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Dear Community,
Please throw your scales away and dedicate yourself to wearing stretchy waistbands for the remainder of the year!
It’s that time. Make it good!
Check the bottom of this mailer for Zikr updates and retreats!

Thursday, December 13th – Chant – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity (1401 W Vine Dr, Fort Collins – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 15th – Only the Beloved: Celebration of Rumi’s Urs – 7 PM to 10 PM – at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe, Denver – Led by Pouria Montazeri and me – A lovely evening of Zikr, poetry and sohbet (sacred conversation) – A devotional experience of Rumi’s life, love and reunion with the Beloved. – $15 to $25 as you are able – more info here: – please bring a drink or snack to share!

Thursday, December 20th – Dance of Universal Peace in Fort Collins – In the theme of Yule, the longest night and the return of the light! – 7 PM – Rumi Room of Unity, 1401 W Vine Dr – $10 suggested

Friday, December 21st – Yule celebration and Boulder Dances of Universal Peace – 7 PM to 8:15 PM – Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – Khadijah and I are teaming up with our friends at the church for a sweet celebration including music, ritual, storytelling and dances in honor of the Winter Solstice! – It’s a short evening so arrive on time to soak up ALL the goodness!

Tuesday, Christmas Night, December 25th – We will have a Celebration of the Mystical Christ at Fort Collins Unity, 1401 W Vine Dr – 7 PM – Attuning to the heart of Jesus’s teachings through the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – $10 to $20 suggested donation – And please let me know if you plan to attend. I’ll have some supply prepping and program planning based on number of participants.

Monday, December 31st – SUPER CHANT!! – 7 PM to 1 AM – Rumi Room of Unity Church, 1401 W Vine Dr, Fort Collins – usher out 2018 and welcome in 2019 with inter-faith chanting and prayerful awareness… bring a snack/dessert/drink to share – $15 to $30 suggested donation as you are able

Friday, January 4th – Boulder Dance of Universal Peace – 7 PM – Khadijah and I will be back to our usual dance rhythm! – 5001 Pennsylvania Ave – $10 suggested donation

Saturday, January 5th – Women’s Circle in Fort Collins – 7 PM – All women are welcome to join this sweet circle! – 1401 W Vine (Rumi Room at Unity) – $10 to $20 suggested as you are able

UPCOMING SUFI MEDITATIONS – Monday mornings – 9:30 AM – in my living room: December 17th, December 24th, December 31st, and on into January!

I’ve scheduled Zikrs for the first few months of 2019, but the dates are a little different than usual… Please mark your calendar and plan to join us! We’ll generally continue on the 3rd Saturdays if y’all continue to indicate with your physical presence that you want it!
Saturday, January 19th
Saturday, February 16th
Saturday, March 9th (yes, this is the 2nd Saturday of the month. It couldn’t be helped)


March 15, 16, 17 – Pir Shabda will be leading some events in Boulder… more details TBA

April 12, 13, 14 – Murshid Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz will be leading a weekend non-residential retreat in Boulder. Here’s a facebook event: and a link to register:

May 2nd to 5th – Women’s Sacred Song – an all women’s inter-faith chant retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold and me! – more info here:
or register here:

June 20th to 23rd – MeadowFest – at Jack’s Gulch Campground – more info here:

October 10th to 13th – The Art of Being and Becoming – Sufi Retreat with Sára Rain – at Buckhorn Camp (Bellvue, Colorado) – more details soon!

I just found these ladies and so enjoy them! Bet you will too!

Blessings of abiding peace to each of you!