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Sweet ‘ums…
I couldn’t wait until next week to send this out… I changed some stuff, messed some stuff up, re-arranged some stuff and made a general disaster area of the calendar… so you get a mid-month-mailer… and I may not need to send out a separate December update… we’ll see…

Tuesday, November 16th – Sufi Explorations – Congregation Har Shalom (725 W Drake Rd, Ft Collins) – 7:30 PM – Swimming in the Inayati stream of blessing: Sufi Order practices, Ruhaniat Zikr, the Walks of Murshid Samuel Lewis, prayers of Hazrat Inayat Khan… – I’m looking forward to another evening of Sufi mojo! – No experience required, just bring your heart, body, mind and fullness of being! – $7 suggested donation

Friday, November 19th – Kalliope – Aspen Lodge (6120 Highway 7, Estes Park) – 7 to 10 PM – We probably won’t be playing out much this winter so we’d love to see you in Estes. If you want to carpool up with other folks, let me know and I’ll help coordinate.

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

Tuesday, November 23rd – Women’s Dance – St Barnabas Church (1280 Vine St, Denver) – 7 PM – focus on Thanks and Giving – $7 suggested donation

Thursday, November 25th – Be ever so thankful YOU are not a turkey.

CANCELLATION – NO CHANT November 26th – sorry…

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

Thursday, December 2nd – CHANT – Yes, it’s a THURSDAY – Couldn’t be helped… but I hope you can make it anyway! – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, December 6th – Sufi Meditation – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Al-Halim” “The Forebearing” – by donation

Tuesday, December 7th – Mama Sing – Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason, Ft Collins) – 10 AM – by donation

Tuesday, December 7th – Zikr – Congregation Har Shalom – 7:30 PM – $7 suggested donation

Monday, December 13th – Sufi Meditation – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Al-Azim” “The Magnificent” – by donation

Tuesday, December 14th – Dance of Universal Peace – Sunrise Ranch (100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland) – 7 PM – $5 suggested donation

Friday, December 17th – Chant – 230 N Sunset St, Ft Collins (Kiri and Mark’s house) – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

Saturday, December 18th – Yule Celebration in Denver – Mercury Cafe – 8 PM to midnight-ish – I’ll be leading ritual in between Tuatha’s music sets (maybe around 9:30 or 10 PM) – Great juju! – $13 at the door

Monday, December 20th – Sufi Meditation – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Al-Ghafur” “The Forgiver” – by donation

Monday, December 20th – Yule Celebration in Fort Collins – River Rock Commons (520 N Sherwood, Ft Collins) – 5:30 PM – Potluck, ritual, drumming and giving thanks for the returning light! – RSVP – All ages welcome! – $10/adult suggested donation – gift exchange too!

Saturday, December 25th – A very merry un-birthday to Jesus! (because scholars tend to agree he was most likely born in what is now called the super-spooky month of October, which was quite a different animal 2010 years ago, and Jesus (which isn’t even his real name) was most likely born in the Jewish month of Tishri, which is a lunar calendar… just in case you were wondering)

Sunday, December 26th – Roller Skating at Rollerland! – 1 PM to 4 PM (or later) – it’s my birthday… come skating! Twill be grand!

Monday, December 27th – Sufi Meditation – 449 Clover Ln – 9:30 AM – focus on “Ash-Shakur” “The Grateful” – by donation

Tuesday, December 28th – Women’s Dance – St. Barnabas Church – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation

And hey, do you want to chant either Saturday, January 1st (New Year’s Day, for the Gregorians) or Sunday, January 2nd (nothing special in most calendars, unless it’s YOUR birthday) – Let me know your preference…


CHANT JANUARY 1st – 7 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – yes, you decided and I’m playing along.

Registration is open for Sufi Meditation Retreat – February 25th to 27th (Friday morning to Sunday evening) – Sunrise Ranch – Mostly silent retreat with evening zikrs – movement practices interspersed with the seated meditation sessions – delicious food – gorgeous setting – offered at cost ($140 to $210) your rate depends on what room you want – view the flyer and registration at: http://trigoddess.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sufi-retreat-flyer-2011.pdf or you can register online at: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/

I think my brain is the consistency of half-baked pumpkin pie. How about yours? Every so often, I recommend having ice cream and apple crisp for dinner with a hot chocolate aperitif, but not all the time. I never ever recommend using neti pots, doing jumping jacks, or joining the army. But sometimes I do recommend driving really fast with your windows down on inter-state highways with your hair (no matter the length) whipping around and your bare feet up on the dashboard, singing old Cat Stevens tunes REALLY loud… but not all the time. I never, ever recommend listening to hip-hop, and I certainly NEVER recommend reincarnating as an Australian cane toad, but I may re-evaluate that one someday.
To RSVP for Yule, or for more information about any of these listed events, please do call or e-mail me. I always put on my best “customer service” smiling voice for you… you know the one that sounds like Wendy Wham on KUNC every gosh darn morning… I don’t know how it’s possible for her to sound like she’s about to laugh at every upcoming concert, album release, and artist’s name. Must be exhausting.
Speaking of exhausting…
Sweet wintery (or wintry, if you prefer, which my spell-check does, but dictionary.com doesn’t care) dreaming blessings to y’all!