Dear Hibernating Hermits and/or Delirious Deviants,
Welcome to Imbolc… not quite… but pretty darn close. Spring is just around the corner. I have submitted a petition to the Great Goddess asking for her to take that corner at breakneck speeds with the pedal to the metal…
And just to help get all y’all in the mood, here’s a fun little gem (I bet y’all didn’t know this guy was such a Pagan attuned Sufi)…
And your monthly installment of circles:
Thursday, the 24th (TODAY!!!) – Dance of Universal Peace – 346 E Mountain Ave, Ft Collins – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested
Saturday, the 26th – Tending the Heart – a short Sufi retreat – The Yoga Room in Idaho Springs – 1 to 4 PM workshop – 7 to 9 PM Zikr – $25 for both – and if you want to join us for hot springs and dinner, you’re welcome to! That will probably be an additional $25 – E-mail me pronto for more details!
Monday, the 28th – Sufi Meditation – 449 Clover Ln, Ft Collins – 9:30 AM – by donation
Tuesday, the 29th – Sufi Study Circle – Clover Ln, F.C. – 7 PM – by donation – teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan with a bit of chanting and meditation in the mix. All are welcome!
Thursday, the 31st – Dance – 346 E Mountain Ave, FC – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested – Habib Levison will be leading the dances. Many of you know Habib as the Boulder Community Zikr leader. He also leads dances and has very graciously agreed to fill in for me this evening while I’m out of town. He’s shaping a program based on the Universal Worship Service of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Enjoy!
ELSEWHERE in the UNIVERSE
Thursday, January 31st – Chant in Albuquerque – hosted by our wonderful friend Jude Rowe – 6:30 to 9 PM – 804 Camino Del Prado NW, in the studio above the garage – RSVP to Jude: firstname.lastname@example.org – by donation – feel free to pass this information along to your friends and kinfolk in the Albuquerque region!
Sunday, February 3rd – Chant in Silver City – hosted by our phenomenal friend Wind and family! – 5:30 to 7:30 PM – 1600 Slag Rd,- for directions, call Wind: 575-534-9208 – and, as above, so below… feel free to share this info with folks you know in the Silver City area.
THE COLORADO QUADRANT of the UNIVERSE
Monday, the 4th – NO SUFI MEDITATION… unless you want to do it yourself in the comfort of your own home…
Tuesday, the 5th – Mama Sing led by Sharon Docherty – YAY!! – 10 AM – Avogadro’s Number 625 S Mason, F.C. – $7 suggested donation – Sharon is such an excellent musician and facilitator… I’m overjoyed to have her leading the morning of music in my absence. Will someone please record it for me so I can enjoy it later?
Tuesday, February 5th – Dance of Universal Peace – 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland – 7 PM – $5 to $10 suggested – I will be back for this one. See you at the dance!
Thursday, February 7th – Dance of Universal Peace – Mountain Ave, F.C. – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested – I’ll be here for this one! Yay, ME!!!
Sunday, February 10th – Chant (the ONLY chant in February… sadly) – 135 Circle Dr, F.C. – 7 PM – $7 suggested
Monday, February 11th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation
Tuesday, February 12th – Sufi Studies – 7 PM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation
Thursday, February 14th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain, F.C. – Yes, it is Valentine’s Day… but NO we will NOT be doing all partner dances and romance… more likely a concentration on Divine love, the essence of kindness and heart-centered prayer – $10 suggested donation
Saturday, February 16th – Community Zikr – I am leading again – 7:30 PM – Studio Be 2077 30th St – bring $5 for the rent and a dessert to share and your whole entire being for devotion! – AND… if you want to caravan down there, maybe meet up with a group of us for dinner… let me know and I’ll help coordinate!
Monday, February 18th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – Clover Ln – by donation
Thursday, February 21st – Dance of Universal Peace – Mountain Ave, F.C. – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation
Friday, February 22nd to Sunday, February 24th – SUFI MEDITATION RETREAT – Sunrise Ranch – Three days of Sufi prayer practices with evening Zikrs – Please register soon… I need to communicate our needs to Sunrise Ranch a.s.a.p. – Delicious food, gorgeous location, and a rich, prayerful weekend of contemplation and movement – Cost depends on your room preference ($140 to $210 covers room and board) plus donation for facilitators as you wish! On-line registration and info: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/
Monday, February 25th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – Clover Ln – by donation
Tuesday, February 26th – Women’s Dance – St Barnabas Church (1280 Vine St, Denver) – 7 PM – $8 suggested donation
Thursday, February 28th – Dance of Universal Peace – Mountain Ave, F.C. – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation
In case you need another inspirational video, try this one. I was gonna send you a time lapse video of flowers… but decided this is WAY better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRmBChQjZPs
And in case you need a cookie, I’ll have some for you at Zikr.
Speaking of cookies in conjunction with Zikr, I’ve recently decided the best way to keep your entire physical world in balance is to eat and exercise at the same time. I know your mama said that you need to wait some reasonable stretch of time before moving your body after eating… but she was wrong. Sorry, but she was. I think that if we eat and then sit around, the calories just settle in and never want to move… just like our children. The trick is to burn them WHILE consuming them (the calories, not your children). So, if you feel so inclined, please join me this month in my calorie-neutralizing regimen… you may want to install a treadmill in your kitchen or a stationary bike…
Hey, did you know that there are actually treadmill desks? It’s true. I heard it from two different sources one of which is sometimes reliable.
You can watch movies, television, play sudoku (my personal vice), or zone out on video games WHILE eating pizza AND exercising.
Love and Tulips,