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Dear Sun-Scorched Community,
I, for one, am delighted that summer finally showed up in all her radiant, sun-shining glory! Lemonade, watermelon, mosquitoes, long days, cool evening, mm-hmmm….
Let’s circle!

Tuesday, June 28th – Women’s Dance – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church 1280 Vine, Denver – $7 suggested donation

Thursday, June 30th – New Moon Ritual – 7 PM – in Fort Collins – RSVP for more information – Adults only – contemplative focus – $10 suggested donation

Friday, July 1st – New Moon Super Chant Marathon – 7 PM to 12 AM – 449 Clover Ln, Ft Collins – please bring a snack and/or drink to share, we’ll intersperse chant sessions with refreshments and keep the music going until midnight, because we’re such singing rebels! – Suggested donation $10 to $40

Monday, July 4th – Sufi Meditation (yes, we will carry on with our Sufi plans, regardless of the patriotic hullabaloo) – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Al-Hayy” “The Ever-Living” – by donation

Tuesday, July 5th – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason, Ft Collins) – by donation

Saturday, July 9th – Mini-Sufi-Retreat – 1 PM to 5 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – Four sweet hours of meditation, breath focus and Zikr – Please RSVP to me, so I can brace (er, I mean, “prepare”) myself for your arrival and participation – $10 to $40 suggested donation

Monday, July 11th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Al-Qayyum” “The Subsisting” – by donation

Tuesday, July 12th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Sunrise Ranch (100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland) – $5 suggested donation

Friday, July 15th – Full Moon Chant – 7 PM – 230 N Sunset St, Ft Collins (Kiri and Mark’s home) – Hey, does anyone want to volunteer to head over there early and build a fire so we can chant around sparkly flames? Let me know – $7 suggested donation

Monday, July 18th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover – focus on “Al-Wajid” “The Perceiver” – by donation

Sunday, July 24th to Sunday, July 30th – Wilderness Dance Camp – Flathead Lake, Montana – I’ll be on staff… looking forward to a new dance adventure! It’s not too late to join the caravan:

Monday, July 25th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover – Basira will facilitate in my absence (thank you, Basira!) – focus on “Al-Majid” “The Magnificent” – by donation

Tuesday, July 26th – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church (1280 Vine, Denver) – facilitated by Mary Ellen and Basira (Thank you, Ladies!) – $7 suggested donation

HURRY, HURRY, HURRY!!! You only have 3 more days to register for Dragonfest! Registrations must be postmarked BEFORE July 1st:

And, with not so much of a hurry, registration for Dancing with the Goddess women’s retreat is now open. Retreat is September 9th to 12th.

And, with no hurry whatsoever, I send all of you heartfelt blessings for a relaxing summer rhythm: late morning and mid-afternoon naps in hammocks, sweet and refreshing drinks to tickle your tastebuds and rejuvenate every cell, just enough UV to make your heart glow, harmonious leisure time with family and friends or all by yourself, lush gardens with fat and juicy delectables, bike rides and hikes to inspire and strengthen your body and spirit…

Please do Reply So Very Promptly for new moon ritual and Sufi-mini-retreat.
See you in circle!


P.S. Smiling will get you much prettier wrinkles than frowning. Just saying.