Dear Friends, 
Nearby fires make for the most glorious sunsets. How’s that for a silver lining?
I have a sad update, a request, and some upcoming info for you. Ready?

Due to nearby fires and those glorious sunsets, the Sufi retreat with me and Rahmat is cancelled (or you can think of it as suspended until next year…we hope). Rahmat and I are in conversation about offering some Zoom sessions in lieu of an on-site retreat. Stay tuned for more info! 

Are you a self-identified atheist? If so, would you be interested in participating in a panel discussion for the benefit of some folks who are doing a Cherag training program with me? I’m organizing a Zoom session for Sunday, September 6th, 10 AM MDT. Would love to have 4 to 6 atheists share about their personal beliefs (or not beliefs) perspectives on religion, spirituality, sensitivities, preferences, etc. Please email me if you’d like to be part of this:

Still humming along with our daily noon zoom! Every single day! 15 minutes of Sufi Prayers – 12 PM Mountain (6 PM UTC) – 

Monday Morning Sufi Meditation continues every single week! One hour of prayers, readings, recitation, etc. – 9:30 AM Mountain (3:30 PM UTC) – ZOOM!

This Friday, August 28th – Dance, Chant, Pray! – 7 PM Mountain (1 AM Saturday UTC) – Rahima and Deborah continue to bring such beautiful support to these gatherings! Woohoo! Here’s the link:

Friday, September 11th – Another chance to Chant, Dance and Pray! – Same bat time, same bat channel! 

Saturday, September 19th – ZIKR, BABY, ZIKR!!! – 7 PM to 9 PM Mountain Time (1 AM Saturday UTC) – Rowing to forget (self) and remember (God). Good idea. Hopefully Bill Burlage the brilliant Boulder drummer will be here to keep us all in rhythm! – Zoom!

Friday, September 25th – More and more chanting, dancing and praying! – Ditto to all the above info, darlings! 

Zikr recordings from our daily zooms are still accumulating on my website. Here’s the dropbox link, help yourself!

Your support is always appreciated!

For various reasons not worthy of your time, I have this ditty in my brain today. Probably some benefit to staying home to travel these days, eh?

Blessings of deep peace, great joy and ease with each moment’s gifts,