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

cause for celebration

Beloved Community,
Thank you for all the beautiful blessings, prayers and love! I’m improving… not to worry.

New Event Announcement!
Sunday, February 5th – 3 PM to 9 PM – Urs of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan – a Sufi Class from 3 to 5… VEGETARIAN potluck dinner from 5 to 7… Zikr Chant from 7 to 9 PM – Come for all or part… All are welcome. No experience necessary. – In the Rumi Room on the east side of the Unity Church of Fort Collins (1401 W Vine… our usual dance spot) – Suggested donation $10 to $40 as you are able. – Please do let me know if you’re going to attend so I can plan materials…

And the usual event announcements back on the calendar…

Upcoming Fort Collins Dances – 7:30 PM – Unity Church (1401 W Vine) – $10 suggested donation
Thursday, January 26th
Thursday, February 2nd (IMBOLC!! We’ll be celebrating the quickening of Spring!)
Thursday, February 9th… maybe… it’s Teva’s birthday and I might decide to play video games with him instead of leading a dance… stay tuned!

Upcoming Sufi Meditations – 9:30 AM – my house (2727 Alan St, FC)… or join us via internet, contact me for info
Monday, January 30th
Monday, February 6th (Happy birthday to Bob Marley)
NOT MONDAY February 13th… I’ll be traveling home from Jackson Hole.

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

Special Events in Jackson Hole
Saturday, February 11th – 7 PM Chant!
Sunday, February 12th – 10 AM to 4 PM Chant and Dance workshop
Sunday, February 12th – 7 PM Dance of Universal Peace
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1759233021063922/

There is still room for you to join the Caravan to the Desert – more info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

And, finally, courtesy of my sweet and hilarious son… Enjoy this very short tidbit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib2Vl7JEjfc

See y’all at the dance!
Sára

Toward the One

Dear Friends,
Colorado is entirely beige. Dry, cold, beige. And I LOVE it!
I’m home… and looking forward to Zikr-ing with you this evening!

ZIKR – Saturday, January 21st – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck – bring something yummy to share…

CHANT – Sunday, January 22nd – at Becky’s house, 627 Heckle Court, Loveland (yes, Loveland) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation

MEDITATION – Monday, January 23rd – Sufi prayers, wazifa concentration, etc… focus on Al-Khafid – at my house – 9:30 AM

DANCE – Thursday, January 26th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine Dr, Ft Collins (Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

MEDITATION – Monday, January 30th – at my house… focus on Ar-Rafi’ – 9:30 AM

CARAVAN to the DESERT – driving to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada, spending a few sweet days there doing ritual, chanting, drumming, doing work projects to support the land, temple and community, delicious vegetarian meals… March 31 to April 4 – More details here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

ASA’s CHOCOLATE NECTAR!!! Recipe below… THANK YOU, ASA!!
Happy Dancing,
Sára
Asa’s Chocolate Nectar (Makes about 15 servings)

Ingredients:

Must:

One bar of super-dark chocolate (85% and above)
A chunk of cacao butter or a couple of spoonfuls of coconut butter (or both!)
Cardamom seeds
Around 15 peppercorns, or a small chunk of ginger
5 dates
quarter teaspoon turmeric
4 cups hot water (if it’s gotten to a boil, let it cool a bit before blending)
Additional sweetness as desired (stevia/agave/or sugar if you must)

Optional:

2 spoons blanched almonds (either soak in hot water for a few minutes and peel or soak overnight in cold water)
some goji berries
1 spoon maca or mesquite powder

Preparation:

Blend it all in a Vitamix or similarly powerful blender; you can add the water in stages.
If you don’t have a Vitamix, I would omit the almonds, as they won’t get blended
well enough and use the powdered form for the peppercorns and cardamom.

Serve in small cups – this is very rich stuff!

We’re OFF… and on and off and on…

Hi Friends!
I’m retiring. This week.
Then coming out of retirement next week.
Please pay close attention to the man behind the curtain.
NO DANCE TONIGHT… because… snow.

Yes, Meditation at my house Monday, January 9th – 9:30 AM – come on over!

Yes, Dance at Unity, Fort Collins Thursday, January 12th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine – $10 suggested donation

NO MEDITATION at my house January 16th… because… Florida!

NO DANCE in Fort Collins Thursday, January 19th… because… Florida!

