Women… then Rumi… then Jesus

Dear Friends,
Just three wee little reminders:

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 2nd is our Women’s Circle at Fort Collins Unity Church – 7 PM – All women are welcome! – $10 to $20 suggested donation

Saturday, December 15th – “Only the Beloved” Celebration of Rumi’s Urs – 7 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver – Pouria and I will be co-leading this sweet evening including Zikr, poetry and sohbet – All are welcome! – $15 to $25 suggested – and bring a finger-food snack/dessert to share!

Tuesday, Christmas Night, December 25th – We will have a Celebration of the Mystical Christ at Fort Collins Unity – 7 PM – Attuning to the heart of Jesus’s teachings through the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – $10 to $20 suggested donation – And please let me know if you plan to attend. I’ll have some supply prepping and program planning based on number of participants.

All blessings in this season of deep dark and new light!
Sára

final lap of 2018

Hi  Friends,
Gratitude is the key to all kinds of happiness. Try it! Every. Single. Day.
2018 is limping toward the finish line. Let’s send it out in style!

Sunday, November 25th – CHANT – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity Church, 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Sunday, December 2nd – Women’s Circle – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity, Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested

Friday, December 7th – Dances of Universal Peace in Boulder – 7 PM – 5001 Pennsylvania Ave. – Led by me and Khadijah – $10 suggested

Thursday, December 13th – Chant – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 15th – Only the Beloved: Celebration of Rumi’s Urs – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe, Denver – Facilitated by me and Pouria Montazeri… a sweet evening of Zikr, poetry, and devotional attunement to the most well-known and well-loved mystic! – $15 to $25 as you are able – more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554770294953186/

Thursday, December 20th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity – $10 suggested

Friday, December 21st – Yule celebration and Boulder Dances of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – we’ll be teaming up with our friends at the church for a sweet celebration including music, ritual, storytelling and dances in honor of the Winter Solstice!

Tuesday, December 25th – Are y’all interested in attuning to the mystical side of Christianity by dancing the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer cycle with me this evening? Where? Denver? Fort Collins? Let me know…

Monday, December 31st – SUPER CHANT!! – 7 PM to 1 AM – Rumi Room of Unity Church, Fort Collins – usher out 2018 and welcome in 2019 with inter-faith chanting and prayerful awareness… bring a snack/dessert/drink to share – $15 to $30 suggested donation as you are able

UPCOMING SUFI MEDITATIONS – Monday mornings – 9:30 AM – in my living room: November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th, December 17th, December 24th, December 31st…

UPCOMING RETREATS:
Women’s Sacred Song – May 2nd to May 5th, 2019 – an all women’s inter-faith chant retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold and me! – more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932929636798776/
or register here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

MeadowFest – June 20th to 23rd, 2019 – at Jack’s Gulch Campground – more info here: https://trigoddess.org/special-events/

The Art of Being and Becoming – Sufi Retreat with Sára Rain – October 10th to 13th, 2019 – more info soon!

My favorite Winnie the Pooh lines from “Christopher Robin” include:
“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I’ve been”
and, about today being Pooh’s favorite day:
“Yesterday, when it was tomorrow, it was too much day for me.”
Ah… ironically… takes me back!

Enjoy this moment,
Sára

queen

Dear Community,
Apparently the world still needs us; our human family needs us. Showing up with our open hearts and radiant spirits. Cultivating our inner atmosphere of compassion and wholeness so we can be healing, tolerant, kind and gracious beings in the world. May these gatherings be of benefit!

Tuesday, November 13th – WOMEN’S CIRCLE – 7 PM – This will be our second circle – even if you missed the first gathering, you are warmly invited to be part of this circle – Unity Church in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine Dr) – $10 to $20 suggested – all women are welcome!

Friday, November 16th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder, Unitarian Church (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – led by me and Khadijah – 7 PM – $10 suggested

Saturday, November 17th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St (Rocky Mountain Miracle Center) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

Monday November 19th – Sufi Meditation at my house! – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St – back in rhythm!

Thursday, November 22nd, and every day before and every day after – Practice Gratitude – every single day…

Sunday, November 25th – CHANT – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 suggested donation

Monday, November 26th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house, Fort Collins

Sunday, December 2nd – Women’s Circle – 7 PM – Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – December 15th – “Only the Beloved” a celebration of Rumi’s Urs facilitated by me and Pouria Montazeri – 7 PM to 10 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle center – a devotional evening of Zikr, poetry and attunement to Jelaluddin Rumi! – More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554770294953186/

May all beings be well!
Love,
Sára

ancestors

Dear Friends,
Samhain blessings to each of you!
Gratitude to the interconnected, vast expanse of ancestors who have made our existence possible!

