burlesque pilgrims (fancy feathered plumes on their bonnets and sparkling sequins on their buckled shoes)

While we’re not paying attention,
October is trying to sneak quietly out the back door, completely un-noticed! Which, would be just fine since we’ll just jump on into November… and good-riddance to those pesky months that don’t even know what the weather is supposed to be! Sheesh!
Besides, November just gets us into shopping season, which is clearly what life is all about.

Tomorrow, Friday the 22nd – Full Moon Samhain ritual – Adults only – RSVP to me – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13, FC – $10 suggested donation – bring light potluck snack/dessert to share after ritual

Monday, the 25th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln, FC – focus on “Al-Basir” “The All-Seeing” – by donation

Tuesday, the 26th – Women’s Dance Samhain – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church (13th and Vine, Denver) – $7 suggested donation – bring an item for the “Altar for the Dead”

Friday, the 29th to Monday, the 1st – Women’s Retreat at Camp Santa Maria

Tuesday, November 2nd – VOTE!!! – It’s your right… but only if you vote Democratic or Independent. If you’re going Republican, stay home, or just go to work and make more money. Just kidding. Sort of. I know I’m not allowed to write things like that. So, please pretend I didn’t, if you’re offended.

Tuesday, November 2nd – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason, FC) – by donation

Tuesday, November 2nd – Zikr – 7:30 PM – Congregation Har Shalom (725 W Drake, FC) – $7 suggested donation

Friday, November 5th – Starhouse 20th Anniversary Dance, Boulder – 7:15 PM – Wear all white! – I’ll be contributing to the program this evening – tickets $20 in advance www.TyBurhoe.com
Saturday, November 6th – another Starhouse Anniversary Dance, but I won’t be there.

Saturday November 6th – Chant in Denver! – Hurray for Deb, hosting an evening of chant (11080 E. 17th Ave,  Aurora) – I’ll be facilitating, so you know what to expect. I’m always very grateful for your help in spreading the word in Denver – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, November 8th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al-Hakam” “The Judge” – by donation

Tuesday, November 9th – Dance of Universal Peace at Sunrise Ranch – 7 PM – 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland – $5 suggested donation

Friday, November 12th – Chant – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – $7 suggested donation

Saturday, November 13th – Kalliope – performance, playshop, and prissy potluck (light snack/dessert/drinks… no casseroles, or serious food) – At the Empire Grange (2306 W Mulberry, FC) – 6 to 9 PM – $5 to $20 suggested donation – we’ll sing TO you for awhile, sing WITH you for awhile, and just chill with you for awhile. Come enjoy a sweet evening with us! And, try to let me know if you’re planning to join us so we can have some idea what to expect.

Monday, November 15th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al-Adl” “The Just” – by donation

Tuesday, November 16th – Sufi Explorations – 7:30 PM – Congregation Har Shalom – An opportunity to dive into some Sufi Order practices, Original Samuel Lewis dances, the walks, and maybe some yummy Ruhaniat Zikr – Our first session of explorations was excellent! – All are welcome, no experience necessary – $7 suggested donation

Friday, November 19th – Kalliope Performance – 7 to 10 PM – Aspen Lodge, Estes Park – We love this place! – No charge, but you might want to have dinner, buy a drink… hang out…

Monday, November 22nd – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al-Latif” “The Subtle” – by donation

Tuesday, November 23rd – Women’s Dance of Gratitude – 7 PM – St. Barnabas Church – $7 suggested donation

Monday, November 29th – Sufi Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – Focus on “Al-Khabir” “The All-Aware” – by donation

LOOKING AHEAD: I’m putting together another Sufi Meditation Retreat – Friday, February 25th to Sunday, February 27th – at Sunrise Ranch – Three full days, two nights, mostly silent, meditation focus during the days, interspersed with movement sessions, Zikr in the evenings (musical, of course) – The last two retreats I’ve offered have been super-duper-scrumptious, spiritually enlivening, enriching, deepening and sweet – the hardest thing about them is the pre-retreat stress about how many people will show up – So, if you’re interested, planning on, hoping to, and/or solidly committed to participating, please let me know as soon as you can. I always offer these at cost and facilitate on a donation basis, so it’s very affordable ($140 to $210 depending on what room you want). I’ll have the flyer/registration together sometime this week. I’ll try to get it available as a paypal thing on-line also.

I do not recommend dressing like a turkey for Halloween… it’s likely to get you shot, stuffed, frozen, thawed, broiled, and served up for Thanksgiving dinner. Give thanks for stuffed turkeys! Or trussed pigs, if you prefer. Or tofu loaf for those of you vegetarians with no respect for your taste buds. Give thanks for over-indulgence and resulting hangovers, swollen bellies, comas and strengthened commitments to health clubs, personal trainers, Nike® trainers (meaning sneakers), and training bras (well, maybe not the training bras, who comes up with that crap…. like women ought to wear bras even BEFORE they actually DO anything?). Give thanks for those fancy pumpkin-carving kits with child-safe-saw-toothed blades and funny handles that (ironically?) look like the jack-o-lanterns you’re trying to make with them. Give thanks for corn, making possible corn chips, popcorn, corn flakes, and corny jokes (like mine).
See you in Circle (which is very different than a “ring,” which usually has to do with boxing or wrestling, neither of which are traditionally included in our chant, ritual or dance events)!