weeks of blistering heat along the Front Range! Are you loving it? Relishing it? Soaking it up like solar panels in preparation for darker, colder seasons?

Here’s what’s cooking, so to speak:

1. Dance Leader Cooperative Meeting – Thursday, August 11th, 6 PM – 1401 W Vine Dr, Ft Collins – ALL ARE WELCOME – this meeting will be a time for shaping, planning, prepping, and co-creating a dance program for NEXT week – $5 to $20 suggested donation (do you like the BIG range of possibility?)

2. Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace – Thursday, August 11th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – I will be leading – $10 suggested donation

3. Dancing and Sufi-ing in La Veta! – All three of these events will be held at the Methodist Church (416 S Main St, La Veta, CO) – All are welcome!
***Friday, August 12th – 7 PM – Dances of Universal Peace ($10 to $20 suggested)
***Saturday, August 13th – 10 AM to 1 PM – Sufi Intensive (that’s what it’s called… sounds serious, eh?) – a class, workshop, exploration of Ruhaniat Sufism including wazifa practice, breath concentration, simultaneously informative and amusing anecdotes! ($25 to $40 suggested)
***Saturday, August 13th – 2:30 PM – Dances of Universal Peace ($10 to $20 suggested)

4. Sufi Meditation – Monday, August 15th – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, FC

5. Fort Collins Cooperatively Led Dance of Universal Peace – Thursday, August 18th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation – this evening will be led by the group of you who show up to prepare for it August 11th… leaders, please arrive by 6:30 to review, polish up, and do final preparations for this dance.

6. ZIKR!! – We LOVE ZIKR!!! – Saturday, August 20th – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck. Please bring something scrumptious to share!

7. SUPER CHANT!!! – Sunday, August 21st – 4 PM to 10 PM – 1401 W Vine Dr, Ft Collins – VEGETARIAN POTLUCK (please bring something VEGETARIAN to share… food and/or drinks) – we’ll sing, sing, sing, and have a lovely community supper, and sing, sing, sing some more! – $15 to $40 suggested donation

8. Sufi Meditation – Monday, August 22nd – 9:30 AM – my house…

9. Fort Collins Dance – Thursday, August 25th – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation – I’ll be leading

10. Esoteric Sufi Class – Saturday, August 27th – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – diving into the Sufi Ruhaniat as a living lineage… exploring the practices of Dances of Universal Peace, Wazifa concentrations, breath work, prayers, teachings of the Murshids… – All are welcome! – $10 to $20 suggested donation – I would love RSVPs so I can know what to expect for participants. Let me know if you’re coming!

It’s time to get your registrations in for the Colorado Sufi Ruhaniat Retreat! September 29 to October 2nd – Here’s the link: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

I love this song! Patty’s amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwnjhxR_44A

I love this community! Y’all light up the world!
Sára

(970)227-5275

l’oréal

Dear Community,
I’ve been seeing yellow leaves in the trees. Summer is catching little glimpses of “Exit” signs.
Lammas is coming right up…
Let’s do it!

Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace, Thursday, July 28th7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine (Unity Church) – I’ll be leading the dance this evening, in honor of Lammas – $10 suggested donation

Monday, August 1st – Sufi Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM – come on over!

NO DANCE THURSDAY AUGUST 4th… It’s DragonFest! – Drum, Chant, Dance, Rituals, Pagan Shenanigans… WOO-HOO!!!

Monday, August 8th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, August 11th – Dance Leader Cooperative – 6 PM – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – I haven’t decided what suggested donation amount to put on it. What do you think?

Thursday, August 11th – Fort Collins Dance – 7:30 PM – Unity Church, Vine Dr – I’ll be leading – $10 suggested

Friday, August 12th and Saturday August 13th – Dances and Sufi workshop in La Veta – Here’s the general idea: Friday evening Dance… Saturday morning workshop… Saturday afternoon Dance… I don’t have all the details yet… but will forward it along when I have it. In the meantime, mark your calendars, plan to join us if you can… or give the heads up to folks you know in the area.

Monday, August 15th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, August 18th – Dance Leader Cooperative meeting – 6:30 PM – Unity Church, FC…

Thursday, August 18th – Dance led by all of you! – 7:30 PM – Unity Church, FC – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, August 20th – ZIKR! – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck – I LOVE THE ZIKR COMMUNITY!!! Toward the One!

Oh! And another SUPER CHANT!!!
Sunday, August 21st4 PM to 10 PM – At the Unity Church in Fort Collins – VEGETARIAN potluck! – $15 to $30 suggested donation

Are you registered for the Colorado Sufi Ruhaniat Retreat? It’s time! All are welcome! Here’s the link: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Are you a fan of 80’s dervishes? Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU

Trivia question: what is the easiest, fastest most effective way to burn off the 200 calories in a powdered sugar doughnut? I happily await your answers.

Big Pending Autumnal Blessings!
Sára

Dance Leaders?