YES, ZIKR!!! I’ll be back and sunburned! YAY! – Zikr, Saturday, January 21st at 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

CHANT!!! Sunday, January 22nd – at Becky’s sweet house in Loveland – 7 PM – 627 Heckle Court, Loveland (yes, Loveland) – $10 suggested donation

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

Thursday, January 26th – Dance in Fort Collins (Unity Church) – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation

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

Are you thinking about joining us for our caravan to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada? It’s coming up… please check it out and let me know if you’re coming. We still have a few spots open for you. http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

And, I thought I was sending you the recipe for Asa’s amazing magical chocolate concoction… but he put it in a locked-down, highly classified, no-one-can-access-it-except the president elect or super ninja hackers… so… no recipe for you!
Just eat chocolate.

Happy snow day!
Sára

Retreats in 2017

Dear Community,
2017 is almost here, praise Jesus! And it’s time to fill up the 2017 calendar with all the good juju we can squeeze into it!

RETREATS!!

These are the things on my calendar that you might (probably do) want to include on yours:

February 11 and 12 – Dance and Sufi Shenanigans with me, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming… Yep! Grand Tetons, here we come! Details are still being worked out… stay tuned…

March 31 to April 4 – Caravan to the Desert – Our yearly trip to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada – two travel days… plus three full days at the temple, ritualing, chanting, drumming, and doing helpful projects to support the land and the community. More info here: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

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/

Looking forward to a beautiful year of community connections and spiritual fulfillment.
With joy,
Sára

last call (it’s all in the details)

Dear Community,
Here’s your final update from me for this year… including January, 2017!

Thursday, December 22nd – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation – I’ll be leading.

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE on the 26th

NO DANCE in FORT COLLINS on the 29th

Saturday, December 31st – Super Chant at Asa’s house – 7 PM to 1 AM – Please bring a vegetarian snack, dessert, or drink to share… – we’ll ring in the new year with devotional music, contemplation, and community. All are welcome! – 3916 Michaud, Ft Collins – $10 to $80 suggested donation – RSVP to me if you are planning to attend.

Monday, January 2nd … I don’t know yet whether I’ll host the meditation via cyber-space … what would you like?

Thursday, January 5th – Fort Collins Dance of Universal Peace (1401 W Vine) I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested

Monday, January 9th – Sufi Meditation at my house (2727 Alan St, FC) – 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 12th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – $10 suggested

NO MEDITATION AT MY HOUSE JANUARY 16th

NO FORT COLLINS DANCE JANUARY 19th

Saturday, January 21st – ZIKR – YES!! – ZIKR!! – In Denver – 1939 S Monroe – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck – 7 PM

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

Thursday, January 26th – Dance in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM

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

Last minute, critical resource for everything you could ever need: http://voodoodoughnut.com/

PLEASE NOTE: I’m putting myself on radio silence for the next 7 to 10 days (no phone or e-mail). If you desperately need to get a hold of me, have chocolates delivered to my house with a note. Thank you!

Blessings of light and peace,
Sára

wrapping it up

Dear Friends,

Tonight’s dance will be lead by Ayesha, Malaika and Qadriya.. with a little dose of Sára in the mix… Thursday, December 15th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine, Fort Collins – $10 suggested

Saturday December 17th11 AM – Memorial Service for Mark Beck – First United Methodist Church Fort Collins (1005 Stover St) – here’s a facebook link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1326309767428689/

Saturday, December 17th7 PM – Rumi’s Urs Zikr in Denver – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe) – poetry, singing, whirling… movement and devotion – $10 suggested and dessert potluck – Please let me know if you are interested and able to stay late to help clean up and close up the Center… Thank you!

10 PM – Yule Ritual at the Mercury Cafe (2199 California St, Denver) – singing and dancing the dark… Pagan ceremony facilitated by yours truly – $15 at the door… live music and other good stuff throughout the evening…

Monday, December 19th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 22nd – Fort Collins Dance – I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM

Monday, December 26th – Meditation at my house… maybe… stay tuned…

Thursday, December 29th – Fort Collin Dance… maybe… stay tuned…

Saturday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve SUPER CHANT!!! – We’ll sing from 7 PM until 1 AM!!! With breaks for tea and cookies… ring in 2017 with devotional beauty and good community juju! – at Asa’s house (3916 Michaud, Ft Collins) – $10 to $80 suggested donation – bring a vegetarian snack, dessert, or drink to share!