Thursday November 1st – Dance of Universal Peace in honor of Samhain, Dia de los Muertos, All Soul’s Day… 7 PM – Unity Church of Fort Collins, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested

Friday, November 2nd – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – led by me and Khadijah – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – 7 PM – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 5th – Let me know if you’d like to join us for it online…

VOTE!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! – Tuesday, November 6th… or before! VOTE!!!

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 12th – potential online option if you wish… let me know.

Tuesday, November 13th – WOMEN’S CIRCLE – 7 PM – This will be our second circle – even if you missed the first gathering, you are warmly invited to be part of this circle – Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested – all women are welcome!

Friday, November 16th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder with me and Khadijah – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – $10 suggested

Saturday, November 17th – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St (Rocky Mountain Miracle Center) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

Monday November 19th – Sufi Meditation at my house! – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St – back in rhythm!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – December 15th will be a celebration of Rumi’s Urs facilitated by me and Pouria Montazeri – 7 PM to 10 PM at the Rocky Mountain Miracle center – Please join us for beautiful, devotional evening of Zikr, poetry and attunement to Jelaluddin Rumi! – More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/554770294953186/

Set out some food for your beloved Dead tonight… and pay attention to your dreams. The veils are thin.
Love and blessings,
Sára

m&m’s

Dear Community,
When I was a wee lass, I had an elderly friend who sang a little welcome song every time someone came into his home. Being a Vietnam vet, the song had something to do with inebriation, and ended with “there’s a song in my heart, yo-ho!”
Do you have a song like that? Welcome to everyone who shows up at your door? A kind offer and a smiling heart?

Let’s Zikr!
This evening, Saturday, October 20th – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested and dessert potluck
And, feel free to join us for dinner at Mad Greens at 5:30 if you wish.

Monday, October 22nd – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 2727 Alan St, Fort Collins (beware of feisty kittens!)

Saturday, October 27th to Tuesday, October 30th – “Illuminating Life’s Path” Sufi retreat with me and Moinuddin – there is still definitely one spot open… is it yours? – YMCA of the Rockies, Pattie Hyde-Barclay Cabin – $320 – contact Rahima Jodie for more info: retreat@trigoddess.org – or go sign up: www.trigoddess.org/special-events/

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE OCTOBER 29th – we’ll do it at retreat!

Thursday November 1st – Dance of Universal Peace in honor of Samhain, Dia de los Muertos, All Soul’s Day… 7 PM – Unity Church of Fort Collins, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested

Friday, November 2nd – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – led by me and Khadijah – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – 7 PM – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 5th – maybe we could do it online while we’re on the road… let me know if you’d like me to try to do that. It’s maybe possible…

VOTE!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! – Tuesday, November 6th… or before! VOTE!!!

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE NOVEMBER 12th – probably, most likely available online. Again, let me know if you want it.

Tuesday, November 13th – WOMEN’S CIRCLE… the first one was so excellent! Here’s round two… 7 PM – at Unity Church in Fort Collins – $10 to $20 suggested – all women are welcome!

Friday, November 16th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder with me and Khadijah – 7 PM – Unitarian Church – $10 suggested

Here’s a secular Zikr song for you… I love her! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5jYz2DIaXA

May all beings be well, May all beings be happy…
Sára

carnelian (OMG fall colors in the mountains!)

Dear Community,
We have a fire in the woodstove! Hurray for drizzly dreary weather and the opportunity to get cozy!
And… also to venture out for some nourishing community connections, meditation, music, and upliftment. C’mon!

Monday, Oct. 8th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house (2727 Alan St, FC)

Monday, Oct. 8th – Women’s Circle – 7 PM – Rumi Room of the Unity Church (1401 W Vine Dr, FC) – $10 to $20 suggested – contact me for more info: 970-227-5275 or rain@trigoddess.org

Tuesday, Oct. 9th – Dance of Universal Peace in Pueblo – 4 to 6 PM – Yoga Studio (120 Colorado Ave.) – THANK YOU, LEIA for hosting another dance down south!

Thursday, Oct. 11th – Chant – 7 PM – Unity Church, Fort Collins -$10 suggested donation

Monday, Oct. 15th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Friday, Oct. 19th – Dance of Universal Peace in Boulder – 7 PM – led by me and Khadijah – Unitarian Church (5001 Pennsylvania Ave) – $10 suggested

Saturday, Oct. 20th – Zikr – 7 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe St. Denver) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

Monday, Oct. 22nd – Sufi meditation – 9:30 AM – my house

Illuminating Life’s Path retreat starts in approximately 7 minutes… and we only have room for 3 more friends to join! Is it you? – Saturday, Oct. 27 to Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park – led by Pir Moinuddin Chris Clarke and me – $320 covers lodging and meals – absolute deadline for registration is Oct. 15th – you can sign up here: www.trigoddess.org/special-events/ or contact Rahima for more info: retreat@trigoddess.org

I recently found this amazing musician. Blows me away. Maybe you’ll like her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6SprGmHTy4

Blessings of whole-hearted vivacity!
Sára

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