Hi Community!
Here’s a super happy announcement for you!

DANCE LEADER COOPERATIVE

Are you a Dance of Universal Peace leader?
Would you like to be?
You can!

Dance Leader Cooperative now forming!
A group of Dance of Universal Peace leaders and leaders-in-training.

Sára Rain is the mentor for this group
(and for some of the individuals in the group as well).
This group is open to anyone and everyone interested in being part!
It is absolutely NOT required for anyone to play an instrument. Ever.
If you don’t want. Ever.
Come one, come all!

Meetings and dances are all held at
Unity Church in Fort Collins: 1401 W Vine

2nd Thursday of each month, starting August 11th, 2016
Group meets at 6 PM (PROMPTLY)
This meeting is the program planning, prepping and practicing time.
Each participant will choose dances to lead the FOLLOWING week.
Recordings can be made (audio, video, written) for use during the week.
Plan to stay for the usual weekly dance starting at 7:30.
Sára will be the primary leader for that one.

THEN…

3rd Thursday of the month
Group meets again at 6:30 (PROMPTLY)
Review, rehearse, and refine… and…
Group will lead the weekly dance that night!

Interested? Have questions? Want to talk things over with Sára?
Give a call or e-mail: (970)227-5275 or rain@trigoddess.org

 

 

General Guidelines

1.      All participants in the cooperative are asked to make a dedicated effort to attend the full duration of both meetings, and to participate fully in the dance program led by the group.

2.      It is understood that Sára is the boss. She is responsible for making any executive decisions, shaping expectations and requirements for the group. What she says goes. Because she’s just like that.

3.      Group-led dances will focus primarily on “foundational” dance material, published dances. While there is some space for dance leaders to create their own dances, and the creative process is encouraged… “original” dances will comprise, at most, 1/3 of the dances led by any individual leader.

4.      When Sára is out-of-town, ill, or otherwise unavailable to lead the usual Thursdayevening dance, substitute leaders will be assigned from within the Dance Leader Cooperative.

5.      There is no expectation or need for anyone to be officially affiliated with the Dances of Universal Peace… and… that is available for anyone who wishes it. That also means it is not necessary for anyone to have an official “mentor.” And… if you do have a mentor, other than Sára, it would be most appropriate and respectful to let your mentor know if you want to participate in this Cooperative.

6.      Sára will offer feedback and support for the group-led dance in any ways possible and desired.

nutella

Dear Community,

Thursday, July 21st – Matara’s 21st birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER!!!

Thursday, July 21st – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – Fort Collins Unity Church (1401 W Vine) – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, July 23rd – SUPER CHANT – 4 PM to 10 PM – Unity Church, 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – VEGETARIAN POTLUCK – $15 to $80 suggested donation – Singing, singing, singing… sharing delicious food… singing, singing, singing! Joy, joy, joy!

Monday, July 25th Meditation… see above…

Thursday July 28th – Dance in Fort Collins… see above…

NEW OFFERING!!!
I’m starting a series of Sufi Esoteric Studies Classes in Denver – This will start August 27th and continue on the 4th Saturday evening of each month… I’m still clarifying some details… please contact me if you’re interested. What I know now: these classes will focus on what I am calling “Ruhaniat Core Curriculum”: some walks, dances, breath concentrations, wazifa practice, teachings, and on-going between-classes assignments.

RETREAT REGISTRATION
is ROLLING for the Colorado Sufi Ruhaniat Retreat in September. Get signed up now! $220 covers lodging, meals… and you are welcome to donate more if you like for our Fabulous Guest Facilitator: Pir Shabda Kahn! More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

For your joy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMFs7XGpxNA

Love and happy Zikr-ing… warshing of the hart!
Sára

plethora

Beloved Community,
Oh! It’s so GOOD to be home! Let’s do some stuff together, shall we?

Saturday, July 9th – ROLLERSKATING!!! I want to go roller skating! – 2 PM – Rollerland 324 South Link Lane | Fort Collins, CO 80524 – $8 admission (includes skate rental) – YAY!!!

Monday, July 11th – Meditation at my house (2727 Alan St, FC) – 9:30 AM – hey! A few dear friends have been joining this meditation via inter-web video conference. Wanna? Please let me know and I can send you a link. Hurray for technology!

Thursday, July 14th – Dance of Universal Peace – 1401 W Vine Dr, FC – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, July 16th – ZIKR – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – 7 PM – $10 suggested and dessert potluck (I’m increasing the suggested donation… but feel free to put in whatever you feel good about)

Monday, July 18th – Meditation (Alan St) – 9:30 AM

Thursday, July 21st – Dance – Vine Dr, FC – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, July 23rd – SUPER CHANT!!! – 4 PM to 10 PM – Vegetarian Potluck Dinner in the middle – singing, singing, singing for several delicious hours! – $15 to $30 suggested donation – probably at Unity Church, FC… but I’m waiting for confirmation… stay tuned!