With most profound gratitude to my sweet son, Teva, for sending me this inspirational video for you! https://gfycat.com/WarlikeIdenticalHumpbackwhale
Happy Holy-Days!
Sára

rearview mirror

Dear Friends,
Home stretch of 2016… I think I can… I think I can… I think I can….
Wrapping it up! Let’s sing and dance and commune…

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

Monday, December 5th – Memorial Service for Maxine Raney – 6 PM – Fort Collins Unity (1401 W Vine)

Thursday, December 8th – Dance Leaders meeting – 6 PM – Fort Collins Unity…

Thursday, December 8th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – $10 suggested

Monday, December 12th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 15th – Dance Leader Cooperative is in charge of the Ft Collins Dance (with my help) – $10 suggested

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17th – Everything is happening!
11 AM – Memorial Service for Mark Beck – First United Methodist Church Fort Collins (1005 Stover St) – more details in a separate e-mail…

7 PM – Rumi’s Urs Zikr in Denver – Rocky Mountain Miracle Center (1939 S Monroe) – $10 suggested and dessert potluck

10 PM – Yule Ritual at the Mercury Cafe (2199 California St, Denver) – singing and dancing the dark… Pagan ceremony facilitated by yours truly – $15 at the door… live music and other good stuff throughout the evening…

Monday, December 19th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 22nd – Fort Collins Dance – I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM

NO ESOTERIC CLASS IN DENVER

Monday, December 26th – Meditation at my house… probably… stay tuned…

Thursday, December 29th – Fort Collin Dance… probably… stay tuned…

Saturday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve SUPER CHANT!!! – We’ll sing from 7 PM until 1 AM!!! With breaks for tea and cookies… ring in 2017 with devotional beauty and good community juju! – at Asa’s house (3916 Michaud, Ft Collins) – $10 to $80 suggested donation

What else do you want to know about?
Oh! My Christmas wish list. Dear Santa, I would like a baby platypus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8S-RPOD8sM
Please and thank you,
Sára

Dear Baby Jesus, I’m Grateful for Snow

Dear Community,
Schedule-wise things are getting a little wobbly… please pay close attention to details… and the big picture… forest and trees…

Thursday, November 24th – THANKSGIVING DANCE of Universal Peace – 1401 W Vine – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation… And it’s Jodie Rahima’s Birthday! – Come celebrate our most amazing “Community Mom” at the dance! – We’ll have CAKE!!! YEAH!!!

Saturday, November 26th – Sufi Esoteric Class – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe, Denver (Miracle Center) – continuing the journey, exploring and experiencing the Sufi Ruhaniat – RSVP if you plan to attend – $10 to $20 suggested

Sunday, November 27th – CHANT!!! – 7 PM – Unity Church, Fort Collins (1401 W Vine) – $10 suggested

Monday, November 28th – Meditation at my house – 9:30 AM

NO FORT COLLINS DANCE DECEMBER 1st

Saturday, December 3rd – some delightful Sufi and DUP shenanigans with me in Lawrence, KS… maybe I’ll move there. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/775808565891902/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/events/974442792667528/

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

Thursday, December 8th – Dance Leaders meeting – 6 PM – Fort Collins Unity…

Thursday, December 8th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – I’ll be leading – 1401 W Vine, Ft Collins – $10 suggested

Monday, December 12th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 15th – Dance Leader Cooperative is in charge of the Ft Collins Dance (with my help)

Saturday, December 17th – Rumi’s Urs – Zikr in Denver – 7 PM to 9 PM – Rocky Mountain MIracle Center (1939 S Monroe) – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Saturday, December 17th – Yule Ritual at the Mercury Cafe – 10 PM (I’ll be leading the ritual…) – plus… if you want to head over there earlier I think the music and dancing starts around 8 PM

Monday, December 19th – Meditation at my house…

Thursday, December 22nd – Fort Collins Dance – I’ll be leading – 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 24th – Do y’all want to hold the Esoteric Class this evening? Or shall we cancel it… I’m fine either way… awaiting your feedback…

Monday, December 26th – Meditation at my house… probably… stay tuned…

Thursday, December 29th – Fort Collin Dance…

Saturday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve SUPER CHANT!!! – We’ll sing from 7 PM until 1 AM!!! With breaks for tea and cookies… ring in 2017 with devotional beauty and good community juju! – Location TBD…

Here’s something to celebrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9emg4cpM6A

Going to sit in hot water! See you Thursday!
Sára

and a CHANT

Hi Friends,
I just decided, we could also use an evening of chanting…
Let’s!

This Saturday, November 12th… 7 PM… in Fort Collins… suggested donation $10…
Probably at the Unity Church… but I’m waiting for confirmation… stay tuned…

Oh… and a happy ditty because it makes me smile:
http://www.leekspin.com/
Love,
Sára