Please consider me the fickle, non-committal, whimsical, folly-following networker. Lots of changes are blowing in this early autumn wind. Pay close attention!
PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCLES IN TEMPORARY LIMBO LAND IF NOT COMPLETELY CANCELLED… I’ll let you know if/when the
~ NO SUFI CIRCLE MONDAYS
~ NO MAMA SING
~ NO SUNRISE RANCH DANCE
~ NO SUFI STUDY CIRCLE TUESDAYS
THESE ONES ARE STILL HAPPENING… for now. I’ll let you know if/when the status changes on these too:
Wednesday, August 28th – Denver Dance – 7:30 PM – Clayton Learning Center (Colorado and MLK Jr Blvds) – I’ll be leading again – $10
Thursday, August 29th – Fort Collins Dance – 7:30 PM – Art and Science Studio (346 E Mountain Ave) – $10 suggested donation
Thursday, September 5th – Fort Collins Dance – Art and Science – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested
Sunday, September 8th – CHANT – YES! – 135 Circle Dr, Ft. Collins – 7 PM – $7 suggested
Thursday, September 12th – Fort Collins Dance – Art and Science – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested
Sunday, September 15th – ANOTHER CHANT – YES!!! – 135 Circle Dr – 7 PM – $7 suggested
Tuesday, September 17th – Dances at the Diversity Symposium at CSU Lory Student Center Room 228 – There are LOTS of events, presentations, activities happening as part of this big hullabaloo… I’ll be leading dances from 11 AM to 12 PM – I always LOVE having you dancing types join the circle for public events. It’s so helpful to have experienced folks in the mix. Please join us!
Thursday, September 19th – NO DANCE in FORT COLLINS – I’ll be up the hill getting ready for the Women’s Retreat… sorry.
DANCING with the GODDESS WOMEN’s RETREAT – Friday the 20th to Monday the 23rd – Ladies, it’s time to get registered! Time is running out. This retreat is always fun, enriching, diverse, empowering, inspiring… Lots of great leaders, gorgeous location, delicious food, and Shawn does all the dishes for the entire time! – More info and on-line payment option here: http://trigoddess.org/
That’s it! Then I’m out of the country until mid-October. There will be no dances, chants or Sufi stuff in my absence…. well… at least not the actual things in the actual places… or the actual ways that I typically do things.
QUESTION: Should I plan to hold a Sufi Meditation Retreat at the end of February next year? It’s time to get planning if I’m going to do it. And time to let it go if not.
CHANT RETREAT, 2014 – I’ve asked Allaudin Ottinger to come facilitate chant retreat with me and he said YES!!!! – April 25 to 27 – I’m super excited to share leadership with Allaudin. He is an excellent musician, zikr and dance leader, drummer, and an enthusiastic, dedicated, inspiring teacher in the Ruhaniat. Mark your calendar! Or just go sign up: http://trigoddess.org/
SUFI YOUTH JAM, 2014 – The Sufi Ruhaniat International Youth Council is hosting a retreat for the next generation of Universal Peace Dancers and Sufi enthusiasts. April 29 to May 4th – I’m delighted to be an organizer for this event and to be holding it here in Colorado! More info and registration info here: http://trigoddess.org/
special-events/ and please do share this info with young adults in your life.
On a completely unrelated note:
Valley View Hot Springs (a.k.a. Orient Land Trust) near Villa Grove is the absolute best place to get sunshine on your ENTIRE body! I highly recommend it. Also, it’s an excellent opportunity to see all the hidden tattoos people are sporting all the time. We’re such a sneaky culture. It’s rare to see tattoos on people’s faces and hands. Do you ever long for a Maori-type culture that encourages (if not requires) facial tattoos?
Yet another unrelated note:
If you set up a high-tech microphone and recorder underneath a cottonwood tree in Colorado when the wind is blowing between 10 and 15 miles per hour, record 90 seconds, play it backward and you’ll hear something like this:
“take your money to las vegas… elvis will meet you at the gate… he carries the wisdom of the spheres… hear and obey…”
See you at a Dance, I reckon.
Blowing in the breeze,