Monday, July 25th – Meditation (Alan St) – 9:30 AM

Thursday, July 28th – Dance – Vine Dr, FC – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested

Monday, August 1st – Meditation (Alan St) – 9:30 AM

NO DANCE AUGUST 4th because – DRAGONFEST!!! – August 3rd to 7th – I’ll be offering some workshops on chanting/drumming/dancing and Spiritual Liberty! Join the Pagan tribe of hooligans!

Since I know y’all depend on me for all sorts of super useful information, I want to encourage you, with all my heart and soul, to try this place:
http://asianchefjasminegarden.com/
They do the best vegetarian orange soy-chicken… scrumptious sesame tofu…
and if you’re not into that sort of thing:
LAMAR’s DONUTS!!
And… if you just need something fun to listen to:
(warning: foul language included)…

Woo-hoo!
Happy Day!
Love and good juju to allah you!
Sára

wasting away again in margaritaville

Friends,
Guess what?
I got a sunburn! YAY!!! Sunburns are AWESOME!!!
Also.. this video is AMAZING!!! Please watch it. Be patient… but watch it!
https://www.facebook.com/candaceSpayne/videos/10209653193067040/

Then you’ll be in the right mood to come DANCING tomorrow!
Fort Collins Dance, Unity Church (1401 W Vine Drive) 7:30 PM – Thursday, June 2nd – $10 suggested donation

Monday, June 6th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM – let me know if you want to join us by Zoom! Video conferencing rocks my world!

Thursday June 9th – NO DANCE IN FORT COLLINS!! Don’t do it!

Sunday, June 12th – CHANT! – At Unity Church in Fort Collins – 4 PM – Yes, folks, for real. 4 PM to 6 PM – Hope you can come sing with us then! $10 suggested

Monday, June 13th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

Thursday, June 16th – Dance is ON! – Fort Collins Unity – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested

Saturday, June 18th – ZIKR! – Yay! We LOVE Zikr! – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe, Denver – $5 suggested and dessert potluck

Monday, June 20th Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

NO DANCE THURSDAY the 23rd – Unless you’re coming to MeadowFest! Oh! Good idea! Come to MeadowFest!
Campout Thursday to Sunday – $37/adult – rituals, chanting, dancing, drumming, fire, fire, fire, potlucks, pancakes, coffee, good people… morning prayer practices, casual, family friendly goodness… registration here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Did you watch that video at the top? Shall I give you another opportunity?
Yes. Here it is again! Trust me on this:
https://www.facebook.com/candaceSpayne/videos/10209653193067040/

Love and happy sunshine!
Sára

rise up singing

Hi Friends!

It’s time to chant. Right now… Well… in an hour and change… 7 PMSunday, the 22nd – at Unity Church, Fort Collins – 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested

Tomorrow, Monday, the 23rd9:30 AM – Sufi Meditation at my house (2727 Alan St, Fort Collins)… come on over.

Thursday, May 26th, Dance of Universal Peace – Unity Church, Fort Collins –7:30 PM – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION at my house on the 30th!!! You are welcome to do it on your own…

Thursday, June 2nd – Dance in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM – Unity Church – $10 suggested

Monday, June 6th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM – yay!

NO DANCE in FORT COLLINS THURSDAY the 9th… you are welcome to do it on your own… 🙂

Sunday, June 12th – CHANT at Unity Fort Collins – 4 PM – did you get that? 4 PM – that’s FOUR o’clock in the PM – Happy day! – $10 suggested

And… mark your calendar:
ZIKR – Saturday, June 18th7 PM – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, (1939 S Monroe, Denver) – $5 suggested and dessert potluck

And… Don’t forget to register for MeadowFest (June 23 to 26)… a sweet community campout: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Please tell me what you make of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

LOVE!!!
Sára

three seconds of sunshine!!!

Beloved Community,
SUN shining through the raindrops! EXCITEMENT!!! EXCITEMENT!!!

Want to dance this week?
Fort Collins, Thursday, the 19th7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine Dr (Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

Want to Zikr this week?
Denver, Saturday, the 21st7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St (Miracle Center) – $5 suggested and dessert potluck

Want to CHANT this week?
Fort Collins, Sunday, the 22nd7 PM – 1401 W Vine (Unity) – $10 suggested

Want to Meditate, Sufi style?
Fort Collins, Monday, the 23rd9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St (my house)

Want to Dance NEXT week?
Fort Collins, Thursday the 26th7:30 PM – Unity – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION at my house on the 30th – I’ll be sitting in hot water. How about you?

But I’ll be back for Dance Thursday, June 2nd.

Want to go camping with us?
MeadowFest – June 23 to 26 – sign up here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

Want to learn how to hula hoop? I swear I didn’t write this:
http://www.wikihow.com/Hula-Hoop

Happy day!
Sára